For students/parents: logging in (username and passcode)
Where can I find my ‘Username’ and ‘Passcode’?
Your unique Username and Passcode will have been given to you by your school/teacher.
This information might have been given to you as a print-out/in a letter, emailed to you, via a school-home communication app, or it may be on your school website if there is a secure area.
If you don't have your login details, you will need to ask the school/teacher for them.
Logging into Wordshark Online for the first time
- Your school/teacher will have given you the unique school URL address. The URL will look like this: https://onwordshark.com/? the end part will be your school name or part of your school name (or tutor name). Enter the URL address into the address bar of your search engine (not the search box)
- You should also have been given your unique ‘Username’ and ‘Passcode’ which you will need when the Wordshark login screen comes up. This is case-sensitive.
- The student is invited to take the placement test 'Shark challenge' which lasts up to a maximum of 30 minutes. Shark Challenge works out what level a student should start at. This is important because it means that the words they will be given to learn will not be too easy or too difficult. Working at the right level makes learning more effective and maintains motivation!
- After the Shark Challenge, Wordshark will decide which words to learn in 'Supershark'. Supershark automatically moves the student on to the next list when the words have been learnt. It will be possible to choose which games to play. Alternatively, sometimes teachers will set specific work but they will let their students know this.
I have my username and passcode, where can I find my school login page?
You can use our 'findmyschool' utility with your username to find the school's webpage:
So that you don't have to keep entering the URL into your search engine address bar, it's best to set up a ‘Shortcut’ or ‘Bookmark’ on your computers/devices so that you can access Wordshark Online quickly and easily each time.
How to create a shortcut to the login page
For teachers: logging in (username and password)
Where can I find my login details? (username and password) If the Wordshark 'administrator’ in your school/organisation has set you up as a ‘teacher’ user then you will receive an invitation email (via Wordshark) that includes a link (your Wordshark ...
Letter to parents
Example letters to send to parents: Schools: Dear Parents We are pleased to let you know that your child will be given access to Wordshark Online from home. Wordshark is a computer program with a long track record of helping students improve their ...
For administrators: logging in (username and password)
Where can I find my username and password? When you signed up to use Wordshark for the first time, you will have received an email from Wordshark that includes your unique school URL link, your username (your email), and a temporary password. When ...
General info for parents/students
What is Wordshark Online? Wordshark is a games-based product for learning spellings and for reading skills. Wordshark was the first of it's kind when it first came out, 25 years ago! The latest edition is 'Wordshark Online', re-written and in the ...
Sending student login details to parents/students so they can log in from home
This article explains how you email the login details to your students (via parents) in order for them to access Wordshark from home. Step 1. Download and copy the student login details From the main menu, select Groups and Users Lower right of the ...
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