Playing Time Zone X

November 2, 2015

This screencast provides contextual help for playing the GameUP game Time Zone X.  ...

Time Zone X: The Right Time, the Right Place

November 2, 2015

Originally Recorded October 2015 The past is present! We’re introducing Time Zone X, the newest game designed in-house at BrainPOP. Time Zone X challenges players to “fix” history, calling up...

New on GameUp: Time Zone X

October 15, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Time Zone X, the newest addition to GameUp and the latest title developed in-house at BrainPOP. The cross-curricular timeline game currently supports 65 of o...

Why Use Playful Assessments?

May 7, 2015

Originally Recorded April 2015 “Assessment” is a word we tend to associate more with “boring but reliable” than “engaging for students.” But it may be time to rethink that. We welcome K...

Guest Blogger Matt Farber Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games

December 18, 2014

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...

Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games with Students

December 15, 2014

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...

Prepping for an Hour of Code

December 7, 2014

Learn how to work an “Hour of Code” into your day during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14. CSEdWeek aims to show kids the importance of computer science – which 90 percent of schoo...

BrainPOP at WISE – World Innovation Summit for Education

November 20, 2014

Earlier this month, BrainPOP had the unique opportunity to join an international conversation about creativity and learning at this year’s WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Kari Stubbs, BrainPOP's VP...

GameUp SnapThought Step Guide

August 14, 2014

This step guide will walk you through the process of using the SnapThought tool to help students reflect on key moments of certain games on GameUp....

What Makes a Great Educational Game? Peek Into Our Game Evaluation Process and GLS 2014

June 6, 2014

There are a ton of really great games out there - but a lot of them never make it into the classroom. Why is this? The reasons include poor distribution, technical challenges, and a lack of teacher su...