March 2018 Agenda—Munster, Indiana

Munster, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


This is a time of reconnecting to find out what’s been going on in everyone’s lives since the last workshop.


What struck you about these looks at Easter?

What can we pray about today?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 26.
  • #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?

           “1. Discover the value of video creation.

            2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.

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

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. (Link to Munster alone.)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.
Big Takeaways from ICE
Alice Keeler
What Did you not have 15 years ago!
If a robot can grade it It should!
If a robot can grade it then the student should be able to retake as often as they need to!
Don’t Tell kids things they can look up!


1. Discover the value of…

2. Explore… to use with your students.

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

Retakes of your choosing and my take on a couple of topics

From Your Reflections
Green screen Touchcast studio (ios 11) and do ink($2.99) only way for chrome is to pay for We Video($200/30) or windows software like camtasia($199) or Cam Studio(free)
Pear Deck
Reading Resources

Book seer.. what should I read next

Readability grader

Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading Bear: free phonics & vocabulary…learn to read for free!

My List of reading resources

Math resources

Work on their own and free:

Prodigy Math gameProdigy– the world’s most engaging math game

Kahn academy Foremost in Math practice and video instruction

XtraMathXtraMath Overview on VimeoXtraMath in the Classroom on Vimeo

Front row ?

Resources for teaching Math: Google calculator

Geoboard Math Learning Center has 10 of these

Much more here on my web site.

Math games: see Gamification topic

Go Noodle
Getting Students to your google form  — Best way through classroom, next email the link, link in a document that is shared,
See Saw
My Take On Digital Citizenship

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 Wildlife Cams— Especially the Decorah Eagles
Symbaloo— organize your bookmarks for ou and your students! The ICE conference Symbaloo
Freeology– free worksheets and more since 2001– template for creating bingo, wordsearch, jeopardy, hangman, spelling words, mad libs, memory game, quiz earning certificate, mix and match, tournaments, and progress indicators.
minimouse-ercise game to teach mouse skills
Chrome music lab– you will get caught up in it! so do they!

Try the Cup Stacking keyboard game from or the Alpha Munchies game as well

The noun project: Icons for everything. Over a million curated icons, created by a global community

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

Mark Hess–

Website: Links For teaching by Mark

1780 Career Center Road, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914

Desk: 815-802-9471

Cell: 815-922-1492

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.