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"Say What?" -- Creative Play with Images

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Saturday, January 22, 2011, In : Blogging Tools 
Someone posed a question about how I did the speech "bubble" above my avatar back in my All About Me post.  Here's how to go about it.

Most of you probably already know this, but to copy any image off your computer (Internet, desktop, whatever), you can simply press the "PrtSc" key, short for "Print Screen."  This key basically captures the image of whatever your screen looks like at that point. 

Open the program "Paint" which is under "Accessories" on most Windows machines.  In the upper menu...
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Virtual Me—Playing with Avatars

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Thursday, January 20, 2011, In : Blogging Tools 

I love avatars.  I love that I get to play with my sense of self differently in different settings.  I love that there are bad songs about avatars, like Do You Want to Date My Avatar. I have a Mii on the Wii, a Voki to sing the Hokey Pokey, a Pirate dame to play the Puzzle Pirates game, and numerous other sides of my...

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It’s All About Me, Or 5 Questions an Effective “About” Page Should Answer

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Blogging Tools 

“About” pages are not usually what we read first in a blog.  We find blogs because they show up in a search we do, or someone sends us a link, or we are reading them as part of a class.  But sometimes, after we read a post, our curiosity kicks in.  In real life, we expect to have a conversation with people who talk to us.  Why should the written word be any different?  I usually want to know more abo...

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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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