Browsing Archive: February, 2011

What Computer Programs Do We Really Need? -- Free Alternatives for Small Schools

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 
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In this time of budget crunches in the world of education, I have learned to be creative in how I choose what to pay for and what to find for free when it comes to computer programs.  Here are some free alternatives that serve as good substitutions for their more costly peers.

1.  Tux Paint => Kid Pix     For years my school has struggled to keep...
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Be My Tweetie—Using Twitter to Build a Personal Learning Network

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 
Twitter Profilephoto © 2009 Rosaura Ochoa | more info (via: Wylio)I first was introduced to using Twitter during the 23 Things on a Stick and More Things on a Stick programs sponsored by the Minnesota’s Multitypes Libraries.  Much like the Teacher Challenge, these programs encouraged people to try out the growing technologies and explore how they related to our work as librarians.  By participating, I grew to “kno...
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Lydia Schultz I am a school librarian, a technology teacher, and a part-time college English professor. I hope to review many of the books I read, both in the context of my research about children's books as well as in my pursuit of recreational reading. I want to share what I read--so what else is new?

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