Green Bay, Wisconsin
1. Upcoming events:
2. As a TEC21 Workshop Program participant, you should have received some information by now from Concordia University–Nebraska pertaining to college credit opportunities. We’re very thankful to be able to partner in ministry with CUNE in this way. Many teachers have been blessed through this arrangement over the years. It’s something definitely worth considering!
For those who do decide to pursue this, the facilitators will use the following rubric to assign a letter grade after the final workshop – EDUC 513 Course Rubric. Take a few minutes to review the grading criteria. We look at it this way in that it’s simply applying your TEC21 take-a-ways in your classroom with your students following the workshops each month and plugging into our online Google+ TEC21 Educators community throughout the school year–both of which you’re doing as a part of this program any way. So, it’s just an added bonus to reward you for your efforts!
Remember that TEC21 is considered a second semester class- EDUC 513. To receive college credit, apply online between December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.
Degree completion options:
Non-degree completion option:
3. Wow! Look at how many Lutheran school teachers are now a part of the TEC21 Educators community! Isn’t it awesome what technology can afford us to do? This is powerful and a game changer for Lutheran educators today. It’ll enable us to support one another in-between workshops and for years and years to come
Any “How to” and “Why” questions regarding the Google+ community? How and/or why do I add a picture to my profile? How and/or why do I link a web page when I post? What does the +1 button mean? What happens when I do this +Brent Dieckhoff? How does the poll feature work and why might I use it? How do I manage notifications?
4. 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 value of digital storytelling.
2. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.
3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.
Paper Slide Videos are a quick way to do a one-take recording of students teaching information. Use your iPad or iPhone in video mode and slide the prepared papers in one at a time as you talk about each, telling the story of what you learned or wrote.
A stopmotion video is a series of still images strung together at a rapid rate resulting in an onscreen animation. Below is an example of one a past student created last year using Stopmotion Studios. It is a free app that simple to use. The video below takes advantage of some of the paid add-on features.
Writing a story involves a couple of basic parts. There’s a problem, a hook, a climax and a resolution. These parts can be summed up in this graphic. – Writing a Story
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?
Google Slides is a great platform for creating stop motion videos. You can create each individual slide to act as a frame. Either download the presentation and upload it into a video making app or publish to the web and change the “ms” feature to make internet based stop motion movies. Here’s a video on how to do this.
Teach the world. Use mysimpleshow in the classroom with your students or contribute to open educational resources. Introduce, summarize, and explain topics worth sharing.
WeVideo is an online video editing platform with Google Drive integration.
Padlet is an awesome online collaborative tool. Perfect for group story boarding!
Stop Motion is a Chromebook app that allows for easy stop motion video creation.
Animoto is a wonderful online video creation tool. The free version allows up to 60 seconds.
iMovie is the default “go-to” video editing tool for iPads and Macbooks. Use the trailer templates to create book previews or unit previews for your class.
An easy screencasting tool for PC or Mac. Use the free version to record up to 15 minutes of on screen content.
A Kahoot is 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.
Using an assortment of pencils, draw elements, tools, and weapons to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. Draw a Stickman Epic could be compared to an adventure game, RPG, or puzzle game, but the unique drawingmechanic is unlike any game you’ve ever played before!
How to set up Google Classroom – The ABSOLUTE Basics!
A little tutorial on setting up Google Classroom for your class!
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Used with permission by George Couros.
You can follow him on Twitter @gcouros.
1. Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!
2. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.
3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.
It’s Still All about Jesus – The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 16.