November 2017 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



Digital Nativity

How has technology changed the way that we worship and minister to each other?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th, 2018.
  • St. Louis EdCamp is February 10th at Ritenour High School. Register here for free:  EdCampSTL
  • METC at St. Charles Convention Center is February 12-14. Register here:  METC

2. For anyone interested in receiving college credit? The application period is OPEN! Remember that TEC21 is considered a second semester class–EDUC 513. To receive college credit, apply online between today – January 31, 2018.

Apply Here

Degree completion options: 

CUNE Degree




Non-degree completion option:

CUNE Non-degreeOption 4 – Non-degree completion option for those teachers seeking to use college credits to meet state re-certification requirements.

  • $80/credit hour
  • 3 graduate level credits
  • Application fee waived for non-degree option

3. 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. Explore the value of coding and assessment tools.

2. Discover coding and assessment tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Implement coding and assessment tools, resources and/or teaching strategies in your classroom.

Assessment and Google Tools Revisited

  1. Recap  (Video Reflection)
    Flipgrid  (Video Reflection)
  2. Google Add-ons
  3. Google Drawing

    10 Google Drawing Classoom Activities
    Wondrous Ways to use Google Drawing

  4. Portfolios

    10 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios
    Seesaw  (Good portfolio option for K-8)


skills-students-learn and Hour of Code

Resources to Help You Run an Hour of Code Event

  1. Watch How to Run an Hour of Code (Video, 3:05)
  2. Download or Print the Participation Guide (PDF)
  3. Review Best Practices From Successful Educators (Slideshow)
  4. Explore the Hour of Code Tutorials
  5. Follow #HourofCode on Twitter
  6. Computer Education Week (December of each year)

How can you engage your students in coding?

  • Explore the many resources above and below.
  • Identify ones that suit your classroom set up and then let your students do some exploring of their own.
  • December 4-10, 2017 is the official week of Hour of Code.

A List Sites/Apps for Learning how to Program or Code:

Ozoblockly (program the Ozobot)


Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when conducting formative assessments with your students?

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright


  • Feedly (Collect blogs for professional development, also a website)
  • Popplet Lite (Mindmapping)
  • Timeline 3D: Education Edition
  • Liveboard (Interactive whiteboard collaboration)
  • CodeArt (Write code for a drawing)
  • Kodable (Coding for kids)
  • Coaster Physics (Bring motion physics to life)
  • Minecraft PE ($6.99)

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

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

Project Development

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

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TEC21 Challenges

1. Design a formative or summative assessment strategy or activity to use with your students and have it include a technology component to it (web- or tablet-based app).

2. During the week of December 4–10, plan to have your students join millions of students around the world in participating in an “Hour of Code” (A great activity to engage your students in during the craziness of December.)

3. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.

4. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

5.  TEC21 Registration for the 2017/2018 school year opens on January 2, 2018. Encourage a fellow teacher to be a TEC21 participant next year! Share with them the value of being connected with other Lutheran school educators and the impact it’s had on you, your classroom and your students. Thank you for being an ambassador for TEC21!


Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.