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 →
What can you do with a couple of Makey Makeys, music, 6 classes of 3rd graders, and 1 week? Create pianos, wind chimes, guitars, harps, dance mats, and a drum set of course! On Monday, January 17th, I made the drive to Greenville, SC before the sun came up. While I drove, I had many... Continue Reading →
Typically I start a blog post from the beginning of an event to the end. This blog post, however, will start from the end and work backwards because the inspiration I received from an 82 year old woman is where my post will begin.