DreamBox Learning Blog

August 18, 2014 10:19 pm - By in Blogs, From DreamBox

We want more EdChat! Vote for Jessie’s panels at SXSWedu 2015

CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson and DreamBox Learning are gearing up for SXSWedu 2015! After last year’s outstanding sessions, we are thirsty for more rich conversations about innovations to improve the future of education. But we need your help, and invite you…

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July 31, 2014 5:05 pm - By in 21st Century Skills, Blogs

Learning for the Future: Beyond the Textbook

Summer is good for many things: spending time with family, traveling, and for kids, taking a break from classes. But while students may take time off, their teachers are preparing for the upcoming school year—because learning never stops. And it…

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July 22, 2014 8:59 pm - By in Blogs, Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning or Personalized Schooling?

Our experience with this class was very personalized. And it was very personal. In education literature, the terms Personalized Learning and Personalization are being increasingly used and discussed, and disagreements about Personalized Learning and its value to students have resulted in several blog posts and debates in the past month. Audrey Watters links to eight of them and adds her perspective here, and Mike Caulfield furthered the conversation here. I agree with others that we need to define these terms better, and my experience with the hospital birth class is a useful and illustrative reference point….

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July 22, 2014 8:57 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Teacher Tool of the Month – Integer Operations

The interactive white board Teacher Tool for this lesson is available on our website under Resources www.dreambox.com/teachertools. Students use substitution to create equations involving multiplication and division with integers. The DreamBox lesson visually represents the order and the results of…

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July 15, 2014 3:00 am - By in Blogs, From DreamBox

DreamBox video contest winner: 5,248 thumbs up!

Remington Traditional School’s anchorperson Callista explains the power of DreamBox. Congratulations to Remington Traditional School of Maryland Heights, Missouri! The winner of DreamBox Learning’s latest “Tell Us Your DreamBox Story” video contest had a whopping 5,248 likes on Facebook! Students…

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July 2, 2014 5:58 pm - By in Blogs, From DreamBox, Uncategorized

Survey: 21st century skills contribute to success at work

Looking for the secret that will help today’s students be the successful workers of tomorrow? It may just all come down to 21st century skills. According to a survey from Gallup, young U.S. adults who developed 21st century skills (many…

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June 20, 2014 11:56 am - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Subject-Centered Classrooms Can Morph Into Integrated-Content Classrooms

Formal education in most elementary classrooms is based on an organizational system that focuses on content subjects. Posted in classrooms is a calendar of the day: 8:30–9:30 Reading, 9:30–10:30 Math, 10:45–11:30 Science, etc. This subject-centric method has been a driving…

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June 13, 2014 11:44 am - By in From DreamBox

Supplementary and Vertical Angles

The interactive white board DreamBox Teacher Tool for this lesson is available on our website under Resources or using www.dreambox.com/teachertools. Students use this interactive tool to reason deductively about supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles as they make rotations, aim for…

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June 13, 2014 11:09 am - By in Math Learning

When Futuristic EdTech Inventions Don’t Improve Learning

The Gizmodo article, 15 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever is a collection of revealing and humorous inventions that people imagined could or would impact learning in “the future.” Given that we’re in a time of rapid technological…

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June 12, 2014 8:00 am - By in Personalized Learning

Can Personalized Learning Have a Template?

For decades, students who strayed too far from average in terms of their abilities—either toward disability or toward giftedness—have been subject to an Individual Education Program (IEP) that describes in detail the steps that will be taken to address the…

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