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2014 Annual CUE Conference: We are Family

Written By CUE Member Lisa Nowakowski @NowaTechie  Trying to get all my thoughts, feelings, and experiences of CUE 14, in one blog post has been a challenge. How can I possibly sum up: the friends I made, the friends I caught up with, the ideas...

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Open Educational Resources and the OER Summit

By CUE Member Michael Simkins @edtech101 Where do you stand on the Open Educational Resourses (OER) continuum? Huh? OER? Original Equipment Reproduction? Office of Extramural Research? Do you mean Open Educational Resources? Sounds familiar...

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YouTube in the Classroom? YES!

By CUE Memeber and Guest Blogger Karen Mensing Hilarious cat videos, retro commercials and “not safe for work” clips might come to mind at the mention of the word “YouTube.” However, many educators have realized that YouTube in Education has...

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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...