From Primary to General Election Lesson Plan: Win the White House

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students first watch the movie Presidential Election and then play Win the White House. The game invites students to take on the role of a presidentia...

Cast Your Vote: Additional Features for My BrainPOP

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Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If you have a school-wide subscription to BrainPOP, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play Cast Your Vote!...

Political Debate: Cast Your Vote Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Cast Your Vote, a game in which their personal issues and interests drive a political debate. Students choose questions for the candidates ...
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Introducing Yard Games!

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Kids love to play in the Yard!  Now they can with our newly expanded collection of Yard Games from our partner, University of Wisconsin’s Field Day Lab.   Yard Games invite students to explore ...
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New on GameUp: Water, Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle Games

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BrainPOP is excited to present three brand new games, from our partner Field Day Lab, featuring the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles! The Water Cycle Game challenges students to move their water ...
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Common Sense Media Launches Their New Game, “Digital Compass”

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We're excited to announce the release of a new educational game, Digital Compass, from our friends at Common Sense Media! Digital Compass is a choose-your-own-adventure interactive game developed ...
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Guest Blogger Matt Farber Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games

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Earlier this week, we shared Steve Isaacs' (@mr_isaacs) reflection on a playtesting session focusing on an educational game that’s currently in development at BrainPOP HQ. Matt Farber (@MatthewFarbe...
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Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games with Students

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When creating features, educational games, and other projects at BrainPOP, we strive to incorporate the teacher and student voice in all parts of the process. Recently our User Testing Lead, Katya Hot...
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Using Games in the Classroom

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Katrina Schwartz's blog post for  MindShift on November 24, 2014 entitled, "Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom" brings to light the many barriers to implementing game-based ...
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Serious Games into the K-16 Classroom with Victoria Van Voorhis

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In this video talk with Victoria Van Voorhis of Rochester discusses the challenges in taking serious games and interactive media from the margins to the mainstream across the K-16 spectrum. Her essent...