Getting Started with eSpark
A Step-by-Step Guide for the 22-23 School Year
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Written by Carly Slovenec
Updated over a week ago

Follow these steps to get started with eSpark in your classroom.

Step 1: Set up your teacher dashboard and add your students.

  • Log in to your teacher dashboard to get started! Choose Clever if you will be rostering your students with Clever, choose Google if you will be rostering your students with Google. If you will be manually rostering select “use your school email to create an account.”

  • Select your school & grade level(s).

  • Roster your students via Google, Clever, or manually - your choice!

Step 2: Determine what eSpark will look like in your classroom.

We recommend that students use eSpark for about an hour per subject per week. This is typically 2-3 times a week for about 20 minutes each time. This can be adjusted based on your classroom's needs. Ask yourself the following questions to determine how to best implement eSpark in your classroom.

  • When will we use eSpark?

    • Reading or Math Block

    • Morning Time, Transitions, End of Day

    • Intervention Blocks

  • How will we use eSpark?

    • Centers: Use eSpark as an independent center during your Math or Reading centers time.

    • Split class: Half of class works on eSpark while the other half works with you.

    • Small group support: You pull small groups of students for instruction while other students use eSpark.

  • To start, will I assign Small Group Skills or have students work on their independent adaptive learning pathways?

    • Adaptive Learning Pathway (Quests): eSpark-assigned quests that are individualized for each student. Quests are always automatically available to students without any set up.

    • Small Group Skills: teacher-assigned practice and instruction to complement what you’re teaching in class. Click here to learn more about assigning Small Group Skills lessons

    • 💡 Note that students can access both their Quests & Small Group Skills each time they log in! Most classrooms leverage both of these options.

Step 3: Have your students log in to begin.

  • Go to your teacher dashboard roster tab for personalized login instructions for your students

  • Then, students will start with short placement quizzes in Reading and Math to begin their adaptive pathway quests!

    • Only students in 1st-5th grades will take these 10 minute quizzes, all other grades will start on grade level quests

  • You can always assign Small Group Skill lessons, if you'd like, to provide extra practice for specific students

Ready to take your eSpark implementation to the next level? These resources can help!

Still have questions? Our Support Team is here to help!

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