ERIC Number: EJ1103419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Helping Mathematics Teachers Develop Noticing Skills: Utilizing Smartphone Technology for One-on-One Teacher/Student Interviews
Chao, Theodore; Murray, Eileen; Star, Jon R.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v16 n1 p22-37 2016
Teaching mathematics for understanding requires listening to each student's mathematical thinking, best elicited in a one-on-one interview. Interviews are difficult to enact in a teacher's busy schedule, however. In this study, the authors utilize smartphone technology to help mathematics teachers interview a student in a virtual one-on-one setting. Free from physical constraints and preconceived biases, teachers can concentrate on building questioning, listening, and responding skills when noticing student mathematical thinking. Teachers engaged in four communication types when working with students through this technology: clarification, verification, and either extension or redirection.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Interviews, Computer Mediated Communication, Problem Solving, Handheld Devices, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Teacher Student Relationship, Video Technology, Photography, Qualitative Research
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