IN THIS ARTICLE:
Receiving and Viewing an Assignment
When a student logs into BrainPOP Science, they will know right away if they have an assignment waiting for them. On the Student Homepage, there will be a notification on the Utility Bar. They can click on Notifications to be taken to the latest assignment.
The student can also click on Dashboard to be taken to the Student Dashboard. Clicking on an assigned Investigation will take the student to that Investigation’s progress map.
Clicking on one of these activities will take the student to the Investigation Player, the student Investigation flow.
As the student completes each activity, they will need to collect observations that will help them answer the Driving Question. To do this, they will click the + Add Observation button to open the Observation collection modal. Currently only text observations can be entered.
To review all of their observations at any time, clicking the observation card stack next to the + Add Observation button.
If at any time a student is confused about collecting evidence, they can click on the “How do I collect evidence?” movie in the top right corner.
Navigating an Investigation
A student can navigate through the Investigation using the “Go Back” and “Next” buttons, the forward and back buttons on their browser, or by clicking the Map icon at the top of the page, which will bring them to the Progress Map.
After the student has completed all activities and checkpoints in Investigate, they will use their observations to submit a Claim. A student will not be able to submit their Investigation until they complete the Activate, Observe and Check sections and the Explain section (also known as Claim-Evidence-Reasoning or CER), wherein they will choose evidence from amongst their observations to answer the Driving Question of the Investigation.
They will first be asked to review their evidence and add more if needed.
They will then draw on this evidence to Make a Claim.
Before submission, they will review their claim, and then reflect on their experience in the Investigation.
Submitting a Completed Investigation
The student will then submit the Investigation to the teacher, where it will appear in the Teacher Dashboard. The student does not have to have completed every part to submit it as done; they just have to have completed the Investigate & Check and Explain portions. The student will get a confirmation message in their own Dashboard.
The student can also submit their Investigation from the Progress Map view.
If a student saves and exits BrainPOP Science before submitting their Investigation, the latest activity will be highlighted on the homepage and the student may resume work that way.