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November 8, 2013
CUE Files Comments to FCC Regarding E-Rate 2.0

FCC FilingToday, CUE filed comments regarding "Modernizing the E-Rate Program for Schools and Libraries". These comments relate to the so-called "E-Rate 2.0" effort to update and increase funding provided to public schools and libraries. 


The comments were developed within the Legislative Advocacy Committee, chaired by CUE members John Cradler and Vanitha Chandrasekhar, and approved by the CUE Board of Directors on Nov. 7, 2013. The comments, in their entirety are posted here.

November 7, 2013
Digital Citizenship to be Focus of CSLA/CUE Summit at 2014 Annual CUE Conference

Gwyneth Jones

Walnut Creek, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013 --Digital Citizenship is a crucial skillset for all students, today more than ever. Students must be good digital citizens and learn early on to build positive digital footprints so they can be contributors to our global society and avoid mistakes that could jeopardize their futures. Computer-Using Educators (CUE) and the 


California School Library Association (CSLA) are pleased to present the Digital Citizenship Summit (DCS) on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Registration for the Summit is included in all conference registrations, including the Saturday-only rate.


The DCS will include a session by spotlight speaker Gwyneth Jones, aka “The Daring Librarian,” as well as sessions by CSLA teacher librarians. 


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October 23, 2013
CUE Announces Iron CUE Challengers for Fall Conference

Iron CUE

Walnut Creek, Calif., Oct 23, 2013 -- Fall CUE 2013 Conference attendees will once again have the privilege of witnessing the ultimate ed tech competition: Iron CUE. Two brave and fearless educators, Nicole Dalesio and Kelly Kermode, will take the stage to determine whose masterpiece lesson will win the day.

Iron CUE is now in its fourth year at Fall CUE.Two ed tech experts are chosen before the conference and are introduced to the audience at the opening keynote. Each chooses two assistants from the audience to help him or her for the next 22 hours. Then, the mystery technology is unveiled. Whatever it is, the competitors must use it to produce a teachable lesson on a given topic. At the closing keynote, the competitors will present their lessons and the audience will vote. The best masterpiece lesson wins.


Iron CUE Champion Alice Keeler is coordinating the event and promises "the combined creative energy of these two ladies just might be enough to power the planet for the next year!"

Nicole Dalesio, Iron CUE Challenger

Nicole Dalesio

Nicole is a California native and Pleasanton teacher whose specialty is creativity, technology, and education. Nicole teaches 4th grade as well as technology workshops for teachers, and is a community college iPhoneography instructor. She’s an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Sony Education Ambassador.

Kelly Kermode, Iron CUE Challenger

Kelly Kermode

Kelly is a high school teacher and yearbook adviser. She loves integrating technology so it makes life more challenging, creative, engaging and interactive. She is an Adobe Education Leader, Google Certified Teacher, and a CUE Lead Learner. Current learning goals include: animation, motion graphics, gamification, and JavaScript.

The sold-out Fall CUE Conference takes place October 25-26 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. Onsite registration is not available; however workshop and session information is available at www.fallcue.org and keynotes will be streamed. Follow the action at #fallcue.

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org

About the Fall CUE Conference

The Fall CUE Conference is a more intimate, focused conference than the annual CUE conference and provides educators with opportunities to share, collaborate and learn. CUE’s first Fall Conference was held in 1980 and has featured a number of luminaries as keynotes over the years, including Hall Davidson, Michael Horn, Vicki Davis and the late Steve Jobs. | www.fallcue.org

October 15, 2013
CUE and EdReach Announce Creation of The #EduWin Awards to Recognize Awesome Moments in Education

Ed ReachChicago, IL | Walnut Creek, CA -  EdReach.us and CUE announce the formation of The #EduWin Awards. The #EduWin Awards piggy-back off the grass-roots movement where teachers hand out Edu- “Wins” online through Twitter and other social media. What is an #EduWin? An #EduWin is a recognition of something fantastic happening in education. Teachers and administrators often share great moments on Twitter using the #EduWin hashtag or at www.whatisyoureduwin.com. Starting in October, by going to www.eduwin.org, anyone can nominate an educator, a parent, a student, a citizen, or a proprietor. The #EduWin Awards board will decide five (5) monthly winners. Those winners will have the chance to be recognized at the Annual CUE Conference, March 20-22, 2014 in Palm Springs, Calif.


EduWin Awards“CUE has always been a fan of celebrating educational achievements both big and small,” Mike Lawrence, Executive Director of CUE shared, “We’re proud to be involved in celebrating these through The #EduWin Awards and look forward to the outstanding stories that will follow.”

