Student- and Educator-Friendly Technology
STREAM Missions are delivered via a proprietary, cloud-based learning management system. The program accommodates 4:1, 2:1, or 1:1 computer-to-student ratios, though the curriculum requires that students work in teams of four.
Students access their content, complete Explorations, and view their progress through each Mission using the system. Instructional content is delivered via a variety of multimodal methods including audio, video, and hands-on activities. Each online exploration also has an associated Mission Journal that students work to complete as they progress through each title. Game-based learning activities are also included to provide feedback on students’ understanding of the content.
Teachers have a wealth of tools and resources at their fingertips through the teacher portal of the learning content management system. Customizable grading rubrics, assessments, and a variety of reports are available for all titles within the system. As long as Internet access is available, teachers can browse their library of Missions titles and view the content of any page, anywhere, anytime. Flexibility and teacher ease were at the forefront of the platform development, and the many tools, resources, and built-in functionalities reflect that.
From a content delivery perspective, teachers have the option to have students read from the Mission Journal, read from the online content, or listen to the content being read aloud through the system.