Creativity and Imagination

Focus on 3D Modeling, Not 3D Printing!

Focus on 3D Modeling, Not 3D Printing!

3D printing is awesome. The once empty print bed coated with a thin veneer of hairspray or glue suddenly becomes our imagination physically realized. Over the years, the process of 3D printing has become increasingly affordable for schools, and design programs have...Read more ›
How Do You Stir Curiosity in Your Classroom?

How Do You Stir Curiosity in Your Classroom?

You know those moments in class when we have our students on the edge of their seats?  When engagement is palpable and their eyes are wide open?  You can hear a pin drop.  You can feel their excitement.  And you just know they are getting it, they are understanding,...Read more ›

CUE-D Up with Sarah Thomas — Featuring Doug Robertson

There’s Something About Doug… By day, Doug is an elementary school teacher known on the internet as The Weird Teacher, which also happens to be his twitter handle (@TheWeirdTeacher). By afternoon and weekend, he is a husband to a loving and patient wife and...Read more ›
Students Teaching Teachers

Students Teaching Teachers

I first brought my students along to present at the Kern CUE Tech Fest in 2014 and attracted about 20 participants. My presentation team consisted of 7 students classified as Tier 2 or Tier 3 behavior intervention students. I had a few of my fellow teachers warn me...Read more ›
Future Shifts

Future Shifts

“We are getting kids ready for jobs that do not exist” has been a mantra of frustration that has been bandied about the educational ecosystem for far more than the last several years.  A mantra that I believe to not only be wrong focused, but an inhibitor of change...Read more ›
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