Creativity and Imagination

Dive into Computer Science with Hour of Code!

Dive into Computer Science with Hour of Code!

The holidays aren’t the only thing we can look forward to celebrating this December! This coming week marks the start of Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9). Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of computing pioneer Grace...Read more ›
Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in a workshop led by the legendary Ralph Fletcher. When I first started teaching, his book What a Writer Needs transformed the way I taught writing in my classroom. Giving students choice and time to write about topics...Read more ›
TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring John Miller

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring John Miller

John Miller weaves tales throughout his History class using Minecraft. In Episode 26 of TLC Ninja, John describes the impact using Minecraft has had with his students: high engagement and expressive writers. In addition to being a Google Innovator and Global Minecraft...Read more ›
Give Them The Choice!

Give Them The Choice!

We all know that when students are engaged in a lesson it is much more successful. How to you get students engaged? How do you motivate them? I have found that by giving my students choice in their learning they are more motivated, more engaged, and gain a better...Read more ›