Have your students signed up for individual accounts? If you have a school-wide subscription to BrainPOP, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play After the Storm.

The SnapThought tool allows students to capture meaningful moments in their game play with opportunities for brief written reflection. Once students are logged in, the SnapThought tool will appear below any games that offer this capability.

During game play, students can click the SnapThought tool up to five times. A thumbnail, or “snapshot” is generated and stored on the bottom left of the screen.  At any point in the game, students can click their snapshot(s), type a brief reflection, which may be a response to an open-ended prompt, and save or submit to the teacher’s account for you to review and respond to.

You can use the SnapThought tool to facilitate discussion around game play and strategies, or have students submit their snapshots to you for assessment or accountability. Here are a few ideas and prompts for using the SnapThought tool in After the Storm.


“Emergency Management: Morning” SnapThought Prompts

  • Take a snapshot after receiving texts from the publisher about today being an important day for the magazine. Why today is important?
  • Take a snapshot after reading the story about people ignoring Mayor Young’s evacuation order. Explain how their decision not to evacuate affect Port Douglas.
  • Take a snapshot after Aziz criticizes the town for being unprepared for the storm. Explain why he thinks this and the evidence he uses to support his criticism.

“Emergency Management: Midday” SnapThought Prompts

  • Take a snapshot after going to the city park. What are some effects of the hurricane did you observe?
  • Take a snapshot after asking your staff about how they are doing in the aftermath of the storm. Explain why it is important to ask your staff about their well being.
  • Take a snapshot after LaDonna compares Lake Street to a war zone. Why does she make this comparison?

“Emergency Management: Afternoon” SnapThought Prompts

  • Take a snapshot after deciding whether to use posters or Twitter to get out information and explain your decision.
  • Take a snapshot after playing and explain what you do when faced with a problem that has no perfect solution.