The festival of Christ the King (or Reign of Christ) ends our marking of Ordinary Time after the Day of Pentecost, and moves us to the threshold of Advent, the season of hope for Christ’s coming again at the end of time.
The day centers on the crucified and risen Christ, whom God exalted to rule over the whole universe. The celebration of the lordship of Christ thus looks back to Ascension, Easter, and Transfiguration, and points ahead to the appearing in glory of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Christ reigns supreme. As the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, Christ is the center of the universe, the ruler of all history, the judge of all people. In Christ all things began, and in Christ all things will be fulfilled. In the end, Christ will triumph over the forces of evil.
To Christ alone belongs the supreme allegiance in our lives. Christ calls us to stand with those who in every age confessed, “Jesus Christ is Lord!”.
Christ rules above all earthly powers!
1. What song that describes Jesus or His role in your life is a favorite of yours?
2. Which scene in the video captures your “minds eye” of Jesus?
Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2018 Computer Science Education Week will be December 3-9, 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.
Khan Academy – 3 options for hour long coding experience (drawing, webpages, data bases)
Practice Socrative on Apps and Websites- enter classroom 29561
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.
Formative – create quizzes, exit tickets, quick questions, interactive worksheets that allow students to enter as a guest with a quick code or as part of a class. Teacher can give live feedback while students are answering. You can insert pictures, videos, PDFs, etc. Includes a drawing function where students can draw pictures or handwrite answers. Students join at goformative.com/join. Here is a video that shows some of what you can do on Formative. Here is an example created by Lisa Meyers, a TEC21 facilitator in Saginaw, Michigan , go to: goformative.com and enter code: OWLHGX.
Quizzizz is a site similar to Kahoot. It is a high energy tool that can be used to review or quiz students.
Kahoot – create and play fun learning games for free. This one is great for teams or in-class play. Fun music! Students join the game on a handheld device using just a PIN (no login required) on website: kahoot.it
Quizalize – A student response system (similar to Kahoot, Quizizz, Class Responder, etc.) that really engages students.
This app allows younger students to play games that simulate basic coding concepts at a level they understand. See this article for more information and access to versions of Scratch for older students. (Kindergarten+)
iOS, Android, Amazon, Chrome Web
RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
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
This blog post outlines, by grade level, website and resource recommendations for implementing the Hour of Code.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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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
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