• MassCUE’s Learning Tours: Coding and Robotics in the Early Elementary School–A Tour Worth Taking!

    By: Mary Werlin Instructional Technology Specialist, Needham Public Schools Professional Development Committee, MassCUE   Last week I had the opportunity to observe students demonstrate their coding skills at Broadmeadow School in Needham as part of MassCUE’s first ever Learning Tours. Kibo’s, BeeBots, Makey Makey, WeDo and Scratch were the tools showcased by students in grades 1-3. […]

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  • iPads to Support Literacy Across the Curriculum

    By: Peggy Harvey PK-12 Instructional Technology Specialist Acton Boxborough Regional School District   Students in Cindy Holt’s first-grade class have become masters at creating digital content and curating their own digital portfolios.  Thanks to a MassCUE grant that funded a set of seven iPads for Cindy’s classroom at Gates Elementary School in Acton, her students […]

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  • Jennifer Scheffer

      Jennifer Scheffer Mobile Learning Coach Burlington Public Schools   What is the one thing you are really passionate about? My entire teaching career I’ve been passionate about creating real-world learning opportunities for students. I believe it’s imperative students see a clear connection between what they learn in the classroom and how they can apply […]

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  • METAA CTO Clinic 2016 Recap: Blended Learning

    By: Michael Minihane President, METAA Director of Information Technology, Notre Dame Academy   The Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA) held its seventh annual CTO Clinic in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and March 10, 2016 at the Doubletree Hilton in Milford, MA. A record breaking 150 people attended this clinic for […]

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  • Laura Gardner

    Laura Gardner, NBCT School librarian Dartmouth Middle School What is the one thing you are really passionate about? School libraries have the potential to be innovative hubs of their schools — places where students can explore, find their passion and discover new ideas. Unfortunately not every school has a school librarian to direct that innovation, […]

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  • Annamaria Schrimpf

    Annamaria Schrimpf, M.Ed Director of Educational Technology Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical District What is the one thing you are really passionate about? My unwavering passion is ensuring that all students are active participants in their learning. Technology can be a game-changer for many students. It can be the equalizer in their education allowing them to […]

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  • Erik Erickson

    Erik A. Erickson Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Narragansett Regional School District Grant Funded Researcher, Ph.D Learning Science and Technology Program, WPI What is the one thing you are really passionate about? I am most recently passionate about embedding research-based pedagogical practices in the classroom.  A recent study was published speaking to how policy […]

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  • Kerry Gallagher

    Kerry Gallagher Digital Learning Specialist St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA ConnectSafely Director of K-12 What is the one thing you are really passionate about? While in the middle and high school classrooms teaching history for the past 13 year, my passion was always about giving students a memorable experience, not just a lesson. I want […]

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  • 2015 Administrator and Pathfinder Awards Recipients

    2015 Award Recipients We are pleased to honor these recipients of the 2015 Administrator and Pathfinder Awards: MassCUE Administrator Award: Gary E. Maestas, Ed.D. MassCUE Pathfinder Awards: John Marcus, Jared Perrine, Jonathan Schmid, Michael “M.J.” Linane To learn more about the MassCUE Awards & Recipient programs, view our links below. Past Recipients Administrator Award Recipients Pathfinder Award Recipients To […]

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  • Mary Skipper

    Mary Skipper Superintendent of Schools Somerville, MA What are you passionate about? I am passionate about kids and education! We as educators have this incredible opportunity (and responsibility) to really make a positive impact on students and in the process to have them experience learning as fun and engaging. In my own life, I experienced […]

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  • Center of Gravity

    By Rayna Freedman Who should be at the center of gravity in the classroom? The teacher or the student? In the old education models it was the teacher, but in the 21st century classroom the teacher needs to let go of control and put students in control of their own learning. Often teachers struggle with […]

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  • MJ Linane

    MJ Linane Classroom Teacher, World History Old Rochester Regional High School, Mattapoisett, MA What is the one thing you are really passionate about? I am really passionate about finding ways to engage students in their own learning. Students have so many reasons to be distracted in today’s classroom. School was always challenging before the massive […]

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