February 2018 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected




The Passion Story
Create a Diamante Poem about Jesus….

Diamante Poem

That’s My King!

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd.
  • Lutheran EdCamp will be held on Thursday, May 31st from 8 AM to 12 PM at Christ Community Lutheran School. Click here to register.
  • #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?


1. Discover the value of video creation.

2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.

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

Video Creation

Student Video Creations

The Power of Student Created Video

Discussion Points

Increased retention.

Encourage Creativity.

Assessment- Students share what they know.

Sharing- Students get to be teachers by sharing videos inside and outside the classroom.

What are some practical ways to integrate video projects into your curriculum? Click to take a look!

Flipped Classroom Model
Paper Slide Videos
Tools for Student and Teacher Video Creation

1) iMovie Trailers (Mac & iPad) – Imagine using this for a book report?

2) ScreenCast Lesson – Ready to FLIP your classroom? Record your screen as you teach something.

Free Tools:

Screencast-O-Matic A web-based tool

Screencastify Works on Chromebooks

Quicktime Do you have a Mac? You have quicktime.

3) Music Based Teaching – (For you extroverts) Think that nobody writes good songs about Graphing Exponential Functions anymore? Think again.

How to Set it Up (video)



Hands on Project

Work with a partner to create a short video. Concentrate on making a one shot video with very little or no editing. Choose one of the options below:

  1. Create a paper slide video.
  2. Use one of the ideas from the discussion points above as an idea for a video.
  3. Create a short video for use in the “flipped classroom”.

https://clipchamp.com/     (allows recording from webcam including on chromebooks)

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when integrating video creation in the classroom?

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources


  1. Charades! Kids! (Play charades with your students)
  2. Bitmoji (Create an avatar of yourself, also works in chrome)
  3. Animation Booth (Create animations with your photos)
  4. BrainPOP Featured Moviw (Free BrainPOP rotating movie for ages 9-11)
  5. Popplet Lite (Mindmapping App)

Tools and Resources

AnswerGarden (Create word clouds on the fly for brainstorming)

Dotstorming (Create online notes and vote on them)

Bighugelabs (Use pictures for classroom projects)

Powtoon (Create animated videos)

Ed.Ted (Lessons that make students think)

Vocaroo (make and share simple recordings)

Applied Digital Skills (Free technology curriculum with google tools)

Rubistar (Create and find rubrics for a variety of subjects and grade levels)

Classroom Layout Tool (Create and print room layoouts and seating charts)

Google Arts and Culture (Explore stories from around the world..also an app)

ClassHook (Teach your students using their favorite Tv shows and movies)

WillRobotsTakeMyJob (Will robots replace your job?)

Word Search Labs (Create and print word searches)

Sodadb (Free online database)

Printfriendly (make any web page print friendly and a pdf)

TheLivBits (Video, blogs and social media from an amazing 10 year old girl)

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

Project Development

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources :-)

TEC21 Challenges

1. Apply what you learned today by creating a student-created video activity or a teacher-created screencast to teach a lesson to your students.  Share your experience by adding it to the Padlet above!

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

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


Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.