James Gubbins, of the podcast #Eduwin Weekly, said, “We are so thrilled to continue to help move the #EduWin movement forward! The #EduWin Awards will enable an even larger and wider forum to celebrate educational victories and to learn more about the stories behind them.”

The motivation for #EduWin came from educators and administrators reacting to all the negativity in the media about education. There are amazing things happening in teaching every day, but not enough people hear those stories. #EduWin was created to bring the focus back to the students and to the positive impact teachers can have on students’ lives. With The #EduWin Awards, this is, perhaps, a chance to recognize education in the most authentic way possible: through the eyes of educators.  

About EdReach
EdReach Global LLC (www.EdReach.us) is based out of Chicago, IL and was founded in 2012. The EdReach Broadcasting Network has hundreds of education contributors in the US, Australia, Singapore, Shanghai, the UK, and abroad. Thousands of educators every month turn to EdReach for the latest in innovative teaching practices, learning models, tools, ed news, and resources.

About CUE:


Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org


Daniel Rezac Mike Lawrence

Editor in Chief, EdReach Executive Director, CUE

312-593-6056 925.478.3460

press@edreach.us mlawrence@cue.org


October 15, 2013
CUE Hosts Google In Education West Coast Summit

Reduced Fee Available for Registered Annual Conference Attendees

Walnut Creek, California -- October 15, 2013 -- 

Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. is thrilled to announce the Google in Education West Coast Summit to take place March 22-23, 2014, immediately following the Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. The Summit’s timeframe was chosen specifically so that Annual Conference-goers could both maximize their investment and minimize travel-related expenses. In fact, Annual CUE Conference attendees receive a significantly discounted rate as shown below.

GIE Summit

A Google in Education Summit is “an open, one- to two-day event primarily focused on Google Apps for Education but can also cover additional Google products like Google Earth, YouTube for Schools, Google Search, etc. These are events organized by members of the Google Apps for Education community for members of the community,” according to the Google in Education Community Events website. As campuses across the globe adopt Google solutions to support student learning, powerful but affordable professional development is essential. CUE’s Summit will provide two keynotes and dozens of sessions with hands-on activities led by Google Certified Teachers and Google Apps Certified Trainers, including instructional strategies tied to the new Common Core State Standards. All attendees will be invited to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning.

“We are so excited to bring educators this amazing opportunity,” said Danny Silva, CUE’s Professional Learning Coordinator. “Attendees will walk away from this event with the knowledge and resources to leverage Google tools to unleash both teacher and student achievement and motivation. We feel this is a great way to cap off their Conference weekend.”

The Google in Education Summit is open to teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out how to leverage Google Apps for Education to support student learning. Attendees to both the Conference and the Summit will return to their schools and classrooms armed with amazing new tools and resources to reach even more students.

Registration to attend the Summit is now open, limited to only 500. For those attending both the Annual CUE Conference and the Summit, you will be required to show your Conference badge to secure the reduced rate.

March 22-23, 2014, Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs Convention Center


CUE 2014 Conference Attendees: $75

Summit Attendance Only: $150

www.giesummit.org | #giewc

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead.

October 7, 2013
eLearning Strategies Symposium: Early-Bird Deadline Extended to Oct. 22


By popular demand, the eLearning Strategies Symposium (eSS) has extended the Early-Bird Registration rate until October 22, 2013. Individual registrations are currently $159 and groups of two or more may register for $149 each. After November 1st, individual registration rises to $199 and group registrations rise to $169. Refer to our registration form for purchase order directions. 

This year’s symposium includes three great keynote speakers. Keynoting at 8:30am on Friday, December 6th is Governor Bob Wise, co-founder of Digital Learning Now. During lunch, after our eLearning Advocate and Online Teacher of the Year awards are presented, Dr. Eric Mazur will provide our next keynote. Our closing keynote on Saturday is provided by Jon Bergmann, founder of the flipped classroom.

More than 70 sessions are scheduled during the two-day event. Friday’s highlights include Debbie Morrison’s How to Design an Excellent Online Course; Lesley Farmer’s Engaging Students with Special Needs Online; Catlin Tucker’s Project Based Learning in a Blended Learning Model; Jenny Thomas’ Online Performance Tasks for the Common Core State Standards; and Alice Keeler and Joe Wood presenting The Importance of Community in an Online Environment. With ten presentations each hour, attendees will have a vast array from which to choose.  eSS is rolling out hourly sessions on our main page and the full-conference SCHED will be published shortly. 


