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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….

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…

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…

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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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…

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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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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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…

Beyond Differentiated Education

In many ways, the American education system remains firmly rooted in the times during which it was formalized—the age of the Industrial Revolution. This system seeks to create productive members of society as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. Although…

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Kids love DreamBox. And it helps them love math!

Even though educators appreciate DreamBox for so many reasons, the most important thing is whether kids like DreamBox—and will keep on using it. When you hear what kids have to say, you know there’s something really different about the DreamBox…