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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

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

Back from Fall CUE

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I’m back from my first Fall CUE Conference. Two wonderful, jam packed days of connecting with colleagues and attending great sessions! Here are my Friday take-aways: The Personal Is Political: Remix and Fair Use – KQED’s Mathew Williams gave an awesome session on “learning opportunities for creating remix videos using found video footage online with… Continue reading

Digital ID Project – An invitation for collaboration

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I just returned from a 4-day trip to the fabulous CUE Conference in fabulous Palm Springs, California. In addition to joining some outstanding speakers and sessions (which I’ll blog separately later today), the conference was also the first time my National Writing Project/MERIT colleague Natalie Bernasconi and I were able to co-present our Digital ID… Continue reading

California’s Great ‘Bait and Switch’ Trick

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I’m headed to the Capitol this morning to fight for our EETT ARRA funding. CUE director Mike Lawrence sums up the issue in a sentence: “California directed schools and districts across the state to spend millions to support Educational Technology, then failed to distribute the over $72M in stimulus funds to pay for it!” Having… Continue reading