This site would not be possible without the sharing, guidance, and encouragement
of several people. I must give credit where credit is due! Click on the
links below to view their sites.
Jim World Free
Site Templates & Laura-K's Template: Jim World Free Site
Templates is wonderful! It is a great source, especially for teachers who
want a web template to spice up their site. Thanks Jim World and Laura-K.
for making this site look good! The web template used on this site is copyrighted
and designed by Laura-K.
My Parents: Kenneth and Anita Hokanson, a Wyoming cowboy + a British
national = me! I should thank my sisters, grandparents, aunts,
uncles, cousins, in-laws, nephews, and niece too!!! Oh yea, and my pets
(some of which were cattle and horses)!
My Teachers and Professors: Mrs. Nelson got me started in Kindergarten
and what a start it was! She taught me to love learning. There have been
many great teachers in my life. A special thanks to Gale Haderlie for letting
me use those new Apple IIe computers! I've been intrigued ever since.
My Students: Thank you to all my past and present students for challenging
me to find creative ways to teach. Thanks for testing my web pages, pointing
out mistakes, finding links, coming up with new ways of doing things with
technology (plus reminding me that a piece of paper and a pencil can still
do some fantastic things), and for being in my class! Thanks for always
trying and never giving up.
Gary Berger: This gentleman has helped me so much in integrating technology
in the classroom. He is a true genius, and a special education director
in Arizona. The original author of the HyperStudio tutorials and vocabulary
sheets on my U.S. History site.
Gary Hancock: My trusted technology director who keeps the computers running
in the school district. Thank you for your
support and all the goodies!
Kem Cazier: A wonderful principal and friend. Still likes me as a colleague
even though I was not an ideal student when I sat in his classroom!
Brad Bowerman: The original author of many of the online tutorials on
my geography site. Mr. Bowerman teaches in Pennsylvania, and has helped
my and many other students succeed in social studies classes around the
Ed Connell: A social studies teacher in Georgia that has been gracious
enough to share tutorials he has created.
A teacher in Georgia who is making a great start in incorporating technology
in the classroom and on the web.
Star Valley Middle
School Team 7: Julie Aagard,
Ron Hyde, Lauri Cunningham, Kelly Barnhart, and Ruth Ann Jensen, and former members Shain Saberon (a webmaster himself!), Tiffany Dobler, Michelle Cole, Trish Gardner, and Lauri Coates. These are the people that I
work with day
day out. They are superior colleagues, and our students are
better off because of ALL that this team does every single day.
Star Valley Middle School Staff: A wonderful group of people that work
hard everyday. Except for that one;)!!!
University of Wyoming Adult Learning & Technology Department:
The professors and my fellow students have helped me learn and grow in
so many ways since beginning my master's program in the Fall of 2004.
My Family: Last but not least - THANK YOU to my wife Dianna, and children:
Hannah, Charlie, Ronan (inventor of the word "conpuger"), Nicholas, and
Heather. They put up with me being on the computer creating and fixing
while I repair technology equipment. They let me spend money on "conpugers"
and all the stuff that goes with them. These six fabulous humans sacrifice
more for this site to be what it is than any others. I love them all very