Top Offerings from Leading Educational Games Publishers, Live on BrainPOP
New York, June 26 – BrainPOP®, the award-winning creator of animated, educational resources, today launched GameUp™, a free resource that showcases top online educational game titles and offers materials to facilitate the effective use of games in the classroom.
Increasingly, educators around the globe are recognizing the impact educational games can have in their classrooms: games engage and motivate students in a way that’s meaningful for them. But educators also know how hard it can be to find appropriate online games that tie in to curriculum and include relevant support materials. Launched at the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference (ISTE), BrainPOP’s GameUp (brainpop.com/games) addresses this challenge.
The new games site features titles from leading organizations such as iCivics, Filament Games, Nobelprize.org®, Michigan State University Gel Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital Generation Cures, Numbaland, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Calculation Nation®, the Space Science Institute’s SciGames, The Learning Games Network, E-Line Media, and BrainPOP itself. Included topics span Science, Math, Social Studies, and Technology, for elementary, middle, and high school. Based on educator feedback at ISTE, GameUp will be further enriched for the 2011-2012 school year, and will continue to grow via community involvement thereafter.
“One of our main priorities at BrainPOP is to create resources that bridge the knowledge gap for students and make it easier for teachers to achieve their goals in the classroom,” said Avraham Kadar, M.D., Founder and CEO of BrainPOP. “It has been a hugely fulfilling journey to partner with this phenomenal group of developers and creators. We are thrilled to join forces in introducing games in a safe and trusted environment for learning in school and at home.”
Access to each game, as well as the teacher materials and academic standard alignments, is free. Many games will include one free related topic as well.
Director of Communications – BrainPOP
BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. We are also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom, and My BrainPOP, a tool that lets teachers create custom assessments and keep track of student learning. All resources are supported by our professional community, BrainPOP Educators. Mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards, BrainPOP web sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our global sites host more than 17 million visits per month, and our mobile learning apps – downloaded millions of times – continually rank among the highest in the major app stores’ education categories.