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Keeping Pace Report 2015

Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world. Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and trends of online education across the country. CUE CEO Mike Lawrence, as well as CUE […] Read More

Selling My Principal on YouTube

I'd been at my new district a week when I sent IT an email requesting my YouTube channel be unlocked. Not YouTube the site, which was open, but the ability to sign in and use my channel. That was closed. I needed it open. One week in. Brand new to the school and the district. "Hi, […] Read More

CUE’s CEO Remarks to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

NOTE: this is not what it looked like when I was speaking to the Commission, but it is me, and I did have a tie on. Below are the remarks I delivered October 8, 2015 to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The CCTC was convened to make recommendations to changing the credentialing process in California, which […] Read More

Less Paper, More Play

I’d like to tell you my paperless classroom stems from a deep belief in using technology to empower students, or to attempt innovation in my classroom and practice. Those things are true, but it also is rooted in another, perhaps equally essential, motivation: I wanted things to be just a little easier, for me and […] Read More

What is Your Educational Moonshot?

Part 2 of 4 in a series of Stephen Davis’ Guest Blog Posts By CUE Member and 2014 Online Summit Keynote Esther Wojcicki Time is a Not a Four-Letter Word The main thing teachers constantly lack is time. My new book, Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom addresses just that: how to manage the […] Read More

Jo-Ann Fox, #caedchat, and the Quantum Academy

Part 1 of 4 in a series of Stephen Davis’ Guest Editor Blog Posts I recently reached out to CUE member Jo-Ann Fox and asked if she could answer a few questions about #caedchat and the new Academy she has founded, Quantum Academy. What are the origins of #caedchat? What is next? How will it grow […] Read More

Encouraging Autonomy Using QR Codes in the Primary Classroom

Written by CUE Member and Guest Blogger Michael Tillyer @mtillyer For the past twenty years as a public school teacher (18 of that in Kindergarten), I have constantly been searching for ways to utilize technology to transform the educational process for my young students. I used and created videos with my students, made the most […] Read More

Why Teachers Need to Open the Digital Door: LMS Platforms

Written by CUE Member Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Ed D What is a learning management system and why should educators care about the LMS, the CMS (Content Management System) or other instructional management systems? What and Why? Online learning in K12 and in HIgher Ed is growing at an unprecedented rate. According to the Evergreen Report (2013), […] Read More

Minecraft in Education

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Diane Main This morning, my son came up to me and my husband with his iPad and showed us a video screencast he had found on YouTube. It’s a fly-over tour of a group of military ships, completely created in Minecraft- an increasingly popular computer game and app. He […] Read More

School-Wide Innovation Day

By CUE Guest Bloggers Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Sarah Press, and Liz Tompkins Many teachers and administrators are creating time in their students’ days to allow for passion-based learning. You might have heard of Genius Hour (check out the #geniushour hashtag on Twitter) or 20% Time (#20time on Twitter). Instead of a chunk of time each week being […] Read More