My name is Mr. Hays and I teach 6th grade Language Arts at Ponce de Leon Middle School. I am a National Board Certified teacher, and I have been reflecting on my role as a teacher this past summer. This year, I have decided to try a radically different approach to teaching. We have been focused on test scores far too long; unfortunately, however, they still impact our lives as teachers on a daily basis. I want to step away from the traditional classroom for a while and see just how much we can do online. Between electronic textbooks, blogs, interactive sites, social networking, and digital portfolios, we should have more than enough tools at our fingertips to work with. This will be an interesting experiment and I look forward to trying something new!