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Two teachers talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about why we need tech in classrooms. This was a great way to get PD out to our teachers and we thought we should share it with everyone. Here it is.
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Two teachers from Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, California, talking about Technology Integration, giving ideas, troubleshooting, talking about SAMR and why we need tech in classrooms. This was a great way to get PD out to our teachers and we thought we should share it with everyone. Here it is. Visit our district page here: and our resources at 

Apr 10, 2017

TTTP039- K-2 Can Too! With Ann Kozma!

 National robotics week -

 The One Thing- topic of #connectedtl and #cuechat on April 18th 7pm PST

Noise level app-

Nomorobo- Robo Call blocker. stop annoying cell phone and home sales calls. Article on Using the SAMR model as framework for Education 3.0  

K-2 Can Too! Conference- @annkozma723 

Thanks Ann for Coming on the Show!

Apr 4, 2017

On the show: Tom and Mike go over their cue experience, we talk about sessions we attended, resources that were shared, our experience as first time CUE presenters, and we finish with the Manic Minutes from the conference. Thanks for listening! 

MarkerSpace Nuts and Bolts- resources

Ryan O'Donnell Sharing is Caring-

 Rich Dixon, Cate Tolnai, Brandi Miller-Digital Badging-

Cue photo Goodness

Benson Kwok presentation 

Podcast Workflow Video 

Mar 24, 2017

CUE17 interviews, part Deux! With some Manic Minutes from @techyNana, @DrAdamsCVUSD, @edtechtv, and @mflynch
Interviews with BUSD Specialists Marlo and Belinda, talking about their CUE experience! Leave a review and like us on twitter @tosastalkintech

Mar 20, 2017

TTT smashes our time at #CUE17! Interviews from @jcorippo, @bribriggs, @annkozma723 and @teachusingtech. Comments and reviews always welcome! go Check out Palbo's Blog!

Mar 13, 2017

This episode is pure promotion, from our 3 Sessions we are participating in at #CUE17 to some great work our high school girls are doing. Make sure to check us out at and go visit the Girls Build LA project page (, insta: olysschrusinit twitter: @Olyscrushinit) and give them some love! See you At #CUE17 ! 

Mar 7, 2017
  • Episode 34 "Cue Jitters"
    • Going to a conference- how do you prepare?
    • Prep Before:
      • Business Cards, make sure you bring them
      • Something to take notes with, your choice analog/digital
      • Chargers for electronic devices
      • Twitter handle- if you don't have one make one. You miss half the conference without one.
      • Comfy shoes and walking clothes
    • Tools for going as a team?
      • Meet before and decide on sessions.
        • does it benefit you to split up to cluster into sessions?
        • decide on a tool for communicating while at the conference
          • text message, voxer, phone calls, emails
        • Debrief each day and review the next day's offerings
      • How can we continue to collaborate while in different sessions?
        • Google slides
        • OneNote
        • Sketchnoting
        • Take photos
    • Etiquette for attending-
      • Be active in your sessions, if you a have questions, ask.
      • get the link or the handouts. Bookmark them in a folder so you can keep organized (or use google keep!)
      • If you have a question that requires more than a one or two sentence answer, better to ask after the session, or by email/DM
  • Documenting your journey
    • Notes/handouts
    • Photos
    • Twitter handles and qr codes.
    • Online resources
Feb 28, 2017
  • Code Café (lessons learned)
    • Don't assume a challenge area will be used by a certain age group. Our Kinders went to the most challenging areas and thrived.
    • Need more devices
    • A Plus-Students were training each other
    • shared story of student sick at home but wanted to come to school anyways because it was her turn in the Code Café
    • Rainy days
    • Sharing apps between grade levels-erasing progress, restarting app,
  • Questions from the mailbag- Ascension Reyes-Technology Resource Teacher-De Anza Magnet School-El Centro Elementary
    • How do you like Office365 and all of its features Onenote class notebook, Sway, Skype in the classroom, Forms, Microsoft classroom etc. in comparison to Google Apps for Education & Google Classroom? 
    • What does your district use?
  • podcasts we are listening to
    • check this out-Ryan and Brian long but has gems.
    • learn with John Eick quick and to the point, and I love his excitement and sound effects
    • Drunks and Dragons, Dark Secret Place special interest
    • Cult of Pedagogy-Jennifer Gonzalez
    • Ridgelife Podcast-Kyle Anderson
  • Different styles and purposes of podcasts.
    • long format conversational
    • short format tips and tricks
    • interviews
    • tips and news
    • edtech focus or not
    • different audiences- tailor your propose to that
Feb 21, 2017

CUE news updates (Tom-Vista) We first went to Vista RockStar in June 0f 2016. I believe we did a review of this conference back on Episode 19.

Digital Formative Assessment Options

  1. Microsoft Forms review (added quizzes) recently Microsoft Forms has added quizzes along side their survey.
  2. review.
  3. review.
  4. EdPuzzle- make video quizzes and get reports, free for teachers!
  5. Quizziz- easy and simple way to integrate tech
  6. Plickers with giveaway
Feb 6, 2017

Sunkist Elementary Code Cafe Special. Tom and Mike go on assignment and talk to the students, teachers and admin responsible for making the Code Cafe dream a reality! 

Jan 30, 2017

TOday Mike and Tom talk about the new CUE Steampunk inspired Code Café that just opened, our visit to Valencia Park School in FDS, Online Collaboration tools, and our upcoming events we are looking forward to. Thanks for subscribing. Leave a comment on iTunes, we'd love some feedback! 

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