One of greatest factors in a student’s long term success is whether or not they actually care about what they are learning. Fewer things excite a teacher more than when a student shows genuine interest and engagement. Not only does the Infini-D Lab give the students an exciting purpose behind every lesson, but it is also carefully crafted to deeply engage and excite the student through their interactions with the game components of each mission.
There are 30+ unique roles that the students can fill as they work together on their missions. These roles will encourage the students to collaborate as they collect and analyze data, maintain the systems on their ship, and find solutions to the various problems they encounter. For example, if students miss a series of questions, their “health” will drop until their stations lock out and indicate that they are in need of medical attention. The students that make up the medical team must then come over and “revive” the students by completing a series of curricular tasks.
These types of complex interactions are common in every mission, and are incredibly effective at giving students an unmatched opportunity to gain experience in critical 21st-century skills while simultaneously testing their curricular mastery.