My Name is Pat Rock, and I live in Colorado. I am married and have a 2 year old son who does some pretty cool stuff(maybe that's just the father in me speaking). I teach 6th grade science and social studies and 8th grade social studies. I am also a coach at the high school and at the middle school. I am a life long Yankee fan (I grew up in NY) but have became a Rockies fan when I moved out here. I played college football and baseball back in NY and moved out here right after graduation.
I have always tried to be up to date with technology in the classroom. Of course some things always hold me back. My ultimate goal is to have a paperless classroom. For that reason my students are usually working on projects which they can hand in on line. One of the newer (well to me at least) websites I found is called www.xtranormal.com This site lets kids make movies of some of the things we are doing in class. The student in this picture is working on his project for the settlement of Ancient Greece.