Frequently Asked Questions

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General FAQs

  • What is BigIQkids?

    BigIQkids.com presents a unique learning method designed to help each child develop the skills needed to perform to his/her full potential. Our award winning programs are designed for students in grades K-adults and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning. We offer both FREE spelling, math, vocabulary, U.S. states programs and spelling and vocabulary games.

    Click for more information.

  • Is BigIQkids an “enrichment” program or a “remedial” program?

    BigIQkids programs can be tailored for advanced students who need to be challenged and for students who need help catching up. Our ultimate goal is for all students to study above their grade level, so our academic enrichment programs gives them ample opportunities to achieve more.

  • Why is BigIQkids such an effective complement to my child’s schooling?

    At school, students are required to advance as a group, but with BigIQkids, your child has the ability to govern their own progress and excel at their own pace.

  • How does BigIQkids differ from tutoring?


    Unlike tutoring, which is more of a short-term solution, BigIQkids allows students to absorb the information on their own through BigIQkids’ self-learning technique. This way, children develop the skills and study habits needed to improve their academic performance. These are the skills that your children can carry with them as they grow, progress and continue to learn.

  • How do I UPGRADE my game page for FULL game page access?

    Upgrading your FREE account will give you FULL game page access. The price to upgrade is $9.98 for each member name/account for the full year. You can click here to UPGRADE NOW!

  • How do DELETE last year's lesson results?

    1. Log INTO your teacher’s account

    2. Go into the main program, under the report card you’ll see a “ALL REPORT CARDS” button.

    3. Click on that and on the All Report Screen on the bottom left of the reports you’ll see a “DELETE ALL REPORT CARDS” button in red.

    Remember, You’ll need to be logged in as teacher/account owner account.

  • How do DELETE ALL my word lists?

    1. Log INTO your teacher’s account

    2. 2. Go to the word list creation page

    3. Select ANY word list

    4. on the top right corner of the screen, click on the “X All Lists” * this will delete ALL your word lists.

  • What is FREE vs. PREMIUM programs?

    Our Award Winning Spelling+Vocabulary Program is FREE except for the progress tracking and reports which is an upgrade! This product works great with older children that would like a lot of flexibility.

    Why upgrade our Free Spelling+Vocaublary Program when so much is already free? The Premium Spelling+Vocabulary Program reports are a wonderful way for students to see either at a glance or via selecting the actual detailed lessons which words students are having issues with. It also allows for review of just incorrect spelling and vocabulary words, so students can only focus on their problem areas. Also, the upgrade includes access to the FULL GAME page making learning spelling & vocabulary FUN and not a chore!

    For younger students, please try our PREMIUM spelling, math and U.S.A. program below. The PREMIUM programs were built with a step-by-step approach providing young learners with daily lessons and a lot of structure



    For more information click here:

    Free vs Premium Page

  • Why isn't the right hand section of your web page is not showing?


    It sounds like your screen resolution is set too low? Can you try increasing it via your computer's Control Panel, Display Settings option. To run the program properly you need a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768.

  • How do I create a custom buddy.

    You need to be a premium or upgraded member to create a custom buddy. You customize you buddy on the game page (only available on the full game page). Click here to view an example of where to do this.

  • Is my child the right age for BigIQkids?

    The programs go from K-99. Our spelling and vocabulary lists are extensive and go up to SAT words. Since you can add your own words, the programs can be used for any age.

  • What Flash Player version do I need?

    You need Flash Player Version 10.2 to properly view our program. Please download the latest Flash Player.

  • I see a black band accross my page without seeing any program, how do I fix this?

    This means one of two things, either your browser is blocking us OR you don’t have the Flash Player. Please make sure you make us a safe site in your browser and download the latest Flash Player.

    1. Please download the latest Flash Player.

    2. Make sure we’re a safe site in your browser:

    Click here make us a safe site please and follow the instructions..

    Make sure it’s the Bigiqkids.com site that you add as a safe site AND that your pop up blocker is enabled.

    Also, if you have an adblocker program you’ll need to disable it … this may cause this as well.

    Let us know if this does not fix you program at admin@bigiqkids.com.

  • Does BigIQkids have an Affiliate Program?
  • Where can I find your 10 Steps to Better Grades Guide?
  • I can't figure out how to do the Word Jumble, can you help?

    You need to click and HOLD on a letter to move it and makes it a “dragable letter”…. Note: keeping the mouse down makes it a “dragable letter” and moveable letter. Move this “dragable letter” on top of another letter where you would like set the letter to its new position (all while continue to have the mouse pressed and not released on this letter). When you move this “dragable letter” to its NEW position and above another letter, let go of the mouse which sets the “dragable letter” to its NEW position and you’ll see the letters shift automatically.

