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Venture into the Unknown A littleBit- A Finkel Fellowship Post

Take a step out of your comfort zone. I’m sure you’ve thought about trying something new in your classroom, but were tied to many other requirements that needed your immediate attention- Common Core, standards based grading, student behavior, parent issues. For many years, I wanted to implement something new to enhance my teaching, but I […] Read More

The Pride and Journey of a CUE Award Winner

The mission of CUE is to inspire innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. Becoming an active member of CUE  was easy for me twenty years ago, early on in my educational career, because when I was infusing technology into my classroom, there were not a lot […] Read More

2016 Fall CUE Overview

This weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. Held at the American Canyon High School in beautiful Napa Valley, this sold out conference will bring the latest and greatest in educational innovation to Northern California. For those not able to attend, there are some opportunities […] Read More

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

Professional learning can and should be fun! At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and fun than years past. To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees. Participants will be asked to capture […] Read More

Top Eight Reasons To Become Certifiably Innovative with #CUEIEC

What is IEC, you say? CUE, along with Fresno Pacific University, has put together an amazing six month online Innovative Educator Certificate (IEC) program devoted to meeting your educational technology needs. Many schools have invested in various tech tools including tablets and laptops. This influx of technology has left many teachers with the desire to learn more about […] Read More

BOLD Classrooms Reimagines Your Room

Ed. Note- This program was formerly known as Classroom Cribs and has, since publication of this piece, been re-branded as BOLD Classrooms. This post has been updated to reflect the change. Environments impact life. The kind of environment an animal evolves in impacts what that animal becomes, what its strengths are, and how it approaches the world around […] Read More

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up

[Ed. Note- Katherine Goyette was one of the finalists of the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Program at this year’s CUE 2016 National Conference. This will be the first in an on-going series checking in with LeRoy’s Big Idea winners. Applications for next year's LeRoy Finkel Fellowship will open in September.] #TigerTechTeam is a student led technology club, affecting […] Read More

Encourage Students to Tell Their Stories On Film

A good film has the power to change us. Films reflect our fast changing world- socially, culturally, and globally. They inspire, provoke, inform, educate, and create an emotional connection to the subject matter. “Movies strike us in intensely personal ways,” wrote film critic Roger Ebert, “good ones get inside our skins.” Students today are growing […] Read More

Finding My Rock Star

This is a story about a shy, quiet teacher who pulled himself out of a rut and was pushed out of his comfort zone to share his passion with others. Back in 2004 I was in a ten-year rut. I was teaching from a textbook and using lessons made by others. I didn’t stand out […] Read More

CUE Live! at #CUE16

A million cool things were happening at the CUE 2016 National Conference in March. Some of those were documented here, here, and yes even here. But did you know that among all of that learning and laughing, interviews were happening? You probably did. You probably walked right by the stage where an interview was happening, turned […] Read More