November 2017 Agenda—Grafton, Wisconsin

Grafton, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



The Nicene Creed read by Trinity Lutheran School Alumni, Klein, Texas, Music by student Sarah Miller, 2012 Celebrating the school’s 100th anniversary

Alumni and Gospel award winning songwriter and performer Lyle Lovett is the middle voice of the 3 generations reading.


Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for January 18th.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

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.



How to Run an 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)

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2017 Computer Science Education Week will be December 4-10, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

To get started participating in an hour of code start here and select your grade level, topic, self-led tutorial, one hour, blocks. Or try an “unplugged” activity with no devices.

Ozoblockly (program the Ozobot)

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




Class Code



Kodable is a programming Curriculum for K-5 Elementary, used by 1 in 3 elementary schools in the U.S. You can set up a class for free and use occasionally, or purchase a school license.

  • Try Intro to Codesters
    Try out the first lesson in “student mode” to see exactly how your student will learn to code with Codesters.
  • Watch Lesson 1 Video
    Learn how our coding lessons are structured to guide students through building projects, debugging their programs, and then building their own projects from scratch.


Formative Assessment
Seesaw – Student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication. For iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Chromebooks and Computers with Chrome or Firefox.
Seesaw Blogs: How to Create and Post to a Seesaw Blog – YouTube
How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools | TechCrunch

Performance Tasks – A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of learning.  Performance tasks put students into roles that allow them to complete a real-life task.  Examples in:




Social Studies

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

BUGbrainED Phonics Awareness
Reading Level 1 practice with words: segment, blend, vowels. The program talks to students as it leads through these phonics skills. For ideas on how to use.
IOS and Android
Phonics Genius
Phonics Genius is the best phonics app I know. It lists over 6,000 words by phonic sounds. Highlights phonic sounds in red at beginning or end of words. Record your voice or your students voice and listen to compare articulation to the pre-recorded word. Quiz modes. Adjustable timing, fonts, color, and play modes.



Turn Google Spreadsheets into games, flashcards, and more with this Google Sheets Add-On. Sample demonstrating a variety of options in Flippity.

Bible Trivia Questions and Answers – lots of questions and answers for young and old and from the Old and New Testaments.
Dan Meyer’s 3 Act Math – Problem solving for K-12 mathematics.  Problems come with a video that describes the problem and then adds additional parameters.  Last is a description of the solution or of one possible solution.  Check out his great TED talk to see some of the background information and how to use his 3 Act Math exercises.  And if you really like his stuff, you can follow him on his blog!

Mark is another TEC21 facilitator that is a cornucopia of resources and links. This is his website with a plethora of sites that are grouped according to what you need. You want it, Mark has it.

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

Project Development

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

Made with Padlet

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

Wendy Kretschmar  School : 920-452-6882

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.