Do your students have individual accounts? If you have a school-wide BrainPOP subscription, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play the game Agrinautica.

SnapThought 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 prompts for using the SnapThought tool in the Agrinautica game:

  • Take a snapshot when the expression you make leads to the creation of a weed. What happened? How might you correct your mistake? 
  • Take a snapshot after building a plant. How did you do it? What made your expression successful?
  • Take a snapshot when you were not able to make a plant. What made it challenging?
  • Take a snapshot after playing. What did you like best about the game? What did you like least?