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#FallCUE 2018 – Some highlights and great resources

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I just returned from a jam-packed weekend at the 2018 Fall CUE Conference in Napa (California’s wine country). The challenge at any CUE Conference is trying to decide which of the many enticing sessions I should attend. I think I made some great choices. Saturday Sessions Empowering ELLs in the Google Age – I loved… Continue reading

#CUE17 – A few takeaways

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Just returned from CUE 2017, three jam-packed days of sharing, collaborating, learning, rethinking, and celebrating in the beautiful California desert setting of Palm Springs. For those of you #NotAtCUE17, here are my top takeaways: Keynote Speakers – Oh my! Lucky me! I was able to attend all three: Jo Boaler: The Mindset Revolution – A… Continue reading

Teaching about Intellectual Property – #HyperDoc style

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I love the many ways teachers in my district – and probably your district too – are guiding student-centered conversations  about building positive digital footprints, protecting online privacy, and confronting cyberbullying. A shout out to Common Sense Media, iKeepSafe, and Netsmartz for the wealth of free resources and lessons you provide to schools on these key digital… Continue reading

How to Bring Teachers in Your District on Board with Technology

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I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had over the years to attend and present at educational technology conferences hosted by outstanding organizations such as ISTE, CUE, Google’s EdTechTeam, National Writing Project, and NCTE. Being able to attend keynotes and sessions by nationally known educational visionaries, such as Will Richardson or Kylene Beers or Rushton Hurley, provides sufficient inspiration and… Continue reading

Two Reasons Why January 21 Was a Great Day

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I loved Saturday, January 21, 2017! Thanks to two events in the Sacramento region, I think I’ve stepped out of my post-election slump. Event #1: EdCamp121 – Thank you CapCUE and Folsom High School for hosting Saturday’s EdCamp. From the moment I entered the multipurpose room, I could feel the combined energy of the awesome CapCUE… Continue reading

Fall Cue 2015 – Some awesome takeaways

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Loved the energy, innovation, and conversations shared at last week’s Fall CUE Conference. Definitely two jam-packed days! Below are some of my takeaways: Writing in the Shed – Lisa Nowakowski shared a wonderful resource for English Language Development (ELD) students: The Literacy Shed, a collection of short video animations with no narration. Lisa has her students collaborate… Continue reading

CUE 2015 Take-Aways

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Just returned from three fabulous days at CUE 2015. It was definitely worth the 10-hour drive (each way). Many thanks to Mike Lawrence and the CUE team for a well-organized, exciting event, start to finish. Below are a few of my take-aways. Thursday Can I Use That? Copyright & Fair Use for the Remix Generation… Continue reading

Fall CUE Take Away

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I had a great time at the 2014 Fall CUE Conference. In two jam-packed days, I attended some wonderful workshops, with Will Kimbley’s Google Forms workshop, Gene Tognetti and Karen Larson’s Discovering Student Voice with Chromebooks,  and Trevor Mattea’s Intro to Google session at the top of my conference take-aways list. Two hours with Will… Continue reading

CUE 2013 – Day 2 Take-Aways

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Continuing on with my reflections from the fabulous 2013 CUE Conference, here are my take-aways from: Friday, Day 2: Opening Keynote with Sir Ken Robinson – I’ve been a long-time  fan of Sir Ken, starting with his first TED Talk and his Changing Education Paradigms animation. It was great to  hear him in person and be… Continue reading