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May 29, 2013
CUE Announces Resolution in Support of CTAP and SETS

At its annual board meeting May 22, 2013, Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc.’s Board of Directors announced a resolution in support of the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) as well as the Statewide Educational Technology Services (SETS), both of which are in danger of being unfunded and eliminated from the proposed budget.

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Resolution in support of CTAP & SETSAt its annual board meeting May 22, 2013, Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc.’s Board of Directors announced a resolution in support of the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) as well as the Statewide Educational Technology Services (SETS), both of which are in danger of being unfunded and eliminated from the proposed budget.

“CTAP is the only statewide technology program in place in California. Along with SETS, CTAP funding assures districts and teachers that they have the tools, the training and the proper resources for educating 21st-Century students,” said Robert Craven, CUE board president. “This is especially critical when Common Core standards are being implemented. The technology must be there and must be functional so that testing is accurate and is not disrupted. To implement an entirely new system without a solid infrastructure is worrying. We could not believe in this more strongly.”

CUE’s Resolution is as follows:

In recognition of the importance of the activities and services conducted by the regional California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) and Statewide Educational Technology Services (SETS), the CUE Inc. Board of Directors hereby passes a resolution to voice their support for the maintenance of funding of the regional California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) and Statewide Educational Technology Services (SETS) as a separate line item in the California education budget, consistent with the documented success of CTAP and SETS as a cost-effective strategy for supporting the educational technology needs in our geographically diverse state.

CUE supports increasing funding and expansion of CTAP and the SETS to support needs related to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the related computer adaptive assessment system and the rapid increase in the use of online and blended learning and technology access by schools and students.

In addition, the board approved Vanitha Chandrasekhar as the new co-chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee who will join John Cradler who continues in that role. Chandrasekhar steps in for Marianne Pack who just finished out a three-year term.

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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. | http://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. | http://www.cue.org

May 24, 2013
CUE Seeking Blog Editor

Now Hiring!CUE is currently seeking an independent consultant to provide editorial services for CUE's blog (blog.cue.org). The position will require 12-16 hours per month July 1 - December 31, 2013. Contract may be extended pending review. Compensation is competitive. Consultant will report to the CUE's Marketing and Programs Coordinator.

Duties will include:

  1. Solicit original, engaging and relevant blog posts by prominent authors, including: CUE members, Affiliate and SIG leaders, leaders, staff, thought-leaders, featured speakers, industry experts, and more.
  2. Work with CUE staff and volunteers to increase readership and engagement
  3. Assist in initial (re)branding and outreach efforts for the blog
  4. Edit 1-2 original posts per week, writing and securing permission to re-post pieces as needed
  5. Collaborate with CUE's OnCUE Journal Editor, serving alongside them as advisors to the CUE Communication Committee


Successful candidates should have expertise in:

  1. Editing
  2. Writing on engaging topics in education
  3. Educational trends
  4. Social media and educational technology

Interested applicants should reference "Blog Editor" in the subject line and send a resume/CV, at least two reference letters, link(s) to sample blogging work and letter of interest to jobs@cue.org by June 14, 2013. Ideal applicants are CUE members in good standing. Successful applicant will begin work the week of July 1. 

May 16, 2013
CUE Announces Reboot of San Francisco Affiliate

CUE SF logoWalnut Creek, CA., May 16, 2013 -- Computer-Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) is proud to welcome its latest CUE affiliate in San Francisco. The new organization serving educators within San Francisco County and nearby cities will officially begin operating July 1 under the leadership of its co-presidents, Karen McGarrah and Susan Kameny. Its return provides services and support for the San Francisco region which have been absent for the last decade.

“We are pleased to welcome back our San Francisco affiliate and wish them great success,” said CUE Board President Robert Craven. “We know how valuable our affiliates are and how they serve our members in the areas they represent. San Francisco is in good hands.”

The new organization been approved as a 501(c)3 tax exempt subordinate organization, joining CUE’s other 19 affiliates. Every un-affiliated CUE member living within its boundaries will automatically become CUE SF members on July 1. It will hold its first event sometime in August or September of this year.

For more information on joining CUE SF after July 1, please login to CUE.org or contact Amy Jenkins, CUE’s Office and Membership Coordinator (cueinc@cue.org).

May 9, 2013
CUE Seeking Grant Development Coordinator

Now Hiring!CUE is currently seeking an independent consultant to oversee grant writing and development for the organization. The position will require 16-20 hours per month depending on grant opportunities, June 1 - December 1, 2013. Contract may be extended depending on success of grant development efforts. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. Consultant will report to the CUE Executive Director.

