Middle-school Achievement through Technology-Rich Interventions (MATRIX)
Teresa Franklin, Ohio University, United States ; Tim Best, Ohio Board of Regents, United States ; Lisa Washington, Wexford, Inc, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This poster is a report on continuing research in the Middle-school Achievement Through Technology-Rich Interventions (MATRIX). The MATRIX Project seeks to improve middle school reading and mathematics achievement of students in urban and rural schools not meeting their AYP for two years or more. The project will develop curriculum units and games using the emerging technologies of PDAs, iPods and videocameras, along with Quantum Simulations online Artificial Intelligence Assessors and Tutors, and First In Math software. Teachers at 12 Intensive Sites will receive professional development including mathematics content, reading and reading in the content area, use of assessment, and use of the curriculum, to provide after school programs for students who are not meeting their targeted achievement.
Franklin, T., Best, T. & Washington, L. (2007). Middle-school Achievement through Technology-Rich Interventions (MATRIX). In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3236-3239). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).