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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...

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Mobile Photography in the Classroom

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Stephen Davis Mobile photography in the classroom is quickly becoming an excellent tool teachers can use. After all, students and teachers think in images. Images in all aspects of life are increasing in number...

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10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology...

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years.  Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District...

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Do You Want to Become a CUE Rock Star?

BY CUE Member and Guest Blogger Jon Corippo Every school has at least THAT ONE crazy teacher. The one that admins realize is a game-changer, an innovator – a rock star teacher. Sometimes schools are blessed with two such folks. But in the...

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“Genius Hour” Builds Knowledge...

By CUE Blog Editor Kate Petty THE BACK STORY One day a little over two years ago I serendipitously watched Sir Ken Robinson’s TED speech “Schools Kill Creativity” and finished the last page of Daniel Pink’s book Drive. Momentous right? My...

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Inspire Change: CUE Board Nominations...

By Former CUE Board Member Kurt Larsen Recently we observed the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and if you are like me, you’ve heard time and time again Kennedy’s words, “Ask not what your country can do for you...

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Supercharged Innovation with Google’s...

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Kevin Brookhouser Back in the early days of Google, we’re talking about the ancient history of like ten years ago, a couple engineers got together and agreed that email was a mess. Finding old email...