May 2018 Agenda—Saginaw, Michigan

Saginaw, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Get connected to Peace Lutheran wi-fi     Sign onto Peace with user name   Tech21        and password     Welcome

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Our Agenda –

While you are waiting for us to begin, why don’t you check out the Google+ Community for TEC21 Educators and see what’s new!  Take a moment to find where the old agendas are stored.  See the “About Community” section on the left and scroll to the bottom of the page.

If you want to try a VR field trip, download the “Google Expeditions” app to your phone.  You may need to install a VR reader and change a setting but it should ask you if those things are needed.  Here is a video on Google Expeditions.

Check out this page on the ISTE Standards for Students.  It can give you and your school some direction for technology integration.  This checklist for the Michigan Educational Technology Standards is also helpful in laying out a “curriculum” for technology for K-8.

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So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.  Luke 15:3-7.

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.

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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

Padlet is an online discussion board where you can post text, images, videos, etc.  The padlet can be shared with a link, or an embed code, or by invitation.  Four padlets can be created and left open for free.  After that, you can delete unused ones to make room for more.
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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.

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Mindmeister is a collaborative online mind mapping tool may be added as a Google Add-On. Then type a bulleted list in Google Docs using the bullets or number key, highlight what you want to map, click on Mindmeister under Add-Ons, create mind map, and it creates a mind map from your outline. Amazing! Easter Sample.

Professor Garfield
Your favorite lasagna-loving, fat cat, Garfield, guides students through a variety of topics, from standard language arts skills to online safety. Several topics are offered as individual apps:
Long Division Touch is a completely free app that contains tutorials and supplemental problems to strengthen your students’ long division skills. Divide, multiply, subtract, SLIDE! (Grade 4+)

iOS and Android 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.

8 Digital Ways to End the School Year and Prepare for Next Year is a great article by Jacqui Murray who blogs on  This one is worth checking out periodically for some great ideas.

The wall of birds is a 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!

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.

Answerables allow you to ransform your digital content into an interactive learning adventure.

Spelling City provides opportunity for students to interact with technology and gain benefits in relation to achievement in spelling

BioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more!
Note: If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!

Matific has hundreds of math games and activities for K-12.

BoomWriter is a tool to use with students as it has functionality to assist students in working with their vocabulary skills by using WordWriter activities.  It allows students the opportunity to focus and collaborate on projects together to show their understanding of content being learned by use of ProjectWriter. Finally, it allows students the ease to collaboratively work together to create a final published piece through use of StoryWriter.

Cookie is a website that provides games and tools aimed at enriching the early childhood process of learning. With ages 3-8 in mind, the site is organized by both subject area and age group

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

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Large School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Large

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For Teachers

Small Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Small

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Large Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Large

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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

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Call me at:  989-324-0666 (cell) or 989-790-1676 ext. 12 (work)

Additional Links & Resources

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.