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From Cyberbully Victim to YouTube Star: The Rise of Bethany Mota

April 22, 2015


How would you like to earn an estimated half million dollars a year from making YouTube videos? That’s exactly what Bethany Mota has done! When Bethany was just 12 years old she, like many young teenagers, became a victim of cyberbullying and consequently suffered from anxiety and depression. Eventually Bethany decided to make a YouTube […]

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Say What?! Google Nose Launches Today!

April 1, 2013

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What is Google Nose you might ask?  According to its website, Google Nose is the latest and greatest breakthrough in technology.  Instead of just typing, talking, hearing and touching, we are now able to SMELL through our computers, tablets and smartphones using Google’s Aromabase with over 15 million available “scentibytes”!  Users can smell scents such […]

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Google Glasses – Super Cool or Super Scary?

March 21, 2013


So by this point most of us have heard of these new Google Glasses that Google is testing, right?  If not, Google Glasses are a pair of “smart” glasses  that when worn can actually do much of what a smartphone can do.  Some people even think that at some point in the future Google Glasses […]

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A Review of the iPad Mini

February 20, 2013


Note: This review is by Anna M., an 8th grade student.  Thanks, Anna, for being a contributing author for MCT! So you’re walking around the mall looking for the best gift to get little Jimmy and your husband Brian. What should I choose? What would they enjoy? Luckily you have a little help. Recently I got an […]

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Move over iPad, the Surface is (almost) Here!

July 2, 2012


Update: Microsoft recently announced  the RT Surface model (see below for the Pro/RT differences) will be available October 26th, the same day Microsoft is releasing the Windows 8 operating system.  The Pro model is expected to be released 90 days later. So a few years back  I used to show my students a video of this […]

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Technology for Change: Kony 2012

March 16, 2012


  Not a whole lot to say here, except for WOW. Questions:  In this example, how is technology used for positive change?  What can you do to help?  Other thoughts on the video and the situation in general?  

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Amazing Kid Photography

February 10, 2012


Into taking pictures?  No, I’m not talking about taking pics in the mirror or with your friends necessarily…I’m talking about meaningful photographs that embody art and design. Each year National Geographic Kids™ sponsors an International Photo Contest (IPC) specific to kids with the goal of challenging the creativity and skill of young minds. Recently, the […]

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Bill Gates Discussing Steve Jobs

February 6, 2012


As many know Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple passed away this past October.  Below is an interesting interview with Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, about Steve Jobs.  At one time in history, Steve and Bill were considered rivals (as seen in the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley).  Ultimately, however, these two men inspired […]

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7 Gadgets that Won’t Be Around in 2020?

October 19, 2011


According to writer Seth Fiegerman of the financial website MainStreet, there are seven tech gadgets that we aren’t likely to see many of in the year 2020.  Those items are GPS navigation systems (the standalone, single function kind like you’re likely to find attached to the windshield of a car), E-Readers (a HUGE disappointment to […]

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A Hero Gone

October 5, 2011


Today is a sad day for those of us who love and appreciate all things technological.  It is also a sad day for those who aren’t necessarily a wiz on the computer, but who use cell phones, mp3/4 players, or tablets for any purpose.  Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of Apple, died today after battling cancer […]

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