October 2018 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

http://tec21connect.com/?p=15503

 Devotion

“Teach Your Children Well”

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th.
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
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 educational technology resources for you to digest. In the future they will 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

Storytelling
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.”

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.
Teachers Guide to Digital Storytelling

What kinds of stories will you and your students tell?

5 Card Flickr

 

Podcasts

Audacity (Windows and Mac)

Garageband (Mac and iPad)

Soundtrap (Web based)

TwistedWave (Web based)

Video

Wevideo (web based and chromebook app)

Video Recorder (online video recorder and chromebook app)

Clipchamp (online video recorder and editor also chromebook app)

iMovie (Mac and iPad)

 

Pictures

Adobe Spark Video (iPad)

Powerpoint (Windows and Mac)

Keynote (Mac and iPad)

Google Slides (web based)

Image Resources

Audio Resources

If students use resources that are not theirs decide how you want them to cite them.

Making an eBook

Book Creator is an iPad app that has recently become available on computers and chromebooks using the chrome browser.

Books can be created in a number of different formats and can include text, images, drawings, video, audio and links to websites. Each classroom can create 40 books for free.

Books can be shared, published and even printed. This is a great resource for digital storytelling.

Book Creator    (must use chrome browser)

Lets make a book!

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

blabberize
Blabberize makes a picture of a face or animal talk.
rewordify
Rewordify simplifies text from a variety of resources.
Brick Testament
The Brick Testament is the Bible illustrated with lego figures.
inspiroraph
Inspirograph allow online creation of sprirograph designs with many options.
Friendly-Search-sites-image
Kid Friendly Search Sites are search sites created for younger students.

Typing games for grades 1-8.

The Library of Congress is a great place to find primary sources in a variety of media formats.

Free Printables includes calendars, charts and more for teachers to print out.

Google Arts & Culture explores stories from around the world depicted in photos, videos, manuscripts and art.

Rubistar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

Resources for learning about the sights and sounds of autumn.

Free online math games.

Play with the original magnetic poetry kit.

Help artificial intelliegnece recognize drawings by sketching and getting verbal feedback.

Discover book resources for the books you teach and find books at just the right level for your students.

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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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer
mjkratzer@gmail.com
@mkratzer
cell: 314-392-8734

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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