Have your students signed up for My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during Lure of the Labyrinth: Employee Cafeteria 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 snapshot 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 Snapshot Tool will appear below any games that offer this capability.

During gameplay, students can click on the Snapshot 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.

Once students have a hang of the game, you can have them utilize the snapshot tool using any or all the following prompts:

1. Take a snapshot and write a couple of sentences that describe what players must do. Use the numbered food items in your snapshot as examples.
2. Press the green arrow button and then take a snapshot before dragging an item of food onto a tray. How do you know which monster wants that item of food?
3. Once you have at least one item of food on each monster’s tray, take a snapshot. Starting with the lizard on the left, describe the rule or pattern that links each monster with the monster on the right.
4. Take a snapshot that shows a situation where it’s not possible to work out exactly which monster wants the next item of food. Identify which trays the food shouldn’t be placed on, and which trays it could be placed on. What is it about the trays that means you must guess, rather than use logical reasoning, in this case?