Kids Teaching Kids
Eric Marcos, Lincoln Middle School, 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
This paper reports how adopting a "kids teaching kids" model helped spark student interest and enthusiasm inside and outside the math class. Middle school students created math video lessons and collaborated via a Moodle-powered class web site, called Mathtrain.com. Using a Tablet PC, the students wrote naturally as their voice was recorded simultaneously. The student-created mathcasts were used for the class podcast, archived and made freely-available to other students, parents/guardians, teachers and the public for download. On Mathtrain.com, students accessed math resources, joined together to discuss homework problems and helped each other by using the site's messaging system. Students interacted through forums and commented on each other's posts. The "kids teaching kids" model, through mathcasts and on-line collaboration, has empowered students of all levels to engage in taking an active role in their own learning.
Marcos, E. (2008). Kids Teaching Kids. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4510-4514). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).