Alix E. Peshette's Blog (28)

Create New Media with Generators

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush

Inside everyone is an artist – often a frustrated artist. Many people seem to equate being an artist with being able to draw or paint. Since most people feel they can’t draw anything beyond stick figures they don’t often venture into self-expression through art.…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on October 28, 2007 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Blogging and Reverse Research

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from Ed Tech Gold Rush



One of the benefits of my position as a technology training specialist for a school district is that I get to indulge my passion for research. When I say research, I’m not talking about facts and figures, case studies and long-term research projects. I love to research the how-to’s, what’s new and…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on September 23, 2007 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Summer Technology Academy – a Staff Development Model

By Alix E. Peshette

Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



The end-of-school frenzy has died down and now I’m truly on my summer schedule of leisure and reflection. So, here are some observations and reflection about our recent Summer Technology Academy. What motivates teachers to attend a few days of technology training right after a…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on July 4, 2007 at 6:28pm — 4 Comments

Computer Games in the Classroom?

By Alix E. Peshette (Cross-posted from http://edtechgoldrush.blogspot.com/)



There is a residual knee-jerk reaction to the idea of kids using computers to play games. It’s the sworn duty of every teacher…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on June 3, 2007 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

Grab Bag of Wow - Tech Tips and Tricks

By Alix E. Peshette



Cross-posted from EdTech Gold Rush



I really like finding a tip or trick that makes me say “Wow, what a…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on May 26, 2007 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Cool Tools - Open Source and Freeware

By Alix E. Peshette



I love Open Source and Freeware! As a past junior high computer science teacher, I was always looking at software prices and multiplying them x 34 workstations. Even the least expensive software took a pretty large bite out of the department budget. I spent a lot of time researching, installing, testing and using…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on May 18, 2007 at 3:23pm — 5 Comments

Classroom Adventures with Audacity

By Alix E. Peshette



In last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure to spend time working with 5thand 6th grade teachers and students in their school computer lab. This school is in the first year of an EETT grant (Enhancing…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on May 12, 2007 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Audio Adventures with Audacity

By Alix E. Peshette



I’ve been on an interesting learning curve lately, nailing down the intricacies of Google Earth, YouTube and…

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Added by Alix E. Peshette on May 11, 2007 at 9:59pm — No Comments

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