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Technology in Education

To BOLDly Go

For months, there has been a buzz of excitement leading up to CUE BOLD. This event has been promoted as something new, something different. “The premier lesson design event for the West Coast” did not disappoint. Trying to capture the energy and excitement from CUE BOLD was like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. […] Read More

Herding Robots – the life and times of a robotics coach

This academic year I have been a coach for a First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team; as the father of a high school student, I stepped in to fill a void – and to spend time with my son I am one of two coaches – Jan is another parent (and a now-retired professor) who has the […] Read More

Blending Together – Creating and Bringing Videos Into Class

Today I asked my students who their favorite musicians are. It was a natural extension of a conversation we were having that sprang from the curriculum and I was genuinely curious. I am an Old, and I don't know what The Kids are into these days. I mean, Taylor Swift is my jam, but other […] Read More

Your Internet History is Now For Sale

Most of us are acutely aware of the fact that everything you do on the Internet can be monitored and tracked by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Every site you visit, how long you spend on the site, what you click on, etc., can be logged and is typically maintained by your ISP. And it […] Read More

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

Build, Test, Revise- Quick Builds and Problem Solving

One of the rules of teaching is to make your expectations as clear as possible to your students.  "We're going into the MakerSpace," I said to my fifth-graders. "Using only the materials you can find in that room, each partnership is going to build a wind-powered car. This is all the description I'm giving you. […] Read More

The Global Audience Project

For some reason I never gave a second thought to the novelty of interacting with people on the screen from across the world. It always seemed to be normal. Two years ago I had three kids in my room while I was testing a Google Hangout with Kory Graham (@Korytellers). They were mesmerized, in part […] 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

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