CUE – Day 2


Unorganized notes to edit later…

Oriental Trading – source of kitschy stuff

Session 5
The Google You Might Not Know About
Leslie Fischer
Video: minutes without the internet at&t
Yellkey – time limited short urls
Add +to Gmail before @ ….sign up with new emails
QRstuff – qr codes for specific sites…
Google Tone –
Send links to chrome books….in area – presentation links
EDPuzzle – embed in Classroom
Doodles –
Google Science Journal – collect data from phones…
Google smarty pins – geo trivia cool!
Search Atari breakout
Steve the internet dinosaur
Mystery Animal – 20 questions
Story speaker – build adventure from google doc (google home only)
Google experiments – like google labs of old…
Google photo scan

Session 6
Google Apps Script for Noobs: You Can Code
/scripts – discussion tab/create group docs/pull the paragraph

Google apps script tutorial —>


Session 8
Google Slides
Michael Niehoff
Nancy Duarte…resources

Hyperdocs –
Draftback – extension

CUE Day 1

Meredith Walker
Burn out without ever being on fire
Unscripted life
Get your hair wet

Session 1
Leveling Up! The Four Realms for Effective Technology Use
Dan McDowell, Reuben Hoffman

Session 2
Inspiring Change: A Discussion about Instructional Coaching
Jo-Ann Fox, Delaine Johnson, et. al.

Session 3
Google for Education Certified Innovators Panel – Time to Slam!
Google Song maker
Check Mark extension…cool…custom comments
Story speaker extension
docAppender –

Session 4
Draw Your Learning – A Picture Communicates 1000 Words
Rebecca Girard

On add-ons, and scripts, and things…

We’ve been using a paper-based notification system for years to document behavioral and academic issues with students. It’s involved lots of paper and email and too many people.

After an amazing workshop with Brent Coley, I realized two Google Suite plugins he showcased could simplify lots of things with our process.

The add-ons are autoCrat and copyDown. Now when teachers need to notify a student, their parents, and their faculty adviser…they just complete and submit a Google form. Emails are sent to all concerned parties and a pdf copy is saved to a folder in Google Drive.

While wrangling spreadsheets to my will, I got over a major hurdle thanks to this tip from Looks to be an amazing resource!

<This post is mostly a buried acorn for me…if you want to know details…let me know.>

Google Innovation Academy – Washington D.C. 2017

I just submitted my application for the Google Innovation Academy this August in Washington D.C. It’s crazy trying to pull everything together just as the school year is ending, but…I got everything done. It was a big investment of time…but worth it. Even though the odds of getting accepted are small, I’d love the opportunity.

Here’s  my Project Vision Video and my old application video (didn’t make it) for the Google Certified Teacher Academy a number of years ago.

CUE 2017 – Day 3

Better Math Labs with Desmos: Leveraging Technology through Collaboration

Zed Butler

  • Polygraph…can be used with lots of activities.
  • Create polygraph w/ postits first… 
  • Use Google slides to create images…

The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About

Leslie Fisher – find press here

  • Find: tools you can use tomorrow
  • Minecraft Education
  • Civilization Education – (Summer 2017)
  • – battling pollution available
  • Flippity Badge Tracker – check out flippity
  • Plickers – image of cards for grading…
  • EdPuzzle – assessment layer to videos…supports Google Classroom…iOS and android apps
  • ClassHub – student management system ******** manage student devices (check out ‘Clever’ …single logins) $8/student/year
  • Seesaw… …get content off student devices…portfolios
  • Newsela…98% free
  • Doodle…scheduler
  • Google Voice Typing
  • … qr codes you can change target
  • – good for static 
  • Google Tone – chrome plugin…push web pages to devices
  • – send URL to devices
  • Google Cast for Education – pushes screen the Chrome browser
  • Smarty pins …check out
  • – 
  • versal – put a lesson online
  • Wufoo – create forms…easier than Google forms…drag, customize
  • Classcraft – rewards in game…like Warcraft…very collaborative
  • Chore wars –
  • Permission Click – online permission forms…hierarchy permissions
  • Mystery Skype – interact with classes around the world


The Art and Soul of Education

Kathy Hunt

CUE 2017 -Day 2


The Innovator’s Mindset

George Couros

  • The smartest person in the room is the room
  • TED – Kate Simons: I’m Seventeen
  • Education will always be about relationships.
  • Gosling cereal
  • Mr bird stammer
  • Twitter in 60 sec…mitosis in 60 sec
  • Washington valedictory instagram compliments
  • Beyonce snuggy
  • Rube Goldberg kid
  • Pro social network, digital port, page
  • Digital photography process of the final photo – bridge video
  • Rave benny hill
  • Social media is like water. You can either let us drown or teach us to swim.
  • Make the positives so loud that the negatives are almost impossible to hear.

Video Project

Rushton Hurley



  • Citation mindset
  • Creative Commons search
  • It’s not the tools, it’s the inspiration.
  • Simple tools are important…tools shouldn’t get in the way.
  • – sample videos
  • Audio
  • – link or download…no account needed…doesn’t seem to work on iPad 
  • Audacity
  • Sound trap (like GarageBand)…really cool
  • Freesound – sound effects community…CC
  • Images
  • Creative Commons Search – Flickr, Wikimedia Commons – beta
  • Photos for Class – – creates image w/ citation
  • Adobe Spark – wow!…awesome tool
  • YouTube editor/editor
  • Wevideo-best online editor
  • EDpuzzle – ad questions quizzes to videos
  • Always do a script
  • Have an audience
  • Option of doing a poster
  • Partners
  • Time limits
  • Other rules…no death
  • Turn in as links
  • Never do an image search in front of kids
  • Done is better than perfect

Building Better Math Activities

John Stevens
Are You Ready to #GoOpen?

Kristina Peters


  • Using openly licensed resources
  • OER not identical to GoOpen
  • Materials are not keeping pace…
  • Educators already find current resources…
  • Use, reuse, modification, and sharing
  • Free+Reuse rights – retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute…
  • OER – Free digital learning resource (copyrighted) – proprietary 
  • OER Commons (GoOpen platform) – Amazon – Microsoft – Follett – Edmodo

Google Story Builder