Hold onto your hats, because we've got a whirlwind of product updates coming your way this November. Prepare to be amazed, delighted, and possibly even slightly overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness that awaits you.
From groundbreaking features that will revolutionize the way you plan for missions that will make your day-to-day tasks a breeze, we've got something for everyone. Get ready to experience the power of Infini-D at its finest. This is not just a product update; it's an educational revolution.
🌟 Standard Alignment Page
The wait is finally over! Presenting the Standard Alignment page, your new one-stop shop for seamlessly integrating missions into your curriculum. This centralized masterpiece will ensure that you can perfectly match each mission to the corresponding standard you had in mind for the classroom. No more aimlessly scrolling through the Dashboard, no more unnecessary work – just a harmonious symphony of effortless planning! Go to Standards Page ->
👀 Dashboard is so fresh so clean
Say bye to the sidebar and say hello to the new (and better) layout.
We've given our dashboard a makeover, and even we asked ourselves; "Why haven't we done that sooner?" The Dashboard is not just visually more appealing, but it's also better looking on any smartphone device.
Our pop-up box has undergone a major change, shedding its extra baggage and emerging as a lean, mean, educational machine.
Picture this: you're about to embark on an epic mission, but you're feeling a bit rusty. That's when our revamped pop-up box swoops in, armed with targeted standards and the mission guide to get you and your students ready for the mission.
Think of it as your personal mission prep guru, whispering essential tips and strategies into your ear. No more wading through endless paragraphs of text; just the key takeaways you need to conquer any mission that comes your way.
🎯 Other Exciting Updates
We're excited to announce the release of Collaborative Station, our newest and greatest station yet! It's a place where students can work together to create collaborative, real-time design solutions with their teams.
🎃 Showstopper Halloween Mission
To test out Collaborative Station, we put our students to the challenge of creating a Halloween costume for RALF. The results were nothing short of spectacular! We saw purple furry bots, swaying palm trees, purple dragons and even green goblins.
The creativity and imagination that our students showed in the Halloween mission were truly impressive. And we're even more excited to see what they'll create using Collaborative Station in the future.
In addition to being a blast, the Halloween mission was also a great success academically.We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers and students alike. Hurry and check out the Winning Costumes here.
🔎 Collaborative Station fixes
We're also excited to report that we've fixed a number of bugs on Collaborative Station that were reported by users. So now, you and your students can enjoy all of the amazing features without any interruptions (or at least we think). The list is so long that it couldn't fit into this email, so if you are curious about those changes, just ask us.
♾️ Student Count for All Classes
Counting students can be a daunting task, especially if you have a large class. But don't worry, we're here to help! With our new update (and some fancy code), you can now count your students in the blink of an eye. That's right, we said the blink of an eye. Our program is so accurate, you won't even have time to say "boo!" (And that's especially fitting for this time of year, don't you think?)
🐛 Fixing one bug at a time
This month we're celebrating the fact that we just had one of our best start of the school year! We're so excited to share this achievement with our amazing teachers, like yourself. Your commitment to your students is truly inspiring!
Don't forget that all of our missions are designed to make learning fun again and they cover a wide range of topics. And because we're constantly adding new missions, there's always something new for your students to learn.
🚀 New and Upgraded Missions
Read Between the Waves(Wave Patterns-4th grade): In a thrilling adventure that blends science, action, and teamwork, students are dispatched to the planet Dejerria to protect the galaxy's sole source of the Persepha plant, a critical ingredient in life-saving medicines. Run mission ->
Cold Dark Planet(Wave Patterns-7th & 8th grade): The mission has been redesigned to help your students learn more about waves and energy in a fun and exciting way. Run mission ->
The Sinister Sun(Graphs and Coordinates-5th grade): This re-released mission is better than ever, with new challenges, questions, and more actions. Students will have to use their skills and ingenuity to succeed. Run mission ->
🔎 Find missions faster with new grade range
Now it's easier than ever to find the right missions for your grade level! We've added grade ranges to all missions, so you can see at a glance if they're a good fit for your students.
💭 What others say about our missions
🐛 Fixing one bug at a time
We know that the beginning of the school year can be a busy time, but we're here to make it as easy as possible for you to get your students started with Infini-D.
In August, we've been working hard to add some exciting new features that will help your students learn curriculums in a more engaging and immersive way. Here are a few highlights:
🚀 Mission: Impossible...ly Fun!
Our mission library just got a little bigger! We've launched
6 new missionsthis month, covering topics that will blow your students' minds (and hopefully not their noses). From coordinate graphing to water distribution to the earth's spheres, there's something for everyone. Check out the missions in Dashboard.
🔬 3-Dimensional Science Tab
We've added a brand new tab to the Dashboard that's packed with
3-D topics, concepts, and ideas. These resources will help your students build their research, communication, and analytical thinking skills as they explore the different subjects.
Just select a mission and click on the dropdown to see all the 3-D science information we have for that mission.
🐛 Fixing one bug at a time
We've had a busy summer here at Infini-D Mission HQ, publishing 8 brand-new missions for you to enjoy! Whether you're looking for a thrilling adventure, a challenging puzzle, or an ice-breaking exercise, we have something for everyone.
