DreamBox Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Engine revolutionizes the way students learn math.
The Essential Elements to Accelerating Learning
To accelerate student learning, DreamBox combines three essential elements: a rigorous curriculum, motivating learning environments, and a truly intelligent and adaptive engine. With the power to deliver millions of individualized learning paths, DreamBox can tailor every math lesson to meet a student’s unique need. Its K-5 math curriculum effectively teaches the Common Core State Standards. DreamBox provides comprehensive reporting tools for teachers and administrators that track student proficiency and progress.
Differentiated math instruction to meet the needs of every learner The DreamBox adaptive online learning environment ensures that students work in their optimal learning zone. It recognizes more than just their ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers—with every click of the mouse, it evaluates student strategies and immediately adjusts the lesson. Dreambox can adapt the level of difficulty, scaffolding, sequencing, and the number of hints, the pacing—all in real-time—allowing students of all levels to progress at a pace that suits them.
An engaging learning environment that doesn't sacrifice fun When we were developing DreamBox, we knew that creating an experience that captured a student’s imagination and attention was just as important as an intelligent adaptive engine or an alignment to the Common Core. We built two immersive environments (primary and intermediate) that personalize learning with games and themes that turn lessons into adventures. In addition, students show their work with unique virtual manipulatives, encouraging them to explain, discuss, and defend their mathematical thinking.
How to Make Your Own Apps
You may be a young kid learning on your own. You may be a teacher trying out new technology for the first time. You may be a parent or home school parent eager to empower your kid with 21st century skills.
This is the place to start. I assume you know nothing about making your own apps. I assume you know nothing about "Scratch," the software that makes it easy to make your own apps.
In a series of brief, fun lessons you will learn everything you need to know to start making your own, awesome software from games to all sorts of other apps. And it will be tons of fun. Its all about you learning some of the basics then taking off in the directions you want to go.
For this course, I have chosen a theme of how you can make your own apps to help really young kids learn to read. I like the idea, and I think you will too, of teaching others even as you are learning yourself.
Plus, making stuff for really young kids allows you to start with straightforward, simple apps for which your audience will adore you. All that feels good.
To get started you need to download the software authoring tool called "Scratch" that was created by some wonderful people at the MIT Media Lab with a grant from the National Science Foundation. You can download Scratch for free here:
Building Independence for Challenged Lives
Lanakila Pacific is a family of programs and services designed to help people with disabilities reach their goals and potential, while building independence and promoting community inclusion.
Lanakila Pacific is a non-profit organization that builds independence for thousands of people living challenged lives. We are a family of programs and services that enable adults with disabilities, ranging from cognitive, physical and age-related challenges, to reach their goals and potential, while building independence and promoting community inclusion. Our organization serves and benefits over 2,000 people annually, right here in our own community.
Our programs include Lanakila Meals on Wheels, aiding seniors island-wide, Teaching and Learning Centers, an education program that mimics a college-like structure and Workforce Resources, a hands-on job training program.
Our services have expanded and is our move towards financial sustainability. They include Lanakila Kitchen, which provides all of the meals for Lanakila Meals on Wheels, as well as offering school meal catering and event catering services, delivering island-wide. We have Lanakila Maintenance Services, offering first-rate grounds maintenance and custodial options for your business. And Lanakila Custom Products, offering products, apparel and gifts customized to fit your logo, brand or event!
We believe it is the right of every person to live life to the fullest, reach the goals set for oneself and meet their potential. We advocate for people with disabilities for inclusion within the community as a whole.