Digital Mathematics Resources from Museums

If you've been here before you may remember that I recently began to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Leadership*. For my first assessment I need to produce a reflective e-portfolio on a digital literacy theme, and I have decided upon a research question for that.

Whilst researching various themes around digital literacy and education, I discovered that there is very little literature that concentrates on a particularly relevant subset of that genre - digital provision in museum education - and even less focusing on the nexus of my two career themes to date: museums and mathematics.

The question I have settled on, therefore, is:
"What do secondary mathematics teachers want from digital museum resources?"
More specifically, I'm looking at digital resources served remotely rather than on the museum site, and the following questions in the hope that I will discover the features that will make digital museum resources truly useful to mathematics teachers:
  • Do they want LMS integration?
  • Do they want individual activities or full lessons?
  • Do they want resources to be explicitly curriculum linked, generally subject-relevant, or cross-curricular?
With related considerations:
  • What do they think about museums as a source for digital resources at the moment?
  • Are there any really good resources out there already that we (as museum educators) can learn from?
I have some insight into these questions from my own experience as a secondary mathematics teacher, but it's been a while since I was explicitly employed as one and am well aware that the sector changes, as does technology.

With this in mind, I would be incredibly grateful to any secondary mathematics teachers who were kind enough to:

  1. Submit a response to the following survey.
  2. Share with any other maths teachers (or people who might know any maths teachers) in their network.
It shouldn't take more than 5 - 10 minutes of your time, and after analysing the results I will be posting outcomes on this blog. More general comments and discussion on the theme are more than welcome, and probably best conducted over on twitter. I'm @TeaKayB: if we're not already connected do say hi!

Here's the survey (and thanks again for taking part):

* See my other posts related to this course here.

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