Tag Archives: computer

The Case for Teaching Digital Arts

November 2, 2016


You may be wondering why Ms. Computer Teacher focuses on providing “easy, fun digital arts projects for kids”. Or you may be thinking what are digital arts anyway, and what do they have to do with teaching my subject area? A Little Background Info Who is Ms. Computer Teacher? I am a middle school computer […]

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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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An Introduction to Audacity – Free Sound Recording Software

February 1, 2013


This quick tutorial shows how to use the FREE software Audacity to record and edit sound. Among other projects, this is a great tool for creating podcasts and recording song. This video is just an introduction to Audacity. The software has many features beyond what is in the video.    

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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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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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The Ideal Computer

September 6, 2011


When asked to create the world’s most perfect computer (completely imaginative, of course), this is what students came up with… After reading, respond with your own ideal computer. “My ideal computer would be voice activated, to only my voice. It would be in the shape of a circle and touch screen. It would work fast […]

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