In order to access Noodleverse you must have an active login to the Online School, and must have logged into the OLS on the computer at which you are attempting to play Noodleverse. Links to Noodleverse can be found throughout the online lessons.
For Fall 2011, students enrolled in k12's new Language Arts curriculum have access to the first release of Noodleverse. If your student is enrolled in Language Arts Blue, Language Arts Green, or Language Arts Orange, you can find links to Noodleverse in the Unit Resources.
For Fall 2011, students enrolled in k12's new Language Arts curriculum in grades k, 1, and 2 have access to the first release of Noodleverse through their lessons in the Online School. However, throughout the next year, k12 will be adding activities for more grade levels and other subjects, and enabling access to our elementary students through links to the curriculum. Your school and teacher will communicate these enhancements as they become available.
Noodleverse is designed to work with the same browsers that you use for the Online School. Consult the k12 Customer Support page for the latest information on these browsers. http://help.k12.com/support-topics/computer-equipment/browsers-and-virus-protection
The activities and games in Noodleverse are aligned with the Language Arts courses.
|If you're taking...||...you'll find activities for your course under:|
|Language Arts Blue||Language Arts > Blue|
|Language Arts Green||Language Arts > Green|
|Language Arts Orange||Language Arts > Orange|
Since the activities and games in Noodleverse are aligned with the Language Arts courses, your student should focus on the activities that are related to their course enrollment. However, your student can access activities from other levels (from Blue, Green, or Orange) for extra practice or enrichment if desired.
The vast majority of the activities in Noodleverse are also included within the lesson content. But you will find a few "extras", such as audio versions of a few stories in literature. Since your student completes lessons according to their plan in the Online School, however, your student may explore Noodleverse and find new activities they have not yet encountered in their lesson sequence.
Noodleverse is an interactive, engaging portal that allows students to review and practice core concepts that are aligned with k12 curriculum. By bringing together over a thousand activities in one place, k12 makes it easy and fun for students to continue learning – Noodleverse is a universe for your "noodle"! For this school year, Noodleverse has enriching activities for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade that are part of k12's innovative new Language Arts curriculum.
Once they are in Noodleverse, students can create a "buddy" to help them explore, navigate to various locations to browse activities, and mark activities as favorites for quick access later. You'll also be able to pull up a site map listing every activity, organized by course and topic.
Does your student have a favorite online activity? Wish you could find a favorite activity or practice a problem skill without needing to hunt back through lessons? If so, you and your students will love exploring k12's fun, engaging portal to all the best review and practice activities in the course. Here are some of the Language Arts items that can be found in Noodleverse:
- Phonics practice activities
- Vocabulary practice activities
- Audio recordings of stories and poems from the K12 Read Aloud Treasury
- Book browser for choosing books in Literature & Comprehension
- Letter Train activities for Handwriting
At k12 we want to hear your feedback about Noodleverse. If you really like a particular area or activity, click the Noodleverse Feedback link and let us know what you think. Also, if you have ideas about how to improve Noodleverse, you can use the Feedback link as well. Just click the Feedback link and complete the Form. Try to provide as much information as possible if you're having a problem!
You can, but the Feedback form on the Noodleverse page is your best option.
If you can access Noodleverse and a certain feature or game is not seeming to work, using the Feedback link in Noodleverse is the best way to let our team know what is not working as expected. Please be as specific as you can if this is the case.
Noodleverse is designed to work with the same display settings that you use for the Online School. If you have logged into the OLS and your display does not look correct, contact contact k12 Customer Support at http://help.k12.com/. If the OLS is displaying properly, and Noodleverse is not fitting on the screen or is scrolling, you may have too many browser toolbars open. If that is the case, hide some of your browser toolbars. You can also change the display settings on your computer using Control Panel. Lastly, you might try making your browser "Full Screen", usually done by hitting the F11 key.
Noodleverse will detect if you have the required Flash player version that is compatible with the game. If not, it will prompt you to download an upgrade. You must have the correct version of Flash player installed in order to play Noodleverse, so follow the on-screen prompts in this scenario. The version is Flash 10 or higher.
In order to access Noodleverse you must have an active login to the Online School, and must have logged into the OLS on the computer at which you are attempting to play Noodleverse. If logging into OLS is causing a problem, visit our Customer Support page at http://help.k12.com/support-topics/computer-equipment/troubleshooting. If you have no trouble logging into the OLS and Noodleverse still does not work, contact k12 Customer Support at http://help.k12.com/.
Buddies and favorites are stored in a file called a shared local object on your computer. This isn't quite the same thing as the browser "cookie" you may have heard of and can delete using your browser. Shared local objects work only with Flash.
The shared local object is unique to just that one browser and computer and doesn't travel with you. So if you switch computers, your buddies and favorites don't travel with you. And if the cookie gets deleted, the buddies and favorites are deleted as well. So if your buddies or favorites disappear, here are some things to check:
- Are you on the same computer, using the same login and the same browser as you used the last time you came into Noodleverse? If not, the shared local object might be a new one instead of the old one.
- Do you have software or have you manually deleted the Adobe Flash shared local objects lately? If so, you can make an exception so that this particular object is not deleted in the future.
Because Noodleverse is an online game, you must have an active internet connection and be connected to our k12 server. Occasionally connection or server problems do occur. In these cases you may need to close your browser and try again at a later time.
The team at k12 will be continually adding new and fun activities to Noodleverse. We let you know these are coming with a variety of message such as "Coming Soon!", "Under Construction", "Buddies at Work" and "Come back later". You can look for new games next time you login to Noodleverse.
Each school has different attendance policies. To determine if time your student has spent in Noodleverse activities, contact your teacher. Because the Noodleverse activities are for review and practice in addition to lessons in the OLS, they are not graded in any way, and do not count toward lesson mastery or completion.
The first time you visit an area on your computer, a buddy will pop down to tell you how it works. Listen to this entire Help section carefully – it will tell you all you need to know about how things work.
If you want to see this Help again, just click the or buttons on these pages:
- Any Place page – shows the general overview and how to navigate in Noodleverse
- Favorites – shows how to organize and play your favorite assets
- Index – shows how to quickly navigate to a page
- Activities – shows how to mark a favorite and some common activity controls
Note: this does not offer help on specific activities. If you have trouble with a particular activity, look for a speaker button to replay instructions or an “Instructions” button in the activity. If you still have trouble, please send us Feedback!
- Buddy – shows how to create and change your buddies