Game Jam at MIT

BrainPOP GameUp Game Jam at MIT

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Boston Area Teachers: GameUp Game Jam at MIT!   Friday, 11 January 2013, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST   Join local learning game designers, educational researchers, and fellow teachers...
Using games in learning centers

Using Games in Learning Centers

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Using games in learning centers not only helps your students learn; it can help you better assess their learning! GameUp and GameUp Jr. work exceptionally well as work station or learning center activ...
Educational Games

Educational Games: 5 Ways to Structure Game Play

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There are lots of different ways you can have students explore online educational games. Here are five general approaches we can recommend to structure game play: Whole Class Game Play: Project the g...
Games and Graphic Organizers

Using Graphic Organizers with Games

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Some students will prefer to figure out games in their heads, but others may need additional support. When introducing a game to your class, consider offering scratch paper or graphic organizers to he...

Setting Cooperative Gaming Expectations

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If you are allowing students to cooperatively play an educational game, make sure you go over expectations for being a good cooperative gaming partner. Explain what it looks like and sounds like to wo...

Setting the Stage for Game Play

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Coaches know the importance of a good pre-game talk, and so should you. What you say to learners can help them immensely as they begin to learn through game play. Here are some examples: "Ther...
Pavlov's dog game

Teaching Conditioned Reflexes with the Pavlov’s Dog Game

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Can you train a dog to drool on command? Find out in the Pavlov's Dog game in BrainPOP's GameUp! Show your students the Conditioning movie, then let them explore conditioned reflexes through game p...
solar system

Using BrainPOP’s GameUp to Teach About the Solar System

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In addition the many movie topic pages on the solar system, BrainPOP also has three dynamic games to help students learn about space in a fun and interactive way! Build a Solar System allows studen...

Digestive System Lesson Plan: Build-A-Body Game

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In this digestive system lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to learn about the organs and organ substructures of the human digestive system....
game design

Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Shares Tales from the Game Design Classroom

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Guest Blogger and BrainPOP Educator Steve Isaacs share his methods for incorporating game design into his classroom.  You can find the post in its original form on Steve's blog, games and learning. ...