Who, What, Where, Why, When and How:
Mathtrain.TV is a free educational "kids teaching kids" project from Mr. Marcos & his students at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Mathtrain.TV was created by middle school mathematics teacher, Eric Marcos. It is part of the Mathtrain.com Project and was created to host our student-created math video lessons all in one place. It is Web 2.0 friendly with its ability for users to generate "ratings" and "comments". Our middle school students use a tablet pc and screen-capturing software, Camtasia Studio, to create the math tutorials. The site is powered by PHPmotion, a free video-sharing software.
Students at Lincoln Middle School create math video lessons (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. Our students work hard at creating the content and construct the best explanations they can in our unscripted format. The videos are offered free, "as is" (under a Creative Commons agreement) and we take no responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors which may exist in the content or site. All videos are reviewed (and sometimes further edited) by a credentialed math teacher. In an effort to make our videos available to many different learners, we are in the process of closed captioning (CC) our videos. At the moment, there may be two versions of the same video lesson on this site; one with and one without captioning. On other videos, we may "burn" the captions right onto the video itself. As technology progresses, we hope to offer our viewers not only the ability to toggle on and off between closed captioning but also alternative language subtitles. For more information about how to caption your own videos, go here: www.dcmp.org/ciy.
We invite students, teachers, parents and educators to join us and help contribute to this global collaborate effort. We are especially interested in student-created mathcasts, hence the "kids teaching kids" motto.
OTHER MATHTRAIN PROJECTS:
Mathtrain.com is a class web site for students at a Santa Monica, CA public middle school where students collaborative and access mostly math resources. Although it is used by our students, most areas are open to the global community by logging in as a "guest". Mathtrain.com was created by math teacher Eric Marcos. It is Moodle-powered.
Mathtrain.com with Mr. Marcos Podcast
The episodes from our iTunes Podcast consist of mostly student-created math video lessons, using a "Kids Teaching Kids" model.
About Mr. Marcos:
Who I Am: Eric Marcos, a 6th Grade Mathematics Teacher at Lincoln Middle School, in Santa Monica, CA
My Band: Normal Noises
Contact: mathtrain at gmail.com
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