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  • 05/06/10 19:21
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  • At the heart of DreamBox Learning are the virtual manipulatives which students use to explore the mathematics. These are a sampling of the virtual tools used to represent the abstract world of mathematics concretely. (NOTE: To demonstrate these virtual manipulatives you need to be connected to the internet and showing this PPT in presentation mode.Click the underlined word to go to a TUTORIAL Lesson on that manipulative. You may need to log in (in the future check the box so that DB automatically logs you in). I would suggest demonstrating the Mathrack since it’s the one that Cathy Fosnot made famous and might be unknown to your audience. But they’re all very good and quite unique.)
  • Behind the fun is some seriously powerful technology. It’s DreamBox’s continuous assessment and dynamic adaptation that distinguishes it from everything else out there, and represents a next generation of eLearning. Here’s what I mean. (click) DreamBox continuously gathers data on every move a student makes -- every mouse click, every hesitation, every movement of the mouse – and based on those moves, determines the next appropriate instructional move a student needs to optimize learning. DreamBox continually assesses and adapts the learning environment – the math content, the level of difficulty, the pacing and sequence of lessons – all in order to maximize success. It is completely responsive and personalized and the path a student takes is uniquely his or her own. (click) In fact, there are over 350 lessons in DreamBox, representing literally millions of paths a student could take. All dependent on the moves they make. (click) Not so with other computer programs which operate in a linear fashion: you work through a series of objectives and when you meet the requirements, you move on to the next one. While they may call themselves “adaptive”, it’s only in a very limited way: if students “pass” an objective quickly, they don’t have to do all the questions, but they still must demonstrate mastery at each level. DreamBox is very different. It assesses how students are doing with the mathematics, and what they need to know next, and then chooses the next instructional move that will optimizes that student’s learning. It analyzes all the past moves that student has made and uses that to decide what is best. And more than that, the platform is learning not just about how this particular student learns; it learns from the 30 000 other students that are using DreamBox – it learns about learning! -- and so takes all that data to inform its decision-making process. It is truly differentiated and personalized learning. 05/06/10 19:21
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  • DreamBox

    1. 1. A New Software Platform for Adaptive e-Learning
    2. 2. Individualized eLearning Over the Web <ul><li>Effective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data-informed instruction and reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous and dynamic adaptations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best methods of classroom teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game-like </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly scalable lesson development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensible platform across subjects </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3.
    4. 4. Launched January 2009 to Wide Acclaim
    5. 5. DreamBox Learning Customers
    6. 6. Reed Hastings and Charter Fund Acquire DreamBox and Invest $10M <ul><li>“ DreamBox Learning clearly stands out. They have the best underlying adaptive technology, giving every student the opportunity to thrive through innovative online learning.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We will help millions of students.” </li></ul>
    7. 7. In-depth math Real adaptations Engagement Progress reporting DreamBox Learning K-3 Math
    8. 8. A Sampling of DreamBox Learning's Virtual Manipulatives Open Number Line Snap Blocks Function Machine Mathrack <ul><li>Interactive learning </li></ul><ul><li>Track strategies , not just answers </li></ul>about the mathematics
    9. 9. Adaptations on Every Mouse Click <ul><li>Manipulatives enable students to show their strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Problem difficulty, hints and scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson sequence </li></ul>about the adaptations <ul><li>Continuous assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic adaptation </li></ul>DreamBox Learning Typical “adaptive” computer programs
    10. 10. <ul><li>Efficient creation of effective lessons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LessonScript TM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next generation continuous assessment and adaptation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GuideRight TM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large scale web service </li></ul>The DreamBox Platform Strategy Lesson Sequencing Client App Layer Data Data Miner Student Performance Lessons Data Warehouse Assessments Adaptations Lesson Lesson Data Tactical Adaptations Strategic Adaptations
    11. 11. Platform Enables Efficient Growth <ul><li>Create more adaptive “applications”: </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated learning platform </li></ul>Additional Subjects Literacy 9-12 Math 6-8 Math 3-5 Math K-2 Math
    12. 12. 05/06/10 Confidential Well on our way to helping millions of students www.dreambox.com