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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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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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Learning With Games at #GLS11

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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 ...
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Research Shows the Power of Game-Based Learning

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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...
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Using Games for Formative Assessment: The A-Games Project

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

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

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(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...
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You’re Invited: Sparking Change Through Game Play

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

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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...
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Guide to Digital Games and Learning from MindShift

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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...