Author Archives: Sean Scanlon

About Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology Marian Catholic High School Google Certified Trainer

Taking My Flooded Basement to the Classroom

The Background We came home from a 4th of July party in a storm with torrential downpours. We are one of the lucky ones in a newer development where all our wires are underground and therefore it is a rarity … Continue reading

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Online Testing with No Internet

Our school has always been a little ahead of the game when it comes to technology. I’ve been there 17 years and on my first day, we already had a campus-wide WiFi network. We are a private Catholic high school … Continue reading

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Why Apple Classroom?

I firmly believe the most important part of this statement is, “…helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track…”  Continue reading

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Building Relationships Through Selfies

At the beginning of the school year, I spent time looking through @JoyKirr’s First 5 Days LiveBinder to find ways to build a positive culture in my classroom. Since I’m teaching a Senior elective (Modern US History), I wanted to make sure I … Continue reading

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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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