November 2017 Agenda—Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
Icebreaker:  Four Word Story

This idea trended on Twitter recently. This is a way to share something happy that happened to you since we last met.  Create your four-word story here.

 Devotion

VOCATION vs. IDENTITY

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, 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?

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

steve-jobs-coding-quote
Sub-topic #1

How to Run an Hour of Code

Code.org

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.

Sub-topic #2
Kodable Practice Classroom

 

Class Code:

dre62gt

Let’s Play:  Sphero Meets Coding!

Assessment

Formative Assessment
Socrative

Practice Socrative on Apps and Websites- enter classroom TEC21INDY.

Ask a variety of questions throughout your lessons: multiple choice, true-false, and short answer. Write questions out in advance or ask orally on the go. All responses record and can be displayed on the screen during the lesson to get every student response. Then download all data in a spreadsheet to see which students need additional instruction and practice. Website, teacher app, student app.  Find some quizzes in this Quiz Bank.

 

EdPuzzle

Join our class by clicking the link above.

Make any video your lesson. Find a video and crop it to use only what you need, insert audio notes or record over a video with your voice, and add questions at any point in the video and track your students’ understanding.

Gaming
Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser.

Students go to Kahoot.it

You can also teach content with Blind Kahoot.

Portfolio
Seesaw

An online portfolio students can add their work to on their own and provide audio detailing what they did and how they did. Take a picture of any work to archive so originals can go home. Parents can view their child’s work. Teachers can create blog posts and work to share.

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

Recap
Recap is an or web tool that allows teachers to gauge student understanding through online questions.  The students respond with video discussion submissions.  Intro video.

Let’s Queue this up! Enter Join Pin BYGWVGN at https://app.letsrecap.com/pin #breakoutchat

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Ideaboardz is a web-based, digital sticky note tool.  This can be used for KWL, exit tickets, Pro/Con lists, and a host of other real time activities.
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.
Quizziz
Quizizz is an alternative to Kahoot.  Students can play as a whole class or as individuals.  No projector is needed since the questions and answers show on the student’s device.
Formative
Formative is platform for real-time formative assessments in the form of a free, next-generation student response system. Transform your content in seconds and go paperless.  See the intro video here.
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

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!

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Google Plus:  Luke.Finchum@cuw.edu

Email: Lfinchum@zionnewpal.org

Twitter: @Lfinch11

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.