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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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Teachers Need Rehab

Sitting in the hospital room with my family, waiting to hear if my father was going to rehab so he could increase his strength, my mom said, “I hope he gets into rehab, he likes rehab. He’s been there before.” … Continue reading

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Are you excited about the unknown, or shriveling with boredom?

Yesterday, during the #PersonalizedPD chat on Twitter Jason Bretzmann, (@jbretzmann) author of Personalized PD, asked the question, “If you could turn back time from a mistake you made, what would you do differently?”  It made me think not only about the mistakes I … Continue reading

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Taking the Next Step

In our previous Professional Development session, we discussed why we needed to change what we do in the classroom. The focus of this change is to enhance our lessons with technology, and create a more engaging lesson for our students. Our faculty … Continue reading

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