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Newsletter
October 2013

 
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In this issue:

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Teacher Tool

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Customer Story

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From Dr. Tim Hudson

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DreamBox iPad App

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Upcoming Event

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In the News

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Teacher tool of the month: Ordering Fractions on the Number Line

 
 

 

 
  Infographic1.PNGJust as the number line is a useful tool for helping students compare and order whole numbers, this Interactive Whiteboard Teacher Tool uses a virtual manipulative to help students compare and order fractions between 0 to 1. In addition to understanding that fractions can be used to represent parts of a whole, it’s critical for students to learn and understand that fractions are numbers themselves, with actual values that can either be ordered or considered equivalent. Your class will use landmark fractions and fraction equivalence to place fractions on the number line. Learn more
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  Customer story: The DreamBox Math for iPad® app arrives in Alvin, Texas
   
  Amy Bolting -Customer.PNGAmy Bolting, fifth grade teacher and head of the iPad program at Alvin Elementary  in Alvin, Texas says, “Whenever my students have some free class time, they pick up DreamBox on their iPads and do a lesson. We use DreamBox as a warm-up before math instruction, too. That’s definitely going to add up to a whole lot of new math learning by the end of the year!” Read more
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From Dr. Tim Hudson: When is Technology Developmentally Appropriate for Young Children?

 
  DocHudson.pngIn Part 1 of this series, I shared how important it is to define the learning goals for students before considering the value of learning technologies for young children. I highlighted “exploration” as an important learning outcome for young children. In this part, I’ll share two more key aspects when considering age-appropriate technology use for children. Read more
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  The DreamBox for iPad® app for version 2+ and iPad mini—It’s almost here!
   
  iPad_Oct.PNGAs Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning stated in a recent interview, “We’re witnessing a platform shift in education. There are now 8 million iPads within the global education sector and the adoption rate of tablets in schools across the U.S. continues to soar. The arrival of the DreamBox for iPad app puts the market-leading pre-kindergarten through Grade 5 adaptive learning math program in the hands of those millions of learners.” Learn more
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  Upcoming event:

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium
October 27–30, 2013 in Orlando, Florida

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. Visit DreamBox at booth #66.
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Blended Learning Implementation Guide

The guide offers recommendations for developing and implementing an effective plan to adopt a blended learning model that focuses on accelerating student learning for college and career readiness.
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Free Course: Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students

In this course, offered by Coursera.org, you will learn about the different types of blended learning and the best practices from real schools using these models. In addition, you will develop the tools you need to build your own blended learning program.

 
  DreamBox wins 2013 Tech Impact Awards: Education

Each year, Seattle Business magazine celebrates the creators and purveyors of technological innovations that affect how we live and do business. Seattle Business salutes the honorees of the 2013 Tech Impact Awards and recognizes the sort of outstanding achievement that informs and inspires even greater leaps forward in the future.

 
  DreamBox FREE TRIAL

For those of you who still haven't tried DreamBox in your school, we offer a free trial.

 
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Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ PreK through Grade 5 math program aligned to the Common Core empowers students to master key concepts and increase achievement.

 
 
 
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