2018 National CUE Slide Decks

Right before Spring Break started, I had the honor of presenting at the National CUE Conference in Palm Springs.  It was amazing to be with nearly 7,000 other educators learning about and sharing technology!  About 200 educators came to my session and I was nervous!  J But it went really well and felt great to have Oakley represented “in the house” and “on the map”!

I compiled a list of links (six pages long!) to many great slide decks from the various CUE Conference presentations.  Take a look and explore!  Within each slide deck, you’ll find the presenter’s name and contact info.  If you have questions or would like more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to them!

Link:  2018 CUE Conference Presentation Slide Decks (partial list)


Tech + Math/Financial Lit with NGPF

Geared towards middle school, check out a new website full of FREE math and finance literacy resources, lessons, and activities-  Next Gen Personal Finance.   “Real life” lessons include the following topics:  managing/budgeting money, spending habits, interest and investments, ratios/percents/whole, taxes, careers, loans, donations, and more!

They have a new Middle School Resource Map that is really helpful too and might!


Create a Song in Google’s Music Lab!

Tech + Music = Google’s Music Lab!

Be sure to check out Google’s Music Lab and their latest addition, Song Maker!

This brief video (1:37) shares an into to Song Maker and how easy it is to get started!  Without logging in or creating any accounts, anyone can create music!  It can be done on just about any device and is pretty cool (especially as a stress-free, creative activity in the afternoon after morning SBAC testing)!  Students are given the option to save their work, but it automatically saves to a “goo.gl” URL, which isn’t accessible in the district (for security reasons).  So, just have fun in the moment and don’t worry about saving anything.  Try it!