Frequently Asked Questions
A premium account subscription unlocks the possibility to add images and sounds to your games rather than just text.
You can upload images and sounds from your computer, and even take pictures with your webcam and record audio files directly into the application using your microphone!
You also have a great, easy-to-use editor tool within the app to tweak images and sounds so they are just right for your games.
You can upgrade to a Premium account subscribing to one of our plans through the Microsoft Store.
Press the Upgrade Premium button at the top of the screen and pick a plan.
The Microsoft store panel will take over at this point, and you should follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase.
Note that you will need to sign in to your Microsoft account to complete the purchase. Create a Microsoft account here if you don't already have one.
Under some circumstances, such as when you change to a different device or resintall the app, you may not see your premium features after clicking "Restore". This is almost always due to your device not being signed on to the Microsoft account that you purchased the Educandy subscription on. This must be the same in order to restore a previous purchase.
To check this, first click the "Update to Premium" button and see what the panel says. If it reads "You are not logged into the Microsoft account", you will need to log in to your Microsoft account on the device.
You can cancel your Premium subscription any time from your Microsoft account page.
Sign in with the same Microsoft account you used to buy the subscription and manage your options for Educandy Studio.
Educandy activities come in three flavours: words, pairs and quizzes. Word activities are simple lists of terms that you want your students to learn and practise (particularly their spellings). For example, you could create a list of key philosophers of the 20th Century. Pairs are lists of words with corresponding correct answers, like a word in French and an English translation, or a historical event and the year it happened. Then, you have quizzes, which are composed of a question, answer and up to three 'red herring' alternative answers.
Each flavour of Educandy activity has a number of games you can play with it. With your word lists, you can play Anagrams, Hangman and Wordsearch. With you pairs, you have Crosswords, Matchup, Memory and Noughts and Crosses available. The quiz game option is Multiple Choice, an exciting, beat-the-clock quick-fire round of questions for your students.
If you are using a computer on a school network, it may be the case that your network firewall / security settings are preventing the site from loading certain elements. To remedy this, you should ask your systems administrator to add educandy.com as a safe / trusted site in your network settings.