April 2018 Agenda—Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

It’s been a while.  Let’s catch up.

 Devotion

As we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, take one story or multiple events and share multimodally .You may also compare and contrast Palm Sunday with Good Friday to demonstrate how the sentiment of the people changed drastically in just four days. Try a tool you haven’t worked with yet that perhaps your students could use. You can find the verses at:http://www.biblegateway.com/ 

1. Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-17)

2. Jesus anointed by Mary in Simon’s House at Bethany-Tuesday: (Matthew 26:6-13)

3. Preparation for the Passover-Tuesday night: (Luke 22:7-16, 24-30)

4. Jesus washes the Apostles’ feet to teach them humility-Thursday night: (John 13:1-20)

5. Jesus opens his heart to the disciples about his departure-Thursday night: (John 14-16)

6. Jesus’ intercessory prayer near Gethsemane-Thursday night: (John 17)

7. Betrayal, arrest and trial-Friday morning: (Matthew 26:47-27:30)

8. Jesus crucified on the cross-Friday: (Luke 23:33-46)

9. The Resurrection-Sunday: (Matthew 28:5-8)

Some tools you may use, but are not limited to, to portray this episode of Jesus’ passion:

From ReadWriteThink.org website or apps (a-e):

(a) Timeline (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Timeline at website or app)

(b) Venn Diagram (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Venn Diagram app only)

(c) Haiku Poem (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Haiku app only)

(d) Acrostic Poem (ReadWriteThink interactive on web or app)

(e) Trading Cards (http://www.readwritethink.org, app only)

Some additional tools:

(f) Voki.com (create an avatar, Jesus is an option under “World,” and add voice by typing text to speech for provided voice or using microphone for your voice. Sample Jesus Speaks to Us)

(g) Popplet.com (create a graphic organizer with pictures, video, & words to tell the story)

(h) Bible Buddies HD (puppet play app, need Director’s pass for Easter story $3.99)

(i) Educreations.com or Google slides (create a screencast telling the story)

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 10.
  • #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 Gamification and Virtual Reality.

2. Explore some current trends to find something to use with your students.

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

Hot Topics

“If I had asked the people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses” – Henry Ford

14 Things that Will Become Obsolete in 21st Century Schools

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do this Year

Gamification

Why?

1. Redefines Failure

2. Creates Motivation

3. Increases Engagement

 

More Gamification Links:

Gamify Your Classroom

Classbadges

Onlinebadgemaker

Makebadges

Classcraft

Credly

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is here.  This year has shown a huge upswing in the use of virtual reality with the advent of the VR headset.  .

The following links are just a few of the many ways you can use VR in the classroom.

Google Cardboard

Nytvr

360 Youtube Videos

Google Street View

Cardboard Camera

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

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Do you have so many websites you want to remember but don’t know how to organize them? Check out Sqworl! Simply set up your account, create a new group, and begin cutting and pasting URLs of the websites you want to group. Sample Sqworl on animal websites for student research. You can simply share the link and students access the websites you want them to use without typing in URLs.

rwt
ReadWriteThink offers this great time line maker tool that can include pictures and text. You can slide the items top and bottom of the line, and move them to add others.
google expeditions
Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual field trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space.  Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum.

Crowd-sourced digital breakout games organized by subject.  This is where I found our activity today.

Videos on a variety of topics.  Hank Green is very entertaining and does a good job explaining a variety of things.

Welcome to Prezi, the presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.

Let’s explore the world! World. Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world. From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City. Single player Challenge mode.

Mark is a fellow facilitator with a wealth of experience leading workshops.  His links cover nearly every imaginable topic from subject area technology integration to web apps for K-3.

These resources will vary from drill and practice to all out epic adventures in 3D virtual worlds.  There are more math games than other subjects.

Explore a large number of both live and archived field trips and guest speakers.  A subscription is not necessary to use.

Take your kids on a blast from the past with having them play the original version of Oregon Trail.

This list contains some maker space ideas that could easily be used in the younger grades.  My personal favorite is to design a house the Big Bad Wolf (a decorated hair drier) couldn’t blow over.

54 Flipped Classroom Tools for Teachers and Students.

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

Google Plus:  Luke.Finchum@cuw.edu

Email: Lfinchum@zionnewpal.org

Twitter: @Lfinch11

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