Icebreakers

Nothing keeps up class morale than silly games. Usually, I do these at the beginning of the year to help get to know the kids, but I’ve recently learned how valuable it can be to play a silly game when deadlines are coming and grades are due. 15 minutes of …

Work at a school that can’t afford fancy software? GO OPEN SOURCE!

I first became interested in open source software while working at an underfunded little charter startup in the central valley of California. We had an aging computer lab that didn’t have any modern software because the school couldn’t afford to pay for the licensing fees. After having to pay licenses …