When I first started transforming the MakerSpace I came across a post on Twitter about a Lego Wall. My first thought was, "I have to have that!". I thought it looked cool and fun and knew it was a must for my new space. What I didn't realize though was the magic around the wall.... Continue Reading →
Huge thanks to Asheville City Schools for this video to show off our new MakerSpace! Check it out below!
Formative assessment is so important in the classroom every day in order to see what students understand and what they still need help with. Luckily, there are a ton of formative assessment digital tools out there for you to use. But, which ones will work perfectly with the standards you are trying to assess? Check... Continue Reading →
We have been very fortunate at Hall Fletcher to have a MakerSpace classroom and an administration that supports making for the past 2 years! Most teachers would be ecstatic to have an entire classroom set aside as a MakerSpace. Over the years though, I couldn't help but think that the entire classroom wasn't what was... Continue Reading →
The latest craze... Fidget Spinners... as teachers, we all know what this means: constant whirling and spinning at every second of the day. At first the sound drove me crazy, but I quickly realized the more it annoyed me the more fun it became for the students. So I started thinking, if our students are... Continue Reading →
On a Wednesday in August, I sent an email to Katherine, Kenny, and Kimberly sharing my crazy idea about putting on an edcamp in Asheville. Although I'm sure they thought I was crazy, they agreed to the idea of helping me bring edcamp to Asheville. After a ton of work, emails, and texts that dream came... Continue Reading →
I had the amazing opportunity to present with Kimberly Eggett at CUE in Palm Springs, CA this year. This was the first time I had attended CUE and I was very excited since I have spent the past couple of years learning from the many twitter followers that were attending. In the past I’ve used... Continue Reading →