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Reading Stamina Building Block One: Getting Ready

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This is our second in a series of four posts on building reading stamina. You can read the introduction about why stamina is so important here. Distractions, distractions everywhere  The goal with building block one is to prepare for a focussed and uninterrupted reading session. Attention is at a…

It Starts With Stamina

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Testing season is here! Which means it’s the time of year many of us start thinking about reading stamina. And there’s a good reason for that. Standardized testing requires a full day of focus. While the test itself might only run between 90-120 minutes, kids also need to pay attention…

Text-to-speech: supporting every type of learner

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There’s a key philosophy that drives our work at Dreamscape: meet students where they’re at.   Meeting students where they‘re at in practice At a high-level this is about understanding that each student is unique and that each student has their own unique way of learning. Practically, this means doing things…

Why Teach Charts & Graphs?

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It’s about comprehension. We’re always speaking to teachers so that we can understand where we can help. One gap we identified is a lack of materials that support students as they learn to understand charts and graphs. So, we got to work! Think about it…

How to Encourage Student Connection During COVID-19

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At the moment, there is uncertainty whether or not in-class learning will resume full time. Nevertheless, the beginning of the year is crucial for students to connect not only with their teachers but also with each other…

Welcome To The New Playdreamscape.com

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This year has been a learning curve for us all, in many different ways. From learning how to successfully teach virtually, finding ways to manage your children’s school from home, adapting to all the changes happening in everyday life, and so much more. We have seen countless…

Technology Helps Teachers Personalize Literacy Learning

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Student comprehension skills are automatically tracked with Dreamscape helping teachers support learners in their individual development. FEATURED LEARNING GUARDIAN GLENORA SCANLAN, HALIFAX REGIONAL CENTRE FOR EDUCATION THE CHALLENGE Teachers report struggling with assessing comprehension skills of learners in the classroom. The struggle is compoun…

New Trends in Florida Lead to New Technology, Pedagogy, and Standards

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Over thirty-seven million students in the United States are using the common core standards to learn. Nearly three million students are enrolled in public schools grades K-12 in the state of Florida, making it the third-largest public school system in America. In January of 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed an…

The 10 best teacher bloggers you MUST follow

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Combining learning with fun can be a difficult thing to do. So we’ve gathered the top 10 teacher bloggers that have mastered the art of marrying the two to give students the best experience in the classroom. TEACHER TOOL KIT Ross McGill is an award-winning deputy…

Need A Read Aloud? Check Out This Poetry!

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Everyone has those students who are just not interested in prose, and when it comes to poetry, the options in the past that are suitable for children have not been very robust. There’s the Where the Sidewalk Ends series for very young readers, but what about those upper elementary and middle school…