As we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, take one story or multiple events and share multimodally. Working 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. Try a tool you haven’t worked with yet that perhaps your students could use. You can find the verses at:http://www.biblegateway.com/
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)
Some tools you may use, but are not limited to, to portray this episode of Jesus’ passion:
From ReadWriteThink.org website or apps (a-e):
(b) Venn Diagram (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Venn Diagram app only)
(c) Haiku Poem (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Haiku app only)
(d) Acrostic Poem (ReadWriteThink interactive on web or app)
(e) Trading Cards (http://www.readwritethink.org, app only)
Some additional tools:
(f) Voki.com (create an avatar, Jesus is an option under “World,” and add voice by typing text to speech for provided voice or using microphone for your voice. The Jesus character is now only available with the paid package. Sample Jesus Speaks to Us)
(g) Popplet.com (create a graphic organizer with pictures, video, & words to tell the story)
(h) Bible Buddies HD (puppet play app, need Director’s pass for Easter story $3.99)
(i) Educreations.com or Google slides (create a screencast telling the story)
1. Upcoming events:
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?
1. Discover the value of using your TPACK knowledge to empower students to use technology to learn and demonstrate learning.
2. Explore Project-Based Learning and Gamification to use with your students.
3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.
1. Curiosity comes first
2. Embrace the mess
3. Practice reflection
Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends for EdTech in 2018: personalized learning, student-led learning, gamification, cloud-based learning, learning data and analytics, 1:1 classrooms
The 6 Must-Have Elements of High Quality Project-Based Learning: Intellectual challenge & accomplishment, authenticity, public product, collaboration, project management, reflection
An Introduction to Design Thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test.
“They are afraid of being wrong,” said Gallin. “And that fear of being wrong cripples them.” Teach students to take risks and make mistakes when they can receive feedback, teach strategies, try PBL. Here’s an approach to math phobia that could add up: Tackle the fear head on
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when ______? (Adjust your questions/discussion based on the topic you chose for today.)
Do you have so many websites you want to remember but don’t know how to organize them? Check out Sqworl! Simply set up your account, create a new group, and begin cutting and pasting URLs of the websites you want to group. Sample Sqworl on animal websites for student research. You can simply share the link and students access the websites you want them to use without typing in URLs.
Voting is now open for upper and lower grades favorite books to win March Madness, literacy style! As your students are excited about NCAA basketball March Madness, you can start some of your own! Mr. Nate Balcom of Grand Island does this every year. Join this collaborative project, or create your own for any subject area (solve a math problem for each of the spaces in the bracket, etc.)
Type in the name of a children/young adult author and see a word map of related authors appear. Those names closest to the name you submitted are authors a student who reads the suggested author would also appreciate.
Do you know about Crash Course videos? They are animated videos on a variety of topics including history, literature, anatomy, psychology, biology, chemistry and more.
Check out these brief 8-10 minute videos on demonstrating some of the best teaching and learning technology tools. Search the over 350 videos arranged in Playlists by grade level or subject.
Help students report information by the numbers in an organized fashion using Piktochart easy-to-use infographic maker to make learning visible.
Just type in a URL of a student project or website and this website instantly generates a QR code that when scanned takes you directly to the website. Try it this spring with student projects!
Google+ is housed in Google Drive and allows you to join or create communities to learn about topics of interest or connect with amazing people. Click here to go directly to Googe+ Communities. Great collaboration tool. Consider creating a community for parents and students. You can post information and they can respond to you and each other. How to create a Google+ Community Tutorial
As you plan the computer skills and strategies you will teach your students read through the Nebraska Standards across disciplinary standards to see how technology use is expected: collect data, measure, analyze and interpret data to provide evidence, use mathematical representations to describe a model, integrate qualitative scientific and technical information to support a claim, design, evaluate, and refine a device, use a computer simulation, etc.
It’s time for you to explore the CommonSenseMedia website to explore highest suggested apps and websites for your subject area and grade level. Especially check “Find an Ed Tech Tool” and “Top Picks.”
Mural of 243 hand-painted birds. Click on any one to learn about habitat, habits, and audio recording of bird’s call. Includes map highlighting where each bird can be found. Also links to world e-bird map. Perfect for studying birds this spring!
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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.