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Mathematics Journals and Magazines

 

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Journals: https://aamt.edu.au/teachers/journals/aamt-journals/

Big Ideas http://www.authenticeducation.org/ae_bigideas/index.lasso is an e-journal launched in 2005 from Authentic Education, an educational consulting organization headed by Grant Wiggins.

Convergence: https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence is an online magazine from the Mathematics Association of America, which provides resources to help teach mathematics using its history.

Educational Studies in Mathematics: https://link.springer.com/journal/10649

International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning: https://www.cimt.org.uk/ijmtl/index.php/IJMTL/index  The aim of this electronic journal is to enhance mathematics teaching for students through the secondary level.  It provides a medium for ideas, innovation and practice in all aspects of mathematics teaching and learning.  In Knowledge Maps: Tools for Building Structure in Mathematics, Astrid Brinkmann (2005, October 25) discussed how mind maps and concept maps can be developed and used to graphically show how ideas and concepts can be linked in a well-structured form.

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching: https://www.aace.org/pubs/jcmst/ is a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, which is "devoted specifically to using information technology in the teaching of mathematics and science."

Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education: https://link.springer.com/journal/10857

Journal of Urban Mathematics Education: https://journals.tdl.org/jume/index.php/JUME is a "peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal published twice a year. The mission of the journal is to foster a transformative global academic space in mathematics that embraces critical research, emancipatory pedagogy, and scholarship of engagement in urban communities" (About section).

Math in the Media: http://www.ams.org/publicoutreach/math-in-the-media/math-in-the-media is an online magazine from the American Mathematical Society containing math in the news.

Math Projects Journal: https://mathprojects.com/ is an international publication offering tips and lesson plans for interactive math projects, discussions of relevant topics, and contributions from teachers from around the world.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journals:  See the following under NCTM's Publications: https://www.nctm.org/

Plus: https://plus.maths.org/content/ Plus is an internet magazine which is free for educational and non-commercial purposes.  It aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics.  You'll find "articles, which describe applications of maths to real-world problems, games, and puzzles; reviews of popular maths books and events; a news section, showing how recent news stories were often based on some underlying piece of maths that never made it to the newspapers; a puzzle for you to sharpen your wits against; a lucky dip of mathematical curiosities; and opinions on various maths-related topics and news stories. [Plus also has] a regular interview with someone in a maths-related career, showing the wide range of uses maths gets put to in the real world." (About Plus section)

PUMAS, Practical Uses of Math and Science, logoPUMAS: https://pumas.nasa.gov  PUMAS, Practical Uses of Math and Science, is an online journal for pre-college education with "brief examples showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including every day life."  It is aimed primarily at classroom teachers for use with their learners.  Examples are available by grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Statistics Teacher: https://www.statisticsteacher.org is a free "online journal published by the American Statistical Association – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12."  It "supports the teaching and learning of statistics through education articles, lesson plans, announcements, professional development opportunities, technology, assessment, and classroom resources" (About section).

 

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Math Ed Podcasts offer additional insights into published research.

Samuel Otten, math education professor at the University of Missouri, has a series of math education podcasts dating back to 2012 in which he interviews math education researchers about the research studies behind their published journal articles.  Each episode is free and lasts about 30 minutes.  The list of episodes includes published research topics such as: probability and social media, rate of change, negative integers, virtual manipulatives, trigonometry reasoning, homework, new math teachers, teaching math and life, understanding angle measure, assessment research, data literacy, student collaboration, history of fractions, and more.

 

 

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Education and Technology Related Journals and Magazines

 

Journal ReadingNOTE: Beyond the journals and magazines listed below, see the directory of open access journals, also searchable by subjects.

American Educational Research Journal: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/aer "publishes original peer-reviewed analyses spanning the field of education research across all subfields and disciplines and all levels of analysis, all levels of education throughout the life span and all forms of learning" (About section).

American Educator: https://www.aft.org/ae is a publication from the American Federation of Teachers, which promotes education equity, research, and ideas.

American School Board Journal: https://www.nsba.org/ASBJ is published bi-monthly by the National School Boards Association. ASBJ chronicles change, interprets issues, and provides "practical advice on a broad range of topics pertinent to school governance and management, equity, policy making, student achievement, and the art of school leadership. In addition, regular departments cover education news, school law, research, and new books."

