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Weekend Website #126: BrainPop Game Up

Posted by on April 26, 2013

Every week, I share a website that inspired my students. Here’s one that I’ve found effective in… Here’s a great website to answer that question.

games

Age:

3rd-8th

Topic:

General

Address:

BrainPop Games

Review:

The gamification of education is well under way and BrainPop–the leader in educational videos–has embraced games as a great way to teach students concepts. This website includes edutationment games focused on:

  • science
  • math
  • social students
  • health
  • Englis

Why games, you might ask? As David McG says in Best Practices for Using Games & Simulations in the Classroom (PDF)

“Using games allows me to hit multiple learning styles in the same lesson in a much easier way than the normal classroom environment.”

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for Examiner.com, featured blogger for Technology in Education, IMS tech expert, and a monthly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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