It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

Happy New Year!! This day is often a time for retrospection and planning forward. People create lists of things they want to accomplish in the coming year. There is hope, there is renewal…but is there actual change? I know that Continue Reading

CUE Members Contribute to the Future of Computer Science in CA

As we look around in a room filled with twenty-one educators selected from various parts of California for our very first California Department of Education’s Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee (CS SAC) on September 25th, 2017, the passion in the room Continue Reading

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

I’m going to go into some detail about the process my class used to animate our Google Slides, but I got all my information from Sam Patterson’s blog here. Follow Sam, he’s good people (plural, if you count the puppets). Truthfully, there’s a Continue Reading

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge

Getting students to write, present their work, or even read can be hard work. Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading