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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE is you, the educators. CUE is big ideas and steps forward and risk-taking. CUE is always looking for ways to not only acknowledge those efforts, but to support them. To support you. We want to help you bring your ideas to life, and in that way help your students to grow and succeed. To […] Read More

Farewell, Lecture?

A selection of this post appears in the Winter, 2016 issue of OnCUE as our 5 Trends to Love/5 Trends to Lose series. This is in the Lose list. To read the full text of "Farewell, Lecture?" follow this link. http://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/323/5910/50?ijkey=vAomcviBVwQDA&keytype=ref&siteid=sci "Farewell, Lecture?" originally appeared in Science Vol 323, Issue 5910, 02 Jan 2009. Eric Mazur […] Read More

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

3D Printing The Future- A Finkel Fellowship Post

My name is Ronalea Freeth, I am a first grade teacher in San Dimas, California. You may walk into my classroom and hear a gentle buzzing of students who finished their math assignment asking to go onto TinkerCAD and continue working on designing a project. A year ago I would not have imagined that we […] Read More

Dancing With The Robots

If you haven’t heard the name Mike Meneghetti, you probably don’t know that he’s truly a kid at heart. His curiosity, energy, and passion for learning new things are at the heart of his youthful demeanor. For the past 34 years, Mike has been teaching in the Lafayette School District. He taught sixth grade science […] 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

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

Hey, how’s your year starting? You have probably been delving into your own professional development, reading and research in preparation to be an even MORE awesome educator this school year. Part of being a well-equipped educator is knowing both how and when to use a variety of tools and resources to lead our students in […] Read More

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

EDITORIAL We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. To be properly responsive and timely, we should know what people are saying about the various tools and techniques out in the world. On top of that, I’m a 5th grade teacher so […] Read More

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

I’ve lived in California all my life, from Southern California to the Central Coast to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Urban and suburban California: the home of Silicon Valley. Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. Rural California provides an astonishing amount of food for the United States. Did you know that if […] Read More

What Seymour Papert Meant to Us

Let’s play a game. Guess when the following quotes were first published: “[W]hen a child learns to program, the process of learning is transformed. It becomes more active and self-directed. In particular, the knowledge is acquired for a recognizable personal purpose. The child does something with it.” “[M]any children are held back in their learning […] Read More