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Technology in Education

Thank You #ISTE17

While technology is clearly ISTE’s primary identity, for those four days in San Antonio, ISTE promoted something else for the 21,000+ people in attendance. ISTE put learning first. At this conference of countless sessions, Inspire! talks, inspired educators and tired feet, three themes became obvious to me: The need to focus on teaching students how […] Read More

Tech This Out- Math Instruction

June is upon us which means if your school isn’t on hiatus for the summer, the end is near. For many educators that might mean family trips, time to catch up on projects, and a much needed break from the classrooms we pour our hearts into for nine months. But summer might also be a […] Read More

Rock Star Camp: Embark on a Hero’s Journey

The 2014-2015 school year was the educational equivalent of my morning cappuccino, a concoction causing me to gulp down the year in a fiendish, caffeinated frenzy. And it all started with CUE. Finding CUE was the answer to many years of hitting my head against the walls of outdated pedagogy. For those of you that live […] Read More

Teaching Truth in an Age of Misinformation and Fake News

Studies show that Americans are now spending up to eleven hours per day with electronic mass media. (source) While media content is not always produced to educate us, much of it does indeed educate our students about the world around them. How do we teach truth, then, when information travels at the speed of light […] Read More

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