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Taking a (Mini) Cue from CUE18

“Can we do this again, so we can attend sessions that we couldn’t do this time?” was my favorite question asked by my teaching staff.  Are we talking about CUE18?  No, but we could have been! My teachers at Macy Elementary are completely amped...

connected educator

What’s A Connected Educator, Anyway?

“Well, we’re all connected educators.  We’re all online, you know.  There’s nothing special about that.  What’s the big deal?” That’s the response I get from teachers who are unclear on this radical new thing called being a connected educator. ...

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Sandra Chow

Sandra Chow was first featured on TLC Ninja Episode 18. In it she discusses how she incorporates Virtual Reality into classrooms. Can’t afford to take your students to China to experience the Great Wall? Then bring the wall into your...

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Is it October already?

When my podcasting partner, Lisa Nowakowski, aka NowaTechie, and I saw the application to become Social Media Champs for CUE last April, we were excited by the possibility of expanding our audience and getting to share what we do with a wider...


PoPPCon is Coming!

PoPPCon, The Power of Pathways and Partnerships Conference, is an “un-conventional” experience for educators, administrators, and partners from community, post-secondary, and industry where participants can take a deep dive into a...

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Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in a workshop led by the legendary Ralph Fletcher. When I first started teaching, his book What a Writer Needs transformed the way I taught writing in my classroom. Giving students choice and...

Fall CUE retrospective

2018 #FallCUE: Now I Can Sleep!

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Fall CUE Conference in American Canyon, CA.  For those uninitiated, Fall CUE is a smaller version of CUE’s Spring Conference hosted every year at the entrance to Napa Wine Country, with...