October 2018 Agenda—La Mesa, California

La Mesa, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

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Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Getting Connected

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  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
    Sharing for the day  –  If you could spend one day with a Biblical character (not including Jesus), who would it be and would there be a specific moment or day you would choose?

 Devotion

Psalm 130

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:
  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6.
  • SDCUE will be held Saturday, November 3. Consider attending. It is awesome!
  • #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
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.

 

 

Creating a story may be as simple as making a paperslide video.

 

 

4th Grade project
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.6
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:

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IMAGE RESOURCES

AUDIO RESOURCES

I am a text block. Click edit button to build out an additional center-specific topic.

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

puppet-edu
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!  Tutorial
iOS devices
book-creator
Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 30 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children’s picturebooks, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more. Free version allows you to make one book.
Tutorial
Web-based  and IOS devices ($4.99 for Book Creator for iPad))
storybird
Story Bird  Select artwork by theme, drag onto page left, right, or whole page layout, add text, publish. Share URL with parents! Here is a Storybird piece done by Adrienne Briones, a TEC21 participant.
Tutorial
Web-based
storyjumper 2
Storyjumper 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. Tutorial
web-based
Little Bird Tales
Little Bird Tales is a storytelling tool that can be used with  students of all ages, even those who can’t read and write!  Tutorial      Web-based
Adobe Spark
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.
Pear Deck is a Google Add-On that lets you insert interactive slides into a Google Slides presentation. Free slides include ideas for before, during, and after the presentation for building background knowledge, formative and summative assessment, and critical thinking. Under Tools in Google Slides add the add-on by searching for Pear Deck. Then open it as you create a Google Slide presentation. Be sure to present using Pear Deck too. Students can just go to the joinpd.com link and type in the code you give them, new each time.
Haiku Deck Presentation and slide show app/website. Amazing search feature for free images to illustrate your digital story. Also create easy clear charts and graphs to demonstrate learning.  Tutorial
On-line version,  IOS app
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.  Tutorial
Web based with a free and paid versions.
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.
Tutorial
IOS and Andoid devices
Toontastic 3D, is a website or app that you can use to draw, animate, and narrate adventures, news stories, science reports, or other wacky ideas.  Tutorial
Google app,  IOS app
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.
Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, or creative cards. And best of all, it’s FREE!  Tutorial   Tutorial 2
IOS app

Make ANY photo talk, just by speaking! Pets, friends, food, family, nature, artwork… anything!

YAKiT Kids allows kids of all ages to let their creativity loose and share their creations with family and friends in a safe environment. Parents and teachers never have to worry as their children let their little imaginations run wild with YAKiT Kids.

Tutorial

WriteReader  is a writing tool that lets kids write their own stories in their own words.  Tutorial        Tutorial 2
web-based
Superbook free Bible app (iPad & Android) for kids with complete Bible, videos, games, daily quests, Bible profiles, and questions to explore and learn. Amazing animation!
Here is an exhaustive list of additional apps and websites for digital storytelling.
Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign and overwhelming. Here are some apps that you may find helpful if you are not familiar with them..
Google Chromebooks are growing in popularity, but the experience can feel foreign and overwhelming. Here are some apps that you may find helpful if you are not familiar with them..

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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