Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Boiling Down What Makes #CUERockStar Rock

Check out Jon Corippo explaining why the CUE Rock Star model has proven so effective when it is so different from the typical educational conference or PD.

Jon Corippo - CUE Rock Star #BLC15 - YouTube.

Call For Presenters Is Open! #MACUL16

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Join me in proposing a session or two for MACUL 2016 in Grand Rapids, one of America's best educational technology conferences.

Call For Presenters Is Open!.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Trekker from Google Street View Takes You to #PureMichigan

Take a deeper look at some of Michigan's most breathtaking spots.

Trekker is new in Street View and takes you to places the Street View cars just can't maneuver. Michigan.org has compiled links to all of the spots in Michigan like this trek across the Grand Hotel's famous porch.

This video is a great look at what goes into capturing all of the amazing images provided by Google Trekker and a link to what's available around Michigan.

Explore Amazing Michigan Locations With Google Trekker's Stunning Street View - YouTube.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

#cuerockstar Teach Wild Resources

We had a great adventures at Rock Star Saugatuck and Rock Star MASSCUE playing "Oh Deer", crossing the Kalamazoo River on the only operating hand-crank chain ferry in the U.S., and climbing Mt. Baldhead's 302 steps, and digging into the Google Cultural Institute. Better yet were the great conversations we had about effectively bringing nature into your curriculum and taking kids out into it. Here are resource links.

Project Wild - Find more information on the program and link to trainings and curriculum
Project Wild and Project Aquatic materials listed on eBay.

The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie

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Easel.ly - Great infographic maker

Canva - Create beautiful graphics to show findings.

Google Cultural Institute - Take students to museums all over the world and have them create collections of the ways animals have been portrayed in art over the years.

Trimble Sketchup - Have your students build their own Mt. Baldy steps or recreate structures you discover with them. It's as real as math gets.

Walkmeter App

GPS Altimeter App

BirdCaller App

Leaf Snap

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

#cuerockstar Shoot Like a Pro

Shoot like a pro!

Here are 19 different camera techniques for producing professional quality video productions with whatever device you have. Learning these or teaching them to students will greatly improve the quality of video that is produced. Once you see them, you can't help but use them.

Watch this presentation to see examples of each. You will be asked to take each of these shots on your own and put them together in your own "Shooting Gallery".


Download the shot sheet here.

Minarets Shooting Gallery Level One from Minarets High SchoolBelow is one of the finished products 5th Graders at Bentheim Elementary completed. Watch it to see the shots in action but make yours original.
Anti-Gravity Shooting Gallery from Andy Losik on Vimeo.More creativity resources for your projects.

Scary Mary and Shining, A Romantic Comedy show the power of Music.

What will you create?