This course is designed for primary school teachers (general or Mathematics) who teach 9 to 12 year old students. This course is a ‘Learning by doing’ exercise that will take a couple of hours (depending how you decide to make your own video). You will find out how to do complete the course in the step-by-step guide, plus additional guides on the technical aspects of making videos. Making videos is easier than you think, your smart phone is sufficient and your students may be more proficient than you.
The course consists of a number of explanatory texts and videos, and short exercises. You will learn how to carry out the vidumath project. You do not have to complete the course in a single session, but over time as suites yourself. Below you will see a list of links to the course pages, so you can jump to the page you require as you complete the course. In the step-by-step guide you will see the tasks you need to do, and also how it works with your students.
Before you start the course, we would be grateful if you could complete a short questionnaire so we can assess the effectiveness of the course and your expertise at this stage: link to questionnaire page.
Below is a list of the pages of the course, so you can jump to a any page. There are three sections to the course:
1. Step-by-step guide (introduction to the guide)
- Step 1: Preparation by the teacher
- Step 2: Introducing the project to students
- Step 3: Students’ planning
- Step 4: Filming their video
- Step 5: Post-production
- Step 6: Reflection
2. Video Guide
- vidumath Technical Support
- Video Entry Task
- Video Intermediate task
- Video Advanced task
- Using the Wiki
3. Roundup & certificate
- Roundup and post-questionnaire
- Certificate: When you have completed the course, by uploading your video on YouTube and, if you wish on the vidumath wiki, we would love to send you a ‘Course Completion Certificate’. To get your certificate you will need to complete: the pre- and post questionnaire and the link to the video you have made. Your name, email and school will need to be included in the questionnaires, so that we can personalise your certificate, thank you.
- know the vidumath matrix,
- identify benefits of and obstacles to the vidumath method,
- select appropriate mathematics content and video styles for their students,
- guide their students through a vidumath-based class,
- reflect and analyse the process and its result with their students,
- find resources concerning the technology for producing and the design of videos.