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Podcast 1450 12/13/14: Smart Toys for Smart Girls and Boys

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Show Notes:

Gift Giving for a New Generation of Tech Savvy Children

Sheri Kam and kidsWelcome back Sheri Kam, PR Specialist, Social Media Expert and mother of two teenage daughters.  Sheri not only knows her way around technology but has a mother’s eye for holiday presents that will teach as well as entertain children who are interested in technology…without breaking the bank


Click to Listen to Smart Toys Segment with Sheri Kam and Sean McCarroll

Recommended Toy List: Sheri Kam and Sean McCarrell

Rec0mmended Smart Toy Lists

Top educational gifts for kids Click on Detroit TV Segment

9 High-Tech Toys & Gadgets Designed For Kids

Consumer Reports: 8 best tech toys for kids

Asia Newson

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Creating an Innovation Lab in High School

Sean McCarrollSean McCarroll is a social studies and technology teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Sean worked with fellow teacher Gary Abud to design, collect funding for, and implement the GP North Innovation Laba modern learning space equipped with the technological tools needed for learning in the 21st Century. It was designed to promote creative and innovative thinking, group collaboration, and better access to a variety of technologies.

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MiTechNews Headlines

Mike Brennan

Mike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

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Listener Q&A

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

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Recommended Smart Toy Lists by Age

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On the Dec. 13, 2014 program Sheri Kam, PR Specialist and involved mom and Sean McCarroll, social studies and technology teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School in suburban Detroit discussed “Smart Toys”.  The follow list shows the smart toys they recommend for each age group listed. Young: No Coding Tobbles Neo (0-2 Logic) or […]

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Wi-Fi booster for urban dwellers

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Gigaom   Kevin Fitchard  Nov. 11, 2014 – 9:05 AM PST Wireless startup Mimosa has been plugging Wi-Fi into a lot of networking products lately. It first injected Wi-Fi into transport networks by offering a backhaul radio to ISPs. It quickly turned to access networks, proffering up gear that replace the cable or copper line entering your […]

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Elon Musk worries Skynet is only five years off

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by Eric Mack  @ericcmack /November 19, 2014 9:50 AM PST For several months now, we’ve been reporting on tech iconoclast Elon Musk‘s public warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence. What we hadn’t heard was just how soon AI might become a threat. Turns out Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worried that “the […]

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Twitter teams with women’s group on anti-harassment tool

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  Edward Moyer  @edatnews /November 8, 2014 One of the groups behind the #FBrape campaign, which compelled Facebook to change its policy on the posting of “cruel and insensitive content” on the world’s top social network, has partnered with Twitter to study how the microblogging service can better police sexual harassment on its site. Women, Action […]

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