April 2018 Agenda—Grafton, Wisconsin

Grafton, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

 Devotion

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 10th.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

2. Let’s take this time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What happened? Were you successful? Did you come across any challenges?

3. “Celebration Day” is coming up! What does the format of the day look like and what can you do to prepare?

Helpful tips:

  • Think of the day as a mini-conference and each of you will be the presenters.
  • 10-15 minutes show something(s) you’ve accomplished this year – what you did, how you did it and why you did it.
  • Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS. Locate your center’s doc and add your name, a description of what you’re sharing and provide your links. Have samples of student projects hosted on the web? Share those links, too! Here’s an example of what the line-up looked like at one of the workshop centers a couple years ago – SAMPLE.
  • Consider what device or devices you will use.
  • Use the outline below with its questions and strategies to prepare for the day.

Goals

1. Discover the value of…

2. Explore… to use with your students.

3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.

Topics of the Day

Google Sites

  • Webpage – https://sites.google.com/
    • Why set one up?
    • A constant source of information
    • Can be set up to be accessed with private settings or without email permission
    • An easy way to compile resources for your students all in one place, including calendars, links, and upcoming announcements
    • A way to contain your students to specific sites and searches
  • Tutorials
  • Other ideas…
    • Have students create a website for your school, a project, or as an assessment. It doesn’t have to be published publicly!

Google Classroom

As more and more schools move toward implementing Google Apps, Classroom is an essential app for teacher organization and student achievement as well as teacher and student communication. In the spirit of what this particular month’s workshop is about, what specific needs do we have regarding this app? Listed below are some links to basic tutorials for teachers.

Looking to make things a bit easier on yourself? Check out the following lists of apps and websites that are compatible with Google Classroom.

Gamification

Google Forms

 

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when ______? (Adjust your questions/discussion based on the topic you chose for today.)

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Augmented Reality

 

Quiver – newsletter has ideas for connecting to curriculum

Freedom Stories – flashcards

 

QR Codes

 

CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. The resources are:
  • Flexible;
  • Research-Based;
  • Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
  • Created by teachers, for teachers.
Teacher Kit makes classroom management easy to manage, from taking pictures of students to make seating charts and learn names, to recording grades, taking online anecdotal notes about behavior, and contacting parents all from the app.
Mr. Mark Hess has been teaching and working with educational technology for many years.  Here’s a link to his resources!  Links for Teaching by Mark

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.

2. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

3. Brainstorm your best way to share your Celebration Day project with the TEC21 community and/or your school community.

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

mrs.kretsch@gmail.com

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.