  • How many words can I add to one word list?

    You can have AS MANY words as you like in a any one word list. You add 15 words AT ONE time, but just continue to add another 15 words will give you a list of 30 words, if you add 15 more, your list will grow to 45 wrods. Don't forget to hit the "Save" button to add the words.

    On the Spelling+Vocabulary Main Menu, click on the "Create/Modify Word List" button to create a custom word list.

  • We are trying to use the vocabulary section and in the Sentence Completion & Syn. & Ant. lessons, the bottom part of the lesson gets cut off. We are unable to complete the lesson. The program works fine in the Firefox browser but not in the Explorer browser. How do I fix this?

    The issue is that your EXPLORER browser is hanging on to an old copy of the program, this issue has been fixed! If you go into your Explorer’s Menu options follow the steps below:
    1. Tools
    2. Internet Options
    3. General Tab: Click on Browsing History “Settings” button
    4. Make sure the “Check for new versions” 1st option “every time I visit the site” is enabled or selected

    This will make sure the Explorer browser pulls down the latest version of the BigIQkids program and this issue will be resolved.
  • Who should I contact with a specific question?

    Click here to Contact Us!
  • Send us your question and/or suggestion!

    We would love to hear from you, please email us!

Teacher's FAQs

  • My students are having trouble remembering to select the correct list when they begin working…. Can I hide all other lists and assign one per week?

    Once a student PICKS a word list and COMPLETES a lesson within that word list that word list will automatically be set and ready to go the next time the student comes into the program. But, they'll need to FIRST select the word list. One way to make this easy for students is to have them log in and use the "User's Home Page" button. This will take them to the teacher's home page where you can add a CUSTOMIZABLE TEACHER’S NOTE on the left side of the page indicating which WORD LIST to select for the week. When you want to customize your teacher's note you'll need to log in as the teacher and go to the home page. Once on the home page, click on the 'Edit Message' text ((left top of page). You'll obviously need to update this each week.
  • I'm a teacher and registered for a BigIQkids account, how do I get started?

    If your classroom is on multiple word lists, you can use ONE classroom account for all students but make sure you label the word list names so that it's clear to the students which class they're for. For example: GroupAList1, GroupBList1, GroupCList1, GroupAList2, etc...

    1. CREATE WORD LISTS:

    Once you have your word lists all set and ALL the students in your classroom added, you will go into your teacher's account and select which lessons you would like the students to work on. For example, if you're focused on Vocab. select vocab lesson by checking the lesson you want the student to do with each word list.

    2. SET UP CLASSROOM

    You need to set up your classroom. YOU NEED TO SET UP YOUR CLASSROOM to add students and create a student’s password. You'll need to sign in as the teacher with your member name and Teacher's password. Click on the "Spell+Vocab ACCOUNT CARE" button on the right side after logging in. On the new page, click on the "Create/Edit Classroom" button. Now you're ready to give your students their log in information which will be your member name & STUDENT'S password in step #1. Make sure your student password is different than your teacher's password. Simply select the number of students you have for Step #2. It's helpful if you change our default student names to you're students' names. Make sure you click the "SAVE" button on the bottom of the screen.

    3. HOW IT WORKS FOR STUDENTS:

    Once a student PICKS a word list and COMPLETES a lesson within that word list that word list will automatically be set and ready to go the next time the student comes into the program. But, they'll need to FIRST select the word list. One way to make this easy for students is to have them log in and use the "User's Home Page" button. This will take them to the teacher's home page where you can add a CUSTOMIZABLE TEACHER’S NOTE on the left side of the page indicating which WORD LIST to select for the week. When you want to customize your teacher's note you'll need to log in as the teacher and go to the home page. Once on the home page, click on the 'Edit Message' text (left top of page). You'll obviously need to update this each week.
  • It says that teachers can create a free account, but I cannot figure out how to do that. Can you please help me with this?

    Welcome to BigIQkids.com! It's easy to create a FREE teacher's account. First you will need to create an account and then you turn that account into a teacher's account by adding a classroom. Please follow the directions below.

    1. You can create an account by going to the Main Menu
    2. Click on the "Register - Free" button.
    3. Fill out the form ... keep in mind your member name will be shared with your students.
    4. Once you have an account, you can turn that account into a classroom account by clicking on the "Create/Edit" a classroom button on the Main Menu (You need to be logged in to see this option)
    5. Follow the instructions and you can quickly create a classroom filled with students. Make sure you use an easy password for your students to remember. All the students will have the same log in and then click on their desk to identify them uniquely. The teacher and student's member name are the same. But, the teacher's password and student's password are different.

