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Things to Do In Denver When You’re Ed- an ISTE Look

ISTE is a conference that will blow your mind with awesomeness but it can also be overwhelming and intimidating if you aren’t prepared. With so many options, it’s easy to miss the things that could make the biggest impact when you return home. Here are some CUEs* for making your ISTE experience one of the […] Read More

Technology As Privilege: Why Using It Matters

“Itsy? IT? It was an Edtech thing in Philly.” I heard my coworker say. “ISTE?” I interjected excitedly. “Did you go? Did you have fun? How was it?” He took a moment to measure his reaction. “Well, it was good to get swag...?” “That’s it?” He sighed, “It’s not that it was bad, it’s that […] Read More

The Other Side of Digital Nativeness

I had a ton of interesting conversations at ISTE about the uniqueness of today’s students. As the first generation raised in the digital age, they say students are interacting with technology in ways that most teachers do not understand or appreciate. The term ‘digital native’ has been coined* to refer to children who, due to […] Read More


Tuesday at ISTE 2015, the Playground students who build and compete with robots were on the floor strutting their stuff. I talked to a couple of these young robotics experts about their projects, their robots, what they learned, and what they see going forward. Not one of them mentioned the Three Laws, which I do […] Read More

CUE Goes to ISTE – 90 seconds with Dr. Will

I grabbed about a minute and a half with the always interesting Dr. Will Deyamport at the Blogger Cafe during ISTE 2015. There might be Rocky impressions. https://youtu.be/W6A_5y9oWiM […] Read More

CUE Goes to ISTE – Weird Birds

I talked with Melissa Eddington and Shauna Pollock about their Birds of a Feather Session - Calling all Weird Teachers, which happened Monday evening. These two teachers are all about bringing the creativity and verve into the classroom and pulled in many teachers unfamiliar with The Weird Way to their session. Also- Rocky impressions. https://youtu.be/7xOsPxTRmOI […] Read More

ISTE 2014: Save the Date for Next Year!

Written by CUE Member Reuben Hoffman The convention center was sparse. The registration lines were empty. Where are they? I asked myself. Traveling down an escalator, I started to hear the buzz of voices. I turned the corner and there they were, sitting in groups of 10 to 30, circled up. Some were on the […] Read More

The ITM Rocks the Summer at ISTE and Into Season Four!

Written by CUE Member Mark Hammons @mhammons ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!?!?!?! Things are continuing to rock and roll over at CUE's ITM Show (Infinite Thinking Machine Show). Season three wrapped up with a paperless classroom encore. The ITM Live! Tour captured some inspiring moments from the Annual CUE Conference from Dan Meyer, Hall Davidson and LeVar […] Read More

Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014

Written by CUE Member and ISTE's 2014 Kay L. Bitter Award Recipient Bill Selak  @billselak It’s almost time to hang out with 20,000 of my closest friends. Well, there’s me, 5,000 exhibitors, and 1,000 sessions. And there’s you, of course! If you’ve never been to an ISTE Conference, I need to warn you: it’s big! […] Read More