November 2017 Agenda—Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To Wifi: 
    • Network: PLCS-INTERNET
    • Password: pilgrim123
  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
  • To each other – Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
  • Check the Sign up for Snacks – The List for snacks.

October Goals

1. Discover the value of digital storytelling.

2. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.

Thankfulness

I am thankful for dirty dishes in my sink, because this means I have food to eat, something on which to eat it, and running water/dishwasher to clean them.

This is a weird thing for which to be thankful. But, it does help put things into perspective, make us appreciate things, and put a positive spin on an unpleasant situation.

What are some weird things that you are thankful for?

Put them on this “thankful turkey“.

Here is a “clean” copy of thankful turkey to use in your classrooms. Make a copy of it so you can edit it.

Here is a “clean” copy of thankful turkey to use in your classrooms. Make a copy of it so you can edit it.

 Devotion

From the teacher’s perspective…
  • Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

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?

Goals

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.

Coding

What is Coding?
Why Code?
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Coding is growing in popularity.  Children from elementary to high schools cross the country are learning how to code.  This is an education that can strengthen their digital literacy skills and prepare them for a future with more career options. –Kajeet Education

How to Run an Hour of Code

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.

We’ll be exploring Code.org to learn about Hour of Code

Resources to Help You Run an Hour of Code
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/calling-learners-teachers-hour-of-code-ashley-cronin

1. Watch How to Run an Hour of Code (Video embedded above)
2. Download or Print the Participation Guide (PDF)
4. Explore the Hour of Code Tutorials
5. Follow #HourofCode on Twitter
6. Computer Education Week (December of each year)
Sites & Apps for Coding
Coding with Gadgets & Gizmos

The Hour of Code is a great way to introduce students to coding.  Utilizing other hands-on gadgets & gizmos can help to bring coding to a whole new level.  I’ve brought along a few of my toys to show you what I mean.  Meet Sphero, Ollie, Dash, Sphero Mini, and my Parrot Drones.  I also brought along my 3D printer and will talk about how Coding affects what the printer does.

3D Printing

Sources for 3D Printable Objects

Thingiverse – Thingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. … In the spirit of maintaining an open platform, all designs are encouraged to be licensed under a Creative Commons license, meaning that anyone can use or alter any design.

Pinshape – On Pinshape, you can not only find high quality designs, but you can also sell your designs or share them with others. You can sort the items by newest, most popular, or lowest price.

Yeggi – Yeggi is a search engine for 3D models that you can print out and enjoy. Whether you want to find characters from Frozen or print an iphone case, this site has tons of creative ideas.

Places to Make Your Own Designs

Tinkercad – Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

Alternatives – I haven’t used these yet, but there are many others out there.  I think Tinkercad is the best for educational purposes due to it’s ease of use.

Assessment

Formative Assessment
Socrative – Allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops, classroom tablet computers or their own smartphones.

Plickers – A powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.

Google Slides – Presenter View allows you to drop questions into your presentation during presenting.

Today’s Meet – A backchannel for feedback and questions from your students.

EdPuzzle – A site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.

Gaming
Kahoot – A collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

Quizlet Live – Teams of students work together, racing to learn the material in a Quizlet study set.

Quizizz – An alternative to Kahoot, with a few different features.

Quizalize – A student response system (similar to Kahoot, Quizizz, Class Responder, etc.) that really engages students.

Portfolio
Seesaw – A student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. FEATURES: Easily Capture Student Learning in Any Form ∙ Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links to show what they know.

Student Intro Presentation

SeeSaw Presentation

Student Portfolio Apps & Websites – Compiled by Common Sense Media, this useful article provides you with a chart of options for online portfolios for students complete with grade levels, platforms, and pricing!

Google Folders/Google Classroom – Set up a Google account for each student so they log in once and save to the cloud. Allows Collaborative projects in Docs & Slides. Easy to share whole folder once with parents, then everything in the folder will be visible to them. To see how to use Google Classroom view Mobile Learning in the Classroom.

Sesame – An online tool that helps compile student work. This site is available as an iOS or Android app, as well as online. Noteworthy feature: Students can work offline and the program will sync when WiFi is connected again!

Take Three! 55 Digital Tools and Apps for Formative Assessment Success – If you want to find more, here’s a whole bunch!

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

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Chatterpix Kids. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.  Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE! AGES: 6-12. Chatterpix Martin Luther example
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.
flippity

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

dojo

A place to build community between teacher, student, and parent. Class dojo is a classroom management tool, communication tool, portfolio, and so much more. It allows teachers to track progress, students to have a voice, and parents to stay in the loop.

quizlet
Quizlet is an easy-to-use and efficient tool for learning. It has become the largest flashcards and study games website, with more than 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject, three learning modes, testing, and some games to reinforce learning.
classkick
Classkick is a free app that students work on and get help instantly from their teacher and peers.  Students work on assignments with their Chromebooks, laptops, or iPads, while getting help from teachers and peers instantly. Video
flipgrid
Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform used by millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, families, and organizations in more than 150 countries! Create a Grid (that’s your classroom or group), add Topics to spark the discussion, and your community builds a dialogue as they share short video responses.

Goo.gl URL shortener takes a long web address and changes it to Goo.gl plus 6 characters. You can view analytics to see how many clicks on the link, from what device, and country.

Breakout EDU is a game based learning activity that requires critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. You may purchase a kit that contains locks, boxes, and items to play 100s of learning games in all subjects. Or create your own digital game using a variety of locks.

If you teach Math you have to check these out…10 of the best tools on the market for engaging students with Math including DragonBox, Geometry Pad, and MathsPlayground.

A list of tips to save you time while using Google Classroom

Do you have lists of YouTube videos you use regularly with your students? Use these simple steps to create a playlist for each subject.

Can you believe that Freerice celebrated it’s 10 Year annivesary last October?  Freerice is a 100% non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programm. Freerice has two goals: Provide education to everyone for free. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

I am text block. Use this block to build out a collection of web-based resources specific to your teachers’ interests and needs.

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

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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!

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Schmidt

SchmidtM@newlhs.com – on Google+ – @tchrmschmidt – on Facebook – Instagram –Pinterest – LinkedIn – 715.509.0002

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.