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 We the Jury.

The SnapThought tool allows students to capture meaningful moments in their game play 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 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 We the Jury.

  • After hearing the case before going to the deliberation room, take a snapshot. Describe in your own words what the case is about.
  • Take a snapshot in the deliberation room, before reviewing the evidence or hearing from other jurors, what is your opinion about the case? Why?
  • After clicking a piece of evidence, take a snapshot and state whether it supports the plantiff or the defendant.
  • After clicking a juror whose opinion you want to change, select evidence that can help you, click it, and take a snapshot. Explain how this evidence can help persuade the juror to change opinions.


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