SplashLearn (previously Splash Math) is a game-based platform that offers curriculum-aligned materials for teaching math to students in kindergarten to grade 5. Teachers can create classes and invite their students to join using a unique digit code.
SlpashLearn allows you to create different types of assignments and assessments and provides you with the tools to track students progress, share performance reports with parents, and plan differentiated and individualized learning paths for students.
SplashLearn can be used in both classroom and remote learning settings (and also in hybrid flipped classrooms). Teachers can use the platform to design and conduct formative and summative assessments, provide learning practice for particular math skills, supplement the teaching that takes place in classroom, boost students independent and self-directed learning, and many more.
The following is a quick SplashLearn review. The purpose of this review is to introduce you to some of the main features of SplashLearn and share with you some useful video tutorials and resources to help you make the best of this platform in your instruction. More specifically, this guide covers the following points:
- What is SplashLearn?
- How to create a class in SplashLearn?
- SplashLearn student login
- What is Home Access and how to enable it for students?
- How to create assignments on SplashLearn?
- How to give assessments?
- Classroom reports
- What are SplashLearn Teaching Tools?
- Is SplashLearn free?
How to create a class in SplashLearn?
SplashLearn enables you to create classes and invite students to join in. To create a class, log in to your teacher account, and from the dashboard click on Class and select Add Class. Choose whether you want to import a class from Google Classroom or from Clever or to create a new class from scratch.
For the latter option, type in the name of the class, choose a grade level (Kindergarten to Grade 5) and click on Create new class. You can then easily add students to your class by adding their names or copy-paste from a spreadsheet.
Watch this video to learn more about how to set up a class on SplashLearn
Watch this video to learn how to import your class from Google Classroom.
SplashLearn student login
There are two ways students can access SplashLearn: with a class code or through parent access. A class code is the digit code teachers generate for the classes they create on SplashLearn.
Students can sign up and use the generated 6 digit class code to join. Once in, they can select their profile and enter their passwords. From the students dashboard, students can access My To-Dos card assigned by the teacher. My To-Do’s include both Home assignments and Classroom assignments.
Watch the video below to learn more about SplashLearn student login.
What is Home Access and how to enable it for students?
Home Access is a key feature in SlashLearn and can be used to both supplement the teaching the takes place in class and to engage parents in students learning through shared reports.
Home Access also enables parents to access teacher assigned content for students. To enable Home Access, head over to your SplashLearn teacher account and click on Home Access tab. Next, enter the email address of the student’s parents and click to send the Home Access Invite link.
How to create assignments on SplashLearn?
Assignments are especially useful for giving students more opportunities to practice and master a given skill. To create a new assignment, teachers log in to their teacher account, click on Assign, and select New Assignment. Choose from the curriculum-aligned assignments and click on Assess.
Depending on the purpose of your assignment, SplashLearn gives you the option to assign tasks to selected students (e.g., those who need help with practicing certain skill) or the entire class. Teachers can keep track of assigned activities. They can monitor the class progress on assigned activities and they can also re-assign, edit or delete assignments.
How to give assessments?
The assessment feature in SplashLearn allows teachers to identify learning gaps at a particular skill level and to evaluate students understanding of the taught materials. Teachers can use assessment reports to differentiate teaching/learning and design personalized intervention plans.
To give an assessment, log in to your teacher account, click on Assess on the left hand side. Select New Assessment and choose from the options there. Assessment covers key math areas including addition, subtraction, measurement and data, counting and cadinality, and geometry.
SplashLearn offers three types of reports: Daily activity report, Class progress, and Student progress. In the Daily activity reports, teachers can access detailed stats about students activities in SplashLearn class including who logged in and who was absent, ‘how much time they spent learning, what they learned, and how well they did it’.
Student progress report provides insights about each student’s progress helping teachers identify learning gaps and in planning for individualized remedial work. The Classroom progress reports enables teachers to monitor the performance of the whole class.
Teachers can also email students progress reports to parents and allow them to keep track of their kids learning progress. To do so, teachers need to add parents email addresses to respective students.
What are SplashLearn Teaching Tools?
SplashLearn offers a wide variety of interactive teaching tools to boost your classroom teaching (and remote instruction). “From a virtual ruler to teach measurement to an interactive clock to introduce the skill of telling time to your students, there are a host of tools to help with your classroom instruction”.
Watch this video to learn more about SplashLearn Teaching Tools.
Is SplashLearn free?
SplashLearn is free for classrooms and teachers. There is a premium version with complete access to all features for free. However, for students to unlock all content on SplashLearn they need a premium subscription: a quarterly plan for $35.99 or a yearly one for $89.99.
Teachers – How To Set Up Remote Learning With SplashLearn? (YouTube video)
SplashLearn getting started guide ( 19-pages PDF)
The how-to guide for SplashLearn teachers ( a collection of helpful video tutorials shared by SplashLearn)