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Jewish Book Carnival: July Edition

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Jewish Book Carnival 

It's that time again!  Bloggers who write about Jewish-themed books collect their posts once a month to share and reflect on what is going on in the Jewish book world.  This month's collection, which you can find at Ann D. Koffsky's blog, includes a wide range of topics, ranging from Life Is Like a Library with its take on Being Mirka from the book Hereville by Barry Deutch (which I reviewed elsewhere in this blog), to Linda K. Wertheimer's Ode to Spirituality, to much more.

The Jewish Book Ca...

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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 
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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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My School Library, and "I Can See Winter..."

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Sunday, January 23, 2011, In : Blogging Tools 

I've posted a slide show from Picture Trail above.  I use picture trail in my Library wiki to share with parents the books that I am reading in a given month to the media classes.  It is an easy way to make the front page of the wiki have a consistent item, but one that I can vary from month to month.  If you would like to see how it works on my Library Wiki, click here.

As you can see, my school library is a lovely spot.  January in Minnesota, on the other hand, is something one learns to l...
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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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Taking the Teacher Challenge

Posted by Lydia Schultz on Wednesday, January 12, 2011,
I have signed up to participate in the "Teacher Challenge" as a blogger, and this new page is part of my effort.  I am charged with taking on the role of a reporter who asks my blog ten questions, so here goes.  I am also posting these entries in my blogger account, because it is easier to comment there.  You can read my postings there at Library Lady's 23 Things.

1.  Why did I start this blog?
I created this website because I felt as if I need to share the many books that I read in my role as ...
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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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