Author Archives: Sean Scanlon

About Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology Marian Catholic High School Google Certified Trainer

Do You Even Know What Our ‘Digital Natives’ Need?

Marc Prensky popularized the phrase Digital Native as early as 2001 in his article “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants“. In his article, he focuses mainly on the digital immigrants which are the people new to this world of technology – especially … Continue reading

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Is Spring Break for Grading or Relaxing?

How many times have you started Spring Break with great aspirations and ended the week saying, “Well at least I got my car washed”?   Part of this week off for teachers is to relax, rest, and refresh. The other … Continue reading

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Memes for Reflection

I was subbing for our film studies class that was watching the end of Singing in the Rain. When the film ended sooner than the teacher anticipated, I was trying my best summon my inner tech nerd I am and … Continue reading

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Blind Kahoot – Building an Engaging Lesson

What is a Blind Kahoot? It is a Kahoot game created like any other Kahoot game, except in this case the students don’t have previous (or very limited) knowledge of the topic. The Kahoot is used to introduce a new … Continue reading

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Closing the Gaps with Formative Assessments

Why do we only use tools like Kahoot & Quizlet Live as review games at the end of a chapter or unit?
Why aren’t we using these tools throughout learning the process? Continue reading

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Audio & Video Tools for Student Reflection

At our PD on Friday, I had the pleasure of working with our World Language department. When it comes to integrating tech in their classes, they have been risk takers; and even better, collaborative risk takers. We’ve witnessed some amazing projects … Continue reading

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4 Changes Making an Impact

Change #1 – New Faculty This is the start of year 3 of our 1:1 iPad program at Marian Catholic. At the beginning of this process we welcomed a new principal. This year we welcome a new President to our … Continue reading

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