January 2018 Agenda—Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Today’s Agenda: https://goo.gl/n4U57n

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To Wifi: 
    • Network: PLCS-INTERNET
    • Password: pilgrim123
  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
  • To each other – Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
  • Check the Sign up for Snacks – The List for snacks.
  • Group Sharing of Technology Integration: What is one technology project you tried tried in the classroom? How did it go? Do you have a student sample to show?
  • Mike’s List of Apps we’ve done so far – In writing this Agenda, I couldn’t remember all of the things we’ve covered so far, so I made a list!  Check out this list for a quick review/refresher on where we’ve been.

 Devotion

Lasting ministries must be culturally relevant and intentionally timeless. Relevant leaders use what is cultural to say what is timeless. -Dr. Tim Elmore

Be an EPIC Teacher!

E    Experience then discuss

P    Participatory student thinking and ideas

I     Image Rich pictures everywhere to anchor the message

C    Connected through social media and technology

To have students create their own Facebook profile of a character from the Bible, history, literature, math, science, etc. try Fakebook. Just fill in the template, add pictures, friends, and begin posting as that character! Sample: Matthew Fakebook Page Now with a partner pick an Old Testament Author and create a Fakebook page: Here’s a list. You must post 5 posts before saving, then you can add pictures you locate at Google Images and save to your computer first. Post your link on this collaborative Google Doc.

Announcements & Review

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1. Upcoming events:

  • National Lutheran Schools Week – January 21-27, 2018
  • The next workshop date is scheduled for February 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

2. A final reminder that the application deadline to receive graduate-level credits is on January 31, 2018.

How to apply:

  • Step 1 – Select the following link and search for the form with your facilitator’s name on it: EDUC 513 Form.
  • Step 2 – Download and print off a copy. You’ll need to mail this form to Concordia University along with a check.
  • Step 3 – Submit an online application on the CUNE website found here – https://ss2.cune.edu/OAP/apply/index.cfm.

As a reminder, Concordia University–Nebraska is one of our “Premiere Sponsors”. We have a special arrangement with them where you may receive three graduate-level credits for your participation in our program at a cost of $80/credit hour. This has helped some teachers meet recertification requirements in order to renew their teaching license while others have used the credits to advance to a new tier on their school’s adopted pay scale. Additionally, if a teacher is interested in pursuing a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction or M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership, these same three graduate-level credits would take the place of EDUC 506 – Integrating Technology in the Classroom in both of those masters programs.

3. Have you made any New Year’s Professional Growth Resolutions? They might come in handy for “Celebration Day” in May. Share with the person next to you. Maybe you can become an accountability partner with someone to help each other succeed. Do you remember the working definitions for short- and long-term goals we shared with you back in September?

  • SHORT-TERM – Some sort of technology integrating lesson or activity you want to do with your students THIS MONTH.
  • LONG-TERM – A major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a wiki, a web site used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project based learning using a specific tool or tools – there are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”

4. In September, we shared with you ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning networks. With the start of the second semester, this would be a great time to reflect on the benefits you’ve been experiencing this year by being connected with this learning community and to begin to consider how you will remain connected once this series of face to face workshops come to an end. We hope you have found it to be a blessing to your teaching ministry and will continue to engage with us for as long as you’re in the teaching ministry.

Twitter: Follow the facilitators and many other educators who use this powerful communication tool to ask questions, share ideas and support and encourage one another. You can also follow hashtags such as #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd!

Google+

Google+: Engage with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1″ to ask questions and share ideas to support one another!

Facebook: Please “Like” the TEC21 Facebook Page as another way to continue to stay connected with this blessed learning community for many years to come!

Pinterest

Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin! The invite process is not the most user-friendly so if you don’t receive an invitation, just shoot Brent Dieckhoff (brent@tec21connect.com) and he’ll send you an invite. The other option is to have any member of the board invite you.

Instagram

Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers.

5. Think all the way back to November’s TEC21 Challenges. Did anyone participate in the Hour of Code in December? What happened? Were you successful? Did you come across any challenges?

Goals

1. Discover the value of collaboration.

2. Explore collaborative tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.

Collaboration

Mystery Skype Call

Have you ever Skyped or Face Timed with family or friends? Ever joined in on a Google Hangout?

There are a variety of ways to virtually connect your students with other people outside your classroom walls in real time. What kinds of learning possibilities does this technology afford us to do in the classroom? Let’s discuss. Let’s explore. Let’s collaborate with another workshop center!

