After teaching 4th grade for seven years, with a focus on reading and writing, Melissa Edwards worked as a gifted education resource teacher for one year at a magnet school for the visual and performing Arts. While in the classroom, she focused on Problem-Based Learning and using technology in her classroom. Her favorite things to teach involve reading and writing, as well as using those to tap into students’ creativity and using problem-based learning as well as technology.  Melissa believes technology can be used in various ways to meet the needs of all learners and to open up the world.  In order to better prepare students for the future, technology must be a key component to and in their education. Now, as an instructional resource specialist for her county’s school system, Melissa helps teachers discover ways to use technology tools to meet the instructional needs of students.