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Experiments, Evolution, and Education

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Monday, November 17, 2014,

Okay, the title is may be loftier than the reality, but the results were fun, so I wanted to share.  Our third- and fourth-graders were working on a great unit that explored the idea of “Who am I?” through the lens of autobiography, family trees, and evolution.  Their final project was amazing (I’ll say more about that below), but I really enjoyed a little piece of their learning that I got to do with them in Library class. 

To focus on the idea of adaptation, I decided to read to them t...

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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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