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It’s All About the People –...

As a first time speaker at Fall CUE 2017, it didn’t take long for me to realize I wasn’t in Kansas anymore. First, I was informed the “mountains” I saw were actually foothills. Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane...

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#CSEdWeek 2017 — A Closer Look

We are so pleased to highlight the contributions of our #cuechat community and our Computer Science Learning Network surrounding this year’s Computer Science Education Week. #CSEdWeek is a vibrant online conversation and share-space for...

Celebrating The Hour Of Code

This is CUE’s first of 5 posts celebrating Computer Science Education Week (#CSEdWeek). Follow the hashtag throughout the week across social media. I have a confession to make. Up until about 2 years ago, I knew next to nothing about...

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Thankful For EdTech

Tis the season to be thankful, so I took to Twitter to ask educators what they were thankful for when it came to EdTech. Let the love and sharing commence!   I’m writing a Giving EdTech Thanks article for @cueinc blog. Please send me...

Missing Out… A Student’s...

“What needs to be done to inspire more teachers?” asks Alex Bockert in a recent blog post entitled, How Did I Miss Out?  In one short blog post, Alex has captured the essence of CUE. Our team will stop at nothing to ensure that all...

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A Pedagogy Worth Noting

Common Core Math has rocked the world of educators, administrators, parents, and students, but Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles has embraced student collaboration for the win! In this KPCC article, we get a chance to see the impact of...

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The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s office. That should give you some insight on what kind of...

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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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A Hero’s Journey to CUE Rock Star Chico

Think about a character in your favorite movie, and the journey they go on. Listen for the call to adventure, accept the challenge, conquer fears, and claim the treasure they seek. My journey in being a faculty member for CUE Rock Star Chico...

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I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School...

The jury is in. Building relationships matters. In fact, it may be the thing that matters most in teaching and learning.  If you want to build relationships, you’ve got to go where the people are. In my neck of the woods, the people are on...