Hollylynne S. Lee, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University
In this webinar, participants will learn how and why animations can be useful in mathematics teacher education. Ever spend hours searching for videos that can be used in your methods courses to engage teachers in thinking about students' reasoning, their work on a task, or teacher moves made in a group discussion? While video or real students and teachers can be a powerful tool, there are other options! With animation tools, you can easily create carefully constructed episodes to represent scenarios from research studies, publications, or your practical experiences. Animations can also be a tool to have teachers enact a scenario of how they imagine students and teachers interacting around a mathematics problem. Several easy-to-use software applications will be shared.