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This page contains a
variety of information that teachers can use to increase
their usage and awareness of technology for both
educational and personal use.
What are some items teachers need to
be concerned with in regards to technology? Start with
- these are the standards (yes, there are
actually standards) that teachers should be proficient
in and they span everything from using technology to
create materials like tests and tables to instructing
using technology, to understanding ethical and legal
for the best info this
site has to offer. Links to free software, free
internet tools, tutorials and more!
Mr. Kootman's service to help
people use technology to improve their lives, work and
learning. He can come speak at your school!
a great resource with tons
of free content. If you'd like to really get in on the
action, I encourage you to apply. Discovery Education
(makers of United Streaming and more) offers great
resources, learning opportunities, networking and
collaboration opportunities and even some cool giveaways
and trips! Tell them Mr. Kootman sent you!
I maintain the
Check it out for great ongoing educational technology
Also check out the
wiki for the
Discovery Educator Network
. Lots of great
tech implementation ideas and tips.
Court Spelling Lists
- a page
to download them all. Also check out
Would you like to do
yoga with your students?
an audio file I created with Cheri Swanlund (Mary Fay
Pendleton Elementary) to lead a 19 minute yoga session.
You can search online to find the specific postures the
track refers to. We use it twice a week with our
students. One teacher leads the postures, the other
teacher monitors the students (classroom
Let us know how you like it!
learn how to add a signature to your email!
A great site with many real world connection videos and
hand-on lessons for many subjects
Teaching Information Literacy-
a very valuable, but under taught concept. Here are
some sites that explain it
. I've taught lessons using this sites as an
example to trick students :)
Do you use
these shared resources