La Mesa, California
Network: CLS Staff
Socially: Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
Spiritually: Shortly we will have a devotion. Please use the following padlet and add any prayer requests you would to include in the morning’s prayers.
As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9
1. Restrooms? Water fountain?
2. What does the timeline of a typical workshop day look like?
3. This series of workshops will provide you the opportunity to grow in a fun, safe and supportive environment. How and what you decide to implement into your classroom is up to you–personalized learning at its best!
4. What is “Celebration Day”?
5. Concordia University, Nebraska offers college credit opportunities (optional). The TEC21 Workshop Program fulfills the requirements for any of the following three options:
TEC21 is considered a second semester class–EDUC 513. To receive college credit, register online between December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.
Your workshop facilitator will use the following rubric to assign a letter at the end of the program: TEC21 Grading Rubric.
6. Upcoming events:
1. Discover TEC21’s vision and mission – what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.
2. Connect to TEC21’s online Google+ community and begin to grow your professional learning network (PLN).
3. Gain an understanding of the TEC21 road map for the school year culminating in May with “Celebration Day”.
Google+: Engage with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1″ to ask questions and share ideas to support one another (We’ll be taking a much closer look at his one today as this is how we provide support to you in-between the workshops!)
Facebook: Please “Like” the TEC21 Facebook Page to help us reach our goal of 1,000 likes!
Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know.
Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.
1. Intro to the basics:
2. Introduction to existing Google+ communities:
3. Get onboard the TEC21 Educators Google+ Community:
4. Add a button to your menu bar so you have QUICK & EASY access the TEC21 Educators community and our monthly agendas.
5. Classroom applications:
Make it, take it – Let’s create a Google Form!
You Tube Kids
SafeShare.tv removes advertisements and other unwanted distractions such as annotation, so that they can be viewed safely without the hassle of first having to download and convert videos with YouTube Downloader. Simply copy/paste the URL of the YouTube or Vimeo video into SafeShare.tv. This will generate a SafeView containing only the video and some basic controls to control the start/end position. (All levels)
Gonoodle is a site for getting students up and active with song and movement. Great for when the students have been in their seats for awhile and need to release some energy. (PreK -4??)
Doodle maths is both a web based and app program to teach math concepts. The free version allows students to acquire a maximum of 15 stars a day. The site was developed in the U.K. and so their is some British vernacular to decipher. (PreK +)
Choosito is an NSF funded student search engine and digital library that provides high quality, personalized resources. Basic subscription is free.
WriteAbout is a publishing platform built by teachers. Thousands of visual writing ideas to help engage students across all genres and purposes! Great writing site for all types of writing! The basic program allows 5 posts/student.
National Geographic Education offers instructional materials featuring National Geographic content, blogs, newsletters, reference materials and much more. This website is of the quality one would expect from National Geographic.
Free K-12 news source for schools. Lexile leveled articles can be read at a variety of reading levels with the touch of a button so all students can read the same information at a level they can understand. Daily AP news articles, critical thinking questions, Spanish articles, Tech articles.
Smithsonian’s History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History. It offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. The site is designed for use by K-12 teachers and students.
ArtsEdge is a free on-line digital resource teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts.
Epic! is a digital library for kids 12 & under. Access 25,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more. It is free when you register as a teacher.
This educational blog by Richard Byrne is my favorite goto when researching a specific topic You can use his search box to search either Google or better yet, his blog. Mr. Byrne researches and provides tutorial videos on a plethora of technology topics.
This website has a number of educational classroom management tools, as well as some high interest competitive educational games.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
1. Identify one take-a-way from today’s workshop you want to apply in your classroom before we meet next time in October. It could be a tool, resource, teaching strategy or learning activity. Share your experience!
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.