Run Marco

New coding game: Run Marco!

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This week is National Computer Science Education Week, and we have a great new resource to help your students participate in the Hour of Code movement. Run Marco! introduces students to programming...

Programming Lesson Plan: Run Marco! Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming....

BirdSleuth Sound Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

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In this BirdSleuth lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students learn about sound and how spectrograms reflect pitch and duration. Students then create their own spectrogram to represent ...
City of Immigrants

Mission US: City of Immigrants is now on GameUp

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We're proud to announce the addition of City of Immigrants to our growing collection of wonderful Mission US games. These games immerse students in U.S. history through interactive role-playing experi...

Observational Skills and Spectrogram Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

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In this Bird Song Hero lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-8, students use their observational skills to match each bird song to its corresponding spectrogram (a visual representation of the s...
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Visual Information is a Fundamental Element in Learning

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This case study, presented by The MirandaNet Fellowship, investigates whether the growing use of BrainPOP videos, gaming and quizzes enriches student learning and, if so, what can be done to improv...
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Playing Time Zone X

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This screencast provides contextual help for playing the GameUP game Time Zone X.  ...
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The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Interactive Models

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BrainPOP's GameUp features simulations, interactive models, and (of course) games. Each of these three types of resources have a unique purpose and benefit for students: Simulations are Dynamic re...
Teaching with Digital Simulations

The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Simulations

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All games are not created equal, and many resources that are commonly referred to as games are actually digital simulations or interactive models. The difference isn't just a matter of semantics: e...
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Using Sortify

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This screencast provides a brief overview of the GameUp game Sortify....