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Games As Homework

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Have students use GameUp games as homework wherever they can access a computer with Internet access! You can give students a special goal to reach, or even offer them extra credit if they show you a s...
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Educational Games: 5 Ways to Structure Game Play

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There are lots of different ways you can have students explore online educational games. Here are five general approaches we can recommend to structure game play: Whole Class Game Play: Project the g...

Setting Cooperative Gaming Expectations

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If you are allowing students to cooperatively play an educational game, make sure you go over expectations for being a good cooperative gaming partner. Explain what it looks like and sounds like to wo...

Setting the Stage for Game Play

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Coaches know the importance of a good pre-game talk, and so should you. What you say to learners can help them immensely as they begin to learn through game play. Here are some examples: "Ther...
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Setting Up Rules and Expectations for Game Play

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When students are playing a game, they often won't behave exactly the same way they do when they are taking a test or listening to a lecture. Students might be completely engrossed in what they are do...

Lesson Ideas for Using BrainPOP to Teach About Holidays

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BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer lots of seasonal movie topic pages. Here are some ideas for using Brainpop to teach about holidays:...
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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. ...

Happy Thanksgiving from BrainPOP

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Searching for some last minute lesson plans to help students understand Thanksgiving?  Look no further than BrainPOP Educators Thanksgiving lesson plan and teaching tools page for some useful teaching...
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BrainPOP Jr. App subscription

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If you've downloaded our BrainPOP Jr. app for iOS, you may have noticed an update last week. We're excited to announce that the new version includes in-app purchasing and updated accessibility feature...

Food Safety Lesson Plan: Ninja Kitchen Game

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In this food safety lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online health game to explore the principals of food safety. Students will learn the imp...