Tynker Around With Programming

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Originally Recorded February 2014 Experience the ways Tynker teaches kids basic programming as they build animations, games, interactive projects, and more. And, take a look at the ways you can use B...

It’s Here! SXSWedu Announces 2014 Playground Schedule

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We’re absolutely thrilled to share the newly unveiled official schedule for the SXSWedu 2014 Playground, which we're co-sponsoring with Xerox. The SXSWedu Playground is an interactive learning space ...
Teacher Support and Assessment

Teacher Support Materials and Assessment with Quandary

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This screencast outlines teacher support materials and assessment ideas for Quandary, one of the award winning English games on BrainPOP's GameUp....

Blockly and Turtle Academy: Two New Coding Games Now on GameUp

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At BrainPOP, we believe in the importance of developing systems thinking in kids and laying the foundation for computer programming skills. This week, we debuted both Blockly: Maze and Turtle Academy ...
hour of code

The Hour of Code – Live from BrainPOP Headquarters!

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In recognition of the Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, BrainPOP celebrated by hosting an "Hour of Code" on Monday afternoon!  This video, produced by Laura Gatto, instructional design...

SimCityEDU – The Newest Release from GlassLab

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Remember SimCity, Will Wright's famous game in which you create the city of your dreams?  Recently Glasslab, a nonprofit video game development group based at the California campus of game publisher E...
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From Theory to Practice to Evaluation: Game-Based Learning in Action

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These 5 articles help demonstrate just some of the many beneficial values of game-based learning. Five Video Games Your Middle Schooler Should Be Playing (Plus a Bonus One) In this article, game...

Game-Based Learning Resources

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We offer game-based learning lesson plans, research on games for learning, game making tools, student-made games, and more to support game-based-learning (GBL) using GameUp....
Ethical Decision Making

Developing Ethical Decision-Making Through Play

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Can a game teach children to navigate ethical minefields? Scot Osterweil (of MIT Education Arcade) and Peter Stidwill (Learning Games Network) designed Quandary to do just that. They’ll demo this mult...

SnapThought Video Tutorial

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Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of game play...