Author Archives: Lillian Hritz

Google Collaborative Tools

Google Collaborative Tools

Do you use or have you tried Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets, or presentations), Sites, Gmail, or Calendar? Many educators have found that the best things about using Google Docs, Sites, or Calendar with their students or colleagues are the ability to collaborate and to work from any computer. Teachers are using Google’s offerings for

Inspired Picture Writing

What is is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. If you are currently using let

Too Much Searching! Not Enough Finding!

How often do you  search for specific information online and spend so much time searching for the right link?  Or even worse so many search engines overload the window with images, links, icons, and advertising before you even get a chance to view the links to sites found in your search. yolink To The Rescue

Shorten URLs

Do you have trouble coping and pasting long URLs in emails only to have them break or realize there is a typo, after you sent the URL? By entering a URL in a text field, a tiny URL will  be created and to some extent it can be customized.  Most of the URLs created will

Making Movies Teaches Second Graders Writing

Kudos to our very own April Weston Den LC Council member for her dedication and the amazing job of working with Terry Patrick’s second grade class.  It is a great example of her dedication shines in this article Making movies teaches second graders writing written by Nancy Stidham, Special to the Independent Shopping, birthdays, friends

Cast Your Vote For Your Favorite Teacher Innovation Now!

Hundreds of entries for the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards have been posted at While the judges select the 50 winners, the PBS Teachers team would like to know which entries are the most innovative from your point of view! To vote, simply visit the gallery and click “I Like!” for the entries that you

Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in technology

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite

"Mini-Geek Fest" Monthly Online Conversation

Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? Do you often feel overwhelmed with all of the new tools and feel you don’t have time to keep up with everything? If you do, then the Mini-Geek Fest is here for you!  No homework, no assignments, no cost—just