November 2018 Agenda—Boone, Iowa

Boone, Iowa

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Getting to know you… “socrative” style

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Room name: WDUR7SHXC

 

 Devotion

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for January 17, 2019.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

2. Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What were some successes? Tell us about any challenges you faced?

Breakfast Bytes

Goals

1. Discover the educational value of engaging students in coding activities in today’s classroom.

2. Explore a variety of digital assessment tools and learning activities that could be used to assess student progress and achievement.

3. Identify web- and/or mobile-based coding applications to engage your students with during the upcoming international Hour of Code (December 3-7).

4. Create a digital assessment activity which could be incorporated into an upcoming lesson or unit.

“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ W. B. Yeats

Coding

How to Run an Hour of Code

“Very few people grow up to be professional writers, but we teach everyone to write because it’s a way of communicating with others—of organizing your thoughts and expressing your ideas. I think the reasons for learning to code are the same as the reasons for learning to write. When we learn to write, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas. And when we learn to code, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas in new ways, in a new medium.”

Assessment

Formative Assessment

self-assessment by the student, which intends to provide feedback to both the teacher and the student.  Feedback is used to modify teaching and learning to meet the students’ needs and for the students to identify their learning needs.

Gaming
Portfolio

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

Code.org
code.org Your students will create their own games, art, and digital stories that they can share – all while developing problem-solving, collaboration, persistence, and computational thinking skills. Do your students love to get up and move around? Half of the lessons are “unplugged” activities that teach computational thinking and digital citizenship skills without computers.
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scratch With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

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codesters Teach Coding in Your Classroom. An online learning environment with everything you need to teach students to code
Plickers
plickers A powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices
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Quizizz Motivate students and reclaim your time. Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home.
Classdojo ClassDojo is a classroom communication app used to share reports between parents and teachers. Teachers track student behavior and upload photos or videos. The gamification style system teaches developmental skills through real-time feedback
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.
Swift Playgrounds Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. It requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. Solve puzzles to master the basics using Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build today’s most popular apps.
Ed puzzle 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.
Code monster Instant coding! Simple, but fun and easy. FREE!
Hopscotch A FREE! iOS app that teaches kids how to program and create animations by dragging-n-dropping blocks together.
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.
Tynker Coding Made Easy-Everything your child needs to learn computer programming the fun way! Ages 7+
Explain everything Interactive learning. Create collaborative learning experiences where students and teachers can share thoughts and ideas in real-time.
Classkick is a free digital formative assessment tool that allows teachers to create lessons and assignments that students work through on their devices at their own pace. Teachers can observe student progress in real time and provide immediate feedback.

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. Develop and incorporate a digital assessment activity to use with your students in a lesson or unit you’ll be teaching before we meet again in January.

2. During the week of December 3–7, have your students join millions of students around the world in participating in an “Hour of Code” (An awesome activity to engage your students in during the craziness of December.)

3. Post to TEC21’s online Google+ community. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you teaching and/or your students learning, or a sample of a digital assessment you used with your students.

4. Be a resource–an inspiration–to one of your colleagues.

5.  Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2019/2020 school year opens on January 2, 2019. Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Share with them the value of connecting with other Lutheran school teachers and the impact it’s had on you and your students. Thank you in advance for supporting our mission and vision and being an ambassador for TEC21! #TEC21lcms #LuthEd #LutheranSchoolsThrive

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Amy Schroeder   Trinity Lutheran School Boone, IA     aschroeder@tlsboone.us   515-230-3990

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.