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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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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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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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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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