brainpop and learning games network

Playful Learning Event with BrainPOP and Learning Games Network

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On Saturday March 23rd, BrainPOP and Learning Games Network hosted a select group of educators for a one day professional development workshop designed to make game based learning a reality in the cla...
pi day

Prep for Pi Day 2013!

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Tomorrow is March 14th, also know as Pi day!  Every year many teachers observe the coincidence that our calendar notation aligns with the most famous ratio -  the circumference of a circle to its diam...
problem solving

SXSWEdu, Educators, Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Problem Solving

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I was lucky enough to be part of the BrainPOP team that attended and presented at this year’s SXSWEdu Conference and Festival, and wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions. Throughout  S...
STEM video game challenge

National STEM Video Game Challenge 2013

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Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on STEM education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal i...
educational games for girls

EdWeb Webinar: Educational Games for Girls – Collaboration and Context

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This Thursday, January 10 at 4pm ET,  join our friends at EdWeb for a compelling webinar. Presenters: Victoria Van Voorhis, Founder & CEO, Second Avenue Software, and  Jayne C. Lammers, Assistan...
simple machines

New Game on GameUp: Simple Machines!

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In Simple Machines, the newest science game featured on GameUp, there are spare robot parts all over the Museum. It's the job of Twitch to go and collect them. It won't be easy, and that's the problem...
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. ...
treefrog treasure

New Game on GameUp: Center for Game Science presents “Treefrog Treasure”

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The Center for Game Science (CGS) is part of the department of computer science at the University of Washington. We’re made up of a group of designers, software engineers, artists, and students, inclu...

Using the BrainPOP Mixer in Creative Ways

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BrainPOP Educators continue to submit interesting quizzes using the BrainPOP Mixer tool.   One of our recent favorites is from @jodonnell from Raymond W. Kershaw Elementary School in New Jersey, who c...
Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Spotlight

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Now that the school year is in full swing, remember to check out the BrainPOP Spotlight on Digital Citizenship.  More than ever, classrooms are going digital, and it’s our job as teachers to help stud...