Math Exploration Quilt: Help Needed!
If you have enthusiasm, an interest in helping kids learn, some knowledge of mathematics or computing, or just some ideas on what would be interesting to see done, then we can use your help.
Here are some broad categories of skills and interests that would be useful to the Math Exploration Quilt project. If you have others that seem to fit, let us know.
Programming for Microsoft Excel 5.0, including its embedded Visual Basic for Applications. This environment is actually pretty easy to learn and fun to work in, so even if you don't already know it, you might enjoy learning it.
Electronic publishing, such as knowledge of Web browsers and tools for constructing interactive online documents. All media forms are potentially useful: text, images, drawings, animations, video, etc.
Graphical user interfaces, particularly as they relate to interactive online documents. We need ideas on tools and techniques, plus people to implement individual modules.
Educational computer lab design and management (networking, file servers, file protection, groupware, etc.).
Educational software design, such as scoping new modules, designing their user interfaces, and suggesting student activities and exercises to go with the computerized modules.
Teaching people about tools like Excel, Visual Basic, Netscape, PowerPoint, etc., especially as they relate to the Exploration Quilt.
Videotape shooting, editing, and scripting. We need to capture teacher and developer training sessions and student reactions to the Exploration Quilt. It would also be valuable to prepare video instructional materials to complement the interactive computer tools provided by the Exploration Quilt.
To discuss how you can help, please contact:
- Rik (RJ) Littlefield
- ISB-1/231, MS K7-15
- 375-3927 (work)
- 375-3493 (home)
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org