The entire class can play The Island together as one big group or they can play it in smaller groups.
If the class plays together as one group the game is played on two iPads: one is the camp iPad and the other the expedition iPad. The children read the story and make the decisions on the camp iPad.
The expedition iPad is located together with Hopspots, where the spots are used for physical collaboration exercises, such as getting food and exploring the island. The big group send small groups of 4-6 players to the expedition iPad to collect points while the rest of the children continue with the scenarios in class. It is a good idea to place Hopspots and the expedition iPad outside the class in order to avoid disturbing the discussion in class.
If the class decides to play the game in two or more groups they can compete and see who scores the most points in the game. Every group needs a camp iPad, and the groups take turns at sending smaller groups on expedition to Hopspots.
The game is very intuitive but we still recommend that you try it out a bit before playing with your students. You will need no more than half an hour to do that.