presidents day

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 ...
teaching with games

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...
Helping to Build a "Nation of Makers"

Helping to Build a “Nation of Makers”

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We’re so proud to announce our involvement with the National Week of Making, celebrating the builders, creators, designers, and problem solvers among us! Running today through June 18th, the Nationa...
coding to kids

New on GameUp: Code Monkey Teaches Coding to Kids

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We'd like to offer a special welcome to a new GameUp partner: Code Monkey Studios! Through this partnership, we're able to offer the Code Monkey game to BrainPOP users, and it's a fantastic way to tea...
Teach computer skills

3 Ways for Using BrainPOP Jr. To Teach Computer Skills to Young Learners

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BrainPOP Jr. can help you teach and reinforce all sorts of key skills in technology for K-3 students: internet safety, parts of a computer, responsible use of computers, blogs, email, and more! Here ...
Free Games for Teaching Computer Programming to Kids

6 Free Games for Teaching Kids Computer Programming

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BrainPOP's GameUp has six excellent free games to introduce students to coding and computer programming. Click on each link below to view our game resources, including related BrainPOP movie topics, l...
online game design classes

Learn Principles of Ed Tech and Game Design with EdX online MOOC

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You may be already be familiar with our colleagues at MIT's Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Programs by playing any one of the three Lure of the Labyrinth math games on GameUp! Perhaps...
Sketch Racer Programming Game

Sketch Racer Computer Programming Game Tips and Tricks

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In the Sketch Racer programming game, students must connect the visual code blocks in the right order. For example, if they need to move 2 spaces, they may need to connect two ‘Run’ blocks one aft...
Search Shark Internet Search Game

Search Shark Internet Search Game: Vocabulary Strategies

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To get the most from this internet search game, review the meaning of the term “keyword” with students prior to Search Shark game play. You may want to project an internet search for the class to ...

Sharing Information Online Lesson Plan: The Share Jumper Game

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying the when and hows about sharing information online....