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October 31, 2014 5:01 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

The Math Barrier: An Unfortunate Reality

When you’re a math major in college like I was, you can be guaranteed at least two things. First, many people will assume you’re a human calculator because they’ll ask you to make outrageous computations on the spot. Second, fellowRead more ›
October 29, 2014 4:09 pm - By in Blogs, Uncategorized

3 Musts of #iNACOL14

iNACOL is taking place in Palm Springs, California this year … helloooo sunshine! As Seattleites, we are especially excited for this event, but not only for the sun. The following are the three “musts” of iNACOL 2014. 1. Breakout Session…

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October 15, 2014 2:58 pm - By in Blogs, News

This Just In: Jessie Woolley-Wilson to Speak at SXSWedu in Featured Session

It’s official! It’s just been announced that our CEO, Jessie Woolley-Wilson, will be speaking at the upcoming SXSWedu 2015 conference, March 9–12, in a just announced Featured Session titled, “EdTech for Educational Inclusion.” The panel will address important topics including inequalities…

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October 7, 2014 5:19 pm - By in Blogs, From DreamBox

The Appropriate Use of Data to Drive Student Success

I believe that we must honor every student’s individual abilities, the way they learn—and their privacy. Protecting student data has become a growing topic of discussion, and the enactment of the nation’s first student data-privacy legislation on September 29th in…

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October 2, 2014 3:56 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Creating My Dream Lessons…Digitally.

While creating math lessons for middle school, I’ve been reminded of a game I used to play when I was in eighth grade. My math teacher, Mr. W, would start by giving us a target number (such as 27), and…

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September 23, 2014 6:33 pm - By in Blogs, From DreamBox

Why is Slope Hard to Learn?

With the recent release of our new middle school lessons—in which students learn about rates of change—it’s clear we’ve been thinking about slope at DreamBox for quite some time. And we’re not the only ones; Sybilla Beckmann and Andrew Izsák…

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September 3, 2014 5:52 pm - By in From DreamBox

 Vote for SXSWedu Panels: Increasing access and equity for student success

 As SXSWedu PanelPicker voting draws to a close on Friday, Sept. 5, there is still time to support important  equity and access questions that are so critical to ensuring the success of our children, now and in the future.  I’ve…

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August 18, 2014 10:19 pm - By in 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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