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Technology Teachers Resource Meeting

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This page is a resource for topics discussed and demonstrated on Thursday, January 19, 2006.


Favorite Things Intro


Teacher Survey


Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS)



Eighth Grade NCLB Tech Lit Requirement


Educational Open Source

  • CmapTools and FreeMind are concept mapping tools very much like Inspiration
  • The GIMP is an image editing applilcation a la Photoshop for Windows or Mac.
  • Create PDF documents for free using CutePDF Writer...or use Pdf995.
  • Don't have KidPix? Use TuxPaint.
  • Use TuxMath for math review.
  • Anyone can use OpenOffice to create MS Office compatible documents.
  • Stop sending huge pictures to Grandma. Use Photo Gadget to resize them first.
  • Jarte is another free word processor...something to thinkn about for younger students or for students to load at home.


What is Web 2.0?


Online Collaboration Tools

  • Use Writeboard for peer editing, completing homework, committee projects, etc. Remc11 Writeboard
  • Or you could use Writely which allows you to upload and save documents in MS Word format...or just edit them online by yourself or with your team.
  • Share spreadsheet data with another class using Jotspot Tracker.
  • Wizlite lets you highlight text on a web page for yourself or students.
  • Record assignments, read essays, or all online with Odeo.



  • BCISD just received a USDA RUS DLT Grant for 35 new Polycoms in selected elementary and middle school buildings in Berrien and Cass counties.
  • Check out my blog for latest activities.
  • I need more classes for ASK and Read Across America, March 1-3. Sign up online (click on Schedule in the top green box).
  • We still have $$ for mini-grants. District pays $25 and we pay the rest. It's a good deal!! Sign up online (click on Mini-grants in the top green box). From the DL page you can click on Search VC Programs in the top right green box to find what programs are available.


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