October 2017 Agenda—Ponca City, Oklahoma

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

While we are all getting settled, please grab yourself a morning snack. Then, get connected to the internet. (hopefully)

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Wi-Fi Passcode: lutheranwhite

To find today’s agenda:

  • tec21connect.com
  • Hover over “Workshops” tab
  • Click “2016/2017 Agendas”
  • Select Ponca City
  • October

Make sure you are also logged into Google.

Then, let’s talk about how we have been over the past month!

 Devotion

Let’s mix business and pleasure by diving into our content today through our devotion. We will be making a digital story of the 23rd Psalm. On the slide show above, each have been assigned one slide that correlates to one verse. This is your slide, make it your own with images, GIFS, texts, etc. as you depict the verse.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 9.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST 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

Everyone has a story to tell and digital storytelling can enable the author in each to come out. By combining writing of good stories with digital tools students become authors with a global audience.

 

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What is Digital Story Telling?
  • the combining of narrative with digital content like images, sound, or video.
How is the story told?
  • movies
  • slides
  • music
What is it for?
  • instruction
  • student projects
  • reflection
  • assessment
  • fun!
Why digital?
  • sharable
  • no mess
  • wont make it and trash it
  • teaches other skills

Resources

4 Top Digital Storytelling Apps for Chromebooks

Best Apps for Digital Storytelling

Literary Basis

This is a great way to encourage more writing and story telling in your students.

Students can even write their own books, illustrate them, and share them with the world.

Storybird

Stopmotion Video
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.

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

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Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! 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. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE!

educrations

Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that’s simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.

adobe

Adobe Spark- Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes.

stopmotion studios

Get Stop Motion Studio, the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!

sock puppet

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.

Join a game of kahoot here. Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices

I am text block. Use this block to build out a collection of web-based resources specific to your teachers’ interests and needs.

Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.

FlipQuiz™ is a FREE Classroom Review Game for Educators. Who said you need to be a 1:1 tablet school to get students involved?

Socrative is your classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how you teach, Socrative allows you to instantly connect with students as learning happens.

Portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and assess all they have accomplished. Edublogs is a class blog site that allows teachers to have access to each student’s blog and moderate.

Just another blogging platform that is very user/student friendly

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.
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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

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719-205-2828

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