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How we’re making your free Sumdog account even better

We have recently added a powerful new feature to free Sumdog accounts that lets you browse standards and present sample questions to your whole class.

To help you make the most out of this and all the other great tools on Sumdog, we’ll be showing you a new 30 second video each week when you log in. 

In each video, you’ll hear from other US educators sharing their favorite Sumdog feature, and how it supports them and their students.

Loui Gerbi stood in front of Sumdog screen talking about his free Sumdog account
Lou Gerbi, 5th grade teacher, Logan Elementary School, Pennsylvania

Changes to free Sumdog accounts

Starting April 25th, in order for students to be able to access all 6 free games during school hours, one teacher from your school will need to log in once a week (every 7 days) and watch a few seconds of our weekly video. Students will still have access to one free game until then.


Thousands of US schools are already enjoying unlimited access to over 30 games and our full suite of teacher tools. Why not join them?


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Why are changes being made to the free Sumdog account?
A: We want you to be able to see why thousands of schools have already subscribed to Sumdog! Not only do students get access to 30+ games, but we have a full suite of teacher tools to help assist you.

Q: How long are the weekly videos?
A: They are quick! We recognize how limited your time is, so they are 20-30 seconds maximum.

Q: Will the videos automatically play when I log in?
A: No, you will have to press the play button.

Q: How often do I need to log in to unlock the additional games?
A: One teacher in the school needs to login at least once every 7 days. If you login more often, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to watch the video or skip through to the teacher dashboard.

Q: Will the additional free games automatically unlock after I watch the video?
A: Yes, after 5 seconds the additional games will automatically be unlocked.

Q: Does every teacher need to log in in every week in order to access the additional free games?
A: No, only one teacher from each school needs to login once a week to unlock the games. Note – if you are using Clever Library, you are not linked to any other teachers in your school. You will need to login to access the games for your students.

Q: What happens when a teacher from my school has logged in and watched the video, but my class still doesn’t have access to the rest of the free games?
A: Please contact support@sumdog.com.

Q: What will my students see when they log in?
A: If a teacher from the school hasn’t logged in to unlock the games that week, students will still have access to one free game. If they clicked on one of the locked games they will get a message letting them know how their teacher can get access to more.

Q: What happens if I don’t log in and watch a video, or if I miss a week?
A: No problem – you will just start with the next weekly video.

Q: Will I be able to bypass the videos?
A: Yes, after 5 seconds of watching.

Q: What should I do if the video won’t play or doesn’t appear?
A: If this happens, the games will be unlocked for you after 5 seconds but please contact support@sumdog.com so we can look into this for you.

Q: Will students have access to all the free games after school hours?
A: Yes, no matter what, access to all 6 free games are open after school hours for students to be able to play and practice their skills.

For any other questions, please contact support@sumdog.com