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We are really pumped about the recent updates to our Imagine Museum activities found in Imagine Language & Literacy, and we're confident the enhancements will leave your students eyes all aglow with excitement. Are you ready to unwrap the goodness? This quick (and fun) video will show you all that is new and improved in these activities. We’ve also broken it down for you below.

 

All of the Imagine Museum activities have been rebuilt with improved performance and student engagement in mind.


Monkey Business (formerly known as Jungle Habitat)

First and foremost, Monkey Business now plays more smoothly on iPads, Chromebooks, and Windows and Mac computers. What else has changed?

Students can see the monkey more clearly as they interact with it, and they can now click to tell the monkey to move to a selected location. Students can also click on some items to make the monkey interact with them. Speaking of items, the store layout has been improved to show items grouped under three categories, and there’s more flexibility in placing and arranging items purchased from the store.

 Smoothie Operator 

This exhibit now allows multiple smoothies to be made during a single session, thus increasing engagement for students. With each new smoothie completed, the difficulty increases and allows new items to be unlocked. 

An easy to use “conveyor belt” provides a collections of new items (coconut, watermelon, ice cube, potion, trajectory guide) that students can choose to use. Also, a timer has been added to show the amount of time remaining.

Mazel Coaster

The camera in Mazel Mine now follows the cart more naturally allowing for more of a roller coast effect. Also, the store has been reorganized to improve usability.

 

What do you think? Are those some tree-mendous updates or what? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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N
Do we need to download a new version to see these new features? Or are they pushed out somehow?

(In our school, chromebooks and half the computer lab use v. 1.116 and the rest use v. 1.80. No one seems to notice a difference.)
M
Hi Nancy,

Since you are using Chromebooks you can access the new Imagine Museum activities by browsing to app.imaginelearning.com. You might want to bookmark that url for quick access in the future.

If you would still like to update the app you can get it at the Chrome Web Store at this url: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/imagine-language-literacy/jkecilbkdjdngkdbhfdjncppagdmjlfh

I hope your students enjoy the new Imagine Museum activities.

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L
Hi, while the students have enjoyed having these games open this last week they are wondering what is the object of the Mazel Cart? They aren't sure what to do
once it begins, do they do something with the cart at the end of the track?
M
Hi Lisa! Mazel Mine is about putting together a roller coaster. Once students have bought the track pieces they want to use and placed them where they like, riding the coaster is just a fun bonus. So, once students click the ride button, they are along for the ride. The idea is that the student gets to experience the roller coaster they just made.

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J
When our students get to Vocab Dash, they get to the vocab words and it freezes the entire program.
M
Hi Jan,

I'm sorry to hear about the freezing issue. I've looped in our customer success team and you should be hearing from them soon. In the future you can email support@imaginelearning.com for any technical issues.

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