February 2018 Agenda—Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Today’s agenda: February 22
Grab a bagel and get settled :-)


The Pencil Devotion
“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” (Exodus 9:16).
Philippians 2:11 “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
The Lord and His purposes are perfect, but we are not. We are assailed by doubts and fears that many times keep us from living out the purposes that He has established for us. However, we can overcome this by consistently reading and studying His word so that our faith will be made stronger day by day.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:
  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th.
  • ISTE Conference in Chicago this year: June 24th-27th.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
2. Taking TEC21 for credit: Jason, Kelli, and Lisa
3. 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
Pray and Be WatchfulStudent chapel video about Jesus in Gethsemane produced by Doni Douglass using iMovie Trailer. Published to YouTube on April 14, 2015.
A sample of multiple student created book trailers.
Powtoon Animation
Powtoon lets you drag and drop or fill in ready made templates to create animated videos. This is an example from one of my students.
Video Paper Slides
Easy and quick video creation for your students!
Green Screen
Do Ink – Some great student projects. Film them in front of a green screen, then insert any picture that they can tell what they learned about it: historical location, weather map, diagram of human body, etc.
Touch Cast – Create a newscast or other video with video apps you can bring in: websites, pictures, calendar, Twitter, maps, etc.
Flipping Your Classroom
Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality – Google Cardboard, Expeditions, and a bunch of other ones!
Augmented Reality – Quiver
The top 10 VR headsets

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 is probably one of the most popular web apps available for free. The reason behind is that it’s user-friendly, has an intuitive interface, and packed with a number of great features. It has three editing views, namely: Timeline Simple, Timeline Advanced, and Storyboard. Furthermore, aside from your own media files, you can also access WeVideo’s database that’s filled with audio, graphics, and complete themes that are available for download.
Chrome, Android, iOS
Screencasting made simple. Here is a brief tutorial about Screencastify.
Example video
Clipchamp offers a free video converter, video compressor, webcam recorder and video editor.
Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.
The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.
TouchCast Studio app is now free! 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. Watch this sample “Presidential Debate” for fun and see how you can bring in websites, Twitter feeds, images, Google documents and more to your screencast. Realistic backgrounds allow you to film a sports clip, news clip, and more.
Check out this YouTube 360 channel to pan around Mars or other topics! How could your students make a 360 degree movie of your school? Perhaps put it on your website.
Simply sketch a character, then select the character and move it across the screen. It automatically records as an animation movie.
Chrome, Android, iOS, Web
Using Video to learn history. Explore the battlegrounds of history at this digital location. Watch the map come alive following a timeline of events in this 360 video. With links to other battle interactive maps.
Interactive, 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.
Let’s try it out! joinpd.com
Have Chromebooks? Check this list of best video tools for use on Chromebooks. WeVideo is the top recommended video app for Chromebook, paid premium version gives you Green Screen capabilities and templates. Check it out!
MSQRD (Masquerade) is automatic selfie video recording app where your students can put on a mask and tell a story as a character. When they are finished it will save to photos where you can export it to Seesaw, Google Drive, any place you can share photos! And it’s so fun! Try it out.
Chrome, Android, iOS
Add links to a picture to create an online interactive poster. Then link websites, personal videos, pictures, notes, Google Docs to display learning. By setting image visibility as “unlisted” and “allow anyone to edit”, you may create a poster and share the link to allow the whole class to add pins collaboratively.
Practice by adding a button on this cool picture of the Colosseum! (must log in to be able to do so)
Chrome, Android, iOS, Website
Each GooseChase game has a list of missions for participants to complete. You can create your mission list using our bank of 100+ tested missions or by designing your own from scratch. There’s a free version and a paid version. This would be great for a scavenger hunt activity and can be related to many subjects.
Superbook is an amazing online Bible that reads the whole Bible to students, features quality videos of stories, games to learn and go beyond, and questions and answers to help students develop in the faith.
Chrome, Android, iOS, Website

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

Email – RachaelFranklin@TEC21connect.com

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.