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Parents

Q: How do I get started?
Watch this tutorial video!

Q: What is Socrates?
A: Socrates is an innovative learning engine that creates a truly customized learning path for each child. Using Socrates, your child will progress across thousands of learning categories at their own pace.

Q: How will Socrates help my child to learn?
A: Socrates allows students to learn at their own pace. The student learning paths vary based on where students are doing well and where they need assistance. Students who use Socrates at least 20 minutes every day have improved their test scores up to 34%.

Q: How much does Socrates cost?
A: Click here to visit our store!

Q: I subscribed! How do I setup my child’s account?
A: From www.learnwithsocrates.com click “Create Account.” Your Activation Code is found in the confirmation email after you purchase.  You may need to check your spam folder. If you cannot find your Activation Code, contact us via email or chat.

Q: I forgot my child’s username or password. How do I retrieve it?
A: Click “forgot password” on www.learnwithsocrates.com or contact us via email or chat.

Q: How does age and grade impact learning with Socrates?
A: It doesn’t! Grade level provides us with a starting point in our learning path. After that, your child learns at their own pace category by category. They could be at their current grade level in fractions behind their grade level in astronomy but be several levels above in learning spelling. There are no limitations placed, and the engine adjusts based on every question and results from your child’s play.

Q: What subjects are available?
A: We have K-8 Math, K-5 English Language Arts, K-5 Physical Science, K-5 Sight Words, and K-5 Health and Safety currently released. In the future, we will be releasing numerous other educational categories including life and earth sciences, social studies, and more.

Q: What are Tickets and Tokens?
A: As your child answers questions correctly, they earn tickets. Those tickets can be used to unlock emojis, buy collectible card packs, and other fun rewards. They can also win tokens which can be used to play “just for fun” games. We recommend allowing your child to use their tokens and tickets how they prefer as a reward for their hard work.

Q: Can I turn off certain games or features?
A: Yes, you can turn off specific games or remove features that you prefer your child not use in the Setting menu.

Q: How can I check my child’s progress?
A: Parents can see their child’s report anytime from the Progress Map.

Q: How can I ask questions or provide feedback?
A: You can use the live chat service at the bottom of the page to ask questions. If we are not available, leave a message or use the Contact page. We want your feedback and will respond to every inquiry within 24 hours.

Kids

Q: What is Socrates?
A: Socrates is a great way to learn but also to have fun! Socrates will ask you questions to help you learn and has many great games that are fun to play.

Q: What are tickets and tokens?
A: You get tickets and tokens when you answer questions. Tickets can be used to buy collectible cards, emojis, and other items. Tokens can be used to play fun games in our token arcade.

Q: How do I go up levels?
A: As you answer questions correctly, you earn stars. Every time you earn a star, you get to spin the wheel to earn a prize. When you learn enough stars, you go up a level!

Q: How do I play games?
A: First you have to earn tokens. You can earn tokens by playing a bonus game like Golden Knight or Treasure Hunt or just from answering questions. Then you can spend these tokens to play any game that you like.

Q: When do you release new games?
A: We add new games all the time! Check back often to see what’s new!

Q: The questions are too hard or too easy for me – what can I do?
A: Ask your parent or teacher and they can fix that for you! If the questions are still too difficult, use the learning videos to help you figure out the answer.

Teachers

Q: What is Socrates?
A: Socrates is an innovative learning engine and classroom management tool that creates individualized learning paths for each student and engages them so that they are excited to learn.

Q: Is Socrates based on Standards?
A: Yes! All applicable Socrates categories are mapped to state standards.

Q: What grades does Socrates cover?
A: Socrates covers K-8 Math, K-5 English Language Arts, K-5 Physical Science, K-5 Sight Words, and K-5 Health and Safety.

Q: I forgot my username or password. How do I retrieve it?
A: Click “forgot password” on www.teachwithsocrates.com or contact us via email or chat.

Q: If kids are playing games are they learning?
A: Our model integrates learning with gameplay to create a fun, engaging experience for children. Students must answer questions in order to earn tokens required to play games. The games keep the child engaged and require them to return to the educational content – the more they play, the more they learn.

Q: Can I control when the children play games?
A: Yes – a teacher can lock games at any time for all students or individual students.

Q: Can I assign specific topics to students?
A: Yes – on its own, Socrates will select appropriate content based on the individualized learning path of each student. However, the teacher may override this at any time and assign a specific standard or topic to one or more students.

Q: How do I know where a child needs help?
A: Socrates produces reports describing areas of difficulty for the entire classroom, groups of students, and individual students. This feature is found in the Command Center.

Q: Can my students use Socrates at home?
A: Absolutely! Socrates is designed to integrate the home and classroom learning experience. Teachers can see activity completed at home and see how the student is progressing. Teachers can even assign homework to students to complete when using Socrates at home, and it is automatically graded!

Q: Can Socrates manage multiple classrooms?
A: Yes! Each teacher will have access to a Teacher Command Center for each classroom, and they can have an unlimited number of classes assigned to them.

Q: What does Socrates cost? How can I get Socrates at my school?
A:  For school pricing, please contact us directly.

Q: How can I recommend improvements to Socrates?
A: We love ideas and feedback, and we are making improvements all the time! Contact us with your feedback.

Libraries

Q: What is Socrates?
A: Socrates is an innovative learning engine that creates a truly customized learning path
for each student. Using Socrates, each student will progress across thousands of learning
categories at their own pace.

Q: How does a library district partner with Socrates?
Libraries can make Socrates available to all their library card holders through the Library
Edition of Socrates. As part of this Library Edition, libraries will receive:

  • Access to Socrates modules for all library card holders for use at the library, or at home
  • A unique library-only URL, and a library-branded login page that allows library card numbers login access to Socrates. Here is an example of a library-only URL: http://lvccld.withsocrates.com
  • Monthly reporting of usage
  • Flyers, videos, bookmarks, and other materials to promote use of Socrates within your library
  • Access to support via chat, email, or phone
  • Access to use Socrates for tutoring programs or other in-library initiatives.

Q: How does age and grade impact learning with Socrates?
A: It doesn’t! Grade level provides us with a starting point in the student’s learning path.
After that, each student learns at their own pace category by category. They could be at
their current grade level in fractions, behind their grade level in astronomy, but be several
levels above in learning spelling. There are no limitations placed, and the engine adjusts
based on every question and results from each student’s play.

Q: What subjects are available?
A: We have K-8 Math, K-5 English Language Arts, K-5 Physical Science, K-5 Sight Words, and K-5 Health and Safety currently released. In the future, we will be releasing numerous other educational categories including life and earth sciences, social studies, and more.

Q: How do we get setup to use Socrates?
A: Joining Socrates is easy! Just contact us to learn about the setup process. We can have
you up and running in just a few days.

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