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MassCUE Professional Development Podcast, hosted by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators Professional Development committee.
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1. Get a CUE with Colleen Terrill and Vocaroo

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22. Get a CUE with Ela Ben-Ur and the Innovators Compass
Brandon sits down with Ela Ben-Ur of Olin College and the Innovators Compass program. The Innovators' Compass is 5 powerful questions that help us get unstuck in any challenge, big or small—in one usable picture to share. It's a simple, powerful way to problem solve and Ela talks about ways to make it fit every situation (including a very difficult mental block that Brandon's golf team has!) Check her out at and on Twitter @ElaBenUr
September 14, 2020
21. Get a CUE with Kim Zajac and Remote Learning With Diverse Learners / Fall Conference
In the Season 2 premier of the Get a CUE Podcast, Brandon sits down with Norton PS Speech and Language Pathologist and MassCUE Board Member Kim Zajac. We talk navigating remote learning with diverse learners and the new look remote MassCUE Fall Conference. First we discuss connecting with students in a remote environment. Later, Kim, as Conference Committee Co-Chair, gives us some insight into what the "new-normal" Fall Conference will look like. 
September 1, 2020
20. Get a CUE with 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Takeru Nagayoshi
Brandon sits down with New Bedford English and Research teacher Takeru "TK" Nagayoshi, the 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. During their conversation, they talk about the process of becoming a teacher of the year candidate, anti-racist and anti-bias in education, recruiting more BIPOC into education and leadership positions, TK's advocacy work, and the upcoming MassCUE/WGBH/MASCD/MSLA Better Together workshop. You can find TK Nagayoshi on Twitter at @TK_Nagayoshi
August 18, 2020
19. Get a CUE with the Fall Conference Experience
This summertime episode features two interviews from the annual MassCUE Fall Conference. First, Brandon sits down with MassCUE Executive Director Shelley Chamberlain to talk about the role of MassCUE and the experience at the Fall Conference. In the second half of the episode, Brandon interviews Holliston Superintendent Brad Jackson, the President of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and they discuss the role of tech in education and some legislation heading to the State House.
July 10, 2020
18. Get a CUE with Erin Foley and Digital Escape Rooms
Ever heard of an escape room? Well Erin Foley, the digital literacy teacher at Hanover Middle School is going to tell us all about how to create digital escape rooms using some of the same concepts as a physical escape room, but with Google Tools. Erin and Brandon also talk about some of the great PD that's offered during the summer months through MassCUE. 
June 1, 2020
17. Get a CUE with Laura Cahill and Podcasts for PD
Laura Cahill of the Worcester Public Schools talks about her revolutionary professional development program using podcasts to create PD. Laura curates podcast episodes to assist teachers in remote professional development, a key strategy for engaging and assisting teachers in the current COVID crisis. We discuss her podcast PD format, our favorite podcasts, and try not to fall into Inception. 
May 18, 2020
16. Get a CUE with John O'Neill and the Students of Quaboag Regional HS
On this episode of Get a CUE, Brandon Hall talks with Quaboag Regional High School teacher John O'Neill and students Liz, Madeline, and Josh. They've redeveloped the library in their high school and turned it into an Innovation Center, staffed by teachers and students, featuring a makerspace, green screen, 3D printer, and more. The students drove the bus on this project, and it shows throughout the episode.
February 11, 2020
15. Get a CUE with Jed Stefanowicz and drone programming
Brandon talks to Jed Stefanowicz, digital learning coach at Old Post Road Elementary School in Walpole about drones and programming, computational thinking, his awesome blog, and of course the 4 C's. 
January 27, 2020
14. Get a CUE with Catie Nasser and Art-ovation
Catie Nasser of the Middleton Public Schools calls in to talk to Brandon about digital art, project-based learning, and her Artovation class where she and her students solve problems using STEAM principles and build some really cool stuff in the process. There's tiny houses, outdoor art installations, robotics, and more! Check Catie out on Twitter and Instagram at @CatNasser
January 13, 2020
13. Get a CUE with Kim Keith and Coding for Littles
Kim Keith, the Library Media Specialist from Dennis-Yarmouth, calls in to talk about Coding for Littles, including PBS Scratch JR and Scratch JR. Brandon and Kim talk about the changing landscape of libraries in schools, and upcoming events for MassCUE. They also find out a bit about where Kim went to 6th grade!
