LQ: 9


Brain grade: 9.2
Fun score: 8.7

Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used: ,

Snapguide provides users with do-it-yourself guides for a wide variety of tasks and projects complete with pictures, videos, and written instructions generated by users from around the world. Users may search for specific guides, browse interesting categories, or craft their own guides for others to use. In addition, the app includes some social media functions, including favoriting guides and sharing them with friends and family using other social media platforms, like Twitter or Facebook. Guides are presented in a series of slides, usually containing detailed step-by-step instructions with images or videos for easy reference. Snapguide is free to download and is easy to use with an intuitive and simple design, though some reading is required. This app is recommended for use with children ages 4 and up, with parental guidance as needed for reading.



Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

snapguide 1Users will exercise the Planning thinking skill while utilizing the step-by-step guides featured in Snapguide. Following instructions requires users to plan ahead in a number of ways. Whether gathering the necessary materials for completing a cooking, craft, or repair project, or simply setting aside ample time to complete a project, users must plan ahead in order to be successful. In addition, when creating their own guides users must plan which steps are most important, what photographs or videos to record and feature, and how best to describe their actions to an audience. Using Snapguide helps users learn to accomplish a number of tasks while also exercising the Planning thinking skill.


Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings. 

Users are afforded the opportunity to exercise the Self-Awareness thinking skill in a number of ways while using Snapguide. The app offers a wide variety of guides ranging across a number of subjects. From cooking, to craft projects, to home repairs, users can locate and follow the guides that most interest them. Developing an understanding of one's tastes and preferences is part of the Self-Awareness thinking skill, as is expanding them.

Self-Awareness is also important when crafting step-by-step guides for other users to follow. Understanding how to communicate clearly and concisely to a wide audience requires users to consider their words and photographs from the perspective of others who may or may not have the same skills and knowledge. Creating guides and being able to effectively consider and communicate with others is a great way to exercise the Self-Awareness thinking skill while using Snapguide.

Reading & Writing

Snapguide relies on both image and text-based instructions. Users will practice effective reading skills by following step-by-step written instructions. Completing a guide requires users to accurately read and interpret text. Reading proficiency can also be measured by the user's level of success at completing each guide by reading and following guides correctly.

Users can also practice effective writing while creating their own guides. Crafting instructions that are easy to follow for a wide audience requires users to practice writing short, clear, and concise sentences. Being descriptive with language and understanding the audience's perspective are both important skills for using Snapguide and creating effective and proficient writing outside of the app.

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