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Bugs

Purpose and Description

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Bugs is a multimedia lesson type that supports the review of concepts across all subject areas. It can be used for whole-class presentation, individual practice, as well as paired and group activities in which students interact with the screen simultaneously in collaboration with one another.
Students are provided a question, problem, or challenge that appears at the top of the screen, and then select the correct responses by tapping the corresponding bugs. The response cards on the back of the bugs can display text, image and text, image only, or video.
For each round, all the bugs are randomly distributed on the screen and start wandering around. Students touch the bugs which they think are correct to remove them from the round. Once all correct bugs are selected the round ends. This lesson supports multiple rounds of play, and each round can represent a different challenge.
The Bugs lesson works well with many other lesson types and project apps in Snowflake MultiTeach® that focus on similar educational concepts.

How it works: Play mode

On the "My Lessons" page, search for the lesson that you want to work with. Use the filters to the right to streamline your search. Once you find the desired lesson, touch the "Play" icon located on the middle of the lesson to open it.



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After opening the lesson, the bugs will appear scattered across the screen. The text in the center top part of the screen is the round text which gives a hint as to which bugs are correct. Tapping on a bug makes it fade out and a small icon appears over its head, showing if it was correct or not. Once all correct bugs are selected, the screen will switch to a results screen, displaying all selected answers. From there, the buttons in the bottom can be used to replay the round, or switch to another round.

Some lessons have a YouTube video linked to it and can show up at the beginning of the lesson. The video can be dismissed by pressing the X in the top right corner, or by pressing any key on the keyboard.

How to Build

Manage Content

The Manage Content Screen opens upon selecting the lesson type, where content for the lesson can be set. Below is an example from a previously created lesson.

Type in the title of the lesson in the textbox located at the top left-hand side of the screen.

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In the Manage Content screen tap the "CREATE QUESTION" field to create a question.

To add more content bars as answers to the question, tap on the "CREATE ANSWER" button. A question can have more than one answer. Each question added becomes a round in the lesson, and each answer for a question becomes a bug.

Within each content bar, Items can be set to display as text-only, image only, or text + image/video for this lesson type. Items will appear in the Preview Screen, located in the top right section of the display. Any text entered on the answer content bar will appear on a bug.

The handles located on the right side of each text/content bar let you move them into the order you choose. Select the circle icon to the left of each bar to delete the item.

Customize Content Screen

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The customize content screen lets you select the correct answers for each question or category by tapping on them. A green answer is correct. A red answer is incorrect. Select the green Update Preview button, located in the lower part of the screen to see the change on the preview screen and on the lesson while it is played.

Preview Screen

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The Preview Screen, located in the top right of the interface, will display the current state of the lesson as you update your work. After you are done making the lesson, the Preview screen provides a way to play the lesson and check if any changes are needed.

In the Text section, located beneath the Preview Screen, you can select the font, font size, font color, and font shadow.

In the Background section you can choose a background for your lesson. Under Theme you can choose a Snowflake MultiTeach® theme from a drop-down menu. Under Background you can use the green button to open a file browser and select an image from your hard drive or the internet.

In the Gameplay section, you can choose Ordered to have the rounds appear in the order they appear in the Manage Content section, which is the default setting. Randomized places them in a random order.

To interact with the lesson in full-screen mode, press Play.

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