Student Created Instructional Videos

In doing some reading on current technologies in mathematics classes, I came across Mathtrain.TV, wonderful resource created by students for students. These are short 5 minutes or less videos that students created to instruct on particular math content such as solving multistep equations or graphing linear equations. Teachers can also create short tutorials and post them to their school website to share with students and their parents.

To get started simply download the free software Jing at TechSmith.com. A stylus and tablet would be best for mathematics content, but not necessary. The videos are saved to your personal webpage on Screencast.com . Each video can be saved in folders and can be secured individually depending on the intended audience. If students have access to a particular folder, they can see any video saved within the folder. I see this working very well with a folder for each course you teach, i.e. 7th grade math, 8th grade math, Algebra I, or a folder for each class period. There’s so many opportunities to explore!

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