Try “Peace Guest” if that first one gives you trouble.
To the Agenda: go to tec21connect.com and select “Workshops” and then “Agendas”
To Other TEC21 Teachers: check out Google+ and see what has been posted!
To Each Other: Check out the snack table and say hello to your teammates. How has everyone been doing since last month?
Ice Breaker: Flipgrid – “What are some things that you are thankful for?” www.flipgrid.com Enter code: afcb86c7
1. Upcoming events:
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?
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.
Check out this article here for instructions and tutorials to run your own Hour of Code with your class.
Socrative – create quizzes, exit tickets, or quick questions that students answer on their device. A game function called “Space Race” allows for students to compete individually or in teams on quiz questions.
Quizizz – create quizzes that can be played either live or assigned as homework. This one is better for a calmer experience or for posting on your classroom website. Students join the game on a handheld device using just a PIN (no login required) on the website: join.quizizz.com
Performance Tasks – A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of learning. Performance tasks put students into roles that allow them to complete a real-life task. Examples in:
Three Tips for Great Formative Assessment – video
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when conducting formative assessments with your students?
Teaching Digital Citizenship Using Pokemon GO! – article by Catherine at edutechchick.com.
Protect Young Eyes – Christian based internet safety.
It might be hard to implement this in time for the actual Geography Awareness Week (November 11-17, 2018), but might be a good source for games to incorporate throughout the year to help utilize geography skills.
While we are coming up on the Thanksgiving holiday, check out some of these great ideas to use technology tools for Thanksgiving ideas. Also see how you could format some of the same activities to work for Christmas!
Wordclouds.com is a free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator. Wordclouds.com works on your PC, Tablet or smartphone. Paste text, upload a document or open an URL to automatically generate a word- or tag cloud. Customize your cloud with shapes, themes, colors and fonts. You can also edit the word list, cloud size and gap size. Wordclouds.com can also generate clickable word clouds with links (image map). When you are satisfied with the result, save the image and share it online.
Create a Graph is a Kids’ Zone graphing tool that allows students to select a type of graph, input data, add labels, preview, and print or save the graph. Free
Next Vista for Learning is working to build a collection of hundreds of 20- to 40-second videos to supplement the language learning efforts of people around the globe. These videos are grouped by topic, with each video covering a vocabulary term connected to that topic. Each video also has a subtitled partner to first practice listening while you read the subtitles, before moving to the versions without subtitles to develop an ear for the terms and sentences. Some sets are more appropriate for younger learners, and others are more appropriate for adults. You may make videos to add or just use those provided
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time during the year with questions, problems, or suggestions.
Phone: 989-790-1676 ext. 12 (school)