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I am Michael Kaechele, applied technology teacher at Valleywood Middle School in Kentwood, Michigan.

People always ask me “What exactly is technology class?”

It is problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.

We use computers like people expect but we also use glue, legos, tape, balsa wood, 2″ x 4″ ‘s, paper, tape measures, and even concrete.

We design, build, create, experiment, fail, and try again.

My role as lead learner is to learn with students and guide their efforts.

This site shows what I believe about learning and gives examples of how we do it in my classroom.