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Juggling -- The Reality of Being a Classroom Teacher

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 

 

Well, now I know one thing that the new school year brought – busy teacher syndrome!  While I am greatly enjoying my (newish) teaching duties this year as a homeroom and language arts teacher for our fifth-graders, I am often overcome by a sense that I will never feel completely ready, never be truly organized, never be totally prepared. 

What is interesting is that I’m finally okay with that.  I am at heart an extremely logical, prepared, focused person.  I went into this school y...


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What will the new school year bring?

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Monday, August 8, 2011, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 
'First day of school' photo (c) 2010, Dave & Margie Hill / Kleerup - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/I am anticipating this fall in much the same way as many students are—I will be facing new challenges, learning new material, trying new things.  I have many hopes and dreams for the school year, as do they.  And like them, I am partially responsible for preparing them for an uncertain and unknowable future.

This year, in addition to being the librarian at my school, I am tackling the challenge ...


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Camp for Librarians--The Pleasures of Spending Time Reading

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Thursday, July 14, 2011, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 
I am a lucky camper -- literally.  I am participating in a program sponsored MELSA public libraries and MetroNet for people who teach literature and/or who are children's librarians called Camp Read-A-Lot.  And this has been the summer camp experience I have always wanted!


The wonderful people behind this program have put together a fun bunch of new books for all of us campers to read.  We get to read books, write reviews of them, and then participate in discussions, either virtually on the Ni...

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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 
Disc drivephoto © 2006 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)
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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Remember the Simple Tools

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, January 23, 2011, In : Teaching in the Technological Age 



I was moved to write today by three different things that got me thinking:  a CBS Sunday Morning segment on handwriting, a School Library Monthly blog entry about how students best comprehend readings, and a blog about "old school" computer tools.  Each, in its own way, made me think about what our goals for students should really be.

The CBS story (print version here and video version here) focused on the role of cursive handwriting in American culture, and how fewer and fewer students are ma...
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About Me


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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