Getting Started with the Merge EDU Free Trial

Getting Started with the
Merge EDU Free Trial

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Thanks for starting the Merge EDU platform free trial! 

Your free trial of Merge EDU provides access to over 1,000 hands-on digital teaching aids, over 100 interactive science simulations, and the Merge EDU Dashboard where you’ll find helpful resources like Activity Plans, STEM Projects, and more.

If you have not yet started a free trial with Merge, be sure to visit www.trymerge.com to sign up.

So how do you get started? In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know to be successful with your Merge EDU Free Trial. Just follow the steps below:

  • Verify Your Account 
  • Download Merge EDU apps  
  • Sign-in to Merge EDU  
  • Add Teachers, Classes and Students
  • Get a Merge Cube

Step 1. Verify Your Merge EDU Account 

Once you have created your account and unlocked the free trial at www.trymerge.com, you will need to verify your account.

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You will receive an automatic email from support@mergeedu.com entitled “Verify your Merge EDU Account email”. This email will include a link (highlighted above) to verify your account, and this is also where you will find your Merge-generated password (also highlighted above). 

Be sure to tap the link in the email to verify your account.

Note: If you don’t see this email in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder or ask your IT department to make sure the emails are not being blocked by your school’s firewalls. You can also contact the Merge Support Team at support@mergeedu.com for assistance.

 

Step 2. Download Merge EDU Apps 

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The Merge EDU Platform includes the Object Viewer and Merge Explorer apps. Merge EDU apps work with most iOS and Android phones or tablets, as well as some Chromebook devices.

The first thing you’ll want to do is download the apps on your compatible device:

Object Viewer

Over 1000+ hands-on  digital teaching aids for science and STEM

Apple App Store for iOS | Google Play Store for Android

Merge Explorer

Over 100+ interactive science simulations

Apple App Store for iOS | Google Play Store for Android

 

Step 3. Sign-in to Unlock Content

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To unlock all the content in the Merge EDU Apps and Dashboard, you will need to sign in with the Merge account you created earlier by entering your email and password. 

You can also sign in with SSO (single sign on) if the email you used to create your Merge account is also connected to one of the SSO we support: Microsoft, Google, Classlink, Clever, or Apple. 

  1. Sign in to Merge EDU apps to unlock the content in these apps. Just select the profile icon inside the app and use your Merge account to log in. 
  2. Sign in to the Merge Dashboard to manage your classroom and access resources like Activity Plans, STEM Projects and more. 

Tap here if you need help signing in to Merge EDU Apps and Dashboard

 

Step 4. Add Teachers, Classes, and Students

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The Merge EDU free trial gives you administrator access, which allows you to add a teacher, set up classes, and add up to 30 student accounts. 

Tap here to learn how to navigate the administrator dashboard and get started adding others to your trial subscription.

 

Step 5. Get a Merge Cube

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Now that you have downloaded the apps, verified your account, signed in, and added a teacher and students to your trial subscription, it’s time to get a Merge Cube! 

If you don’t already have a Merge Cube for yourself and your students, you’ll need to get one to experience holding and interacting with digital objects. 

You can either order a Merge Cube on Amazon or print a Merge Paper Cube for free.

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Now that you’re all set up, it’s time to begin using Merge EDU to help your students learn science, master STEM, and be future ready! To help you get the most of your free trial of Merge EDU, we’ve created an easy-to-follow checklist of the amazing things you absolutely need to do. 

Your Free Trial Checklist:

Hold a digital object in the palm of you hand

Place a digital object in the real world

Interact with a Science Simulation

Explore Digital Teaching Aids

Walk through an Activity Plan

Investigate STEM projects

Tour the Merge Dashboard

Understand grant opportunities 

Read the buying guide

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