Here's a quick overview of all 8 missions:
(K-2nd grade, Weather Forecasting): Using their weather forecasting skills, the crew will outsmart Moodoo to help Tellenor react correctly to severe weather. Launch mission
(K-1st grade, Environmental Influences): When Moodoo contaminated the water of Tellenor, the crew will identify how living things are affected and will implement a solution to address the problem. Launch mission
(1st-2nd grade, Plant Growth): The crew must use their knowledge of plant growth to find a rare, stolen plant in Moodoo's greenhouse and escape before it's too late. Launch mission
(3rd-4th grade, Magnetic Interactions): Using their knowledge of magnetic interactions, the crew will infiltrate Moodoo's stronghold to get a valuable, stolen crystal back. Launch mission
(5th-8th grade, Force, Mass, and Motion): Using their knowledge of forces, motion, and mass, students will infiltrate Moodoo's stronghold to get a valuable, stolen crystal back. Launch mission
Show of Force
(6th-8th grade, Orbital Motional and Gravity): After a data breach, the crew must apply its knowledge of orbital motion and gravity to find the Crooked Snakes before it's too late. Launch mission
(7th-8th grade, Photosynthesis): Using their knowledge of photosynthesis, students investigate why plants on Tellenor are dying to restore balance to the planet before it's too late. Launch mission
(Faculty Ice-Breaker): Using your knowledge of coordinate grids, your faculty will protect your school from an incoming asteroid. Launch mission
It hasn't been your typical month at Infini-D. It's that time again – we've got some amazing new updates to share with you!
From new designs to awesome features that will take your experience to the next level, we've been hard at work making your time with us even more amazing. Let's dive in and discover all the cool new stuff we've made for you!
Mission lobby leaderboard
While waiting for the mission to start, students can view the leaderboard for the current mission in the lobby. This allows them to see where their class stands among others and adds extra motivation for taking the top spot.
Plus, the 'Preparing for launch' screen just got a major style upgrade!
All new mission guides
The new cover page outlines
suggested progressionof instruction to ensure optimal educational outcomes. All supplemental resources are packed into a single section to support your teaching goals.
We've also included
extra resourcesto encourage intervention/extension strategies that enhance student learning outcomes.
New scanning button
We've revamped the scanning button with a sleek and modern design. It's not only visually appealing but also more intuitive for students to use. With this update, students can scan objects quicker and easier, leaving more time for problem-solving.
Don't forget, the more students that scan the same object, the faster it goes!
April's new missions
We have released three new missions for you and your students to explore this month. Students will need to collaborate and overcome any obstacles together, as there are new adventures awaiting them.
Fixing one bug at a time
We’re excited to announce a brand-new makeover for the Infini-D Learning analytics page! We have shifted the focus to proficiency benchmarks and features that provide an even better tool to increase
student achievement, deepen
whole-class engagement, and foster
21st-century skillsin your classroom, school, and/or district.
Proficiency benchmarks 📈
The new proficiency benchmarking table will give you an even more comprehensive understanding of your student's progress. You'll be able to see how your students are progressing and identify areas where they may need more help.
Understanding numbers, nurturing potentials 👩🏫
Get ready to unlock the secrets of your student's progress with our new interactive data visualization! Say goodbye to boring spreadsheets and hello to colorful and engaging visuals that will help you spot trends and identify areas for growth.
With the new tool, you'll have all the information you need to help your students reach their full potential. So let's dive in and discover the power of data-driven teaching!
We have designed these tools with YOU in mind in order to give teachers and administrators more actionable data that will allow educators to more seamlessly integrate Infini-D into their instructional rhythms.
We've got some seriously awesome updates to share with you! Our team has been working hard to bring you some amazing new features and missions that are going to level up your game. Get ready to take the classroom learning experience to the next level!
Add students after mission has started
Forgot to add a new student to your class roster? We've got your back! Students can still jump in on the mission at any time. The best part, you'll be able to see their names in the waiting room, so you can decide whether they are up for the challenge or not.
Three new missions
We've been hard at work to bring you not just one, not two, but
THREEbrand new missions that will leave you in awe. From dodging asteroid fields to diving into uncharted waters, these missions are packed with surprises and challenges that will test your students' knowledge and skills.
Pro tips: Remind, Encourage, Facilitate
You, as a teacher, play a critical role in making each mission a success! As your students venture into the great unknown, it's up to you to be their trusty guide:🐛
Fixing one bug at a time
We know how much you all love using Infini-D for student engagement and wished for a mission that could magically cover any subject. Wait no more:
Quiz Missionsare here!🎉
These missions have no standards tied to them and no investigation maps. The only curriculum is the quiz questions YOU will use. Your crew will need to rescue a civilian ship without being stopped by the GAL-Delilahs.
This mission is designed with upper-grade controls (with upgradable stations), so your student's ability to answer their quiz questions correctly is directly tied to how well they will do on the mission.
The quiz mission has three difficulty levels –
hard. As the levels progress, it becomes increasingly harder to beat a station. (If your students manage to complete the hard version without any explosions, we will be utterly amazed! 😱)
Ready to get started? Hop on over to Infini-D and create your first quiz mission today!
Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 We're excited to release our newest (and first) 2023 updates, designed to make your Infini-D experience even better!
Favorite question groups
You now have the ability to mark question groups created by others as your favorite, and easier incorporate them when creating a mission.
All your favorite questions will show up under My Favorites.
Featured Missions section in the mission library
The new featured section is designed to provide you with an easy way to discover and access the latest and greatest missions created by our team. With frequent updates and a wide variety of content, you can be sure to find something new and exciting every time you visit.
Other Exciting Updates🐛
Fixing one bug at a time