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 Meaning of Beep.

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 per game. 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 with Meaning of Beep.

  • Take a snapshot before submitting a guess. Why do you think it’s that word? What context clues helped you?
  • Take a snapshot before making a super pick. Why are you confident of your choice?
  • Take a snapshot before you use select a word from the hints. How did you pick that word?
  • Take a snapshot after the word has been revealed. Describe the strategy you used to make your guess and pick.
  • After playing the game, take a snapshot. What is something new you learned about context clues?
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