Author Archives: Betsy Ruffin

What I did over my summer vacation ;-)

You know I don’t remember a teacher ever really assigning that subject as a writing prompt.  Oh well…… So, what am I doing this summer – tech-wise? Well, one thing I am involved in is North Texas 23: a roundup of web 2.0 technology.   It is sponsored by North Texas Library Partners, is free (always

The View From Up Here — DEN Conference

From Guest Blogger: Betsy Ruffin  I write this post from the Southern Methodist University campus where a great group of folks have had a great time — and some information overload– from the Central Regional Conference sponsored by Discovery Education. Besides learning about what’s new on Discovery Streaming, all about the new Discovery Education Science for

TCEA — part 2 — the Vendor Floor

Better late than never for this post?   Here are some of the interesting things I saw on the vendor floor at TCEA.  >Make sure your schools have Ebsco and Britannica up and running. These are the state purchased databases.  They are free to Texas schools.  Britannica also has a enewsletter called Inside Britannica that has