This "freebie" from Brainpop goes beyond the usual videos and quizzes. It includes several engaging interactives, some created by Brainpop and others linked to outside sources. Game Up, a free area of Brain Pop, is a collection of free online games that are linked to Common Core and State Standards. English, science, math, social studies, and health activities provide challenge for every learner. This free gem also includes activities for grades K-3 and ENL/ESL students. Some of the topics (at the time of this review) included: After the Storm, Argument Wars, Antibiotic Resistance, Carbon Cycle, Do I Have a Right, Court Quest, Cell Command, Blood Typing, Make Me Sick, The Diabetic Dog Game, and Food Fight.
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In the Classroom
Use Game Up to introduce, illustrate, review, or assess concepts. Share the activities on your interactive whiteboard or projector for students to operate as a class activity. Use one of the activities as a learning center. Be sure to put this as a link on your website to allow students a great way to reinforce learning both in and out of your class.