ThEMaT’s Virtual Settings: Practicing Math Teaching with Web-based Interactive Rich-Media Technologies
Chieu Vu Minh, Michael Weiss, Patricio Herbst, University of Michigan, School of Education, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
How to help teachers learn productively from each other and practice teaching in authentic contexts has been among critical problems in teacher learning. Many have offered online communities and video technologies for teachers to develop their professional expertise, for example, share records of or commentary on their practice, get feedback from expert teachers, view and comment on video records of instruction. Rich-media technologies, especially animations however, have not been considered carefully in the design of communities of teaching practice. We believe that rich-media technologies can play a key role in teacher education because it can engage teachers as producers, not just as consumers, of instructional stories: they can compose, share, and discuss their own stories of teaching. In this poster, we show rich-media applications for teachers to view, comment on, and discuss animated movies of instructional stories, to propose alternatives of those stories, to compose new stories, and to discuss alternative solutions with peers.
Vu Minh, C., Weiss, M. & Herbst, P. (2008). ThEMaT’s Virtual Settings: Practicing Math Teaching with Web-based Interactive Rich-Media Technologies. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4587-4592). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).