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Hi, my name is Dave Kootman!

Of course, if you are a student, you can just call me Mr. Kootman.  At the end of December 2008, I made the decision to leave  my classroom at Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary and begin work with Promethean, Inc .  I am currently a teaching and learning consultant for the company that makes the Activboard and equally awesome products, such as the Activote system. I love what I do and get to work with great people!

I taught in the classroom  for almost 7 years and have experience in Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7.  In that time, I was also the school's technology coordinator and a key member of the district technology committee. I was also a BTSA support provider and a mentor teacher for student teachers.

I am originally from coastal New Jersey . I received my bachelors degree in psychology from Salisbury University in Maryland and received my teaching credential from California State University San Marcos.  I also have a master's degree in educational technology from CSUSM.  I have been a GATE consultant for Mary Fay Pendleton, a Discovery Education STAR Educator and a member of the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council.   I also work with  the board of Computer Using Educators (CUE) to further the reaches of educational technology.  Additionally, I have been a technology consultant for a few companies and school districts, where I have helped others increase their productivity with technology.

If you have any questions on how to use technology to make your life easier, feel free to call or email me!

This is a link to my first attempt at video production (2006) using Microsoft Movie Maker.  If you have windows XP, then you have Movie Maker already and can begin editing your own videos!  It's simple! The video is pretty rough and the acting is poor, but maybe you'll be amused :)

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