ICEF Vista Elementary Academy, a school serving primarily low-income students who are English Language Learners, was forced to reduce its operating budget by 20 percent following deep state budget cuts. The school brought in the DreamBox Learning program to meet student needs for math intervention and individualized instruction in a cost-effective manner.Read more ›
You may have heard the term “big data” in reference to companies like Netflix, Google or Facebook. It’s the collection of all those little data points about your choices and decision making process that allows companies to know exactly what…Read more ›
In an age of constrained budgets and overworked teachers, adaptive learning is bringing a spark back into the classroom and completely innovating the way education is approached. The difference is made when instructional content and methods are customized to individual…Read more ›
The days of lugging around backpacks filled with heavy textbooks may soon be gone. As American schools continually look for innovative ways to incorporate technology into the classroom to improve personalized learning, touch-screen tablets are taking a central role. “We…Read more ›
There are so many hot terms in education these days—blended learning, personalized learning, differentiated instruction, intelligent adaptive learning—related to technologically-assisted 21st century learning. What’s the difference between them? In short, they all describe approaches to learning and instruction that are…Read more ›
I’ve had variations of the following conversation with relatives a couple of times in recent months. Has something similar happened to you?
“She loves playing DreamBox and was doing fine. But now the questions are too hard and she’s getting frustrated.”
“Hmm… Have you perhaps been helping her with her answers?”Read more ›