Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

Getting students to write, present their work, or even read can be hard work. Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef Continue Reading

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. Here’s a breakdown of Iron Chef. Like the game show: Time is of the essence; presentation and flavor Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading