Tag Archives: education

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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Time to Vote! The Results are in: Vote your Favorite Middle School Web Design Competition Entries!

October 30, 2013


Update: Voting is now closed. Congratulations to 1st place winners Lindsay S. and Natalie M., 2nd place winner Emily S., and 3rd place winner Idara C.! After a lot of hard work the finalists in the first Web Design Competition held by Ms. Computer Teacher are ready to be announced!  This competition was open to […]

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How to Use Symbaloo – an Awesome Bookmarking Service

April 8, 2013


If you’re anything like me, you visit 100 websites a day.  Ok, so maybe 100 websites is a slight exaggeration, but it feels as if I visit 100 websites a day sometimes.  I’ve tried several online bookmarking tools to help me keep track of all those URLs, but the one I’ve found to be the […]

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Google Sites: How to Edit Navigation

March 21, 2013


Editing the navigation (links to pages) on a Google Site can be tricky.  Pay attention to this video!  It will show you different ways to customize how links to other pages appear on your Google Site or digital portfolio.

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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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Helping Out Boosts Grades

September 13, 2011


Click here to see a CNN video about how one student decided to “go halves” with those in need. In the process she discovers that helping out also helps student achievement in the classroom.

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Make a Choice

April 27, 2011


Let’s pretend for a minute… Congratulations! Somewhere, somehow your school found the resources (money) to get individual technology devices for all the students in the school. The question is which device to get. The choices are a netbook, laptop, iPod Touch, iPad, smartphone, or e-reader. Which ONE of these devices do you recommend the school […]

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Technology in Education – Case Study of Laptops in a School District

March 17, 2011


You may also watch this video on You Tube.  

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