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Technology Standards for Teachers

Teacher Technology Assessment of KY Standard Six

The references and guides on this page are intended to provide relevant resources for use for improving classroom teaching and learning by both teachers and students.

Henderson County's measure of teacher proficiency in the use of technology for teaching and learning will be evaluated using a rubric format in this spreadsheet.
KY Teacher Standard Six - Technology    

The teacher uses technology to support instruction; access and manipulate data; enhance professional growth and productivity; communicate and collaborate with colleagues, parents, and the community; and conduct research.

The current Teacher Technology Standards for Evaluation were released by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board in February of 2008. The entire set of standards can be accessed from their website at this link:
The sections below should help you to improve your own skills and increase the effective integration of technology into your classrooms. If you have a request for specific help that you cannot find on this page, please submit that request to Linda Payne or Richard Hilton.

6.1 Uses available technology to design and plan instruction.

Initial-Level Performance                       
Uses technology to design and plan instruction.
Advanced-Level Performance    
Uses appropriate technology to design and plan instruction that supports and extends learning of all students.
  • An Educator's Guide to Evaluating Software
  • Bloom's for Digital Learning
  • CIITS (Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System) Account set up required
  • Curriculum Pathways (high school instructional content, free subscription)
  • GOOGLE Lit Trips
  • GOOGLE Maps
  • Interactive Whiteboard Resources (SmartBoard and ActivBoard)
  • KATE-TICK from Murray State University
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Computing and Technology
  • Microsoft Excel Tutorials (see also Simple K-12)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Tutorials (see also Simple K-12)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Don't Let History Repeat Itself or Slideshow 101
  • Microsoft Word Tutorials  (see also Simple K-12)
  • Movie Maker to Create Videos
  • Photo Story 3
  • Simple K-12
  • Teacher Tube
  • Teachers' Domain
  • Technology Tutorials on the Web (Internet4Classrooms)
  • Thinkfinity Education Portal - Free Resources
  • ThinkPort: Think Technology - Using Media Effectively
  • Use Technology to Support Diverse Learners

6.2 Uses available technology to implement instruction that facilitates student learning.

Initial-Level Performance
Uses technology to implement instruction that facilitates student learning.     

Advanced-Level Performance
Designs and implements research-based, technology-infused instructional strategies to support learning of all students.
  • Graphic Organizers with
  • Graphic Organizers with
  • Graphic Organizers from Google
  • Graphic Organizers: Examples
  • Join a Kentucky Listserv
  • Kentucky Virtual Schools Opportunities
  • KET Encyclomedia (Contact Linda Payne to set up your HCS account.)
  • Interactives
  • Read and Write Gold
  • Read, Write, Think Student Materials
  • Stage 1 - Teaching with Technology (created by Fayette Co.)
  • Stage 2 - Teaching with Technology
  • Stage 3 - Teaching with Technology
  • Stage 4 - Teaching with Technology
  • Stage 5 - Teaching with Technology
  • Activities - Check Your Knowledge of the Stages
  • Using Microsoft Producer with PowerPoint     (For an example of a Producer file, visit this site: Is It My Fault Too- file)
  • Voicethread
  • Webquests
  • WikiSpaces (Set up a free account for use with your students.)
  • Word 2 Word (language resources)

6.3 Integrates student use of available technology into instruction.

Initial-Level Performance
Integrates student use of technology into instruction to enhance learning outcomes and meet diverse student needs.     
Advanced-Level Performance
Provides varied and authentic opportunities for all students to use appropriate technology to further their learning.
  • Assistive Technology Basics
  • Blabberize
  • Collaborative Projects for the Classroom
  • Create a Graph with Kids' Zone
  • Creating Newsletters and Brochures with Microsoft Word
  • Creating Newsletters and Brochures with Word (Additional Directions)
  • CyberBee Curriculum Ideas
  • eAudio Books from Henderson County Public Library (HCPL)
  • The Family Center on Technology and Disability
  • Graphing with Excel
  • Google for Educators: Classroom Activities
  • HCS Technology Instruction Resources (See the Instructional Tech link on navigation bar)
  • Henderson County Public Library (HCPL) See Children Services
  • Integrated Technology Lesson Plans (Internet4Classrooms)
  • Interactive Whiteboard Resources (SmartBoard and ActivBoard)
  • ISTE Educator Resources K-12
  • KATE-TICK Instructional Resources that Match Kentucky Standards
  • Microsoft Assistive Technology Information
  • Microsoft Education Resources
  • Microsoft Reader - Read eBooks on Windows-based devices
  • Special Education Resources for General Education
  • Spelling City
  • Tech Matrix (assistive technology tools and resources for learning)
  • Technology Lessons to Match State Standards (Atomic Learning)
  • Universal Design for Learning: Improved Access for All
  • Using Microsoft Word Tools to Differentiate for Diverse Learners
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • Web 2.0 in the Classroom
  • What is Universal Design of Instruction?
  • What is Universal Design for Learning(UDL)?
  • Wikispaces (Set up a free account to use with your students.)
  • xTimeline (e.g. History of the U.S. Constitution, History of Astronomy)
6.4 Uses available technology to assess and communicate student learning.

Initial-Level Performance
Uses technology to assess and communicate student learning.     
Advanced-Level Performance
Uses technology to assess student learning, manage assessment data, and communicate results to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Assessment Resources from ISTE
  • Assessment Resources from Project Stairs
  • Authentic Assessment Resources for Educators
  • Compass Learning Reporting (Teacher must be logged in to Compass to use reports.)
  • Create Rubrics with RubiStar
  • KDE Open House
  • MOODLE for Henderson County Schools
  • NWEA MAP Reporting Site
  • Rubrics from Kathy Schrock
  • Teaching Tips Index: Assessment Resources
  • Web-Based Tools for Survey and Assessment Data (Some are free; some require subscription.)
    • Google Docs (Use the form feature for creating surveys/quizzes.)
    • Hot Potatoes - create fun activities with easy to use software
    • ProfilerPro
    • Questionmark testing software
    • Quia! Create your own quizzes and games for learning activities
    • Quizstar
    • Quiz Center create, administer, and grade quizzes online
    • SurveyMonkey
    • Zoomerang
6.5 Demonstrates ethical and legal use of technology.

Initial-Level Performance
Ensures that personal use and student use of technology are ethical and legal.     
Advanced-Level Performance
Provides and maintains a safe, secure, and equitable classroom environment that consistently promotes discerning and ethical use of technology.
  • bNetSavvy - Tools for Adults to Help Kids Connect Safely
  • Children's Internet Protection Act and the AUP
  • Copyright Information and Links
  • CyberSmart Internet Teaching Resources
  • Training and Materials
  • Net Cetera - Chatting with Kids About Being Online
  • NetSmartz from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • NetSmartz Real Life Stories
  • Plagiarism Stoppers
  • Safe and Responsible Use of the Internet: A Guide for Educators
  • Wired Resources and Materials
Foundational Knowledge and Skills
(These skill indicators are not expressly covered in any of the previous standards. However, they are among those skills required of technology literate students. Therefore it is necessary for a teacher to know and understand each.)

Computer Terminology - Basic
File Extensions Reference
How Computers Work
Learn About Computer Hardware
PC 911 - Computer Guides
Troubleshooting - Basic
Troubleshooting - Simple
Using Microsoft Templates
Additional Items    

Video from YouTube
Tech Matrix

Where do you fall on the Technology Integration Matrix?

See these resources (with video explanations):

TECH MATRIX from Florida Center for Instructional Technology


TECH MATRIX from Arizona K12 Center