Duties will include:

  1. Research grant opportunities related to several core CUE programs, including: Common Sense Media PD, Infinite Thinking Machine, Leading Edge Certification, Common Core Implementation, STEM Learning, Digital Publications, educational outreach and more.
  2. Work with CUE staff and volunteers to lead grant writing efforts.
  3. Assist in initial program and funding setup for successful grants.
  4. Assist in evaluation of funded programs.
  5. Produce quarterly report on activities.


Successful candidates should have expertise in:

  1. Grant development
  2. Educational trends
  3. Non-profit funding
  4. Social media and educational technology
  5. Writing, editing and data analysis 

Interested applicants should reference "Grant Developer" and send a resume/CV, reference letters and letter of interest to jobs@cue.org by May 31, 2013. Successful applicant will begin work the week of June 1. 

May 7, 2013
CUE Keynote Speaker Ramsey Musallam featured on TED Talks Education, May 7th on PBS

Ramsey Musallam, ITM hostRamsey Musallam, chemistry teacher and blended learning specialist, joins the list of top influencers in education, such as Sir Ken Robinson and Bill Gates, on TED Talks Education to be aired on PBS on May 7th, 2013 at 10pm PST (check your local listings). His talk is titled “Curiosity Comes First.”


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April 30, 2013
Infinite Thinking Machine™ Nominated for Webby

The Internet TV show for Educators Inspires Creativity and Innovation



Walnut Creek, Calif., April 30, 2013 -- Computer-Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) is proud to announce that the Infinite Thinking Machine™, its Internet TV show, has been selected as an Official Honoree in The 17th Annual Webby Awards in the News & Information Channel category. Winners will be announced at the star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 and will be broadcast on-demand on Wednesday, May 22 at WebbyAwards.com.

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“We are incredibly honored to be nominated,” said Chris Walsh, Co-Executive Producer of the series. “Our goal has always been to provide educators, parents and students with fun ways to  innovate and ‘hack’ education around the world. We want our viewers to watch an episode and be inspired. The fact that we’re now nominated for a Webby award is just ridonculous!”

Dr. Ramsey Musallam, host of the show and high school science teacher, is thrilled as well: “The ITM model is really about inspiring people to think differently about teaching and learning, and this has clearly resonated with our viewers and the Webby judges.”

The show, now wrapping up its third season, has featured such topics as Blended Learning, Student Coding, the Maker’s Faire, Macworld, Video Blogging, Flipped Teaching, Mobile Learning and regularly includes “HackEd” segments on how educators and parents can rethink teaching and learning in our 21st Century world. The show is produced and funded by Computer-Using Educators and receives additional support from the K12 High Speed Network.

Webby Honoreer


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About the Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide last year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Google+, Yahoo!, Vitamin T, Live Nation, ShareThis, The Daily, Funny or Die, MLB Advanced Media, Mashable, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.

About the Infinite Thinking Machine

The Infinite Thinking Machine is an engaging Internet TV show for educators to inspire creativity and innovation. Visit us at: www.infinitethinking.org & @itmshow on Twitter.


April 26, 2013
CUE and Common Sense Media Announce Digital Citizenship Learning Tour

Common Sense MediaThe event is hosted by the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College on May 18, 8:30-3:30. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.  The Learning Tour will be priced at $99 for CUE members - $139* for non-CUE members (including one year of CUE membership) Visit www.cue.org/learningtours for more information. Register today!


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April 24, 2013
Announcing the Results of the 2013 CUE Board Election

Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. is proud to announce its 2013-2014 Board of Directors.


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April 14, 2013
CUE to Announce its 2013-2014 Board of Directors During Live #CAedchat Twitter Chat


As an organization, CUE always seeks to use cutting edge learning tools in its work. For this reason, in 2009, it began announcing the results of its annual Board of Directors election on twitter. This year, the results will be once again be announced on twitter, but will coincide with an emerging twitter chat #caedchat between 8 and 9pm on Sunday, April 14. Join in!



March 29, 2013
KQED and CUE Form Education Technology Partnership

KQEDComputer-Using Educators (CUE) Inc. is proud to announce a new educational partner in KQED, the public media institution that serves Northern California. The two non-profit organizations are excited to begin working collaboratively on resources and programs that will reach a larger audience of educators and students both in Northern California and beyond.


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