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NATIONAL REPORTS and students are much easier. The interactive functions of on-line teaching-software are mostly praise as strong and useful, which evidently changed the traditional teaching methods and largely liberated the students from endless note-keeping. The Do-it-Yourself let the students do their own researching work, and the ability of creativity and practice was thus formed. And, what’s more, the students will now be able to customize their time-table, location, and speed of study with the help of on-line teaching-software. (2) Example II – one math class in use of ICT Another example in math course – ‘Teaching of the equations of Curves’ polar coordinates. A teacher made a math software with the aid of “math tool” to introduce polar coordinates equation. This software includes explaining concept, analyzing examples and giving a series of quizzes, visual mathematics circumstances for students’ further research have also been included in this software. Firstly, dynamic demonstration is shown on the screen. And secondly, the students were led step by step into the forming of the curve equation of polar coordinates, and then teacher described the equation with the rosy curves and the next thing we do is, put the beautiful curves on the screen…, now you see, beautiful roses blossoming! A sentence poped on the screen: “Do you know – what has the flower got to do with the “n” in your equation?” Ok! Now, math circumstances were provided. Students can choose different values of “n” to enter, then different flower appeared! The students were so excited, because they have never seen in traditional class. In this lesson, everybody can describe the effect of “n” (the parameter in polar equation ) on the numbers of flower petals. But, when 0.1 or 0.2 input, there is fantasy on the screen that even the teacher himself never saw!! With the miracle in eyes, students can’t help asking: “why this?” How mathematics gives us such an impressive fantasy and a visual space for free thinking! The above example expresses how computer will be able to create a new “mathematical studio” which was out of imagination. With mathematics circumstances introduced, a brand-new teaching mode in math class is created – this mode will probably change the traditional way and minimize the burden of students in learning mathematics. The practice in the use of ICT for learning and teaching works showed: (a) Multimedia teaching through network plays an important role in primary and middle school. (b) The class is vivid with the help of ICT and the initiative of students in learning process is promoted. (c) Teaching in use of ICT benefits cultivating students’ ability in observation, memory, imagination and thinking. (d) Different subjects have different characters in use of ICT: Creating situation is available in the subject of Chinese language and foreign language. Demonstration is usually used to the subject of physics, math and natural knowledge, etc. Competition based on network is available to inspire the studying interest of the students and train their skill ability. (3) Examples of teacher training through distance learning We made many large or small experiments in long distance education from 1999 in Beijing. One of the examples is the distance education in Labagoumen. Labagoumen village in Huairou county near Beijing, is located in mountainous area and its’ economy drops far behind the city zone. It is the remotest village from Beijing. Because of the traffic and communication, schools here are in some way isolated from outside. It would take teachers two or three days to gain an hour of training in the center of the city. Governments invested and connected this school network with the Beijing education network. The long distance education came into use. The famous teachers in Beijing gave a lecture and introduced their experiences to the teachers in Labagoumen through network. They exchanged their views and discussed questions in Internet. Half a year later, there was an obvious changing with the help of long distance teaching. The quality of teaching in Labagoumen school improved. At present, it is popular to learn and use ICT among students and teachers in this school.

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