November 2018 Agenda—Roseville, Minnesota

Roseville, Minnesota

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi: 6514849206
  • How to get to today’s agenda: This IS today’s agenda!
  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!

Thankfulness!

  • I am thankful for dirty dishes in my sink, because this means I have food to eat, something on which to eat it, and running water/dishwasher to clean them.This is a weird thing for which to be thankful. But, it does help put things into perspective, make us appreciate things, and put a positive spin on an unpleasant situation.What are some weird things that you are thankful for?

 

 

  • Here is a “clean” copy of thankful turkey to use in your classrooms. Make a copy of it so you can edit it.

 Devotion

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you!

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Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019.
  • Hour of Code: December 3-9. Register & learn more here. For ages 4-104.
  • #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

Why should we code?
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How to Run an Hour of Code
  1. Watch How to Run an Hour of Code (Video embedded above)
  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)

 

Assessment

Formative Assessment
  • Socrative – Allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops, classroom tablet computers or their own smartphones.

 

  • Plickers – A powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.

 

  • Google Slides – Presenter View allows you to drop questions into your presentation during presenting.

 

  • Today’s Meet – A backchannel for feedback and questions from your students.

 

  • EdPuzzle – 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.
Gaming
  • Kahoot – A collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

 

  • Quizlet Live – Teams of students work together, racing to learn the material in a Quizlet study set.

 

  • Quizizz – An alternative to Kahoot, with a few different features.

 

  • Quizalize – A student response system (similar to Kahoot, Quizizz, Class Responder, etc.) that really engages students.
Portfolio
  • 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.

 

 

 

  • Student Portfolio Apps & Websites – Compiled by Common Sense Media, this useful article provides you with a chart of options for online portfolios for students complete with grade levels, platforms, and pricing!

 

  • Google Folders/Google Classroom – Set up a Google account for each student so they log in once and save to the cloud. Allows Collaborative projects in Docs & Slides. Easy to share whole folder once with parents, then everything in the folder will be visible to them. To see how to use Google Classroom view Mobile Learning in the Classroom.

 

  • Sesame – An online tool that helps compile student work. This site is available as an iOS or Android app, as well as online. Noteworthy feature: Students can work offline and the program will sync when WiFi is connected again!

 

Educational-Use Resources

 

 

 

 

  • Sound FX – Free Sound Effects and Clips

 

 

 

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

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Bit.ly lets you brand, track and optimize every touchpoint with Bitly, the world’s leading link management platform.
thinglink

Thinglink is a digital poster that lets students link multimedia to a picture. Great for reports. Link pictures, videos, technology projects, Google Docs, etc. ThingLink on Nebraska’s 150th anniversary including some great chatterpix videos and green screen videos.

Tellagami
Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated Gami video. (Android, iOS)
blabberize
Blabberize and Chatterpix allow you to use animation and sound with static pictures!  The results involve pictures that appear to be speaking!  (Chrome; iOS)
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Turn Google Spreadsheets into games, flashcards, and more with this Google Sheets Add-On. Sample demonstrating a variety of options in Flippity. Flippity.net
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Class Dojo lets you instantly share photos, videos, and announcements on Class Story, or privately message with any parent 😍!

  • Parents easily join your class using any device
  • Instantly translate messages into 30+ languages
  • Let families know when you’re busy with Quiet Hours
If you teach Math you have to check these out…10 of the best tools on the market for engaging students with Math including DragonBox, Geometry Pad, and MathsPlayground.
Breakout EDU is a game based learning activity that requires critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. You may purchase a kit that contains locks, boxes, and items to play 100s of learning games in all subjects. Or create your own digital game using a variety of locks.
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

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.

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!

If you use Google Classroom, this list is for you!

Coggle is a collaborative mind-mapping tool.  Free account allows you to make unlimited mind maps.  Can be used for presenting information, notetaking, planning a story, outlining, etc.

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

EarSketch helps you learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. You learn to code in Python or JavaScript, two of the most popular programming languages in the world, while manipulating loops, composing beats, and applying effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation.

GeoGreeting is a free service that spells out your greetings using satellite images of buildings found in the Google Maps satellite view AKA Google Earth view.

Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that requires knowledge, collaboration, and strategy to win.

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

Corey Nelson

conelson@rcls.net – Facebook:  @nelsonrcls – Twitter:  @nelsonrcls – Google+:  +CoreyNelson – Pinterest:  nelsonrcls – 507.358.5839

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.