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Think of one way that you have incorporated technology in your classroom since we last met in November and be prepared to share with the group.
Starting this New Year, how do we see God working in our lives…Kairos moments…
1. Upcoming events:
2. A final reminder that the application deadline to receive graduate-level credits is on January 31, 2018.
How to apply:
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?
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+: 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: 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he’ll send you an invite. The other option is to have any member of the board invite you.
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?
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.
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:
Many supplemental resources can be found on the web to help plan for a successful lesson. Here are a couple to get you started:
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.
With Google apps, the opportunity for collaboration is exponential. At any given time, students can simultaneously add to documents, slides presentations, spreadsheets, maps, etc.
With Google apps, the opportunity for collaboration is exponential. At any given time, students can simultaneously add to documents, slides presentations, spreadsheets, maps, etc. We’re going to explore a collaborative Slides presentation. Here are a few quick facts about Slides:
Now that you have a little bit of background, let’s try it for ourselves! Below, you will find a presentation that has been shared with you. The facilitator (that’s me!) will assign you a slide number. You can use the link below, CNH Tec21, to access the shared Slides presentation, and you can edit your assigned slide to tell us a little bit about your school. Here are a few tips to make things go smoothly…
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when students are collaborating on projects with others?
Parents can now view their kids’ activity across educational sites and time sinks, in-school and at-home across all of their school-owned devices or personal devices . All of this is delivered via beautifully designed dashboards and e-mail reports!
A home version for this product will be out later this year.
A useful resource online for students to “chat” and collaborate. Simply create a room, give the students the website and code, and they can join the fun. (Grade 3+)
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+)
Click on Watchkin.com. Copy and paste the URL of the video you want to view into the Watchkin search box and you’ll be taken to a clean page to watch your video. No distracting or potentially offensive videos will appear. To search for more videos, type your search terms in the search box above, or on any watchkin page. You can drag and drop the Watchkinize button up to your toolbar to use whenever you show videos to your class.
Create a professional looking website for free. Weebly makes it quick, simple and fun:)
Getting started with a Weebly http://help.weebly.com/beginners-guide.html.
1) Teacher made – Mrs. Adelman’s: http://mrsadelman.weebly.com/
2) Student made – Martin Luther King Report: http://nhdexample1.weebly.com/assassination.html
GeoGuessr (web-based version) Imagine yourself being thrown out somewhere in the world. Your mission is to figure out where you are! Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world. From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City. GeoGuessr takes you from the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City.
A day in the life of Americans! In real time! What are we doing! Visualized with moving mathematical imagery.
Watch population growth appear on the map as dots representing concentrations of one million people. Change themes on the maps and learn about important milestones in human history, health, environment, science and technology.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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.
I am a text block. Provide your teachers with your email address, link to your G+ profile, Twitter username, etc.