October 2018 Agenda—Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Are you still connected to wifi?

 

Three — Two — One
Share 3 things we should know about you; 2 places you love to visit; 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.   Here is my example.  When you’re finished post your link on this Google Doc.

 Devotion

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th.
  • INPEC October 29th-30th.
  • #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.
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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

Storytelling

What is it? Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short story, typically with a strong emotional component.  Remember our devotion from last time about Following Jesus on Twitter.  That was a great example of a digital story.

Paper Slide Videos

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.

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.
Stopmotion Video

A stopmotion video is a series of still images strung together at a rapid rate resulting in an onscreen animation.  Below is an example of one a past student created last year using Stopmotion Studios.  It is a free app that simple to use.  The video below takes advantage of some of the paid add-on features.

Audio Resources
Image Resources

 

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
Planet Nutshell – Safety videos for K-3
Safeweb – Internet safety resources for K-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, and parents
AT&T Safetyland Game – 8 question game that would work well for younger students (grades 2-4)
YouTube Videos from Google – on Internet Safety (good for ages 12+)

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think.”  ~ James Beattie

Little or No Prep Tools

Adobe Spark

With Adobe Spark, you can turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories, and animated videos – in minutes.

book-creator
Book Creator is a simple EdTech tool to create ebooks on for iPad, Android, and Windows tablets.  It is also now available as a web app.
stopmotion studios
Stop Motion Studios is an app that takes photos and strings them together to form a stop-motion video.  You can add audio narration, change speeds, and a few other perks for free.  You can also use in-app purchases to get more features.
stop motion animator
Stop Motion Animator is an easy to use Chrome App to help create stop-motion videos.
Chatterpix-logo
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.

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

A compilation of resources to help students tell digital stories.

This is a digital story of the Black Death told in 90 seconds.

Hack your publishing link to create a simple animation using Google Slides.

Juxtapose JS from Knight Lab is a free tool for making and hosting side-by-side comparisons of images. The tool was designed to help people see before and after views of a location, a building, a person, or anything else that changes appearance over time.  Here is mine on the 2011 Tsunami in Sendai, Japan. Information from Practical Ed Tech.
Timeline JS offers an excellent way to make multimedia timelines through Google Sheets. Students enter dates, event descriptions, links to images, and links to videos into a Google Sheets template provided by Timeline JS.  Information from Practical Ed Tech.
Storyline JS is one of the newer Knight Lab offerings. This beta product is designed to help students tell stories with data. The basic purpose of Storyline JS is to help students can create interactive line graphs.  Information from Practical Ed Tech.
Scene VR is another beta product from Knight Lab. The purpose of Scene VR is to enable users to stitch together panoramic images and VR images to create an immersive photo story.  Here is a scene I created showing my classroom.  Information from Practical Ed Tech.
StoryMap JS lets you combine elements of timelines and maps to create mapped stories. On StoryMap JS you create slides that are matched to locations on your map. Each slide in your story can include images or videos along with text.  Here is my story map on places I’ve gone to school.  Information from Practical Ed Tech.

A great pace to find math resources.

Creating GIFS from Google Slides.

A gamified science site that has recently become free.  You can add your students and create a playlist for them.  Grades 3-9.

Check out Hans Robling’s digital story.  He uses data to show how populations have changed over the last 200 years.

Matt Miller’s site has great digital story ideas and much more.

Another article from Matt Miller’s blog that shows new Google Classroom features.

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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