Educators around the world are preparing students for THEIR futures! In doing so, they have discovered that classroom environments and instructional activities need to be adapted to the changing needs of their students. Changing our practices is not an easy process. We need to allow ourselves time and the feeling of some discomfort in order to grow. Taking risks in the form small steps will provide help guide the process. Three favorite tools include twitter, blogging and virtual platforms to connect with...

Lego Builder Lego Builder is a great app and it has many mathematical uses. You can have your students make arrays using Lego Builder.  Give them directions such as:  Create an array that has a product of 20.  They will use the Lego blocks to make an array.  Lego Builder has a feature where students can share their finished project with you, or they can take a screenshot and email their finished project for you to show understanding of the concept....

Hey teacher! Are you looking for some quality online resources to use in your classroom? Are you looking for a lesson without recreating the wheel? Then you need to check out these terrific teacher resources: Smart Exchange -  If you use the Smartboard then you need to create free educator account for Smart Exchange. Smart Exchange has interactive notebooks and lessons created by teachers for teachers. All you need to do is download the lesson. You can search by grade...

"I wish they had fun classes like that when I was in school”.  – Student Parents That’s how you know you’re on the right track. Alumni and parents of students tell you they’re jealous. Starting at my new school, Elida High School, I was given a lot of freedom to design new courses that I thought would be best for students related to computer science. The administration trusted a teacher to do what was best for students (sign of a high-functioning school...