Social Studies Games: Do I Have a Right? and Additional Features for My BrainPOP

 

Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during the Do I Have a Right? game play with the SnapThought tool! 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 SnapThought 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 SnapThought 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.

Possible snapshot prompts for Do I Have a Right? include:

  • Take a snapshot of a case where you think a client doesn’t have a right. Explain why the right isn’t protected, and if you agree.
  • Take a snapshot of how you are using your Prestige Points to improve your office. Explain how the points improve the business.
  • Take a snapshot that conveys the goal of your law firm during your last case and write a caption that explains it.
  • Take a snapshot of a point in your case that you thought was particularly challenging and explain why,
  • Take a snapshot of a point in which the game would have played out differently if a particular amendment was not in place, and explain how the case might have been resolved without the amendment.