October 2017 Agenda—Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Are you still connected to wifi?

 

Three — Two — One
Share 3 things we should know about you; 2 places you love to visit; 1 job you wish you had!

 Devotion

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 9th.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 9:00-10:00 EST throughout the school year.
Concordia University Nebraska

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:

  • $80/credit hour
  • 3 graduate level credits
  • Application fee waived for non-degree 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?

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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?

Goals

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.

“The question that must be asked every day is, ‘What is BEST for this learner?'” ~ George Couros

Digital Storytelling

Storytelling
What is it? Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component.  Remember our devotion from last time about Following Jesus on Twitter.  That was a great example of a digital story.

Why?

Paper Slide Video

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.

Stopmotion Video

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.

Audio Resources
Image Resources

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think.”  ~ James Beattie

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Adobe Spark

With Adobe Spark, you can turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos – in minutes.

Chatterpix-logo
Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.
book-creator
Book Creator is a simple EdTech tool to create ebooks on for iPad, Android, and Windows tablets.  It is also now available as a web app.
StoryboardThat
Storyboard That is a graphic organizer and storyboard creator that reinforces english and history concepts in elementary school with comic strips.
mematic
Mematic:  Add funny captions to popular images or your own photos. Create your own memes using iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
stopmotion studios
Stop Motion Studios is an app that takes photos and strings them together to form a stopmotion video.  You can add audio narration, change speeds, and a few other perks for free.  You can also use in app purchases to get more features.

Students can use Google Maps and Google Earth to tell autobiographies, biographies, book highlight locations and comparisons of areas over time.

A compilation of resources to help students tell digital stories.

This is a digital story of the Black Death told in 90 seconds.

Hack your publishing link to create a simple animation using Google Slides.

A Few of My Favorites

How one middle school math teacher encourages students to get excited about math: edut.to/2fAL1eh

A child’s brain is wired for math. Learn how to flip the understanding switch: edut.to/2hyeWEb

5 Free Resources for Math Teachers Using Chromebooks ow.ly/xdQe30fmm7s

Create Netflix-style learning with screencasts wp.me/p3bT67-1wD via @jmattmiller #MTedchat

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

Sharing! We are each other’s BEST resources :-)

The TEC21 Facilitators read The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros this summer. The book was thought-provoking and inspiring, so we’ve decided to include a few of his quotes to our agendas throughout this year as food for thought.
8 Characteristics - Couros

Used with permission by George Couros.

You can follow him on Twitter @gcouros.

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TEC21 Challenges

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.

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Twitter:  @LFinch11

Email: Lfinchum@zionnewpal.org

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