January 2019 Agenda—Perryville, Missouri

Perryville, Missouri

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To Wifi:
    • ILS Guest – Password: h2ow47n8
    • ILS Secure – Password: ILS*warrior
  • How to get to today’s agenda:  http://bit.ly/TEC21agendas
  • To each other – Breakfast pizza to break all those healthy resolutions… Yum! We’ll reconnect with one another using the Padlet below in just a bit!

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 Devotion

Passages to remember as mentioned in the video…

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, February 21.
  • Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC) – February 11-13, 2019
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

2. Think all the way back to November’s TEC21 Challenges. Did anyone participate in the Hour of Code in December? What happened? What obstacles (if any) did you and your students have to resolve? How did your students respond to the coding activities? What successes did you and your students experience?

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 website 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 comes 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! With Google’s announcement that they’ll be shutting down these communities in 2019, we are continuing to explore how we can best continue to equip, encourage, and support one another for years to come. We’ll keep you posted!

Facebook: Please “Like” the TEC21 Facebook Page! This will help us to grow and expand our reach to new schools and teachers and in turn impact more students! #LutheranSchoolsThrive

Pinterest

Pinterest: Following TEC21’s collaborative board is another way for us to experience the benefits of being connected educators! If you want to join us by being a collaborator on this board, just click this link and start to pin–https://pin.it/ufa45k5b6lzmzp.

Instagram

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

Breakfast Bytes

1. Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future -Joe Ruhl TEDx Choice, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Caring

2. Collaborate with top teachers. Top IT Blogs for teachers! The 2018 Top 50 Must Read K12 IT Blog list is here via @EdTech_K12  

3. Collaborating Across a District – or a Country: Digital Tools Enable Teachers to Share Resources and even Co-Teach with peers anywhere

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 innovation 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/HY6LT6 (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.

Google Slides Collaboration

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:

  • Slides is like PowerPoint–a customizable presentation app for topics, ideas, and information.
  • Presentations can be shared to allow viewing, commenting, and/or editing.
  • Students can edit and see others and their edits in real time.
  • Slides has a built-in image search that pulls from free use images.

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, Roll Call! A TEC21 Collaborative Activity, 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…

  1. Try to stay on your slide! It can get tricky when more than one person is editing!
  2. If changing the background, don’t apply it to the theme. This will change everyone’s background!
  3. Try the internal image search to find pictures! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to open a new tab in your browser and give it the ol’ search in Google. Then, copy and paste when you’ve found the right pic.
  4. Remember, you can change the layout of your page to whatever you’d like. Feel free to add a text box here or perhaps a picture there! The slide is your canvas!
  5. If you do something you don’t like… remember, “UNDO” is your friend. Look for that backward-spinning arrow in the toolbar and everything will be alright!
  6. Have fun! :)

Digital Citizenship Integration

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

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

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Skype in the Classroom
Skype offers students the opportunity to connect locally and globally. Using this program, teachers are able to have students step outside their world and right into someone else’s. See this link for some great ideas on how to use this tool in the classroom! (Modified – K+)

iOS, Android, online

goosechase
GooseChase
Create digital scavenger hunts for you and your students to explore or use existing scavenger hunts! Participants can be awarded points, and topics and ideas vary from field trips around popular locations to science lab safety. (Grades 3-12)

iOS, Android

educrations
Educreations
Presentation tool that allows students to draw, write, narrate and import pictures. Available online or as an app for iPad. (Grade 3+)

iOS, Online

doodlebuddy
Doodle Buddy Paint Draw App
This app allows users to draw and doodle on existing pictures as well as add stamps to their masterpieces. Available for iPhone and iPad. Free with ads. (All grades)

iOS only

plumsphotohunt
Plum’s Photo Hunt
This interactive app from PBS Kids gets students exploring the outdoors with a photo scavenger hunt of their surroundings and this great world! Start here with ideas for educators. (All grades)

iOS only

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+)
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+)
Another fantastic app by Google… Use the links below to see how you can start collaborating using Google Maps!

I am text block. Use this block to build out a collection of web-based resources specific to your teachers’ interests and needs.

Using this website, teachers can sign up and create a class in order to connect with other classrooms globally. Participate in collaborative projects and experience a whole new side of learning!
Wanting to explore the world vicariously through someone else? Try a Flat Stanley-like project. Check out this cute blog about a collaborative project involving the Flat Stanley books. Also, make it your own – perhaps a Where’s Martin Luther? project with other Lutheran churches! Fun for all ages…
National Lutheran Schools’ Week is right around the corner! What better way to collaborate than with other Lutherans as they travel to faraway places spreading the Gospel and God’s love for us. Sign up to be a part of the mission trip or view videos from previous trips around the world! (Formerly Online Mission Trips)
Edshelf is a must-bookmark site! Create a free account and browse apps, project ideas, and all-things-teacher tools by a number of different identifiers: price, grade level, platform, etc. Also, sign up for the weekly newsletter that brings you the best of the best each week!
Another great list of resources from Common Sense Media! This link provides video listings related to cyberbullying and tips for combating it.
A government resource designed to provide information, support, and supplements in an effort to combat cyberbullying.

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 a collaborate learning activity which would engage your students with another teacher’s students through digital means. Share your experience!

2. Post to TEC21’s online Google+ community. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, or a picture of you and your students engaging in a learning collaborative learning activity.

3. Be of support–a resource–to one of your colleagues.

4. Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2019/2020 school year opened on January 2, 2019. Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Share with them the value of connecting with other Lutheran school teachers and the impact it’s had on you and your students. Thank you in advance for supporting our mission and vision and being an ambassador for TEC21! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Reflection

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My Contact Info

  • Email – carstens.kelly@gmail.com
  • Google+ – Kelly Carstens
  • Twitter – @kelly_carstens

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.