Computer Purchases by K-12 Educators
Several years ago Ohio Lawmakers passed a bill that allowed K-12 Teachers to purchase computers tax exempt. Attached is a PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) that includes the form needed to purchase computer equipment tax free. Also included is a cover letter from SchoolNet with the exact wording of the House Bill in case a vendor gets fussy. My best recommendation is to talk to the vendor and explain things prior to the day you want to buy. Some vendors require proof of employment by either one or all of the following:
- a current pay stub,
- official letter from a school administrator,
- school ID, or
- a copy of your current teaching certificate.
PDF Form for Tax Exempt
Barnes & Noble:
You need to show proof of current teaching position(Pay Stub or Email Pay Stub works). For more details visit: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bn-at-school/educator.asp
Math in Literature
Adobe PDF List
This is an Excel spreadsheet shows the books that are commonly used along with author, grade level information and math topic addressed.
(last updated 1/24/07)
Online CAT List
This link will take you directly to the library online catalog with a listing of all the books found in the file above. Links have been added to the item information that will take you to lessons/activities related to the books. These files are password protected. Contact Yvonne Halsey or Deanna Schumm for the password.
This link will has links to the lesson/activity plans for those titles from the spreadsheet. These files are password protected. Contact Deanna Schumm for the password.
District Novel List
This is a list of Novels used in the classroom in Grades 3-12. This document is hosted via Google Docs.
Ohio Treasure Chest
The Ohio Treasure Chest is the creation of Eric Curts of North Canton City Schools. The Ohio Treasure Chest is an online collection of Internet resources that align to and support the Ohio Academic Content Standards. The idea is to have excellent websites linked to each and every indicator in all of the standards. All of the links are to student oriented interactive activities.
If you have a site that you would like to submit you can visit the Ohio Treasure Chest and submit the site.
Thinkfinity is a free web portal for educators aligned to national standards with lessons and materials that teachers can use to enhance their instruction. Using the portal, classroom teachers find school appropriate websites and save planning time. Teachers will walk through the portal, search for content and discover how easy they can align their lessons to Ohio’s standards.