Rewarding your pupils

There are three main ways you can reward your pupils for working on Sumdog.

Select the option you would like to find out more about:

How to use the house as a reward

The Sumdog house has lots of fun things in it for your pupils to play with as a reward for their hard work on Sumdog. For example, pupils can:

  • Play with their pets
  • Design their room
  • Access the Store (pupils can only spend coins they have earned in Sumdog)
  • Access the Garden
  • Dress up their avatar
  • Add friends
  • Change the way your avatar looks

The house is normally closed during school hours but you can open the house as a reward. After school hours the house will be open for all pupils and the option on your teacher account to open/close the house will be greyed out.

These instructions explain how to open the house for a class during school hours. If you would like to change the school settings to open the house for the whole school, click here for instructions.

Go to your teacher dashboard. Click ‘Overview’ at the top

How gift coins as a reward

Coins can be used by pupils to buy items to decorate their house or avatar in the Sumdog store. Pupils can only spend coins they earn by playing games or that have been sent to them by a teacher.

This is a subscription feature. Click here for more details about our school subscription packages and click here for more details about family subscriptions.

How to send your pupils coins. These instructions explain how to send your pupils coins as a reward with a message.

Note: A pupil can only be rewarded with coins once a day.

Click ‘REWARD YOUR CLASS’ on your teacher dashboard.

Ensure you have selected the correct class. You can use the drop down menu at the top left to change which class you have selected

How to set work and earn bonus coins

Coins can be used by pupils to buy items to decorate their house or avatar in the Sumdog store. Pupils can only spend coins they earn by playing games or that have been sent to them by a teacher or parent in the game.

When you set work for your pupils they will earn bonus coins when they complete their activity.

Example: If you’ve set the correct answer target for a challenge at 50 once your pupils have answered 50 questions correctly they will be rewarded with 50 bonus coins. This is in addition to the coins they will earn when they answer the questions correctly on the game.

When you set an Assessment for your pupils they will earn 5 coins for each correct answer instead of the normal 1 per correct answer when playing the game.

To find out more on how you can set work on either maths, spelling or grammar click here.

How to print Sumdog certificates as a reward

We have produced certificates that you can print out to reward your pupils for their work on Sumdog.

 

Need help?

Contact our support team at support@sumdog.com