Have your students signed up for My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during Monster School Bus game play! MyBrainPOP is available to BrainPOP Educators with 24/7 district- or school-wide subscriptions, and is easy for you to sign your students up. Check out our My BrainPOP FAQs for more info.

The SnapThought® tool allows students to capture significant moments in their gameplay with opportunities for brief written reflection. To use the tool, start by making sure students are logged into My BrainPOP with their own individual accounts. Once students are logged in, the SnapThought® tool will appear below any games that offer this capability.

During gameplay, students can click on the SnapThought® tool up to 5 times per game. A thumbnail is generated and stored on the bottom left of the screen.  At any point in the game, students can click on their snapshot(s) and type a caption or response to a prompt, and save or submit it to your teacher’s account where you can view their data.

Keep in mind that students can take a snapshot during the game and then add the captions later. You may want to provide this alternative to avoid interrupting the flow of game play.  You can use the snapshots to facilitate discussion around game play and strategies, or have students submit the snapshots to you for assessment or accountability.

In Monster School Bus, you can have students utilize the snapshot tool using any or all the following prompts:

  • Take a snapshot of a strategy you are using to get a full bus load and explain what you did.
  • Take a snapshot of something players should avoid trying to do when looking for a full load.
  • Take a snapshot of a strategy you are using to get 3 stars on a level.
  • Take a snapshot of a strategy you used to find the numbers you need to equal 10. How are these strategies related to finding pairs of numbers that equal 1?