Visual Information is a Fundamental Element in Learning

November 12, 2015

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...

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...

Learning With Games at #GLS11

July 27, 2015

BrainPOP staffer Allison Mishkin recently attended the GLS conference and is sharing the learning with us here on the blog today. Thanks, Allison! The 11th annual Games+Learning+Society Conference ...

Research Shows the Power of Game-Based Learning

May 28, 2015

Our GameUp partner, EdGe at TERC  is passionate about game-based learning! They're a team of designers, educators, and researchers working together to study how game-based learning can be measured an...

Using Games for Formative Assessment: The A-Games Project

February 25, 2015

We’re thrilled to be able to tell you about the A-Games Project, a newly published study that looks at the use of digital learning games for formative assessment. This project, funded by the Bill an...

A Games Part 2: Case Studies of Game Features that Support Formative Assessment Practice

February 20, 2015

The A-GAMES project (Analyzing Games for Assessment in Math, ELA/Social Studies, and Science), a collaboration between the University of Michigan and New York University, studied how teachers actually...

You’re (Re)invited to a Game Play Great Talks

February 18, 2015

(Photo Credit) Our original January event has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Join us at BrainPOP headquarters on Thursday, February 26th, from 6:30-8:30 pm as Jessica Millstone shares how...

You’re Invited: Sparking Change Through Game Play

January 23, 2015

(Photo Credit) Join us at BrainPOP headquarters on Monday, January 26th, from 6-8 pm as Jessica Millstone shares how gaming can impact social change! Facing History and Ourselves in New York will ...

Serious Games into the K-16 Classroom with Victoria Van Voorhis

November 19, 2014

In this video talk with Victoria Van Voorhis of Rochester discusses the challenges in taking serious games and interactive media from the margins to the mainstream across the K-16 spectrum. Her essent...

Guide to Digital Games and Learning from MindShift

November 19, 2014

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and...