I am all about the free internet resources since supply budgets seem to get tighter and tighter every year. This free tool is a design a room tool that allows students to choose room dimensions and shapes, add furniture, and chose colors.
This is an innovative real life problem solving lesson on choosing a place to live. I came up with it when I was student teaching and was myself in search of a job and place to live. So, I had my students use my scenario to find me a place to live. I gave them lists of my needs and wants and had them try to persuade me to choose the location they chose for me. I made it into a competition-the group that found a location that fulfilled the most needs & wants off my list and did the best job persuading me won.