Dreamscape is a multi-player digital game where students create their own world, challenge others to collect resources, and answer skill-based questions to move time forward. Dreamscape was designed by literacy experts and experts in game design to be highly engaging for students, resulting in increased activity in the classroom and at home.
Read below to learn how to set-up your account and how you can use your dashboard to ensure students are completing their ELA work while at home.
Getting your students started
- Go to https://dashboard.playdreamscape.com/register/educator to create an educator account.
- Once signed in, select Add Class.
- Either Import your Class from Google Classroom OR Enter the name of your class if you do not have Google Classroom. Find more information about Importing Google Classroom HERE
- Once you've created a new class, select Add Student.
- Select No, they need a new account.
- Select My students will create their own accounts.
- Share your unique class code with your students, and give them these instructions: https://squigglepark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044977333.
When starting the game, students will enter their current grade level, which will also be used as their initial reading level. As they play, the game will adapt to the appropriate reading level for each student. However, you are also able to change their reading level manually by selecting the "Students" tab in the dashboard and selecting the pencil icon beside their name.
How to create assignments + test preparation
While learning remotely, it's important to reinforce the skills you've already taught in the classroom. You can do this by creating skill or genre assignments in Dreamscape.
You can also assign specific regional, or general questions to prepare students for their state or provincial tests.
Example: if you were reading a mystery novel in class, you can assign mystery passages using a genre assignment and track students' activity to see how many inferring questions are being answered, and how often students are getting the questions right, by looking at their % correct.
Using the Dreamscape dashboard for remote learning
- Use the metrics on your dashboard to determine how often your students are using the program.
- # of Questions
- % Correct
- Time Played
- Interact with your students by completing tasks found when you select the character "Chuck" at the bottom left side of your dashboard. For every task you complete, all of your students will receive a reward in the game from you.
- Give your students assignments using the Planner tool, and track their progress to see how many have completed the questions, and see their answers.
Need support with setting up your account or getting started? Contact us.