Standard 1 | Basic Computer/Technology Operations and Concepts
The competent teacher will use computer systems to run software; to access, generate, and manipulate data; and to publish results. He or she will also evaluate performance of hardware and software components of computer systems and apply basic troubleshooting strategies as needed.
Wyzant Math Help Section
This website is an example of organizing my teaching materials along with demonstrating my growth as a professional. I use this website to present my work as a teacher in a format that is easily accessible and easy to use. I also did some work with a tutoring website and helped develop a math resource section for both teachers and students. My main focus was on the calculus section, comprising a detailed and comprehensive resource for both procedural and conceptual help with calculus topics. My other artifacts are classes that I have taken that require the use of various technologies and skills, including LaTeX, KSEG, HTML, C+, SmartBoard, PowerPoint, etc. The last artifact is a zip file of various GeoGebra manipulations I set up to demonstrate different mathematical proofs and concepts.
These artifacts require a good amount of skill working various technologies and generating and manipulating data. With Wyzant, I was required to work in HTML code and construct images using GeoGebra and iPaint. In Math 403, we are required to use LaTeX to comprise a publication of solutions to problems with inline equations and constructed visuals from KSEG (A program similar to GeoGebra). In the math classroom, it is important to distinguish what technologies are useful for exposing students to the math content in the curriculum, and what is not so useful.
As technology becomes an increasingly significant part of our lives and a way students engage with material, I will use various technologies to help demonstrate content to students. I will also discuss how these technologies are useful for certain mathematical concepts. I will constantly try to improve the way I present mathematics to my students so that they are exposed to the material in a way that is fun, engaging, and meaningful.