March 2018 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



As we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, take one story or multiple events and share in two ways. Work with a partner. You may also compare and contrast Palm Sunday with Good Friday to demonstrate how the sentiment of the people changed drastically in just four days.

1. (create an avatar, Jesus is an option under “Historic”) and add voice by typing text to speech for provided voice or using microphone for your voice. Sample Jesus Speaks to Us)

2. Create a poem using one of the ReadWriteThink tools below:

Acrostic Poems

Haiku Poems

Theme Poems

Word Mover


Verses for Bible Stories 

1. Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-17)

2. Jesus anointed by Mary in Simon’s House at Bethany-Tuesday: (Matthew 26:6-13)

3. Preparation for the Passover-Tuesday night: (Luke 22:7-16, 24-30)

4. Jesus washes the Apostles’ feet to teach them humility-Thursday night: (John 13:1-20)

5. Jesus opens his heart to the disciples about his departure-Thursday night: (John 14-16)

6. Jesus’ intercessory prayer near Gethsemane-Thursday night: (John 17)

7. Betrayal, arrest and trial-Friday morning: (Matthew 26:47-27:30)

8. Jesus crucified on the cross-Friday: (Luke 23:33-46)

9. The Resurrection-Sunday: (Matthew 28:5-8)

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd.
  • Please consider attending the Lutheran EdCamp on May 31st at Christ Community Lutheran School. It is completely free and includes some awesome attendance prizes.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

2. 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?

3. “Celebration Day” is coming up! What does the format of the day look like and what can you do to prepare?

Helpful tips:

  • Think of the day as a mini-conference and each of you will be the presenters.
  • 10-15 minutes show something(s) you’ve accomplished this year – what you did, how you did it and why you did it.
  • Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS. Locate your center’s doc and add your name, a description of what you’re sharing and provide your links. Have samples of student projects hosted on the web? Share those links, too! Here’s an example of what the line-up looked like at one of the workshop centers a couple years ago – SAMPLE.
  • Consider what device or devices you will use.
  • Use the outline below with its questions and strategies to prepare for the day.


1. Discover educational technology trends.

2. Explore makerspaces, 3D printing, hyperdocs and other educational technology tools to use with your students.

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

Topics and Tools

The changing face of education…..
Makey Makey

The Makey Makey Site

Does you school need a makerspace?
Could you do makerspace activities in your classroom?

3D Printing in Education

What potential impact do you see 3D printers having on student learning?

Thingiverse….A Library of Printable 3D objects
Tinkercad….An Online Design Tool

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when ______? (Adjust your questions/discussion based on the topic you chose for today.)

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

App Sharing

PrintShop  (Design 3D printable objects from premade templates.)

3D Creationist  (Design 3D objects from scratch.)

Lapse It (Time lapse video creation)

PBS Kids (Free PBS Kids shows)

iMotion (Time lapse and stop motion video)

Tools & Resources

Example: Techno Howdown
100 iPhone Time Lapses

CrashCourse videos on YouTube Animated videos on a variety of topics Organize websites in one place for students (also an app) Look back on past internet pages

Prezi A different type of presntation

Virtual Field Trips (Education World)

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

5 Best Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips Every Teacher Should Know About

Digital and Virtual Field Trips

Fake Novelty Ticket Generator

Quizlet Create flashcard study sets

Worksheet Generators

International Space Station Live Data

Chrome Music Lab – Song Maker

Calendarpedia Huge source of calendar templates

GeoGuesser Explore the world and guess where you are

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.

2. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

3. Brainstorm your best way to share your Celebration Day project with the TEC21 community and/or your school community.


Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.