    That's it... you now have a classroom.

    Your next step will be to create word lists for your classroom to learn, practice and be tested on.

  • Can I have a direct link for my students to access a specific word list?

    Yes!

    On the Main Menu you will find a 'Go Direct' button shown once you log in. This will step you through how to create a direct link to any one of your word lists. You can use a word list link/url on your web site for students to go directly to any specific word list.

  • Do students need to log in to access my word lists?

    No. Students can access a word list and use the program to do lessons, tests and email or print results in visitor's mode.

    To create direct word list links:

    On the Main Menu you will find a 'Go Direct' button shown once you log in. This will step you through how to create a direct link to any one of your word lists. You can use a word list link/url on your web site for students to go directly to any specific word list.

    If a student does not log in, their results will not be saved. The student will have the option to log in if they would like to save their results.

  • How can I track my students as they complete assignments?

    If you sign into your teacher’s account and go into your Spelling+Vocabulary program, you’ll see an “ALL REPORT CARD” button under your Report Card. This will show you all your students’ results.

    If you click on any column titles, the columns will sort by that title. If you click on any line item you will see the details of that student’s lesson, you can click or email these results.

  • How do DELETE last year's lesson results?

    1. Log INTO your teacher’s account

    2. Go into the main program, under the report card you’ll see a “ALL REPORT CARDS” button.

    3. Click on that and on the All Report Screen on the bottom left of the reports you’ll see a “DELETE ALL REPORT CARDS” button in red.

    Remember, You’ll need to be logged in as teacher/account owner account.

  • How do DELETE ALL my word lists?

    1. Log INTO your teacher’s account

    2. 2. Go to the word list creation page

    3. Select ANY word list

    4. on the top right corner of the screen, click on the “X All Lists” * this will delete ALL your word lists.

  • If I am wanting to upgrade for my class to do the premium Math one, do I pay $9.95 one time (for one account) or do I pay it for each student in my class? Also, am I able to set each program in the Math one so they do not set it, and then does it automatically move them up when they have mastered it?

    The PREMIUM math program for a classroom is $149.99. The $9.98 for the year will UPGRADE a FREE math account’s game page (giving students full game page access). The PREMIUM math program will automatically advance individual students as they demonstrate mastery of their math facts. The teacher will set the class to an initial setting and start from that point. For example, you can have one student on double digit addition and another graduating to triple digit addition because they demonstrated mastery of their double digits. AT ANY TIME, the teacher CAN change individual student’s lesson plans and save that setting on any one student. It’s very flexible. The only thing you need to know is, any time you change your teacher’s account, it will change the whole classroom. So, we recommend you do an initially save once you’ve added all your students then let the program monitor and advance the students. If for any reason a student needs a different lesson plan you should go into the STUDENT”S account and make that change. For the PREMIUM math program, each student gets their own member name and password.

    If you are interested in signing up to the PREMIUM math program link is below. You will need to re-enter your students for the PREMIUM math program.

    BigIQkids PREMIUM Math Program

  • Do you have a handout that I can send to student's parents?
  • Do you have a spelling bee word list that teachers can use for classroom spelling bees?
  • Do you have a permission slip form for student's parents?
  • Once I manually move the lesson as the teacher, does it automatically go to the lesson that follows the teacher's lesson position or does it begin at the beginning where it says word introduction?

    The program GOES AROUND the student's lesson/module proficiency NOT the teacher’s account lesson/module position. For example, if the teacher selected 5 modules/lessons for a word list and they went in and did two lessons in the teacher's account and passed per the passing grade setting the teacher’s account would show the next lesson as being the 3rd lesson. When any of the students go to that word list, they'll start at the 1st checked module and need to work and pass each lesson/module to move to the next module. So to answer your question, the student will start at the word introdcution lesson/module if that lesson was checked in the teacher's account.

  • I am trying to figure out how to go in and change a lesson for individual students. For instance, if I have 32 students and I would like to change the lesson for 6 of them, how do I go about doing that through the teachers account?

    Just to be clear, when you say lesson I’m not sure if you’re speaking about the word list or the lessons giving for the word list. So I explained for both scenarios below.

    How lessons/modules work:

    The classroom function was designed to work like a traditional classroom where all students are following word lists given by the teacher and having the same lessons around that word list.

