November 2017 Agenda—Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

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 Devotion

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 18.
  • #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

Hour of Code

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.

Sample Coding Lessons:

Sphero

Sphero is a robot (about $100-$120) that allows kids to control it with a remote control or can learn programming.

Ozobot

Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming.” VentureBeat

FIRST LEGO League

Assessment

Formative Assessment

Top 10 Tools for Creating Quizzes

EdPuzzle

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.

Socrative

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.

Plickers

A simple and powerful tool to help teachers collect real-time data without the need for student devices.

8 Great Exit Ticket Tools

Gaming
Kahoot! is a game-based response system.  Create and play quizzes, discussions, or surveys using any device with a web browser.  Students go to http://kahoot.it and log in with a code.  Teachers create them ahead of time at http://create.kahoot.it.

 

Quizzizz is a fun multiplayer classroom activity, that allows all your students to practice together.  Teachers are able to get more detailed feedback than with Kahoot.

Portfolio
Seesaw

Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning and provides an audience for their work—their peers, parents, or the world.  Seesaw saves you time on organization and parent communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills.

6 Easy Steps to Set Up Google Portfolios – Tips on how to use Google Sites to create student portfolios.

Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

Chapel Resources!

Let’s work together to help build our Chapel resources for each other!

Digital Citizenship Integration

CommonSense.org – Digital Media Census for Kids 0-8

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

daisey

Daisy the Dino is a fun app to use to help teach younger students coding.  Used as young as kindergarten with success!

kodable
Kodable – A fun iPad app designed for younger kids that has them controlling fuzzballs to complete each level. Each level deals w/ a simple concept of programming and gets more advanced as they get higher.
scratch-jr

A very basic block coding app that simplifies coding for younger students.  Available in iOS, Android, Google Chrome, and Amazon.

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Pear Deck works like any slide presentation program you’re used to. In fact, you can even import your old PowerPoints, Google Slides, and PDFs to turn them into powerful interactive Pear Decks right from your Google Drive.

Looking for some inspiration? Take a look at our example activities for many subjects and grade levels.

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.

While we are coming up on the Thanksgiving holiday, it might be hard to do some of these before the break.  See how you could format some of these to work for Christmas though!

Again, hard to implement this in time for the actual Geography Awareness Week, but might be a good source for games to incorporate throughout the year to help utilize geography skills.

Socrative is your classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how you teach, Socrative allows you to instantly connect with students as learning happens.

Engage your audience or class in real time

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Poll Everywhere is used by millions of audience members and students every year. It’s trusted by over 60 percent of the Fortune 500, along with more than 300,000 educators worldwide, during meetings, classes, and events.

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

ExamTime is an online learning platform that gives you the tools you need to prepare, study and succeed.

A free plagiarism checker , grammar checker, and writing guide – I’m checking it out as an alternative to TurnItIn.

A link to 9 word cloud generators to use in your classrooms.

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!

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Emily Hollendoner – emilyhollendoner@tec21connect.com

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.