Today’s agenda: January 18
Grab a bagel and get settled
While you’re waiting, feel free to share a Christmas break memory for the group to see!
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:
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Think back to our devotion video…
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 a Disciple and create a Fakebook page: Simon Peter, Andrew, James (the son of Zebedee), John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot. 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.
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when students are collaborating on projects with others?
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Also has apps for Apple and Android.
StudyBlue is the largest crowdsourced study library, with over 400 million flashcards, notes and study guides from students like you. Make and share study materials, search for recommended study content from classmates, track progress, set reminders, and create custom quizzes. Join 15 million students on StudyBlue to study better, together.
Also has apps for Apple and Android.
With our easy-to-use, free screen recorder for Windows and Mac you can capture any area of your screen with the option to add narration from your microphone and video from your webcam. You can record lectures, webinars, demos, games, Skype calls, etc. and share free on Screencast-O-Matic.com, YouTube, or save directly to a video file.
HipHughes History is a series of upbeat, personable and educational lectures designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on US History and Politics but span across World History and general interest. Videos are perfect for Social Studies flippers, desperate crammers and the cray cray on the internets. So sit back and enjoy the antics of HipHughes as he melds multimodality into a learning experience. And always remember, “Where attention goes, energy flows”.
Create fake social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat) for someone you’re studying in History, Science, Reading, etc!
Here is an article that has the 6 best tools for creating digital portfolios.
The tech edvocate’s 2017 list of 116 of the best teaching and learning apps!
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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.