November 2018 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



Digital Nativity

Bethlehemian Rhapsody

How has technology changed the way that we worship and minister to each other?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17th.
  • METC (Midwest Educational Technology Conference) In St. Charles February 11-13.
  • EDCampSTL  February 9th at Mehlville High School.
  • #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


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


How to Run an Hour of Code and Hour of Code

Resources to Help You Run an Hour of Code Event

  1. Watch How to Run an Hour of Code (Video, 3:05)
  2. Download or Print the Participation Guide (PDF)
  3. Review Best Practices From Successful Educators (Slideshow)
  4. Explore the Hour of Code Tutorials
  5. Follow #HourofCode on Twitter
  6. Computer Education Week (December of each year)

How can you engage your students in coding?
  • Explore the many resources above and below.
  • Identify ones that suit your classroom set up and then let your students do some exploring of their own.
  • December 3-9 2018 is the official week of Hour of Code.

A List of Sites/Apps for Learning how to Program or Code:

Ozoblockly (program the Ozobot)


Formative Assessment
10 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios
Seesaw  (Good portfolio option for K-8)

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

Flippity turns Google spreadsheets into online flash cards and has 19 other cool options.

The Internet Archive is a library of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.

Flipgrid uses video for formative assessment.
Quizlet allows you to search premade study sets or create your own flashcards.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire allows you to create a review game or selct one from the library in the style of the TV show.

Tips and tricks for Google Classroom

Free creative drawing site with lots of options.

A lesson in fact and fiction on the internet.

Coggle is a collaborative mind mapping tool.

Jeopardy style custom review game.

Generate word clouds at 9 different sites.

Create and save your own timelines of events.

Bible trivia questions, character building activities and more.

Access tons of interactive educational materials to help kids learn about science. It provides hands-on activities and games that introduce kids to the world of science.

Tammy offers a large number of free resources and ideas for using technology effectively in the classroom.

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


Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.