Fellow Teacher Educators,
As many of you are aware, several institutions spanning multiple states in the U.S. are transitioning to all of their courses moving to online due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For those teaching methods courses with field-based components, this puts a burden on finding various resources. We have created this page to share a list of available representations of practice (videos, 360 videos, animations, etc.), as well as a few tools for use. Some are free and some have a cost (outlined below). Some are still in development (see language for specific resources). Regardless, these are resources that various individuals and groups have put together for our use.
In using these resources, we ask that you be respectful of those depicted in the images, as well as those who have created these resources for use.
We will update this page with new resources and information as it becomes available. If you would like to share this list with others, please feel free to do so. If there are available resources (videos or similar products) for use in teacher education that you think should be included, please contact us to let us know.
Representations of Mathematics Teaching & Learning
XRi @ Kent State:
360 Video of various classroom teaching scenarios. We will add videos as soon as we are able. Many of our videos are newly recorded (first year of project) and we are sharing these ahead of our intended timeframe (please be respectful in your use).
Karl Kosko’s YouTube Channel:
Videos are mainly of Dr. Kosko’s son (Lukas) recorded on his phone as the child engages informally in various math-related tasks.
Connecting Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
An educator collected videos of children using Cuisenaire rods (nice resource for various content).
Annenberg Math Videos
Videos on University of Michigan “DeepBlue” archive:
Search for “video” in the collection.
Secondary Math Videos
Virtual Learning Community (VLC) / Everyday Mathematics
Free access once you register:
Number Talks related videos:
Several videos on https://www.youcubed.org
Random Selection of Videos (no particular order):
– Video of Area Model for Multiplication w/ Virtual Manipulatives
The Recovering Traditionalist
Go to “Free Trainings” and select “Vlog” to see some useful tutorial/instructional videos on reform-oriented teaching methods.
Learning and Teaching with Learning Trajectories
LessonSketch has three (3) available tools. Below is information from their team:
www.lessonsketch.org is still functional though will be decommissioned at the end of 2020. You can create online experiences for your students using an advanced account. If interested, please get a basic account and email email@example.com describing how you want to use it in teacher education and we’ll upgrade your account. Use at your own risk but use has been stable.
Depict is a new tool that upgrades the storyboarding tool from LessonSketch. It is also standalone, web-based, and collaborative. Has been out since very recently and you really need to use it at your own risk. We’ll value your feedback and support you as much as we can. Go to
https://depict-dot-lessonsketch-20190405.appspot.com/tab/depiction and request an account. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you want to do.
We don’t have tutorials but depending on the degree of demand, we can do hangouts to show mathematics teacher educators how to use the tools.
Additional “Free” Resources
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
PhET – Interactive Simulations for Science & Math
Knowledge Quartet – Written Vignettes
Various Resources for Assessment, Lesson Planning, Management, Etc.