Employee Lounge Math Game: Additional Features for My BrainPOP Users

Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during Lure of the Labyrinth: Employee Lounge 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. Describe the rules of this game, using your snapshot as an example.
2. What is the best set of ‘coins’ to play first? Take a snapshot after playing your first set of coins, and explain why you chose that combination.
3. Take a snapshot that you can use to write a description for a new player that explains the quickest possible way to win the game.
4. Take a snapshot that you can use to suggest how you would make the game harder. What would you change to make a more difficult level?
5. If someone was finding the game too hard, take a snapshot that you can use to explain what changes would make the game easier.