November 25, 2019
12. Get a CUE with Green Screen Gal Erika Sandstrom
On this episode, Brandon Hall and Erika Sandstrom talk all things green screens in education. Erika describes how she has students set up multimedia projects, how mindfulness and social emotional learning fit in with green screens, and how a wrong turn led to a long afternoon at MassCUE. You can find Erika Sandstrom online @GreenScreenGal on Twitter and @GreenScreenGal44 on Instagram
November 11, 2019
11. Get a CUE LIVE at the MassCUE Fall Conference with Chris Gosselin and Beth Hughes
Check out the first ever LIVE taping of the Get a CUE podcast! Chris Gosselin and Beth Hughes stop by the 2019 MassCUE Fall Conference broadcast booth at Gillette Stadium for an interview about student voice, Flipgrid, and passion blogs. Hilarity ensues.  Follow Chris Gosselin on Twitter @cjgosselin and Beth Hughes @MsBethHughes
October 28, 2019
10. Get a CUE with Jared Perrine and Active Use Computing
Jared Perrine, the Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge, calls in to talk to Brandon Hall about all things Active Computing. Notes Tech.Ed.Gov website for all educational technology tools available from the US Department of Education. The seven areas of Active Use Computing are found here.  Check out the Benjamin Banneker School's excellent professional development resources at
October 14, 2019
9. Get a CUE with Chris Bugaj and the MassCUE Fall Conference
Christopher Bugaj is an assistive technology specialist, speech-language pathologist, ISTE author, app author, international presenter, online mentor, and host of the ATTips Podcast, which is a podcast about using technology to help students meet their educational goals. Chris is the featured keynote speaker at this year's MassCUE Fall Conference, taking place October 24-25 at Gillette Stadium.  Chris and Brandon talk about his keynote for the conference, assistive technology, and how assistive technology has been mainstreamed to help all students. You can find Chris Bugaj on Twitter @ATTipsCast and his website 
September 30, 2019
8. Get a CUE with Sheila Slawiak and EdPuzzle
Sheila Slawiak calls in to talk with Brandon about EdPuzzle, teaching computer science and digital literacy, and the development of her TEDTalk on the reason why every school should teach computer science.  You can find Sheila on Twitter at @WMSTeachingTech You can find EdPuzzle at 
September 16, 2019
7. Get a CUE with Rayna Freedman and Student Engagement
Brandon talks to Rayna Freedman, MassCUE President and also a 5th grade teacher at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an Instructional Technology Specialist. Rayna discusses great ways to engage students in the first few weeks of school and enhance student voice. 
September 2, 2019
6. Get a CUE with Manuel Herrera and Sketch Noting
Sketchnoting, also commonly referred to as visual notetaking, is the creative and graphic process in which an individual puts thoughts on paper through the use of illustrations, symbols, structures, and texts. Manuel is a pioneer in the field of SketchNoting, and in this special double-episode, Brandon and Manuel talk about SketchNoting, the SketchNoter's Cafe at the MassCUE Fall Conference, and previews the work he's doing in his home school district outside of St. Louis.
August 19, 2019
5. Get a CUE with Erin Fisher and Screencastify
Erin Fisher, the Pre K-12 Technology Facilitator for the East Bridgewater Public Schools, walks us through Screencastify. Screencastify is a screencasting Chrome Extension and tool which allows teachers and students to broadcast whatever is on their screens with commentary, leading to some powerful simulations, walk-throughs, and interactive lesson plans. Check out or their Extension in the Chrome Web Store.
August 6, 2019
4. Get a CUE with Cathy Collins and Global Ed
In this episode, Brandon talks to Cathy Collins of Sharon High School about the Global Education Student Showcase at MassCUE's Fall Conference, Skype in the Classroom, GeoGuessr, Google Tour Builder, Lit Trips, and National Geographic Map Maker Interactive.
July 22, 2019
3. Get a CUE with Rochelle Cooper and Adobe Spark
Brandon Hall talks to Rochelle Cooper, Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE, about the product Adobe Spark. Rochelle explains several ways to use Spark as a teacher and with students, and also how to integrate it in all aspects of education. Rochelle also shares what's going on with MassCUE Learning Services and potential professional development opportunities.
July 9, 2019
2. Get a CUE with Heidi MacGregor and Pancake Bot
Heidi MacGregor, the K-5 STEM Integrator for the Littleton Public Schools joins host Brandon Hall to talk about Pancake Bot, a robot that can be programmed and designed to make pancakes! Heidi talks about integrating Pancake Bot into the elementary and STEM classrooms, and some of the professional development opportunities available through MassCUE.
June 18, 2019
1. Get a CUE with Colleen Terrill and Vocaroo
On this, the first episode of the MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast, host Brandon Hall and co-host Colleen Terrill talk about Vocaroo, a voice recording application, and all the possible lessons that could be used with it.  The MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast features interviews with innovative teachers, integration of technology with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Frameworks, and amazing products that you can use in your classroom today. MassCUE: To Connect, Educate, and Inspire Show Notes and Resources Vocaroo - DESE Frameworks -
June 4, 2019
Teaser - MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast
Welcome to the MassCUE Get a CUE Podcast, a brand new podcast featuring Massachusetts Educators sharing the best of EdTech with a Massachusetts flavor. Stay tuned for future episodes with great guests, terrific tips, and perfect products to share with your classes tomorrow!
May 30, 2019