How to Earn Coins

Students can earn coins by answering questions on articles, activities, weekly assessments, Crosswords, Misspilled, Customized Content, and Explore More media. Students can use these coins in the Study Buddies and Explorers games. 

 Recommendation

See the How to Play Explorers article to learn more about using coins and earning gems.

Student View Teacher View
Students can view how many coins they have below their username on the Classrooms page. For example, this student has 170 coins.
New_Coins_View.png

 

Coins for Articles

Articles with no comprehension questions will have a timer at the bottom of the page. When the time elapses, a Collect Rev Coins button appears. Students can click that button to show they read the article and earn 5 coins.

Screen_Shot_2022-10-06_at_14.20.16.png

Coins for Article Comprehension and Explore More Media Questions

Article comprehension and Explore More media questions are automatically graded when a student selects an answer. They are worth 10, 5, 3, or 1 coin(s) depending on how many tries it takes to get the correct answer.

 Note

  • 1st attempt = 10 coins
  • 2nd attempt = 5 coins 
  • 3rd attempt = 3 coins
  • Last attempt = 1 coins

There is no submit button, so students are automatically awarded these coins based on the number of attempts.

Coins for Activities

Some activities have comprehension questions that are automatically graded, as described above. Activities that need to be done outside of Studies Weekly Online (e.g., on a separate piece of paper) will have an image at the bottom of the page and a Submit button. Students automatically earn 5 coins when they click Submit.

Activity_image_new.png

Once a student clicks the button to submit the activity, it shows up in the Grade section (see the How to View and Grade Submissions article). Questions that are teacher-graded show up as Needs to be Graded. For those, the teacher can mark the activity as Correct, Partially Correct, or Incorrect.

 Note

  • Correct (100%) = 5 additional coins per question
  • Partially Correct = 3 additional coins per question
  • Incorrect = 1 additional coin per question

This is in addition to the 5 coins a student receives for submitting the activity.

Coins for Weekly Assessments and Customized Content

Students earn 5 coins for simply submitting their answers to Weekly Assessments and Customized Content questions.

mceclip0.png

Once a student clicks the button to submit the Weekly Assessment or Customized Content, it shows up in the Grade section (see the How to View and Grade Submissions article). Questions that are teacher-graded show up as Needs to be Graded. For those, the teacher can mark the Weekly Assessment or Customized Content as Correct, Partially Correct, or Incorrect.

 Note

  • Correct (100%) = 5 additional coins per question
  • Partially Correct = 3 additional coins per question
  • Incorrect = 1 additional coin per question

This is in addition to the 5 coins a student receives for completing or submitting the Weekly Assessment or Customized Content.

Coins for Crossword Vocabulary Reviews

Once a student completes a Crossword vocabulary review and hits Submit, it is automatically graded. They receive 5 coins for submitting the Crossword, then additional coins based on their score.

 Note

  • Correct (100%) = 5 additional coins per question
  • Partially Correct = 3 additional coins per question
  • Incorrect = 1 additional coin per question

This is in addition to the 5 coins a student receives for submitting the Crossword.

Coins for Misspilled Vocabulary Reviews

Students also earn coins by completing the Misspilled vocabulary review.The amount of coins earned is equal to the tiered amount of time the vocabulary review is completed in. 

 Note

  • Less than 2 minutes = 40 coins
  • Less than 3 minutes = 20 coins
  • Less than 4 minutes = 10 coins

For example, a student who completes it in 1 minute would earn 70 coins total (40 + 20 + 10). A student that completes it in 2.5 minutes would earn 30 coins total (20 + 10).

Teachers can manually add coins to a student’s account (see the How to Add Coins article). Students will see a notification above their username. Clicking the bell will show students the Coins Alert and a note from their teacher.

Coins_Alert.png