Using Web 2.0 Interactive Rich-media Technologies in Mathematics Teacher Development
Chieu Vu Minh, Michael Weiss, Patricio Herbst, University of Michigan, School of Education, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This roundtable session aims at showing how to exploit interactive rich-media technologies, especially technologies for watching and annotating animated instructional stories, to support teacher learning. We consider that watching and annotating representations of teaching done with animated cartoon characters may help teachers focus on noteworthy moments, and therefore learn to notice critical events of teaching practice. We also consider that telling and sharing teaching stories may help them exchange the professional practical knowledge that makes their actions meaningful and guides their learning. In this session, we show three virtual settings for sustaining teacher learning: a virtual space for teachers to watch and comment on a variety of animated instructional stories in geometry, an online environment for teacher groups to watch and discuss those stories, and a web-based lesson composer for teachers to create and share their stories. Also, we briefly report on how that kind of online environments helped teacher development.
Vu Minh, C., Weiss, M. & Herbst, P. (2009). Using Web 2.0 Interactive Rich-media Technologies in Mathematics Teacher Development. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3619-3624). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).