ERIC Number: EJ1006190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Collaborative Middle School Geometry through Blogs and Other Web 2.0 Technologies
Hossain, Mokter; Wiest, Lynda R.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v32 n3 p337-352 Jul 2013
This paper explores the use of blogs, a simple application of Web 2.0 technologies, in middle school geometry instruction. Specifically, it provides an overview of the interactive features of Web 2.0 technologies and the feasibility of using Web 2.0 technologies in geometry teaching and learning, as well as a proposed model for creating a collaborative environment using a blog, a free and simple Web 2.0 application in geometry instruction. Incorporation of Web 2.0 technologies into today's classrooms builds on student interests and knowledge. Further, the interactive nature of these technologies lends itself well to collaborative learning, which motivates students, creates a "safer" learning environment, and enhances knowledge and skills.
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Open Source Technology, Geometry, Middle School Students, Cooperative Learning, Interaction, Student Motivation, Group Activities, Models, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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