October 2018 Agenda—Arlington Heights, Illinois

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Three — Two — One

Share 3 things we should know about you: 2 places you love to visit and 1 job you wish you had!
Let’s use a digital storytelling website to do this.  Go to Adobe Spark and create a video.  You can sign in with your Google account.
 (if need be).  I chose the “slide show” template, but you can try something else!
Share/post  your video link here:  https://goo.gl/XgVHf1

If you finish and are waiting for others before we share, feel free to post a prayer to the Padlet below….

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 Devotion

Whether it is in school, our jobs, our marriage, we often try to fit into the mold so much that we lose our focus, purpose, and joy. Each race is specific,  but we need to keep our joy for our own race and not compare.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th.
  • NID conference October 19.
  • IETC Springfield Illinois  (https://www.il-edtech.org/)
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
  • ICE conference?  http://www.conference.iceberg.org/
Concordia University Nebraska

2. Concordia University-Nebraska has a heart for TEC21’s mission which is to invest in the lives of teachers serving in the Lutheran schools. This is why they have partnered with us in support of our efforts. Together, we have developed a special arrangement where you may receive three graduate credits for your participation in The TEC21 Workshop Program at a cost of $80/credit hour. Some teachers have used these credits toward attaining an endorsement (option #1) or an M.Ed. (options #2, #3, and #4). Additionally, many teachers have simply used their TEC21 experience as a means to help them meet their state’s recertification requirements (option #5). Listed below are the options your graduate credits can be used for should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity:

      1. Instructional Technology Leadership Endorsement (15 credit hours/5 courses)
      2. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      3. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with ESL/ELL Emphasis (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      4. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      5. Non-degree completion option (for recertification purposes)
Important to note:
      • Online Application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018.
      • Credits are valid for a period of seven years should you decide to apply them toward an endorsement or degree option at a later time.
      • Have questions? Email Jodi Groeteke at Jodi.Groeteke@CUNE.edu or call her at 402.643.7144. She is the Director of Graduate Enrollment and is very helpful!
      • Your workshop facilitator will use the following rubric to assign a letter at the end of the program: TEC21 Grading Rubric.
Apply Today

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 this school year and for many years to come :-) #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Any “How to” questions regarding the Google+ community? How do I add a picture to my profile? How do I link a web page when I post? How do I manage my notifications?

TEC21 Educators G+ Community

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?

Breakfast Bytes

Each month, we’re going to provide several relevant resources for you to digest in advance of our workshops as a means to get your creative juices flowing. They’ll be included in the pre-workshop emails you receive the week prior to each session. Our intent is that they help you to grow as a life-long learner and lead to practical applications for your teaching ministry. Enjoy!

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

What is Storytelling?
The technology of storytelling….
Biblical Twitter example
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 (Links to an external site.)

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.

Can I just tell you….Kids love to tell stories…. we have to cut them off in class.

Give them a device…..have them save it for later, if need be!

Ponder this:  Is it still writing when they dictate their story to a device and the device does the typing?

MRS. RYG’S STORY

 

 

Creating Stories with Students:

Digital Citizenship

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

book-creator-logo-75x75

Combine textimagesaudio and video to create.  iOS and Chrome based.  Can create  a  ‘library’ for your students to join with a code generated when you create your account.

Little Bird Tales

Share your story, knowledge, and voice with the world!  (iOS app store app)

see-saw-app
Seesaw Student Driven Digital Portfolios. Empowers students to independently document their work by taking a picture of their work, telling about it using the microphone, or linking to a multimedia project they made. Parents can view. Helps organize for teachers.

Android, chromebook, iOS

storybird

Sign-up, for free, as an educator (use your Google info).  Like: can  create classes, assign content.

storyjumper 2

A CommonSense Media recommendation.  Can sign-in using Google info.  Can create classes.   Has sample lesson plans that have themes.  Free to signup, paid cost for publishing  books: hardcover, paperback, e-print, audio book.  Has a fund-raiser component.

blabberize

Funny- kids like.  Do need an email to signup.  Downside: has alot of ads.  Content is publicly posted and not moderated so sometimes inappropriate projects can appear when browsing.  A better alternative would be  Chatterpix Kids   or Chatterbox (both are iOS apps).

shadowpuppetedu
Create videos in the classroom. Has lesson ideas.  Connects to CC.
epic
Create videos in the classroom. Has lesson ideas.  Connects to CC.
Story cubes have long been a popular item to give inspiration for writing. Typically they are regular cubes with a different picture or word on each face. Students can pick a few cubes and then roll them to randomly get elements for a story.

Although you can certainly buy these cubes, you can also make you own. Better yet, students can each make several story cubes and then you will have dozens and dozens to use from your class.

One easy way to make your own story cubes is to use Google Drawings with picturesemojis, or text. Templates provided.

Anyone who grew up reading Highlights magazine in the dentist waiting room will quickly recognize a rebus. Basically it is a story where some of the words are replaced by images. This can be a fun activity for students, both to create and to read. It may even help with younger students who are not proficient at spelling but can choose the image for the word they want.

With Toontastic 3D, you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas!

For Android/chromebooks and  iOS

Screencastify helps students make their voices heard and their thinking visible through assessments and activities like:

  • Speech and language practice
  • Comprehension and reflection exercises
  • Interactive slide presentations

Telling stories through awesome video & presentation creation.  Web-based. There is a paid version as well.

Free author resources.

Great web article on the how and why of digital storytelling in the classroom.  Includes a number of lesson ideas and additional resources.

Resource for teachers….Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science.

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

Project Development

Enjoy this gift of time and the support from one another!

Everyone’s got a :-) story to tell! What’s yours?

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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 question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of student project to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community.

3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

Reflection

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My Contact Info

I am a text block. Provide your teachers with your email address, link to your G+ profile, Twitter username, etc.

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.