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Australian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET): https://ajet.org.au/index.php/AJET/index

British Journal of Educational Technology: https://bera-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14678535 "publishes theoretical perspectives, methodological developments and high quality empirical research that demonstrate whether and how applications of instructional/educational technology systems, networks, tools and resources lead to improvements in formal and non-formal education at all levels, from early years through to higher, technical and vocational education, professional development and corporate training" (About section).

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology: https://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt is a peer-reviewed journal covering "all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process."

Campus Technology: https://campustechnology.com/Home.aspx for higher education includes feature articles, case studies, product reviews, and profiles of technology use at the instructor, departmental, and institutional levels.

Computers in the Schools: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wcis20/current "Publishes research in the field of educational computing that emphasizes the practical aspect of any application but also ties theory to practice."

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education: https://citejournal.org

EdTech Magazine: https://edtechmagazine.com focuses on K-12 or higher education.

Education Policy Analysis Archives: https://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/  a peer-reviewed online journal of education research.

Education Statistics Quarterly: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/quarterly/ offers a comprehensive overview of work done across all of the National Center for Education Statistics. "Each issue includes short publications and summaries covering all NCES publications and data products released in a given time period as well as notices about training and funding opportunities. In addition, each issue includes a featured topic with invited commentary, and a note on the topic from NCES" (NCES description).

Educational Technology Research and Development: https://aect.org/educational_technology_researc.php is a bi-monthly publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. AECT states, "it is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology."

Educause Publications: See Educause Review and Educause Quarterly under Resources at https://www.educause.edu.  Educause has a mission to transform education through information technologies.  Other learning resources are available related to teaching/learning, cybersecurity, information technology management, networking and emerging technology, policy and law, and so on.

The Elementary School Journal: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/esj/current is published by The University of Chicago Press.  It "has served researchers, teacher educators, and practitioners in the elementary and middle school education for over one hundred years.  It publishes peer-reviewed articles dealing with both education theory and research and their implications for teaching practice. In addition, ESJ presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, and sociology to school learning and teaching" (About section).

The Elementary STEM Journal (formerly Children's Technology and Engineering): https://www.iteea.org/Publications/Journals/ESCJournal.aspx is an award-winning journal "for anyone interested in technological literacy in Grades K-6." It is published four times a year by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

First Monday: https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/index First Monday, an initiative from the University of Illinois at Chicago Library, publishes original articles about the Internet and the Global Information Infrastructure.

From Now On: http://www.fno.org delves into several topics. The Subject index, located under Past Articles, contains assessment, change, copyright information, curriculum, grants, information literacy, Internet use policies, libraries of the future, networks and connectivity, research, staff development, technology planning, virtual museums, and tips on web site development.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijpbl/index "(IJPBL) publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging peer-reviewed articles of research, analysis, or promising practice related to all aspects of implementing problem-based learning (PBL) in K–12 and post-secondary classrooms."  IJPBL is open-access and published biannually.  Content is available from 2006 to the present.

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership: http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl is a refereed online journal that is cosponsored by ASCD and Simon Fraser and George Mason Universities.

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning is open access: https://online-journals.org/index.php/i-jet

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies is open-access: https://www.online-journals.org/index.php/i-jim

International Journal of Multicultural Education: https://www.ijme-journal.org/index.php/ijme/index

Journal of Applied Instructional Design: https://www.jaid.pub The first issue of this journal was in 2011.  The journal is sponsored by AECT.  Articles are based on design and development projects with the goal to improve instructional design.

Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jel This is an electronic publication of the University Council for Educational Administration in cooperation with the University of Utah which contains peer-reviewed cases appropriate for use in programs that prepare educational leaders.

Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education is a publication of ISTE that provides computer and technology education to preservice and inservice teachers: https://www.iste.org/professional-development/edtech-research  

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia published by the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education: https://www.aace.org/pubs/jemh/

Journal of Educational Research and Practice is an online publication of Walden University: https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/jerap/

Journal of Interactive Learning Research published by the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education: https://www.aace.org/pubs/jilr/

Journal of Interactive Media in Education: https://jime.open.ac.uk/

Journal of Media Education Literacy: https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle/ is open-access and supports research, scholarship, and the pedagogy of media education research.  It is the official journal of the National Association of Media Literacy Education.

Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness: https://www.sree.org/jree is the publication of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Journal of Research on Technology in Education is an ISTE journal: https://www.iste.org/professional-development/edtech-research 

Journal of Special Education Technology: http://www.isetcec.org/journal-of-special-education-technology-jset/ is an online publication of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education: https://www.aace.org/pubs/jtate/ is a peer-reviewed journal from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, which is a society from the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Journal of Technology Education: https://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JTE/ from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.  JTE is a refereed scholarly journal that provides a forum for discussion of technology education. Conceptual as well as research-based articles are published.

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research: https://jvwr.net/category/home/ Publication of this peer-reviewed quarterly journal began in July 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin.  Articles are available online under a Creative Commons license.  Initial themes include Virtual Worlds Research: Past, Present, and Future; Consumer Behavior in Virtual Worlds; Culture of Virtual Worlds; Pedagogy, Education, and Innovation in 3-D Virtual Worlds.  JVWR also has a newsletter and podcasts.

Learning and Individual Differences: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/learning-and-individual-differences publishes "articles on individual differences as they relate to learning in an educational context."

Research in Learning Technology: https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/index is an open-access journal from the Association for Learning Technology.  "RLT publishes articles in the following broad areas: technology enhanced learning, online learning, distance learning, mobile learning, flexible learning, wearable technologies, simulation, learning environments, learning spaces, pedagogy, open educational practice and social media" (About section).

ScholarWorks: https://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/ from Walden University is a publicly available repository of dissertations and journal articles from the Walden community.  Walden's five journals include the Journal of Social Work in the Global Community, Journal of Social Change, Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences; Journal of Educational Research and Practice, and the International Journal of Applied Management and Technology.

STEM Magazine: https://www.stemmagazine.com Per the site, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) "skills are universally used in every career field you can name to some degree."  This magazine "is designed for K-16 educators, their students, parents and industry professionals, to inspire curiosity, encouragement, inspiration, imagination, and workforce development."  The magazine is subscription-based.

Tech & Learning: https://www.techlearning.com

Technology and Engineering Teacher: https://www.iteea.org/Publications/Journals/TET.aspx  is a peer-reviewed journal from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), which is published eight times a year.  It is useful for technology education professionals, including K-12 classroom teachers as well as teacher educators. Content includes reports on current trends in technology and engineering education, technology learning activities, program articles, news, calendar, and so on.

TechTrends: https://aect.org/techtrends_-_linking_research.php is a publication of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. AECT states "its major purposes are: to provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among professional practitioners concerning the management of media and programs, the application of educational technology principles and techniques to instructional programs, corporate and military training, and any other kinds of information that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge of practice in the field."

The Journal of Educational Research: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/vjer20/current  "Publishes papers on elementary, secondary and pre-K12 educational practice, latest trends and procedures, traditional practices and future curricula."

The Learning Professional: https://learningforward.org/the-learning-professional/ from Learning Forward is published bi-monthly and is devoted to "building the knowledge and skills of educators" (About section).

T.H.E. Journal: https://thejournal.com Technology Horizons in Education

 

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Need additional or peer-reviewed journals?

The Directory of Open Access Journals: https://www.doaj.org/ DOAJ aims to be comprehensive (i.e., all subjects and languages) and covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals to guarantee content.  Quality control means that the journals "must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control to be included." This is a huge plus for researchers.

 

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Online Learning and Distance Education

 

Online learning and distance education

American Journal of Distance Education: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hajd20/current "Explores topics about all teaching-learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated, and communication takes place through technologies."

eLearn Magazine: https://elearnmag.acm.org/index.cfm published by the ACM, is devoted to distance education.

International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design: https://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-online-pedagogy-course/1183

Journal of Educators Online: https://www.thejeo.com/ is published in January and July of each year.  JEO is "an online, double-blind, refereed journal by and for instructors, administrators, policy-makers, staff, students, and those interested in the development, delivery, and management of online courses in the Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine, and Sciences."

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching: https://jolt.merlot.org/index.html addresses the scholarly use of multimedia resources in education, including topics as "learning theory and the use of multimedia to improve student learning; instructional design theory and application; online learning and teaching initiatives; use of technology in education; innovative learning and teaching practices" (Welcome section, para. 2).

