After students have completed a teacher assignment, they are introduced to Free Play within Awakening School! In Awakening School, students explore and learn through interactive educational games, challenges, and battles. Free Play content is related to the topic of the teacher assignment the student completed.
First Day of Awakening School
On a student's first day of Awakening School, after creating a student avatar, they meet their homeroom teacher.
Their teacher introduces them to a classmate that will give them a tour around the school to learn what can be found at Awakening School. This tour will highlight exciting experiences such as:
Once the tour is complete, students are rewarded with coins and can begin exploring Awakening School on their own.
In the Schoolyard, students can engage in various educational activities and have lots of fun in the process!
On the playground, students will be challenged to apply their critical thinking skills in order to find the shortest path to collect stars and answer content-related questions. The faster the students complete the challenge, the more coins they earn!
In the Schoolyard, additional educational activities include:
A life-size periodic table scavenger hunt where students learn about elements and their uses and composition.
An interactive multiplication table that provides students a visualization of their multiplication facts.
In the Math Room, students can navigate to the Game Station or play with Math Cards.
At the Game Station, students can choose from a variety of our top-rated math games. See the More Information section at the end of the article for more information on how games are selected for the Game Station.
At the Math Cards Station, students will play a card game covering mathematical operations while testing their speed!
In the Science Room, students can navigate to the Game Station or to the Physics Toybox.
At the Game Station, students can choose from a variety of our top-rated science games. See the More Information section at the end of the article for more information on how games are selected for the Game Station.
At the Physics Toybox, students will explore using an interactive simulation to learn about physical properties and forces. Students will experiment by manipulating various forces and motions, and will learn and iterate from past failures - an important 21st century skill!
The School Shop is where students can turn their hard-earned coins into awesome new avatar gear! Students can choose from a selection of hats, shirts, pants, and shoes to individualize their avatar. They can even pick up some new dance moves and emotes!
While exploring Awakening School, both inside and out, students will have the opportunity to participate in beastie battles. During beastie battles, students are provided content-related questions based on the assignment they just finished. Students are rewarded for answering questions correctly and winning battles. Rewards include coins and/or beasties to join their squad!
Students should look for a character with a beastie beside them in order to start a battle.
The topic/standard associated with the games, competitions, and beastie battles in Awakening School will relate to the topic/standard of the students’ most recently completed assignment.
If students are in the Math Room and have not recently completed a math assignment, the games will default to grade-level appropriate math games based on the grade level set in their account.
If students are in the Science Room and have not recently completed a science assignment, the games will default to grade-level appropriate science games based on the grade level set in their account.
Most games within the Game Stations will be Instructional games. Quiz games may populate if there are no additional Instructional games for students to choose from.
Free Play is unlimited and available for students until the assignment reaches the scheduled end date.
If students want to make any changes to their avatar's physical features while in Awakening School, they can navigate to their lockers. Avatar customization is a great way for students to express their individuality and stand out!