Our game-based assessments are cross-topic experiences that embed assessment into engaging, non-disruptive activities. As students play, teachers gain insights into activity surrounding cognitive skills like categorization, vocabulary, sequencing, and close reading. But rather than yielding a single score, our playful assessments convey multi-dimensional information that serves as a guide for future instruction. That information can be viewed student-by-student, or class-wide.

Available on select GameUp titles, SnapThought invites students to capture and reflect on key moments in game play. It lets them describe the thought process behind a given move or stumbling block, make predictions, and draw conclusions. Providing thoughtful prompts – whether focused or open-ended – guides students during game play, creates learning artifacts, and reinforces the connections between the game and your curriculum.

For more information on our playful assessments and SnapThought tool, check out the following resources.

Screencasts

Short overview videos to guide you in using our playful assessments and SnapThought tool.

This screencast provides an overview of the learning objectives and mechanics for playing the GameUP game Time Zone X.  ...
This screencast provides a brief overview of the GameUp game Sortify....
This screencast provides a brief overview of the SnapThought® tool....
This screencast illustrates our written reflection tool. Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of game p...
Webinars

View these more in-depth videos for a detailed look at our games and ideas for integrating playful assessments into your curriculum.

Originally Recorded April 2016 Special guest Kevin Miklasz, BrainPOP’s Director, Data and Assessment, leads this exploration of the int...
Originally Recorded October 2015 The past is present! We’re introducing Time Zone X, the newest game designed in-house at BrainPOP. Tim...
Originally Recorded September 2014 BrainPOP is more than just movies! We now have a whole host of features to provide you with the assess...
Originally Recorded June 2014 Join us as we explore BrainPOP’s Sortify Game. Designed for “playful assessment,” Sortify covers a ra...