What Seymour Papert Meant to Us

Let’s play a game. Guess when the following quotes were first published: “[W]hen a child learns to program, the process of learning is transformed. It becomes more active and self-directed. In particular, the knowledge is acquired for a recognizable personal Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

The Force Is Strong With CUE Rock Star Admin Camps

In July, I became the Interim Assistant Director of Technology at Lafayette School District. As a new administrator, I had many aspirations and goals for my first year. It’s only November, and I am quickly realizing that I am no Continue Reading

The Maze Roller and CUE STEAMpunk

“Awesome! Now what?” CUE sent my classroom five Spheros through the CUE STEAMpunk program. I had almost no experience with Spheros. I had only started teaching coding as a regular part of my curriculum a month and a half ago. Continue Reading

CUE Goes to ISTE – ROBOTS!

Tuesday at ISTE 2015, the Playground students who build and compete with robots were on the floor strutting their stuff. I talked to a couple of these young robotics experts about their projects, their robots, what they learned, and what Continue Reading