February 2018 Agenda—Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Let’s catch up!

Just for fun create a Pinterest board titled TEC21 All About (Your Name) .  Your board should have at least 5 pins that describe you.  Click here to see my example.


Share your link here.


Who’s Your Lighthouse?

Psalm 91:1-3

James 1:2-4

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th.
  • #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

Students can use interactive whiteboards to solve and share problems.  You can use a variety of tools for this type of video:

  • Educreations
  • Showme
  • ExplainEverything
  • Notability
  • Chrome whiteboard extension with Screencastify
  • ETC.
TouchCast Studio

Annotate, explain and present anything easily and quickly with TouchCast Studio. Add webpages, files, images, videos… nearly anything! Then record or live stream* and share across the web.

Green Screen

Has the thought of using a green screen ever intimidated you?  We’re going to work collaboratively on creating a green screen video to show you how EASY it can be!

Resource used – Green Screen by DoInk

Digital Storytelling

Yes, we spent a whole day on digital storytelling in October, but it does blend nicely with video creation.  See October’s agenda here.

More Video Creation Tools

Click here to see several video creation tools with tutorials.  Some of which include:

  • Pixiclip
  • Mysimpleshow
  • Adobe Spark
  • Sharealike
  • Magisto
  • ETC.

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

pear deck

nteractive, engaging Pear Deck presentations stimulate discussion with formative assessment in real time. Google Slides Add-On. Create slides where students input short answers or numbers, explore websites, or answer multiple choice questions. Displays student responses anonymously. When you close the session it saves student responses in a spreadsheet. Works like Nearpod.  Here is a tutorial.

Toontastic 3D is both an app and a Google Play app on Chromebooks. It lets you create animated stories by selecting setting and characters, then using your voice to tell the story as you move the characters. Select Historical Films, Mysteries, Social Studies, School Reports, Documentaries, and more! Look fabulous.
WeVideo allows you to use a web-based video editor to do neat things with Green Screen. (Tutorial)

Aurasma – Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences.  Use the app (iOs or Adroid) to connect a video, picture, web page, etc. to any everyday object.

Lip-dub videos are quite popular  NFL commercials, but they can also engage students to create fun, educational videos too.

Have Chromebooks? Check this list of best video tools for use on Chromebooks.We Video is the top recommended video app for Chromebook, paid premium version gives you Green Screen capabilities and templates. Check it out!

Multiple student video project ideas and resource examples by Richard Byrne.

Google Sheets Activity and Game Templates

Make and share simple recordings.

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

Google Plus:  Luke.Finchum@cuw.edu

Email: Lfinchum@zionnewpal.org

Twitter: @Lfinch11

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.