October 2017 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska (Group 2)

Seward, Nebraska

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To Wifi: access.cune.edu Conference Code:  TEC21Workshop
  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there. http://tec21connect.com/agenda/october-2017-agenda-seward/
  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Thanks to Brian & Jerrita for providing treats! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants! Add a prayer request to our Padlet board.
  • Lunch – Put in your order for lunch from the Dog House Grill menu! Place lunch order on this form.
  • Group Sharing of Technology Integration: What is one technology project you tried tried in the classroom? How did it go? Do you have a student sample to show?

 Devotion

Let’s create a collaborative digital story in Google Slides to visualize Psalm 23. Each person will get one slide to Explore layout and input images, text, and video to make the verses come alive.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

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.

Literary Basis

“Digital storytelling has emerged as a fundamental, cross-curricular technique that provides structure for both sharing and understanding new information. It has become an essential way of providing information and enhancing education…by making abstract or conceptual content more understandable. In all disciplines, it offers more ways to engage students and enrich learning through the inclusion of digital media that represents, illustrates, and demonstrates. Digital storytelling brings together text, graphics, audio, and video around a chosen theme, often with a specific point of view. Bernard Robin observes that a digital story may be a personal tale, a depiction of a historical event, or simply a way to creatively impart information or provide instruction. In the classroom, they can also foster collaboration when students are able to work in groups, and enhance the student experience through a personal sense of accomplishment (Robin, 2006). The National Council of Teachers of English in 2003, challenged teachers to develop instructional strategies for students to master composing in nonprint media that could include any combination of visual art, motion (video and film), graphics, text, and sound—all of which are frequently written and read in nonlinear fashion (Porter, 2008, p. 11). Included was the process of digital storytelling, where information is conveyed in a way that is more engaging than plain text.”     Strategies for digital communication skills across disciplines: The importance of digital stories 

 

Common Core writing standards require writing and publishing using digital tools beginning already in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade 12.

With guidance and support from adults, explore and use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
Stopmotion Video

Download Stop Motion Studio from the app store, an easy way to get you into stop motion movie storytelling.

Tools to try:

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?

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2017 TEC21 Teacher Social Media Usage

“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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Google Slides empowers students to tell a story with a variety of presentation themes, embedded video, animations, and more. The new Explore tool in the lower right hand corner turns each slide into multiple options so each slide can be different. Allows for student collaboration to create, and sharing via a link to post in Google Classroom and beyond.
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Adobe Spark Video and Page allow students to use format templates to create stories with impactful graphics and animated videos in minutes. Record your voice, add pictures or provided graphics, and turn into a video. Check out this student poetry writing sample and My Story in Page.
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Storyjumper.com is the number 1 rated website for making digital stories. Best feature is the site can automatically translate the book into 38 different languages to share with students, parents, and relatives who don’t speak English. Use your own pictures or graphics provided. Create narratives or informational reports with this versatile tool StoryJumper example 
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Book Creator is the number 1 book app for the iPad in over 90 countries, was voted best educational app in 2015, and just became a free website as well. Allows you to add pictures, video, voice, and publish in ibook format. Students use to write interactive stories, science reports, research journals, instruction manuals, and more. Then build a school library of student-created books in iBooks on your iPad. Here’s how you can add video of sign language to each page of your book with Book Creator!
Little Bird Tales
Little Bird Tales is an app that allows students create digital reports, journals, creative writing, podcasts, commercials, history timelines, science experiments, drawing, ebooks, independent learning, collaborative learning and more across the curriculum. Includes art pad,  upload picture or video, text, and voice recording tools.
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Educreations is a multipage whiteboard screencasting tool. Students can draw, insert text or images, and record their voice to explain what they learned. Benefit: makes thinking visible!
iMovie trailers let you quickly create fun, Hollywood-style movie trailers from all that footage. Choose from a range of templates in almost any genre, pick your studio logo, and type in your movie title and credits. Then add photos and videos to the storyboard. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you’ll have an instant blockbuster.

Your words plus this site’s amazing art help you build picture or chapter books in minutes. This site suggests that you select a set of pictures by a featured artist, select the pictures you want to use, drag and drop, arrange them in order, then use the details in the pictures to inspire you write great stories! Write poetry here too! Let’s try it: Go to Storybird.com, click on “sign up”, choose “student,” choose a username & password, navigate to “Class” and enter class code W8NKQ. Now write a Fall story!

Puppet EDU includes pictures, voice, video, maps and more as you create a digital story. Excellent free tool! Search tool checks NASA, museums, and more for free images!

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

Storyboard That  provides a variety of engaging backgrounds, characters, and items help students build a story. The storyboard itself can tell the story, or use it to create another digital story format. Check out the historical settings and consider using for Thanksgiving! You can create several for free.

Looking for something specific for your students to use in digital storytelling? Or wanting to give students choice whether to create a graphic novel, comic, video, ibook, or another format? Check out this resource linking to 50 excellent tools.

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated video called a gami. Create an avatar of you then record your voice in a short 30 second message, and the app will animate it for you. Creates a link so you can share your story with others.

Web-based, type in what you want an avatar to say.  Perfect for story retelling or to hear another character’s side of the story. Voki example of Jesus and Voki example of President Trump. You can make 3 for free, then need to delete or edit to create more.

Curate and publish great lists using magazine style images and captions, or select other templates. Great way for students to list things they learned in a research project or from reading in any subject. Sample Listly List of 15 Digital Storytelling Tools.

Read to Me option format with touch interactive pictures to add meaning to the story.

Tinycards is a new app made by the team that created Duolingo, the most downloaded education app in the world. Students can make their own decks using text and images, or use 10,000 existing decks of flash cards on languages, science, art, and more. Check out the Ten Commandments-Luther’s Small Catechism and other chief parts created by CPH and posted here free.

Get your class writing, 5 posts per student free. Assert & defend claims, write a story, convey and experience, inform about a subject, respond to literature, or reflect on an event. Also check out the free Writing Sparks site to have your class write by age range and type of writing prompt.

Search teacher rated apps and websites by platform, subject, grade, price, skills, & purpose. Great place to look for specific tools for your class.

You can now set up your own Google Classroom. Try it out!

Numbers is the most innovative collaborative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Created exclusively for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers. Add color charts to visualize your data.

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

Project Development

Link to Google Doc of Digital Storytelling projects you created today. Check them out for ideas for your class!

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

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