Quandary Lesson Plan for Differentiation and ELL Support

February 2, 2016

This lesson plan suggests a variety of activities for differentiation and ELL support....

Mission US: City of Immigrants is now on GameUp

November 16, 2015

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...

The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Interactive Models

October 19, 2015

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...

The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Simulations

September 21, 2015

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...

Quandary Game Guide

September 11, 2015

Download this game guide for Quandary to help students organize their thinking while playing the award-winning English game, Quandary....

Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself Game Lesson Plan

May 6, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students explore cool science careers by using an online game to take on the role of a scientists in the fields of Neuropsychology, Toxicology, ...

Guest Blogger Caryn Swark Shares Tips and Tricks for Game Design in the Classroom

March 24, 2014

Most games – card, board, or video – require students to think, solve problems, create, and adapt. But why not go a step beyond playing games and have students actually create games? Game design r...

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

December 4, 2013

In this computer programming basics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about programming....

SnapThought®, a Photo Reflection Tool

October 18, 2013

This screencast illustrates our photo reflection tool. Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of game play within a selection of GameUp titles. TheSnapThought® ...

Ethics Lesson Plan: Determing What is Right and Solving Conflicts

September 25, 2013

In this ethics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources to explore the basics of ethics and morality. They will reflect on how we determine what is right ...