iPod touch Tutorial for 6th Grade Math

ID: 31576 Type: Roundtable
  1. Hongxia Yang and Lan Liu, Virginia Tech, United States
  2. Wei Xu, NA, United States
  3. Scott Chandler, Virginia Tech, United States

Tuesday, March 8 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

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This paper describes an iPod touch tutorial protocol for 6th grade math. The review of literature shows that iPod touch is an effective tool to deliver math instruction to middle school students. The designers’ intention was to create a math tutorial that allows students to control the learning process, enables them to learn through playing, and offers them a situated learning environment. The pedagogy involved in the tutorial are to motivate students to learn by adopting game playing idea, ease their understanding of complicated math concepts by using animation explanation, encourage them to learn through peer tutoring, facilitate their active learning by employing cutting-edge iPod technology, and help they to build self-confidence and the sense of accomplishment by using token reward system. The technologies employed in this project are hypermedia, animation, finger-over effect, pop-up screen, network, email, and particularly the unique iPod technologies such as touch-sensitivity, zoom in/zoom out, shake, and glide.

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