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INTASC #6
The student teacher has knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

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Artifact 1

 
Brief Description of Evidence:
This artifact is a collection of PowerPoint slides I created to teach math. For most math lessons, I created anywhere from one to six slides to teach the concept for that day. Every slide was animated in some form, allowing key points to be highlighted and then taken away. Most importantly, every algebraic problem was able to be shown step by step. Each number was able to come in at the appropriate time, just as though it was being written on the overhead.
 

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Mathematics Teaching PowerPoint Slideshow

 Analysis of What I Learned:
Students love animated PowerPoint presentations. As interesting or uninteresting as they might find the concept, they will always pay attention to a lesson when there are objects flashing and flying around the screen. My students actually looked forward to each day’s lesson, asking if there would be any “woo’s” (their code word for objects flying around the screen) that day. At first I was concerned it would be too hard for me to create PowerPoint slides every day and take too much time. But once I started doing it, I actually found it to be extremely easy and fun. I really enjoyed creating these presentations for my students and I was glad my students enjoyed them as well.
 
How This Artifact Demonstrates my Competence on the INTASC Principle:
This artifact demonstrates my willingness and competency to incorporate technology in the classroom. I am quite proficient with the PowerPoint program so I was comfortable integrating it daily into my classroom. The presentations were grade appropriate and extremely appealing to students. This artifact demonstrates that I have knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.