“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God . . . Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory – the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.” John 1:1, 14
Most of us tend to relate to Jesus as either more human or more God. Which way do you lean and why?
If someone asked you today who Jesus is, would you have a concise and accurate answer?
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?
What is digital storytelling?
How do we get started?
Choose a character and write their story!
Paper Slide videos are one of the quickest (and easiest, in my opinion) for getting started with digital storytelling! Check out how to make one below.
Here is a link to a sample rubric if you want to get an idea of how to make one for a paper slide video.
Wanting to spice up biography reports? Or book reports? Check out some facts about Clara Barton below!
Check out this math one!
Stop Motion videos use a series of pictures and narration to tell the story. Here are some links to resources to get you started:
Makerspace for Education – Stop Motion Resources and Tutorial – guiding article and resource stop for teachers!
How to Make a Simple Stop Motion Video with Windows Movie Maker – from Instructables
LEGO Movie Maker App – Apple
Create your own looping slideshow for animation Sample
What is the benefit of having your students create these digital storytelling projects? There are numerous articles floating around about the many benefits of using digital story telling in the classroom including:
Because of its application across content areas and ages, digital storytelling is a great tool to use in the modern classroom!
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?
ChatterPix is a user-friendly app that takes a simple photo and makes it talk. Students can upload pictures or take them straight from the app, draw a mouth on the object, and record their voice to have the image tell a story! (Grades K+)
Sock puppets is a fun app that allows students to create sock puppet stories! Characters, props, and backgrounds come to life as students narrate. The puppets automatically lip-sync to the student’s voice! (Pre-K and up)
Padlet is a great free resource to use to create exit tickets for your students, to take a quick poll or to use as a get to know you tool!
A compilation of resources to help students tell digital stories.
An article by Common Sense Media outlining Internet safety practices and suggestions for age level instruction. Here are a couple of videos on the topic:
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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