Journal of Online Learning Research: http://www.aace.org/pubs/jolr/ is a free open-access journal published quarterly.  It is "focused on publishing manuscripts that address online learning, catering particularly to the educators who research, practice, design, and/or administer in primary and secondary schooling in online settings. However, the journal also serves those educators who have chosen to blend online learning tools and strategies in their face-to-face classroom" (Homepage description).

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration: https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/

Online Learning Journal: https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl  You will also find a list of other related journals on distance education teaching and learning among resources at this site.

 

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Libraries, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries Online

 

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Bookshare: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/ is "an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities ...  Members download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.  Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students" (About Us: How Bookshare Works section).  Of interest to math educators is the extensive list of math textbooks from leading publishers.

Dictionary.com: https://www.dictionary.com provides "free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from [its] Web properties at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com and through [its] mobile iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and iPad applications and API data services. Dictionary.com's trusted content comes from 15 authoritative licensed and proprietary reference sources, that have helped define the English dictionary as we know it today" (About section).  You can also access free learning resources for teachers and students including math flashcards, math term definitions, and standardized test guides.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA): https://dp.la includes over 40 million "images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States."  Great source for primary documents on numerous subjects, too.

Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com indicates that you can "Search over 200 individual encyclopedias and reference books from the worlds most trusted publishers."

Free Dictionary: https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Mathematics This online dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus addresses many curricular areas; however, this link goes to the math section.

Glossary of Education Reform: https://www.edglossary.org/all-terms/ created by the Great Schools Partnership provides clear explanations of school improvement terms, concepts, and strategies in everyday language.  It's great to help parents and others understand the specialized language that educators use.

Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary: https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/ 911 Definitions, 886 Illustrated, 223 Animated, and links to learn more about each term.

International Children's Digital Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org is a collection of free books online for children 3-13 in their native language.

JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org "provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines."

Learning and Technology Library: http://www.learntechlib.org LearnTechLib, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, is a digital library of "peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in Learning and Technology." There are "100,000+ documents of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from 200,000+ leading authors" (About, Content section).

Mathematical Sciences Digital Library: https://www.maa.org/about-maa/maa-history/mathdl from the Mathematics Association of America features a collection of free resources: Math in the News, On This Day, Convergence magazine, MAA Reviews, Classroom Capsules and Notes, Course Communities, Mathematical Communication, and more.

Mathwords: http://www.mathwords.com The site provides a comprehensive, interactive math dictionary of math words, terms, formulas, pictures, diagrams, and tables from Algebra I to Calculus. The explanations are readable for average math students, and over a thousand illustrations and examples are provided.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: https://www.merriam-webster.com based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

National Academies Press: https://www.nap.edu/topic/?browse=1 NAP contains more than 4,000 books online, which you can read for free.  Books are searchable by categories.  For example, you'll find books on education on such topics as early childhood education; K-12 education; education research and theory; educational technology; higher education; math and science education; policy, reviews and evaluations; teacher preparation and professional development; and testing, assessments and standards.

National Science Digital Library: https://nsdl.oercommons.org NSDL is the nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.  If you wish, search for ethnomathematics.  Ethnomathematics has developed as an academic discipline to explore the interaction of mathematics and the culture in which it arises, a basic premise being that mathematical ideas are mental constructs created by individuals and groups in response to cultural activities.

Online Books Page: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu lists over 30,000 free online books on numerous subjects.  The site is by John Mark Ockerbloom and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

Visuwords: https://visuwords.com is an online graphical dictionary/thesaurus, which means it represents words visually.  What is unique is that is shows the graphical relationship of the word to other words and concepts.  Open source code is used to produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. "Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections."

Webopedia: https://www.webopedia.com online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

WordHippo: https://www.wordhippo.com Enter a word and you can find its definition, synonyms, antonyms, its pronunciation, words that rhyme with the term, and get examples of its use in sentences.  You can also get a translation of the word in multiple languages and hear its pronunciation.

World Almanac for Kids Online: https://www.infobase.com/product/schools/the-world-almanac-for-kids-online-2/

 

Binoculars GifSee Additional Math Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Math Encyclopedias for students in our section on Math Resources (page 4).

 

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