Train the Trainer

Robert Faust

This course was lots of work…very valuable work. I earned my master’s in instructional design in the infancy of online education. Since I earned my degree, the entire EdTech program at San Diego State has gone online. (Also, the program was rebranded as Learning Design and Technology to more accurately portray its focus.)

I appreciated the tasks of creating instructional videos, though the time constraints seemed overly restrictive at times. It gave me an appreciation for those that create high volumes of online instruction. I plan to incorporate more instructional videos in my teaching. While they take some time to produce, they eliminate questions and allow the students to be more productive.

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