The Grades 6-8 Learning Environment

INTRODUCING THE 6-8 LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

DreamBox Learning recognizes the need for appropriate learning environments for students of all ages. Students in grades 6 and higher are automatically placed in the 6-8 Learning Environment. The 6-8 Learning Environment shares some commonalities with the 3-5 Learning Environment, but adds features designed to engage students of higher grade levels.


NAVIGATING THE LESSON CHOOSER

When students log in to DreamBox, they are presented with the My Lessons page. Each icon represents a lesson. Students will have multiple options within the same unit in order to give them ownership over their learning.


MEASUREMENT OF STUDENT PROGRESS

Students can click on a tab on the right side of the Lesson Chooser to open a panel with information on their progress and achievements. Students have the ability to “level up” their avatars with borders of bronze, silver, or gold by completing lessons. The border changes color when the three stars located below the avatar are filled. Note that these stars become more challenging to fill as students move from bronze to silver to gold.

Students can also track statistics for their current session on DreamBox (the time from student log-in to student log-out). Students can see the number of lessons completed (shown as a green check mark), the time spent on lessons, and the amount of coins collected.


LOCKS AND KEYS

Unique to this learning environment, certain lessons can appear as "locked". By completing the lessons that display a key, students will gain access to the locked content.



NANO-GAMES

Nano-games are fun, 15- to 30-second minigames designed to incentivize learning. As students play and progress in DreamBox, they may be offered a nano-game. Students can play a nano-game when they see a blue game controller tile as one of the options on their My Lessons page. The nano-game disappears immediately after it is played.

 

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