    The teacher can pick different lessons to be active or checked (ie: word introduction module/lesson) for different word lists and that is what the student will see as active when they select a new word list. Students can ALWAYS go ANY lesson/module manually by clicking on the arrow next to the module/lesson. But, if the teacher doesn’t have that lesson/module as checked it won’t AUTOMATICALLY be included in that word lists curriculum.

    How word lists work:

    A student will initially follow the teacher’s current word list. When a student first enters the program they will automatically be set to their teacher’s current word list. As soon as the student starts taking lessons, the current word list for that student will be on the last lesson they completed word list. So, if the student decides to switch from the teacher’s current word list to another word list, and then completes a lesson from this NEW word list, this will now be their new current word list.

    So to answer your question below, a teacher sets up word lists for their student, if a student want to switch to a different word list they’ll need to select that word list and then complete one lesson/module.

  • How many students can I add to my classroom?

    Classroom can hold up to 32 students.

  • Can I add my own word lists?

    Yes!

    On the Spelling+Vocabulary Main Menu, click on the "Create/Modify Word List" button to create a custom word list.

  • If you do not have a word in your database, can I request it?

    Yes! You will see an "Add Word" button where you can request any word. New words will be added between 2-48 hours.

  • My goal for the class is to keep everyone on the same word list and they move to next word list together. I did not realize that the student had the capablities of moving to a word list on their own, can I control this as the teacher?

    The BEST way to keep you students on the same word list is by providing a direct link to specific word lists from your teacher's web site. This link will bring your students directly to your word list and they can log in or do lessons in visitor's mode.

    To create direct word list links:

    On the Main Menu you will find a 'Go Direct' button shown once you log in. This will step you through how to create a direct link to any one of your word lists. You can use a word list link/url on your web site for students to go directly to any specific word list.

    The way the program works is that the students can indeed move to new word lists. We do it this way because teachers forget to move their word list to the next one at the beginning of every week and students are stuck looking at an old word list. Also, some teachers have different kids on different lists and this allows for children to select their list at do lessons around that word llist. The word list will be set for the student on the last word list they have taken. When they have fully passed all their lessons, the program will prompt the student to select a new lsit.

    Think of it like a textbook where you have many chapters that the student can go ahead and read but you (teacher) focus on one chapter at a time.

    A way for you to control this is by providing direct links with each of your word lists.

  • Can I use a classroom for students using different word lists?

    Our classroom account works like a traditional classroom with all students using the same word list. For multiple children with different grade levels or word list, please use an individaul account for each child. If you have MANY kids all using ONE word list then you may want to consider creating a classroom for each level or grade.

  • Is there a way to print a spelling list with definitions for kids without internet access?

    YES! There are TWO ways to get a print of a word lists’ definitions. Once you log into the Spelling+Vocabulary main menu, you can…

    You’ll find a PRINT button on the bottom left of the screen. Click on this PRINT button and print out the Word Introduction lesson. This lesson gives word flash cards of the words including the definitions.
    Click on the ANY word in the word like shown on the main menu. You'll see the one word you clicked on blown up with its definition. Also, on this bottom of the screen, you’ll see a print list + details. This will print the list with its definition.

  • I am a teacher and have set up an account for my personal use and now would like my students to have the ability to access the site and complete the activities with the personalized spelling list I've created for them. Do I have to give them my login information for them to use the site, or is there a way for them to have their own login info and still access the lists I've created?


    The way it works is when you log into your personal account on the main menu, click on the "Create a Classroom" button. This will allow you to set up your classroom for your students. On this screen, you'll need to provide a student password, this password SHOULD BE different then your password. Your students will share your "Member name" but use a DIFFERENT password then your personal/teacher account. Once you set up your classroom with students, when a student logs in with their student password, they'll select a desk with their name on it. This allows you to track how each student is doing in the progress reports. Each student does get to log in as themselves.

    If you do not want your students to be tracked and their results saved, you can create direct links to your word lists and students can learn, practice and be tested on your word lists without having to log in.

    To create direct word list links:

    On the Main Menu you will find a 'Go Direct' button shown once you log in. This will step you through how to create a direct link to any one of your word lists. You can use a word list link/url on your web site for students to go directly to any specific word list.

  • Do you offer district license?

    Yes! Please

    Email us and include the number of classrooms your would like a license for.

  • How do I use BigIQkids to work with my curriculum?

    BigIQkids is such a unique tool in that it can work alone or within any curriculum. Each program is flexible to change our lessons and incorporate your content. For example, in our spelling program simply wipe out our word list and enter your own. Students practice and can be testing on mastering your classroom spelling word list.
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