Tag Archives: technology

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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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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Google Sites: How to Change Site and Page Layout

March 12, 2012


Once you’ve setup your Google Site/Digital Portfolio, the next step is getting the layout (where things are on the site) where you want them.  There are two types of layout – site layout and page layout.  When changing the site layout, all pages within the site change.  When changing the page layout, the layout only […]

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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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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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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 – Spying on Kids with Laptops

March 17, 2011


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

March 17, 2011


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