1. Discover TEC21’s vision and mission – what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.
2. Boost your professional learning network by connecting to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community.
3. Gain an understanding of the TEC21 road map for the school year culminating in May with “Celebration Day”.
4. Explore and discover Google educational applications for the classroom. We’ll learn best practices from each other by sharing how we use some of these resourceful tools in our classrooms.
1. Water fountain? Restrooms?
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 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:
6. Upcoming events:
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 outside of our face-to-face sessions!)
Facebook: Please help us get the word out to as many teachers as possible about the TEC21 Workshop Program by “Liking” us on the TEC21 Facebook Page!
Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin along with hundreds of other teaches on the shared board! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know so we can add you as a collaborator.
Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.
1. Introduction to Google+ communities:
2. Intro to the basics:
3. Get onboard the TEC21 Educators Google+ Community:
4. Add a button to your menu bar so you have QUICK & EASY access to the TEC21 Educators community and our monthly agendas.
Worried about what kind of ad might pop up before showing your class a video? Adblock for Youtube is an extension that runs in the background of your computer to eliminate the ads before the videos.
Tab Scissors will cut your tabs apart to split your screen.
Tab Glue will paste them back together.
Grammarly will check your grammar and spelling on any document, social media post, and messages so you can communicate clearly.
Automatically cite sources within Google Docs with EasyBib for Chrome.
What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Google+ and Google Forms?
Google Photos allows you to easily upload, save, and share photos. You have nearly unlimited storage through Google Photos!
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. Flipgrid is now free to all teachers! I’m currently using it in a Spanish class to have students respond to my questions and practice pronunciation.
Seesaw Student Driven Digital Portfolios. Empowers students to independently document their work by taking a picture of their work, telling about it using the microphone, or linking to a multimedia project they made. Parents can view. Helps organize for teachers.
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.
Use this website to create your QR codes for the QR reader to scan. You can link to websites, text, or pictures.
Insert polls into a slideshow to help student engagement. A Poll Everywhere account needs to be created and has restrictions on how many responses you can have for each poll. The free version allows you to have 25 responses. Students can use a website or phone to text their response.
Simply Edit the existing spinner by entering your student names. Then Save list. It will delete the name once it’s called so all students are called on. Save the link to Share or get a QR code. All names appear each time you begin new.
It’s fall! Check this great blog for information on the sights, sounds, and science of autumn: videos on why leaves change color, how animals prepare for winter, autumn stars and planets, and chemical reactions that cause colors to change. Great for Arizona kids who may not be familiar with the concept of autumn. Consider subscribing this blog for great ideas and to stay current with technology in education.
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.
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.
A large collection of websites and digital media for kids from the American Library Association.
Answers to things that you and your students wonder about. There’s really neat information on here!
History lessons, activities, artifacts and primary sources for all grade levels produced by the Smithsonian Institute.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
1. Implement something you’re taking away from today’s session (i.e. a student-created project, a resource, a tool, an instructional strategy, an organizational practice, etc.). It can be learner-centered, teacher-centered or a combination of both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!
2. Make your first post to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!
3. Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, identify one person on your faculty and be a resource to them between now and October’s session.
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