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Blended Learning

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef –...

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. Here’s a breakdown of Iron Chef. Like the game show: Time is...

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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...

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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...

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A Novel Idea For Student Writing

Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework. And when I told her class that they would spend the first semester writing their own novels, Jessie rolled her eyes and...

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Let Paperslide Into Your Class

Isn’t it great when you walk away from a keynote with something you can actually use immediately? This is what happened when I saw Lodge McCammon give the closing keynote at IntegratED IPDX 2017 in February. He introduced us to...

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Blending Together – Creating and...

Today I asked my students who their favorite musicians are. It was a natural extension of a conversation we were having that sprang from the curriculum and I was genuinely curious. I am an Old, and I don’t know what The Kids are into...

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Farewell, Lecture?

A selection of this post appears in the Winter, 2016 issue of OnCUE as our 5 Trends to Love/5 Trends to Lose series. This is in the Lose list. To read the full text of “Farewell, Lecture?” follow this link. “Farewell, Lecture...

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Keeping Pace Report 2015

Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world. Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and...

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Selling My Principal on YouTube

I’d been at my new district a week when I sent IT an email requesting my YouTube channel be unlocked. Not YouTube the site, which was open, but the ability to sign in and use my channel. That was closed. I needed it open. One week in...

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CUE’s CEO Remarks to the California...

NOTE: this is not what it looked like when I was speaking to the Commission, but it is me, and I did have a tie on. Below are the remarks I delivered October 8, 2015 to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The CCTC was convened...