Megan Fister is a website designer and manager of the Central Penn Adobe User Group in Harrisburg, PA. She loves technology and is married with a young daughter. She enjoys blogging on Homework Helper about technology and how it relates to children & education. Megan is BJ's sister and technical advisor to the Homework Helper Website.
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I (Megan BJ’s sister) run an Adobe User Group where each month we get together to talk about various technologies as they relate to design, photography and/or programming. Last month we had a great presenter, Tamara Eyster, who talked about creating educational games for children. While her presentation was largely geared towards adult educators, we learned that there’s quite a few good
I’m a big fan of Podcasts and a new favorite of mine is StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson. First, a little about Neil deGrasse Tyson. Frankly, he is the most down-to-earth astrophysicist on the planet. He can break down these amazingly complex ideas like string theory and quasars, in a way that is both entertaining and easily understood by those of us
Growing up, I loved when my mom would get out the Shrinky Dinks, let me color them, and watch them bake down in the oven. When I saw a “Jewelry” Shrinky Dinks kit on clearance at a local bookstore, I knew it was time to introduce my daughter to the wonders of shrinking plastic. Shrinky Dinks, for those who may not know, are thin
My daughter and I were introduced to Do·A·Dot Art markers (we call them “stampers” in our house) at her preschool when she was about two years old. One of the main reasons I wanted to write a blog post about these markers is that they are one of our very favorite art supplies and they are made in the USA too. Do·A·Dot Art markers
I haven’t seen my entire kitchen table in weeks, maybe months. Oh, I’m sure it’s there somewhere buried under the kid crafting supplies and finished artwork. The thing is, the chaos of the kitchen table as the arts & crafts area seems like a fair trade off. At least until dinner time when I’m frantically trying to keep the food from burning while clearing
My family is big on technology. What can I say, it started young when my Dad taught me how to get online using BBS on his Kaypro Computer back in the day. I’m really dating myself, aren’t I? That means, of course, that my 4-year-old daughter has been indoctrinated in the joy of technology at a young age, too. Since she’s so young, she’s really