April 2018 Agenda—Livermore, California

Livermore, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:30am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Grab a snack and be ready to share one way you saw God working in your life in the past 6 weeks!

 Devotion

At this Easter season…how can we change lives everyday?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday May 3, 2018.
  • #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.

Insert the topic of your choice!

Blogs/Class Websites

Mark Hess (TEC21 Teacher) – Blogging Links for Teachers

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!

WordPress/Weebly

SeeSaw

  • Student portfolio with messaging between teacher and parents
  • Allows for a class blog
  • One platform to utilize

Classroom/Teacher Instagram Account

  • Hashtags to follow – #iteachtoo, #teachersofinstagram, #teachersfollowteachers
  • Also look for grade specific people/hashtags
  • Great for visuals (I screenshot a lot!), but the Insta stories are awesome to hear a teacher explain an activity
  • @kinderdosil, @cglskindergarten, @jesus.donuts.middleschoolers
Creating Worksheets

Classroom Time Games

Google Classroom – 13 Reasons to Use Google Classroom – Arizona K12 Center

Why?

1. redefine failure- failing is just another chance to learn

2. increase motivation- just dangling that carrot.

3. better retention

Gamification lessons

These are a few articles with suggestions.

ClassRealm

Gamify the Classroom

What and When

You can use online educational games, computer games, or video games to reinforce content.

Make learning a game, add a little competition, and maybe even have a prize.

Gamification Software

Gradecraft

3DGameLab

Classcraft

TheVirtualLocker

Games
Gaming Lists

Open the link above, browse around, choose a game or two and let’s play!

100 Sites

Game based learning sites

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

Story Dice

Story Dice…This app can be used with a wide variety of age groups ranging from preschoolers to middle school and high school language arts students. The user interface is simple enough for ages 3+ to use without any additional instruction. The use of the app does not require reading, so it is an ideal tool for using in a preschool story circle (see lesson plans) as well as a general writing prompt for all ages without reading or native language barriers.

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Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work. It gives families an immediate and personalized window into their child’s school day, and makes communication with teachers seamless and saves teachers time on organization and parent communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills.

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Quivervision – Make your drawings come to life!

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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.
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Classroom Checkout™ makes it super easy to manage checkouts from your classroom children’s book library. Your students can check out books by simply scanning barcodes.*

• A student scans a book’s barcode to check out or in.
• The teacher can see currently checked out books.
• The teacher manages student accounts, assigning login codes.
• The teacher can manage the classroom library.

Classroom Checkout is designed to be installed on a shared iOS device, with each student and the teacher using a numeric login code to access the app.

Prodigy has content from all major topics and will seamlessly cover Grades 1 – 8 to help ensure your students are ready for standardized testing. With a diagnostic test to place students in the correct grade, embedded assessments, and automatic differentiation, Prodigy ensures that each one of your students succeed at their own pace.

MobyMax finds and fixes learning gaps with the power of personalized learning. MobyMax’s adaptive curriculum creates an individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need.

Pear Deck was founded by educators on a mission to help teachers engage every student, every day. With solutions rooted in active learning and formative assessment, we make it easy for you to connect with learners of every age and ability. When that happens, more students participate and learn, classroom community improves, and you’ll know you’re making a difference.

NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

Kahoot! is a game-based learning and trivia platform used in classrooms, offices and social settings. Sign up to create, play and share engaging quizzes on any topic!

Flipgrip…It’s video the way students use video. Short. Authentic. And fun!

The Book Seer is a website that will recommend what book to read next based on the book you just finished.

XtraMath – A free web-based program to build mastery and fluency of math facts.

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space!

Built for the classroom and small group use, Google Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way.

In the classroom and at home, students use Popplet for learning. Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.

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

I am a text block. Provide your teachers with your email address, link to your G+ profile, Twitter username, etc.

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.