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!
What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Google+ and Google Forms?
Google Images. Enable Safe Search in top right corner before typing in word to search for images. Then click on Search Tools, Usage Rights, Labeled for Reuse. This allows students to search for safe and free images.
Pythagorea: Geometry on Square is an app that presents challenging math puzzles to improve your skills. 8 different levels to choose from from Very Easy to Impossible. No ads, no instructions, no hints. Teacher needs to ask metacognitive questions to guide students: how did you know that? Set a goal: you should get to problem 10, you can do more, it’s not timed.
Flipgrid allows teachers to set up a site (“grid”) and pose a question via video for students or others to answer, also via video. Users respond to the initial question, with their responses becoming part of a threaded video conversation. You can create one free, then need to delete it before creating a new one. Try this sample Flipgrid out!
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers a free website of lessons and interactive activities for students in grades PreK-12. Explore this site to find lessons, mobile games, brain teasers, and more.
Explore all things science at this website! Lessons, tools, collections, afterschool ideas, and news for grades K-12. Search by area of science, grade level, type of activity, videos, and materials for students or teachers.
All things literacy for students in grades K-12. Lesson plans and student interactives excellent for all writing and reading topics. Many activities can be done online, others download an app. Spend some time here and be amazed!
Online History resources including lessons, artifacts, and primary sources for students in grades K-12. Select by topic, grade, or era. Also provides cross-curricular connections for teaching.
Use this website to create your QR codes for the QR reader to scan. You can link to websites, text, or pictures.
Templates to use instead of Google Presentation’s typical templates. Save it first to your Google Drive, make a copy of the presentation, and then you have an editable file.
Free online tutorials for grades K-12 in a variety of subjects including Math, Science, Computing, History, Art, Grammar, Economics, and more. Ready made videos students can watch and rewatch to learn…LearnStorm!
Simply click Edit, type in your students’ names, save, then share using the URL created. To create another spinner for small groups simply click New, then follow the same steps.
Dr. Seuss’s website
Lunch Hour at noon /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.