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 Sortify: US Citizenship.

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, students can click their snapshot(s), type a brief reflection, which may be a response to an open-ended prompt (see below for examples), 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, 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 Sortify: US Citizenship.

  • What strategies did you use when choosing your bucket labels? Take snapshot and explain.
  • After deciding how to group tiles, take a snapshot and explain why you made that group.
  • Take a snapshot of tiles or bucket labels you found challenging and explain why.  
  • Take a snapshot of tiles or bucket labels you found easy and explain why.
  • What did you notice about the rights citizens have? Take a snapshot and share your reflections from the game.
  • Take a snapshot of answers you disagreed with and explain your reasoning.