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Next Gen Professional Development pt 2...

When I was about 14 years old, in the late 1970s, my parents opened a small ski shop. As part of the process, they allowed me to become a “certified technician” for the ski bindings. It was a real thing because one needed to be certified to be...

CUE Spark

Fall #CUE Spark Featuring @greggeilers...

Don’t miss Gregg Eilers and Luke Hibbard at the Fall CUE Conference: “Chrome is the New Metal” Friday, October 27, at 3:30pm! This back-to-basics session offers newcomers to the Chrome browser a friendly entry point to cloud...

CUE Spark

Fall #CUE Spark featuring @TheTechProfe...

Don’t miss Martin’s presentation on “Tech Tesoros for ELL Instruction in the Modern Classroom” at Fall CUE! Martin Cisneros is one of the most endearing and intriguing presenters of ELL instruction throughout the state...

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A 1:1 Journey — In The Beginning

In the beginning there were 33 Chromebooks. And it was good. I started this school year unsure about the state of the technology in room 17. Over the years I’ve used Donors Choose and grants to slowly grow my classroom technology from...

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Printing the Future- 3D Printers in Education

I am a classroom teacher in a rural New Zealand school. We have 200 students and are a 1:1 iPad School with students from 5 to 12 years old. In 2013 I attended a conference session on 3D Printing and was handed a 3D printed elephant. I thought...

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes...

With a look of concern, Ella raised her hand and asked, “I want to ask my partner a question but I don’t want to be rude.” She continued, “I noticed most of the girls in Kenya have really short hair. I want to ask my partner if that style is...

iPad Deployment

iPad Deployment: This Time with Students

This summer marked my 4th summer prepping an iPad deployment. Every June I think, “Yes, this will be the smoothest year. We finally have it all figured out.” And then, inevitably, an update to our MDM or the iPads or both throws us...

professional development

Professional Development: The Next...

“Professional Development” has a negative connotation for many teachers. In other professions, professionals are hungry for training on the latest techniques, mindset and tactical approaches. NASCAR Pit Crews get training. If they fail to get a...

Val Verde 1-1 Video

Val Verde’s 1-1 Take home program...

If your district is going 1-1 soon, here’s a great video that Mike McCormick’s team at Val Verde Unified as their 20,000 student district goes to a 1-1 take home model for student devices.

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Tethered Caching for iOS using a Mac

In March of 2017, Apple released (with little fanfare) an article on tethering your iOS mobile device to your Mac computer. This now enables the ability to bring Ethernet speed to the iOS device and cache previous downloads to your Mac without...

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