Click on this link: Google Turkey to decorate a turkey. Follow the directions on the first slide. I will assign slide numbers (so we are all not choosing the same slide). We will share our turkeys when everyone is done. Remember to think of something you are thankful for!!!
Thankfulness… let’s see what God’s Word says about this topic. Click Devotion to open up our Bible Study for today.
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.
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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.
In December, children from all over the world will be participating in the Hour of Code to promote coding and computer science in the classroom. In order to participate, your students will need to practice coding for one hour using whatever coding activity you plan for.
Ozobot-another tiny robot that is controlled through colored commands and coding using an app. Price is around $60.
Dash and Dot-robots with personality that you can control with coding using the app. They can come with accessories such as a ball launcher and a xylophone. Prices range from $50-$250 for the big kit.
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.
You can ask multiple choice and true-false questions, including pictures. Student answer buttons have the responses printed on them rather than having to look up at the screen. Search public quizzes already made too.
Screencastify-an extension from Google that helps you to:
🎥 Record ▸ Desktop, browser tab or webcam capture ▸ Narrate with your microphone’s audio ▸ Customize your resolution and FPS ▸ Embed your webcam into the screencast ✄ Edit ▸ Annotate your screen with a pen tool ▸ Focus a spotlight on your mouse 🚀 Share ▸ Videos automatically save to Google Drive ▸ Publish directly to YouTube ▸ Save and manage videos locally Having students create projects using technology to demonstrate learning is authentic assessment. Documenting a process using online tools empowers students to tell what they did and what they learned. Allowing them to choose the tool adds to the authenticity. Taking pictures or video of an actual process they do and reporting that as learning is authentic.
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when conducting formative assessments with your students?
Kodable translates computer science into easy-to-lessons and games. Teachers are able to create a class and assign students. Also, there is an app that makes it easily accessible for younger children. Great starting app for coding!!
Lightbot makes you solve puzzles using programming. Great for all ages and increases in difficulty as you solve the different problems.
Swift Playground teaches coding and programming using Apple’s own coding language in a step-by-step and fun way. If students complete the various lessons, they will eventually be taught how to make their own app.
DragonBox is an awesome math app that introduces children to the concepts behind algebra and practice their algebraic skills in a game format that gets harder. This app costs money, but is well worth the expense.
This is an awesome website that easily allows you to make a background, add timers, add a QR code, add text, add a noise level sign etc. that you can place on any screen to display to students.
ThingLink’s image interaction technology helps students become fluent in using digital media to express themselves and demonstrate their learning. With ThingLink, teachers and students can easily create interactive infographics, maps, drawings, and engaging 360 documentaries in a classroom setting, at home, or on field trips.
Flippity turns Google Spreadsheets into game shows, crossword puzzles, bingo sheets, flashcards and more!!
FunBrain has online educational games for kids of all ages and in many academic subjects. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history) I used QR codes to direct my students to the games I needed them to play. One of my favorites is Baseball Math.
Tammy gives a unique and creative, but most of all, effective ways to use technology in the classroom. On her website, Tammy offers some fabulous free resources and ideas. One of my favorites is how to print on post-it notes.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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!