Tips for a successful Mystery Skype experience:

  1. Find a teacher who wants to do a Mystery Skype also.
  2. Skype with each other first (without students) to practice using the platform and to plan for the activity.
  3. Prepare your students with how the activity works, make assignments for the various roles and GO FOR IT!

Many supplemental resources can be found on the web to help plan for a successful lesson. Here are a couple to get you started:

  1. Check out Skype–etiquette
  2. Student jobs–https://goo.gl/CgUKLu (Please feel free to “Make a copy…” in your Google Drive.)

Who’s ready to give it a try?

We’ve been experiencing some loading issues from time to time with the spreadsheet below. Can you see it now? If your answer is “yes”, that’s good! If your answer is “no”, then try selecting the refresh button in the web browser and that should correct the problem. If you still don’t see it, select this link to access the document directly in Google Drive – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rdKigLeGg0oEqcQ9ff_hxxmDywk3q0sqktJHmGNilIM/edit?usp=sharing.

3D Printing

A few of you shared some interest in 3D printing.  Here are some of my resources:

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when students are collaborating on projects with others?

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

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FaceTime is the name for Apple’s video-calling technology. It supports both video and audio-only calls between compatible devices. FaceTime was originally introduced by Apple on the iPhone 4 in 2010, but it now works on a number of Apple devices, including the iPad, iPod touch, and Macs.

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Skype in the classroom is a free community that connects teachers with educators and guest speakers from around the world. It is a website where teachers can find and run Skype lessons for their students.
Duo
Google Duo is a video chat mobile app developed by Google, available on the Android and iOS operating systems. … The app automatically switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. A “Knock Knock” feature lets users see a live preview of the caller before answering.
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Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android, and Apple devices.
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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.

google drawing

As with other Google apps, Google Drawings allows students to collaborate–this time in a paint-like program. Use it to create diagrams, illustrations, and infographics, etc. (Grade 2+)

Weebly makes it surprisingly easy to create a high-quality website, blog or online store. Over 40 million people use Weebly to bring their unique ideas to life.

OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like eBooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because each library or school picks the digital content they want for their users.

All you need to get started with free digital content from your library or school is an internet connection and a library card or student ID.

Jennifer Wagner, creator of ProjectsByJen, has been successfully encouraging teachers since 1999 to use online projects in their PreK-6 classrooms. Using various ideas, Jennifer will help you understand how online projects will help you make the most of your time in a variety of ways. Winning numerous awards for her creative ways in encouraging teachers to collaborate, her teaching style is very user friendly, creative, and personable.

Fun, thought provoking, interactive math puzzles shown through current events and pop culture designed to relate to your life.

If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. It helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly.  Here are some ways to make it work even better for your from Ditch that Textbook blog.

Explore our full catalog of math games and worksheets, as well as lesson plans, to promote excellence and problem solving skills through playful interaction. Available for kindergarten through grade 6, Matificis mapped to your curriculum and popular textbooks.

Students can connect with artists all over the country for a masterclass using Skype, write music for class on free notation programs like MuseScore and Noteflight, create their own playlists of listening examples for a piece of music on Spotify and YouTube, and work collaboratively on music projects through Google Suite’s Flat extension.

Based on the physical Breakout EDU games, these require no setup or materials.  All games are web based and provide collaborative problem-solving experiences for young children through adults.  They do not provide solutions, however, so you must solve them yourself!

Tons of resources for teachers.  They include printable worksheets, lesson plans, seasonal items, bulletin boards, teacher resources, and thematic units.

Teampedia is a collaborative encyclopedia of free team building activities, free icebreakers, teamwork resources, and tools for teams.  This site is designed for group leaders, trainers, teachers, managers, directors, counselors, youth groups, camps, task forces … anyone wanting to enhance collaboration and creativity.

The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience. You can find our free pages by downloading the app and on our website (http://www.QuiverVision.com)

A cool Toyota AR Race Track… but it seems to be down at the moment…. check back soon.

The tripod iPad mount Mike used in today’s session.

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources :-)

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TEC21 Challenges

1. Plan to virtually connect your students with another classroom. Share your experience!

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.

4.  Encourage a fellow teacher to be a TEC21 participant next year! Express the value of being connected with other Lutheran school educators and the impact it’s had on you, your classroom and your students.

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Schmidt

SchmidtM@newlhs.com – on Google+ – @tchrmschmidt – on Facebook – Instagram –Pinterest – LinkedIn – 715.509.0002

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.