DreamBox Learning Blog

December 2, 2014 9:10 pm - By in Blogs, Personalized Learning

Personalized Schooling Gets Most of the Attention

I was initially surprised when my July blog post—Personalized Learning or Personalized Schooling?—became one of my most widely read and shared posts so far this year. In particular, this graphic resonated with educators:  This framework clarifies critical distinctions that are…

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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, fellow…

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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 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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