1. Letter grades will be submitted to Concordia within the next week for those of you receiving graduate-level credit. Later in May, you will receive an email from the TEC21 Office providing you with your letter grade and letting you know when you can request a transcript from Concordia should you need one for your records.
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. Thoughts for today: Barriers to successful implementation often have little to do with the technology itself or teachers’ comfort with technology overall. Instead, success is impeded by a lack of strategy on how to integrate the technology into the classroom. The best edtech PD isn’t about technology
4. “Employees don’t care what you know about technology but what you can do with it…help teachers imagine what they can do with technology”
Sabba Quidwai, Apple, NETA 2018
Give students access to learning and demonstrating learning in a way that’s meaningful to them and does justice to what they did: photography, drawing, music, video to merge multimedia to demonstrate learning rather than type in black and white.
1. Understand the value of being both a consumer and a contributor in your professional learning network.
2. Commit to being a connected, resourceful life-long learner.
3. Celebrate each other’s TEC21 achievements through today’s mini-conference format.
Google+: Engage with all the TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1″ to ask questions and share ideas to support one another.
Facebook: Like the TEC21 Facebook Page (We can all friend request one another, too, if we haven’t already done this.)
Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t receive an invite, be sure to let one of us know.
Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.
Time to gather your…
Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS to access everyone’s presentation links from all the workshop centers.
We will run a back channel during the presentations for you to add ideas, questions, and comments for each presenter. Please go to Socrative.com, Student Login, Room 29561 Don’t submit for a presenter until they are finished and you have included all ideas you want to share with them as you’ll only be able to submit once. Then I will share the results with the class so you will have your feedback. Feedback via Socrative
Talk and Comment is a free Chrome Extension that allows you and your students to record voice notes anywhere on the web. Go to the Chrome Web Store to download Talk and Comment. The icon will appear to the right of your search bar in Chrome. A small circle for recording will appear to the right of all online documents. Simply highlight text in a Google Doc, Slide, website, anywhere online and click the record circle. You will instantly have an audio comment! Check out this video to get started.
SWIVL is a video recording app that lets teachers and students record themselves and save directly to the cloud.
TEC21 Impact Stories Info Sheet. Please consider taking 30 seconds to record how you have been impacted by the TEC21 Workshop Program. Videotape on your phone using SWIVL. Saves directly to the Cloud. Here is a sample by Kendell at the Anaheim location.
Example: Go to https://goformative.com. Enter join code CGMONU Answer 4 quick questions inserted into a traditional worksheet.
This is a website that allows you to customize badges, avatars, banners, and site logos. Create, save, download to a PDF. Now paste into any online location to let students know they did an amazing job!
Daily news for K-12 students at their reading level, by Lexile level. Some stories include a writing prompt and/or quiz.
Free ebooks for beginning readers. Great practice for over the summer. Books available in 35 languages.
Here are 10 of the best virtual math tools to allow students to learn, practice, and have fun with different math concepts. MathsPlayground, Geometry Pad, and Pattern Shapes are a few of my favorites!
Students in grades PreK-8 can access games, reading, videos, playground, and math zone at this site. Great to demonstrate with students now and share with parents for the summer.
Complete curriculum for ages 8-14 all the way to beginning college to prepare students for computer-based careers. Students create computer science projects around different themes such as Sports, Art, and Fashion. Each theme contains 8 lessons of 60-90 minutes that can be tailored to fit your schedule. Free digitally online or order free paper pack.
Free Creative Commons document to help administrators, districts, computer teachers, and all teachers set a vision for teaching computer science. Includes framework statements by grade level, progression of skills, implementation guidance, and resources. Suggests teaching within project based learning format and appropriate implementation for early childhood.
Vocabulary.com combines the world’s smartest dictionary with an adaptive learning game that will have you mastering new words in no time. Get started with ready to go vocabulary multiple choice meanings and get a hint if you need it. Excellent for anyone wanting to improve their vocabulary or for ELLs. As a teacher you can input words you want to teach and the site will bring up definitions if it has them. Or input up to 100 pages of text and the site will create a learning activity to go with it for you!
Report finds that we need to add rigor to math assignments and provides ideas on how to do it: student choice, relevancy, communicate their thinking processes, focus on conceptual understanding, push to higher thinking levels with specific examples. Or download the full report at this site.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
1. “Pomp & Circumstance”
2. Presentation of “diplomas”
3. Presentation of TEC21 Digital Badges
Dear TEC21 Teachers,
As educators, we all know how hard it is to keep up with the needs of students. TEC21 recognizes the extra effort it takes to learn, stretch and grow to provide Technology Enriched Classrooms. We applaud every school who has given the green light to allow teachers to participate in our workshops, and every teacher who has stepped outside his or her comfort zone to be vigorously challenged. Our goal with you is a contagious classroom full of motivated students.
You have earned this badge. We have provided it in two sizes each for school administrators and teachers. We hope you’ll proudly display it on your school website or personal classroom website.
Thank you for making a TEC21 classroom a badge of honor.
Serving Him with you,
The TEC21 Facilitators
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1. Continue to be a connected educator!
2. Continue to be a life-long learner!
3. Continue to be a resource to others!
You can complete the form below from most web browsers. If you are having difficulty, select the following link to access the Final Reflection directly – https://goo.gl/forms/BC7djs8ifonAbGgO2.
Student Art Sale today in Brommer. Looking for an amazing piece of pottery? Check it out!
Adobe Spark for Education now available for students of all ages!