May 2018 Agenda—Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
Welcome to CELEBRATION DAY!

 Devotion

How has God been good to you lately?

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?

Goals

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+

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

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

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

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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.

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.

Classroom Use

power thesaurus
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus dictionary for writers.
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Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.
waypoint
WaypointEDU is a fun, educational augmented-reality geocaching game for classrooms and families.

1. Instant Virtual Field Trips with Google Maps

2. “Caption This” in Google Drawings

3. Collaboration with Google Slides

4. Brain dumping

5. Practice Collaboratively with Quizlet Live

6. Solve Problems with the 5 Clue Challenge

7. Share a class podcast

8. Plan lessons

9. Help students think with graphic organizers

10. Use a template with Google Slides

Here’s a list of 18 interesting end of year activities you could try!

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
Website

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!

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

Telegra.ph 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 telegra.ph 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 Laurie’s Telegraph entry. For more publishing ideas for students check out Free Tech 4 Teachers.

PBS produced 60-second videos on each president.  It’s a fun way to summarize each presidency.

Free website produced by Colonial Williamsburg

Plum’s Creaturizer from PBS Kids is a free iOS and Android app that lets students create fun cartoon creatures then place them into outdoor settings through the use of augmented reality. The purpose of the app is to have students learn and show how the characteristics of an animal help it thrive in its environment.

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="http://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="http://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-School-Badge-256x75.png" 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="http://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="http://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-School-Badge-256x256.png" 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="http://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="http://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-Educator-Badge-256x75.png" 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="http://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="http://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-Educator-Badge-256x256.png" 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!

Reflection

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 – https://goo.gl/forms/BC7djs8ifonAbGgO2.

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Emily Hollendoner

emily.a.maki@gmail.com

@jesus.donuts.middleschoolers on Instagram

Additional Links & Resources

I’ll add any additional links and resources discussed in today’s workshop here.

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.