February 2018 Agenda—Ponca City, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


While we are all getting settled, please grab yourself a morning snack. Then, get connected to the internet.

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To find today’s agenda:

  • tec21connect.com
  • Hover over “Workshops” tab
  • Click “2016/2017 Agendas”
  • Select Ponca City
  • February

Then, let’s talk about how we have been over the past month!


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Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 5.
  • EdCampOKC 3/3/18
  • EdCampKS Andover 6/1/18
  • #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.

  • iMovie
  • WeVideo
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
  • Veescope
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
The 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

Early Childhood Tech Ideas From Other ECE Teachers

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

Online proofreading tool that checks text for grammar, punctuation, and style, and features a contextual spelling checker and plagiarism detector.

Grammarly is now an add-on in Google. Don’t only check your document for spelling errors but now also check it for simple grammar errors!


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

Adobe Spark

Easily create & share web stories, memes and videos.


What is Smart Video? At the core of TouchCast are Smart Videos. What makes video smart? Tools to create and stream video that are blissfully simple to use. The means for any file to be shared inside video. Interactive elements that make them more engaging. The ability to collaborate with your team anywhere in the world.

VR is here! YouTube 360 has videos that give you a 360° view of anything from swimming with sharks to riding a roller coaster.

Customize videos, add your voice to pre made videos, include comments and questions during the video to make a “during video quiz”

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

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