Design Perspectives for Making Animated Stories of Instruction: The Case of Promoting Teacher Noticing of Students’ Prior Knowledge

Gloriana Gonzalez, Anna DeJarnette

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Abstract

The availability of technological resources for designing animations opens new possibilities for teacher education. However, there are limited examples illustrating the process of designing and writing stories that can be shown with animations or staged video in relation to specific teacher education goals. We use the case of a professional development that intended to increase teacher noticing of students’ prior knowledge to illustrate a three-stage process for creating stories of classroom instruction that were shown as animations. We explain the design principles guiding our decisions. The stories drew upon a theoretical framework to model students’ conceptions to make student thinking visible for teachers’ discussion. Excerpts from a study group session with geometry teachers illustrate how the discussion of the stories promoted teacher noticing of students’ prior knowledge. Overall...
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-102
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Technology and Teacher Education
Volume26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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