Note: All links this month are the home pages of
Fayette County Technology Resource Teachers (in alphabetical order)
"Learning in the 21st Century" is a site
developed by Barbara Barr. Education in the 21st Century will be very
different from learning in centuries past. Today we teach a generation of
students who have grown up on computers and Play Stations. These students
will probably not be engaged by a chalk board. Teachers are very busy
people, and Barbara
Barr's web site provides collections of resources to help hard working
educators find sites and information to increase test scores and enhance
learning in the classroom. A big favorite among many elementary teachers
are the links for monthly holidays and links to classroom resources.
Mike and Adam: " . . . LearningSpace offers easy access to websites
and resources specifically chosen to meet the high standards set for
students by the Fayette County Public Schools and the Kentucky Department
of Education. Your gateway to those websites is a search form linked to a
database of resources. The websites included in this database were
selected or created by instructional technology specialists to meet
requests made by classroom teachers." Mike and Adam are also
responsible for Literary Book Club and
From Joy: " . . . My website is customized for the
teachers that work with me. For example 'Teacher Requests' is compiled
from the lists of subjects/objectives that teachers ask me to help them
research to find information or activities for them or their classroom.
One complete page is devoted to the new Digital Storytelling initiative,
with links and resources for schools involved in that project."
Joy of Teaching
From Dick: ". . . You are invited to browse here
for a place to start when seeking information about a variety of topics,
from local resources to Internet resources. You'll also find such things
as links to sites for many of the educational television networks, (i.e..
History Channel, Discovery, etc.) There are a few projects or collections
there which you should feel free to make yours as necessary. Contact me
for other resources not included on these pages - especially for the
middle school crowd."
Diana: "My website serves the teachers I work with at Beaumont, LTMS
and Booker T Washington. I use this site as a communication tool to
provide information for classes that I teach and then students can have
easy access to information we have gone over in class when they get home!
There is also information just for teachers!"
Amy: "The purpose of my website is to be a place teachers can go when
looking for online resources, teacher tools, and information. There is a
page devoted to each of my schools for items specific to them as well as a
classroom showcase section highlighting the use of technology in the
classroom. The PD and Conference Materials page includes handouts and
information from classes that I have taught. Teachers should also check
out the General Links page for links to news resources and website
development resources. The Elementary Links and Middle Links are devoted
to subject area websites, general teacher resources and teacher tools.
Also be sure not to miss the Webquest page for help in creating your own
webquests. Finally, there is also a link to the weekly tech tips that I
send out via email, just in case you need them later."
website reflects his diverse interests and skills, including documentation
and help on a wide variety of tools associated with multimedia. There is
help for video (including purchase hints for hardware), music
writing/recording/production, image manipulation, and presentation media
including PowerPoint and web page. There are also hints on the use of
technology in communication - Mr. Jones, besides editing this newsletter,
manages several of FCPS's discussion lists and online forums. In all, the
emphasis is in the application and use of computers in art, music, video,
and communication in instruction.
The home page of Dayna's website is short and sweet. Need
to know her schedule, or would you like to refer to one of her favorite
educational websites? This is the place to look. She also offers a list of
quick tips on the computer. Dayna promises that the quick tip page will be
growing during the second semester of this year. Feel free to contact her
if you need details.
Through Technology is the name of Kim Overstreet's website. Kim serves
all schools in Fayette County focusing primarily on the middle schools.
Under Training Resources Kim has handouts that she uses for training and
her Tips of the Week that she emails on Mondays. Under Activities and
Lessons, you will find lessons using spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and also
many webquests. On this web page, there are also collections of links to
other sites grouped by subject area, links to other Fayette County pages,
and a page that shows Kim's schedule. Explore and see that this page has
This site has lots of useful information! You can find
activities broken down by subject, student and teacher resources. I have
begun a list of webquests and have included power point flash cards that
you can download for addition and multiplication. It is updated frequently
to include links to topics that teachers are currently studying.
Links, materials, presentations - available on STLP
Coordinator Paula Whitmer's site! " . . . Technology can be
overwhelming at times. It changes every day. Learning how to integrate it
into your classroom instruction though shouldn't be overwhelming. I've
designed my website so that, hopefully, it won't overwhelm my visitors as
well. I provide links to resources that I feel will be useful to any
classroom teacher. Some of these resources were created by myself, other
technology resource teachers or just really great ones I've found on the
web. Check it out!"
with Technology is a website maintained by Maggie Wilson, DTRT for
Instructional Websites. Learning with Technology offers a variety of
excellent educational websites, arranged by curriculum area; directions,
examples, and templates for Creating Class Web Pages; and a wealth of
information and ideas about how to integrate the use of technology into