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ERIC Number: EJ1087702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7107
Connecting Math Website Evaluation to an Authentic Learning Activity for Teaching Candidates
Ziegenfus, Robert G.; Smith, Michael
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v20 n1 p18-28 2015
This article will discuss two teacher training functions: One function is to give the teacher candidates practice in evaluating currently available mathematics websites used in grades K-8 for mathematics instruction. The second function is the evaluation of data by teaching candidates of 13 commonly used math sites by middle and elementary teachers. Research and data collection are combined with the authentic activity of evaluating mathematics websites using critical review and evaluation tools. The usage of technology to assist in the education process was been increasing with the advent of more complicated technologies and relevant software (e.g., mathematics based websites). Creating new ideas on how to potentially aid learning is important, but so is the evaluation of such sites and programs in order to determine that they (e.g., mathematics based websites) are pragmatic, user-friendly, and able to make a positive impact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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