Five paid three-hour workshops are also available for attendees. On Thursday, December 5th, attendees may choose from Tablets in the Classroom (iPad or Android) presented by Kyle Brumbaugh or Using iBooks Author to Create Interactive Resources with Burt Lo. Saturday morning, attendees may register for Flipped Classroom – Hands on Getting Started with Lisa Highfill, Google Forms: May the Forms be With You with Will Kimbley, and Teach the Common Core with Blended Instruction with Catlin Tucker. At just $75 each, these workshops are designed for cost-recovery only as a benefit to our attendees. More information about eSS workshops may be found online.

October 3, 2013
Hundreds taking the #FallCUE 'plunge' - Almost SOLD OUT

Fall CUECUE is alerting folks that due to the intense interest in this year's Fall CUE Conference, we have only 100 seats remaining before we close pre-registration. There will be no onsite registration, so only hours remain for prospective registrants to visit fallcue.org and register online or via fax.

Registration will close at 5pm Friday, Oct. 4, or when the last seat is sold, whichever comes first.

September 30, 2013
CUE Announces Annual CUE 2014 Conference Featured Speakers and Housing Registration Availability

Computer-Using Educators (CUE) announces its Kickoff Keynote and Spotlight Speakers for the Annual CUE Conference to be held March 20-22, 2014 in Palm Springs, California.


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September 23, 2013
CUE Board Appoints Diana Paradise to Fill Vacancy

Diana ParadiseSeptember 24, 2013 - Walnut Creek, California – Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. is pleased to announce that Diana Paradise will replace Ken Shelton on its Board of Directors for the unexpired portion of his 2011-2014 term. Shelton announced his resignation from the board, citing personal reasons, earlier this month.

Having recently completed a three-year term on the board, Paradise re-joins fellow board members Robert Craven, Ray Chavez, Lainie Rowell, Kyle Brumbaugh, Suzanne Mitchell, Roger Wagner and newly elected members David Malone and Andrew Schwab.

Robert Craven, CUE’s President shared, “The move to nominate Diana Paradise was natural as she is a long-standing supporter of CUE and a very recent board member. We’re delighted that she has agreed to step in and fill this seat.”

“It is with great enthusiam that I re-join the CUE board of directors to continue my service to our students, educators, partners and this great organization,” offered Paradise with regard to her appointment, which begins immediately and continues through June 30, 2014.

More information on CUE and its leadership is available at www.cue.org.

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About the CUE Board of Directors

CUE is guided by a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors, one third of whom are elected by the membership each year. The board is made up of active or retired K12 educators, University and Higher-Ed professors, members of the educational IT community and representatives of Educational Technology businesses or other non-profit organizations.
| www.cue.org/boardofdirectors

About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   

CONTACT: Robert Craven                                                     President, CUE Board of Directors

925-478-3460, cueinc@cue.org

August 28, 2013
Fall CUE 2013 Conference Workshops Dive to “New Depths”

Fall CUE 2013 logo

Walnut Creek, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 - 

Fall CUE 2013 Conference attendees will have the chance to dive deeper into innovative educational tools through a host of new workshops. Topics for these fee-based BYOD workshops include “Connecting to Common Core,” “MinecraftEDU,” “Google Workshops for Educators,” and “iPads in Education.” Workshops are three- to six-hours long, and attendees will gain both knowledge and resources from the in-depth discussions and hands-on learning on devices from laptops to iPhones.

“Our attendees value opportunities to learn through intense, dedicated workshops on crucial and timely classroom strategies,” offered Mike Lawrence, CUE’s Executive Director, “and the leaders from the schools and districts that send our attendees are confident that they will bring these tools and techniques back with them thanks to a guaranteed seat at one of our workshops.”

Twenty workshops are currently being offered, with most expected to sell out before the first name badge is picked up. These workshops are offered in addition to the 100 free speaker presentations on both Friday and Saturday, dozens of vendor tables loaded with the latest in educational tools and technology, and of course two free keynote presentations. Dr. Ramsey Musallum, a high school chemistry teacher and host of CUE’s wildly popular and Webby-nominated internet television show, the Infinite Thinking Machine™(ITM), will deliver the opening keynote. Musallam was recently featured on TED Talks Education, alongside Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates and John Legend. Closing Keynote Angela Maiers is a teacher, educator, author and consultant who has spent the past 22 years working diligently to help learners of all ages succeed by recognizing their power as readers, writers, and global communicators.

Registration for the CUE Fall 2013 Conference is underway. The non-profit event will be held October 25-26 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. Registration and workshop information is available at www.fallcue.org.