Build, Test, Revise- Quick Builds and Problem Solving

One of the rules of teaching is to make your expectations as clear as possible to your students.  “We’re going into the MakerSpace,” I said to my fifth-graders. “Using only the materials you can find in that room, each partnership Continue Reading

What’s Your Resolution? Plus the CUE Shortlist

Celebrating New Years as a teacher is a strange proposition because we don’t operate on the calendar the way most people do. This isn’t the new year. The new year started five or six months ago, or is coming in six Continue Reading

BOLD Classrooms Reimagines Your Room

Ed. Note- This program was formerly known as Classroom Cribs and has, since publication of this piece, been re-branded as BOLD Classrooms. This post has been updated to reflect the change. Environments impact life. The kind of environment an animal evolves in impacts Continue Reading

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

EDITORIAL We try to keep our ears to the ground here when it comes to the public buzzing around educational technology in schools. To be properly responsive and timely, we should know what people are saying about the various tools and Continue Reading

Making a MakerSpace

“Rise up, it’s time to take a shot.” –My Shot from HAMILTON That’s all Michael Stephens and I had to go on when we gathered in his 4th grade  classroom to hatch a plan to build a MakerSpace. It was Continue Reading