February 2018 Agenda—Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

On a Word Document or Google Doc, answer the following questions:
1. List some of the notable historical events of the last 100 years.
2. Does one stand out as having impacted you more than others?



1 John 4:13-21

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 12.
  • The Illinois Computer Educators conference is next week. Not sure if you still can sign up but I will be going Monday and Tuesday! http://conference.iceberg.org/
  • #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

Student video creation provides the students with an opportunity to improve upon or hone skills necessary for their possible futures. As videos become more important to the generations to come (see how many students in you classroom have their own YouTube channels), the proper way in which they should post videos should be discussed. Here is a helpful website that goes through many different areas of student video creation. TeachHub

Video Paper Slides

A paper slides video is a fun and exciting way to foster creativity within your classroom. This also allows students who may not be comfortable speaking in front of a class or into a video camera a chance to create a fabulous presentation. Guidelines, rubrics, and how-to’s can be found at speedofcreativity.org.

Green Screen

Creating green screen videos is becoming more and more prevalent in education today.  Students are able to create videos of themselves in various different settings through video editing.  This fosters greater creativity within students and also gives them a unique platform to express themselves. Makerspaces

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is one of the hottest topics in education today. As we have covered this previously, lets focus solely on the video portion of digital storytelling.  Using videos to tell a story, whether it be a classic tale like Little Red Riding Hood or one of the student’s design, put the information on a level that is even with the classroom.  This creation serves an accurate representation of what the students focus on in their learning. Digital Storytelling with video guidelines.

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

WeVideo. Make and share videos using WeVideo’s cloud-based online video editing software. Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Chromebook.
IPEVO Presenter is designed for using with USB cameras, and it’s packed full of features to help you get the very most out of them. Some of the helpful tools include: Live View; Video Recording; Review Mode; Resolution and Exposure adjustments; Mirror; Rotation; and automated Time-lapse photography.
Veescope Shoot Amazing Green Screen… Real-time Green Screen/Chroma Keying to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Add Photos or Movies from your camera roll to use as backgrounds. Record in real-time to a Quicktime movie. Use your any iOS device that can record video, such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Veescope.
iMovie for iOS and iMovie for macOS make it easy to turn your photos and video clips into stunning movies or trailers and share them with the world.
Animoto‘s video maker turns your photos and video clips into professional quality videos in minutes. Fast and shockingly simple – we make video creation easy.
Captivate… Engage… Explain! Amazing videos and presentations created with PowToon!
Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, fancy book reports, or retellings of learning about anything. And best of all, it’s FREE!
The History Project allows you to organize memories in an interactive timeline.  Users have the ability to link images, audio, video, and text documents on their timeline. Could be used for flipping classroom material or it would make a great end of the year review.
Buncee – an easy to use presentation tool that allows you to create interactive slides using animation, videos, drawings, stickers, web images, text, audio recordings, and more.  Can be created on a laptop, chromebook, or mobile device.

Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding

Easy video creation for students, teachers or administrators. Great for classroom assignments, presentations, video journalism or school marketing!

All-in-one video converter, video compressor, webcam video recorder, video editor and video uploader solution. Save videos to your computer or Google Drive.

Have Chromebooks? Check this list of best video tools for use on Chromebooks.
Simply sketch a character, then select the character and move it across the screen. It automatically records as an animation movie.
Pixton allows your students to create impressive comics to demonstrate their knowledge with simple click-and-drag tools.

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

Morgan Grillot



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