May 2018 Agenda—Livermore, California

Livermore, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:30am

Getting Connected


Grab a cup of coffee and a snack and then make sure you have added your celebration project to the Google Doc before class starts.


On this Tec21 graduation day, I wanted us all to remember to put God First in all things. Sometimes we worry so much about every detail of our lives that we forget that God has everything is his hands.

Announcements & Review

1. Letter grades will be submitted to Concordia within the next week for those of you receiving graduate-level credit. Later in May, you will receive an email from the TEC21 Office providing you with your letter grade and letting you know when you can request a transcript from Concordia should you need one for your records.

Concordia University Nebraska





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. Understand the value of being both a consumer and a contributor in your professional learning network.

2. Commit to being a connected, resourceful life-long learner.

3. Celebrate each other’s TEC21 achievements through today’s mini-conference format.

Let’s all stay connected! 

Twitter: Follow the facilitators and many other awesome educators who have embraced this powerful medium to further strengthen your PLN. Follow hashtags as well like #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd!


Google+: Engage with all the TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1″ to ask questions and share ideas to support one another.

Facebook: Like the TEC21 Facebook Page (We can all friend request one another, too, if we haven’t already done this.)


Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t receive an invite, be sure to let one of us know.


Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.

Mini-conference Style Presentations

Time to gather your…

  • Notes
  • Links
  • Resources
  • Thoughts
  • Composure

Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS to access everyone’s presentation links from all the workshop centers.

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Ad Block Plus. Surf the web without annoying ads. Download at Chrome Web Store. Icon shows up to right of search bar. Automatically blocks banners, pop-ups, tracking, malware, and more. Nonintrusive ads are not blocked to support websites.
Talk and Comment

Talk and Comment is a free Chrome Extension that allows you and your students to record voice notes anywhere on the web. Go to the Chrome Web Store to download Talk and Comment. The icon will appear to the right of your search bar in Chrome. A small circle for recording will appear to the right of all online documents. Simply highlight text in a Google Doc, Slide, website, anywhere online and click the record circle. You will instantly have an audio comment! Check out this video to get started.

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Kaizena voice comments add-on to Google Docs. Highlight something in a Google Doc, open Kaizena in Add-Ons, record a voice or text message, save to share feedback with others. Give more detailed teacher or peer feedback right in the document to save conference time.

SWIVL is a video recording app that lets teachers and students record themselves and save directly to the cloud.

TEC21 Impact Stories Info Sheet. Please consider taking 30 seconds to record how you have been impacted by the TEC21 Workshop Program. Videotape on your phone using SWIVL. Saves directly to the Cloud. Here is a sample by Kendell at the Anaheim location.

Formative allows you to upload a diagram or document then add questions on top of document for students to answer. Allows typing, drawing, short answer, teacher sees all responses and can respond in real time. Here is a video showing how to create a Formative assessment. More virtual bell-ringer activators.

Example: Go to Enter join code CGMONU Answer 4 quick questions inserted into a traditional worksheet. reviews apps & websites by topic, grade, cost, device!
Website PDF online, or iBook on iPad

This is a website that allows you to customize badges, avatars, banners, and site logos. Create, save, download to a PDF. Now paste into any online location to let students know they did an amazing job!

Daily stories about our world for K-12 students. Select by topic or Lexile level. Lexile chart by Grade Level. 

Daily news for K-12 students at their reading level, by Lexile level. Some stories include a writing prompt and/or quiz.

PreK-8 Reading & Topics of Interest
Summer Reads-getting ready for grades 3,4,5, free books with comprehension
Beginning Reads-PreK-2- stories and comprehension
Talking Points for Kids-science & other topicsw grades 4-6
FYI for Kids-2 page magazine articles, over 75 by complexity level, content area, and theme

Free ebooks for beginning readers. Great practice for over the summer. Books available in 35 languages.

K-12 Literacy 
Classroom resources, student interactivities by grade level
Parent and after school resources
Try Comic Creator for fun!
Website & iPad Compatible gives you and your students a simple place to publish your writing and pictures without the need to create an account on the site. Simply go to and start writing. The site gives an individual URL to each published piece that you can share so others can read your work. You can include pictures in your writing, but you cannot include videos. Here is my first Telegraph entry. For more publishing ideas for students check out Free Tech 4 Teachers.

Here are 10 of the best virtual math tools to allow students to learn, practice, and have fun with different math concepts. MathsPlayground, Geometry Pad, and Pattern Shapes are a few of my favorites! combines the world’s smartest dictionary with an adaptive learning game that will have you mastering new words in no time. Get started with ready to go vocabulary multiple choice meanings and get a hint if you need it. Excellent for anyone wanting to improve their vocabulary or for ELLs. As a teacher you can input words you want to teach and the site will bring up definitions if it has them. Or input up to 100 pages of text and the site will create a learning activity to go with it for you!

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

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources :-)

Project Development

The bestowing of award, praise and adulation.

We officially dub you TEC21 Teachers–connected, resourceful life-long learners!

1. “Pomp & Circumstance”

2. Presentation of “diplomas”

3. Presentation of TEC21 Digital Badges

Dear TEC21 Teachers,

As educators, we all know how hard it is to keep up with the needs of students. TEC21 recognizes the extra effort it takes to learn, stretch and grow to provide Technology Enriched Classrooms. We applaud every school who has given the green light to allow teachers to participate in our workshops, and every teacher who has stepped outside his or her comfort zone to be vigorously challenged. Our goal with you is a contagious classroom full of motivated students.

You have earned this badge. We have provided it in two sizes each for school administrators and teachers. We hope you’ll proudly display it on your school website or personal classroom website.

Thank you for making a TEC21 classroom a badge of honor.

Serving Him with you,

The TEC21 Facilitators

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For School Administrators

Small School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Small

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>


Large School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Large

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>

For Teachers

Small Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Small

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>


Large Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Large

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>

Final TEC21 Challenges

1. Continue to be a connected educator!

2. Continue to be a life-long learner!

3. Continue to be a resource to others!


You can complete the form below from most web browsers. If you are having difficulty, select the following link to access the Final Reflection directly –

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Kari Perna

Twitter:   @kpmmsmum

Instagram: mmsmum

Additional Links & Resources

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Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.