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CUE West Coast Summit featuring Google for...

By CUE Board Member Kyle Brumbaugh Are you an educator who uses Google Tools in your classroom? There are a lot of us these days. There are the basics… Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and others. But what if you had the opportunity to...

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How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Google just announced an unprecedented number of Google Teacher Academies during 2014 and have reached out to CUE to assist, as we have done since the inception of the program in 2006. Applications will open soon. By CUE...

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Use Games to Spark Engagement in Learning...

By CUE Guest Blogger Andrew Gibas The idea of using games in education stemmed from my interest in European-type board games (Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Small World, Ticket to Ride, etc.) combined with fun physics activities that I picked up...

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Common Core and Backyard Chickens

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Sean Williams Really it is all Kevin Brookhouser’s fault. While visiting him a few years ago, he went out in the back yard and brought in fresh eggs for breakfast. That was all it took really, but later in the...

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The Common Core of Movie Making: Student...

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Jessica Pack, @Packwoman208 The library is eerily quiet when we enter, and the students are all business, their voices hushed, as they quickly set about rearranging furniture. The digital clock on the wall reads...

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Minecraft in Education

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Diane Main This morning, my son came up to me and my husband with his iPad and showed us a video screencast he had found on YouTube. It’s a fly-over tour of a group of military ships, completely created in...

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School-Wide Innovation Day

By CUE Guest Bloggers Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Sarah Press, and Liz Tompkins Many teachers and administrators are creating time in their students’ days to allow for passion-based learning. You might have heard of Genius Hour (check out the...

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Stoking the Fire in Math Class

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger John Stevens As winter is upon us, it is time to snuggle up next to the fire and grab a nice math problem. You see, warming up is one of the essential parts of the season, as well as your math class. The problem...

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The Maker Movement: Learning Through Making

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Joe Wood Over the winter break, my youngest brother and I finally were able to make our Sonoma County brew tour. With him living in Washington DC and being an aspiring home brewer, this was a trip we’d tried to...

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Music Is Not Dead in Public Schools

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Bill Selak a-b-c-d-e-f-g h-i-j-k-lmnop q-r-s t-u-v w, x y and z I know what you’re singing in your head right now. (Now you know your ABCs, I hope.) This song is so ingrained in us, that we forget that it’s how...