For over seven years, students have been happily creating tutorials on their own time after school and for no extra credit or grade. We'll share student-created screencasts and show you how to get your students creating them for a global audience.
Purpose & objective
The primary objective of the presentation is to share the benefits of student-created tutorials. Students create tutorial screencasts on their own time after school and for no extra credit or grade. They are energized to take an active role in their own learning. These peer-to-peer lessons engage students because the students in the videos speak the same "kid language" and the student-created screencasts enable them an opportunity to see multiple ways to solve a problem.
Attendees will view student-created screencasts, discover how easy it is to create them for nearly any subject, how to share them on-line, how to use the videos as authentic assessment and tutoring tools, how to produce them on a budget (using iPads, tablets or desktops), how the student tutorials are used to flip our classroom as well as glimpse at some emerging positive data.
Our student Mathtrain.TV site is mentioned throughout Chapter 2 in Alan November's, "Who Owns the Learning", book.
A. Participants will view the methods, tools, data and results of our student tutorial experience.
B. A Tablet PC and an iPad will be used.
C. Student-created math videos from our iTunes podcast and Mathtrain.TV site will be shown.
A. 40% of presentation will be sharing methods, data and results.
B. 40% will be showing math video examples from students.
D. 20% will be devoted to questions from the audience.
III. Process for Audience
A. Viewing presentation, as well as interacting via question and answers.
Published Peer Reviewed Papers:
Marcos, E. J. (2008) “Kids Teaching Kids” In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 4510-4514). Chesapeake, VA.
Marcos, Eric J. (2013) “Kids Teaching Kids”: Student-Created Tablet-Based Mathtrain.TV Tutorials For A Global Audience." WIPTTE, The Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technology in Education (formerly WIPTE), Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA.
Alan November shares our student-created math videos during his keynotes and showcased them in his TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJHzpEy4bE&t=11m10s
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