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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 World’s Music in My Classroom- A Rock Like a Teacher Series Post

“I was born by the river in a little tent Ohh and just like the river I've been running ev'r since It's been a long time, a long time coming But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will” -Sam Cooke If you were a student in my classroom, there is no way […] Read More

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

-- Special Guest Editorial to the CUE Blog -- Over the past several years, there has been an ever-increasing uproar about the over-testing of our children, especially the big standardized tests imposed by the No Child Left Behind Law. These tests stressed out teachers and students while undermining our children’s opportunities to learn for several […] Read More

Marathon Runner- Rock Like a Teacher Series

Ed. Note- In honor of the CUE Rock Star Camps, which run all summer, we will be presenting a Rock Like a Teacher series of posts in which educators talk about the music and musicians who made them better teachers. I am a marathon runner/ and my legs are sore/ and I’m anxious to see/ what I’m […] Read More

Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

Competency-based and personalized learning strategies are both best incorporated when they leverage technology tools which allow teachers to customize their standard curriculum. Classrooms are now equipped with smart boards, Internet access, mobile devices, digital cameras, along with other devices that relate specifically to a particular field of study. These devices, when used correctly, can enhance […] Read More

Don’t Fear the Reaper- Rock Like a Teacher Series

Ed. Note- In honor of the CUE Rock Star Camps, for which you can still register and run all summer, we will be presenting a Rock Like a Teacher series of posts in which educators talk about the music and musicians who made them better teachers. When thinking of songs that relate to education, Blue Oyster […] Read More

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

An EdTech Authentic Ending

It’s June, and you know that that means- The end of the school year. You’ve done so many amazing things with your students, but now what? How do we make the end of the year educational technology authentic?  The end of the year in my classroom was always a time for reflection, positivity, and gratitude. […] Read More

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up

[Ed. Note- Katherine Goyette was one of the finalists of the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Program at this year’s CUE 2016 National Conference. This will be the first in an on-going series checking in with LeRoy’s Big Idea winners. Applications for next year's LeRoy Finkel Fellowship will open in September.] #TigerTechTeam is a student led technology club, affecting […] Read More