Math Train

| September 24, 2011 | 1 Comment 

Mathtrain.TV is a free educational “kids teaching kids” project from middle school mathematics teacher Eric Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.

A great inspiration to other students to create their own explanatory videos too.

It is part of the Mathtrain.com Project and was created to host their student-created maths video lessons.  It is Web 2.0 friendly with its ability for users to generate “ratings” and “comments”.  The middle school students use a tablet pc and screen-capturing software, Camtasia Studio, to create the tutorials (screencasts or mathcasts) which are used for classroom instruction and posted onto sites such as Mathtrain.TV, Mathtrain.com, iTunes, YouTube, TeacherTube and Google Video.

Students work hard at creating the content and construct the best explanations they can in an unscripted format. Some include captions. For more information about how to caption your own videos, go here:  www.dcmp.org/ciy.

Eric and his students invite other students and teachers, parents and educators to help contribute to this global collaborative effort.They  are especially interested in student-created “mathcasts”, hence the “kids teaching kids” motto.

I have already learned LOADS,and that’s amazing: I took two mathematics exams, and failed all THREE of them! :-D

*Thank you to Matt Pierce (@piercemr) from TechSmith for reminding me of Eric’s great work.

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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