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Get In the Classroom with Rollins- Rock Like...

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...

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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...

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Student Learners become Leaders of Learning...

[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...

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Encourage Students to Tell Their Stories On...

A good film has the power to change us. Films reflect our fast changing world- socially, culturally, and globally. They inspire, provoke, inform, educate, and create an emotional connection to the subject matter. “Movies strike us in intensely...

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Finding My Rock Star

This is a story about a shy, quiet teacher who pulled himself out of a rut and was pushed out of his comfort zone to share his passion with others. Back in 2004 I was in a ten-year rut. I was teaching from a textbook and using lessons made by...

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Connecting Women and STEM

I saw Ayah Bdeir speak at SXSWedu in March, and I’m still not over it. Her insights and contributions to the future of STEM as the founder and CEO of LittleBits cannot be understated.  A critical component of the maker movement, LittleBits are...

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We Didn’t Start The Fire

It was always burning Since the world’s been turning Meet Alex. He’s a second grader at my school who was born without eyes. He’s funny and smart and he loves music. Really loves music – of all sorts – with an encyclopedic obsession...

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PORTS: Making California State Parks Just a...

Picture this. A kayak bobs on the gentle waves in the midst of a giant kelp forest. Nearby a raft of sea otters groom themselves as they float placidly anchored in the kelp. “Why do they have such dense fur?” a student asks. “What might be the...

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Crash and Dot- A STEAMpunk Experiment

Dash and Dot Wonder arrived at my classroom in a big orange box. Excitement turned to nerves as I realized I had no idea what to do with these small robots and 30 5th graders. Not long ago CUE STEAMpunk sent me five Spheros. My class figured...

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CUE Live! at #CUE16

A million cool things were happening at the CUE 2016 National Conference in March. Some of those were documented here, here, and yes even here. But did you know that among all of that learning and laughing, interviews were happening? You...

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