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Technology in Education

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

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

Making a MakerSpace

"Rise up, it's time to take a shot." -My Shot from HAMILTON That's all Michael Stephens and I had to go on when we gathered in his 4th grade  classroom to hatch a plan to build a MakerSpace. It was early in the year and I was new to the school, looking for a kindred […] Read More