Sparky’s Brain Busters

Sparky’s Brain Busters is a game-based app that asks users questions in categories that include: fire safety, math, science, and social studies. When first launching the app, users must enter their name and choose or upload a picture. Next, users must select if they wish to play a solo, multiplayer, or classroom game. (To play a multiplayer or classroom game, users must be connected to the same WiFi network.) Each game is formatted so users spin to see which category of question they will be asked. As the question loads, users are presented a fact about the topic.…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 7.7

7.4

Are You Fire Smart (& Other Subjects too)?!?!

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Sparky’s Brain Busters is a game-based app that asks users questions in categories that include: fire safety, math, science, and social studies. When first launching the app, users must enter their name and choose or upload a picture. Next, users must select if they wish to play a solo, multiplayer, or classroom game. (To play a multiplayer or classroom game, users must be connected to the same WiFi network.) Each game is formatted so users spin to see which category of question they will be asked. As the question loads, users are presented a fact about the topic. Once the question loads, users are given a certain amount of time to answer it, and the questions are either multiple choice or true/false. When choosing a solo game, users must first select the rigor of the questions. In order to win, users must earn five character badges in a set amount of time, and they must answer three questions correctly to earn a character badge. When playing a multiplayer game, users take turn answering questions or race to see who can answer 15 questions the quickest. When playing a classroom game, the teacher spins for the category and students answer the questions on their own device. The app automatically tracks who answered correctly and keeps score.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can create a friendly class competition. To do so, teachers can create a round-robin tournament bracket for their students, and let students play each other using this app to determine who will advance. The winner can be awarded with a homework pass or extra credit points.
  2. After students become familiar with the questions asked by this app, teachers can put them in small groups and assign each group a question category used by this app. Next, teachers can have the groups make multiple choice and true/false questions aligned to their category. Students can use an Office app to write their questions, and then email the questions to their teacher. The teacher can then collect the questions and use them to create an in-class trivia activity.
  3. In the theme of Fire Prevention, teachers can visit sparkyschoolhouse.org for additional resources and activities.
  4. Between activities or during down time, teachers can have students use this app as a way to engage students while waiting for other students.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
0 star = Not Applicable
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
0 star = Not Applicable
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
0 star = Not Applicable

Screenshots

  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
  • Sparky's Brain Busters Screenshot
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