February 2018 Agenda—Livermore, California

Livermore, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:30am

Getting Connected


Grab some coffee and treats…

Where are you at with your final project ideas….be ready to share with group!


How can we use failures throughout the day to make us stronger? What are ways we can look for uniting and not dividing in our classroom, school and community?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 12.
  • CNH District conference – Friday March 23…the fires will keep me from attending, so I am looking forward to April 12th to hear all about what you learned!
  • #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 create videos to demonstrate a skill, show what they have learned, or just gain experience with video creating and technology. Teachers have had students create videos as a project, or have helped students create a video to advertise for the school, or simply make a fun video with their students to display what happens in their classroom.

Videos are an alternative learning/teaching method that enhance lessons or assessment.

  • Chatter Pics
  • Blabberize
  • Yakit Kids
  • Telligamy
  • Educreations
  • Adobe Voice
Video Paper Slides

Paper Slide videos is the marriage of low-tech and high-tech. For those just dabbling in technology this is a great place to start. By simply drawing/creating your own “slides” on paper and using a recording device to record a “1 take video”, this method is incredibly user friendly.

Green Screen

It may sound intimidating, but green screen video has become a mainstream, easy to make video creation. Green screen allows the videographer to take us to anywhere in the universe. Other than explaining a concept or presenting on a topic, students gain experience with the latest technology.


Doink.com video

Digital Storytelling

All of these tools are great for Digital Story Telling.

Just a reminder of the other tools we have discussed for Digital Story telling

  • prezi
  • photostory
  • storybird
  • google slides
  • animoto

Pixar is one of the greatest storytellers on the planet and all kids love their creations. Pixar has partnered with Kahn Academy to create video content to inspire and educate students and teachers on the art of story telling.

Pixar in a Box

Flipped Classroom

There is never enough time during the school day to instruct, manipulate, and assess. Teachers always have the desire to do more hands on activities with students or assist with work. Parents are always tired at the end of the day, and haven’t been in school for at least 10 years, and want to do more than help their kids with homework. Student always have questions during class, always need information repeated, or weren’t paying attention to the lecture.

The flipped classroom is one step closer to solving most of these major issues. Instruction occurs and home and work happens in the classroom. Students watch teacher created instruction in one video form or another at home during which they can rewind if they missed something or needed to hear it again. Then they come to school and do the work made by the teacher with help from the teacher, not the parent who doesn’t necessarily know what the teacher wants. Or students come to school and perform activities based on the content they learning during instruction the night before.

All of the tools above can be used by teachers to create the instructional material for a flipped classroom.

  • paper slide video
  • green screen
  • whiteboard video
  • simple recorded video
  • Screen casting

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


Wix…create a teacher website or use for student creation.

Teacher website tutorial


Weebly….website creator

Weebly Teacher website tutorial

Teachers can create quick assignments, classroom tasks or authentic assessments using this app and website. Students can receive real time feedback on their work while being monitored by the teacher. (Grade 4+)

All platforms


While a bit pricier, you can activate a 14-day free trial to test your skills at video creation. GoAnimate for Schools offers school-appropriate backgrounds, avatars, and a stream-line interface for editing animations set to recorded narrations.

Educreations – Record your voice and iPad® screen to create dynamic video lessons that students and colleagues can access any time, as needed.

Free pictures for public use.

Safe Search for Kids is a powerful safe search tool that filters search results to enhance your kids safe search experience.
Animoto’s video maker turns your photos and video clips into professional quality videos in minutes.
Magisto online video maker is a fast & powerful video editor. Turn your photos and video clips into video stories with Magisto movie maker.

Make and share videos using WeVideo’s cloud-based online video editing software. Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Chromebook

Free grammar checker instantly eliminates grammatical errors and enhances your writing.

Record your entire desktop, an application, current browser tab or just your webcam. … Embed your webcam anywhere in your recording, and narrate with your microphone. … No internet connection required until you upload your video to Google Drive or YouTube.

Make learning fun with Tes Teach with Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more.

Toontastic 3D is a creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their own cartoons on their tablet, phone or Chromebook.

A glorified video camera that has the ability to create an AWESOME movie with sound effects in just seconds.

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

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.