Engineering and Design Process Background Information for Teachers, Parents, and Caregivers

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This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about engineering and design process. It is designed to complement the Engineering and Design Process topic pa...

Internet Searches Lesson Plan: Search Shark Game

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In this internet searches lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying keywords that result in relevant informa...
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New on GameUp — CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter

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Our newest game--CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter from our partner Code Combat--is now live on GameUp! Students have their first experience with typed programming, pitting them in battles against ogres and ...

CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter – Level 4 Tutorial

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This video tutorial of the game CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter guides students through Level 4: True Names....

CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter – Level 3 Tutorial

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This video tutorial of the game CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter guides students through Level 3: Shadow Guard....

CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter – Level 2 Tutorial

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This video tutorial of the game CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter guides students through Level 2: Gems in the Deep....

Syntax Lesson Plan — CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, features the game CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter, in which players use computational thinking and computer programming to solve puzzles  framed as mazes. The...

CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter Quick Start Guide

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CodeCombat: Ogre Encounter has four levels. The first three invite students to practice typing code to move the hero through each level. The fourth level introduces ogres that the student must target ...

Celebrate Presidents’ Day All Week BrainPOP Style!

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Celebrate Presidents' Day all month long with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr movies and games! Presidential Movies The U.S. Presidents unit on BrainPOP features presidents ranging from Washington to Obama...

10 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Enhance Your Curriculum

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Have you been wanting to try out game-based learning in your classroom? Here are ten ways games can enhance your curriculum and help students meet standards: 1. Make repetition more engaging (and e...