February 2022 Agenda–Glen Burnie, Maryland

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Arrival Activity #1:  Spiritual

Prayer Padlet:  Add to the Prayer Padlet any thoughts you’d like to share.

Made with Padlet

Arrival Activity #2a:  Spiritual

Choose a bird image to color using crayons or colored pencils.

Consider, if you will, birds as a symbol of freedom.

As we look at the Lenten journey ahead, we see both weight and freedom.


In Lent, we examine who we are as sinners and what those old sinful patterns are, but we also recognize that Lent is leading somewhere.  The Passion of Christ at the end of this 40-day journey is the very act that allows the slate to be wiped clean… that allows us to be redeemed … that allows us to not be defined by our mistakes because God defines our identities.  There is freedom in that identity.

Lent bears a weight… but that weight paradoxically carries a freedom.

Arrival Activity #2b:  Digital


On your personal cell phone or iPad, please download the free Quiver app.  We will use this to experience a sense of freedom, like those birds we colored to start our session.


Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences.  Our topic was collaborationWere you able to team up with a colleague on something… or perhaps another school?  Did your students work as a team on anything?  What digital tools made any of that more successful?

Share a success, a challenge you experienced, or a lesson learned.


1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2022.

2. This summer, we will be preparing our TEC21 website for “Season 14”, so we encourage you to bookmark the “Season 13” workshop agendas now so you have access to them in the future. Here’s the link – https://tec21connect.com/2021-2022-workshop-agendas/ Note: When we perform quarterly updates on our website’s theme, webpages and various plug-ins, we do not include all of the previous years’ agendas (webpages) in the process. This means that over time past agendas may start to look a little wonky, but the links and resources will still be accessible for you 🙂

3. Three graduate-level credits available through Concordia University, Nebraska:

How to Obtain 3 Graduate-level Credits Through Your TEC21 Experience

Will you be needing to renew your teaching license soon? Are you considering starting a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction within the next five years? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might consider applying to Concordia University, Nebraska, to receive three graduate-level credits for your TEC21 experience. There is no additional work that is required of you and the process is simple. The application period will open during February’s workshop day and run through May 15, 2022. For your convenience, a link to the online application will be included on our final three agendas (February, March and April).

First, select the “Apply Here” link to create an account.

Next, complete the fields in the form. Where it asks for Academic Level, select “Non-Degree Coursework”. Where it asks for Entry Term, select “Summer Semester 2022”. Where it asks for Academic Program, select “TEC21”. After completing the remaining fields, select “Create Account”.

Next, check your email for confirmation that your application came through successfully.

Last, select the link provided in the confirmation email to make your online payment in the amount of $240 ($80/credit hour) using a debit or credit card. That’s it! You’re done!

On June 1, transcripts will be available upon request. If you ever have questions regarding how these three graduate-level credits could be applied to a master’s degree program now or in the coming years (they are good for 5 years), contact Anna Boriack, Director of Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Innovation Specialist. She will be happy to help you. Her email address is anna.boriack@cune.edu. Concordia University, Nebraska is a ministry partner of TEC21, so they may email you from time to time to share opportunities of how these credits could be applied toward graduate-level programs they offer.

Please note: The opportunity detailed above is optional. Additionally, all TEC21 participants will receive a certificate on the final workshop day stating 35 professional development hours have been completed through the TEC21 Workshop Program. How state board of education departments and the 35 LCMS districts recognize these 35 hours of professional development vary from state to state and district to district. In light of this, be sure to contact your respective state’s board of education department or your LCMS district office if you have any questions on how to renew your certificate or license using your TEC21 experience.


1. Discover the educational value of student-created video activities.

2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Design a student-centered project or assessment involving the use of video.

4. Be a resource to another teacher by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.

A.  Using Video in Education

1. Flipping the Classroom

Video Lectures with main classtime as activity.

2. Khan Academy

Salmon Khan TED Talk: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education

For the sake of time, we will watch a short segment:  5:35 – 13:18.  I encourage you to watch the entire 20 minutes at some point if you would like to hear more. 

Check out Khan Academy for subject by grade level from K-12.

B.  Video Creation…. Screencasting

3.  Screencast-O-matic

Using Screencast-O-Matic, Screencastify, or other similar resource, create screencast videos with our screen recorder. It’s fast, free and easy to use! Capture your screen, add a webcam and use narration to customize your video. Our screen capture tools help you easily create, edit and communicate with videos and images. Simple and intuitive tools to share your ideas. Videos are used in the classroom for flipped/blended learning, video conversations, student assignments, feedback and more! 

Activity #3:  Screencasting – Describe a Mystery Item

Describe a mystery item using your fives senses.  Use the linked Google Slidedeck as your background.  Choose “BOTH” option (webcam and screen).  The class tries to solve the mystery at the end of the presentation.

Mystery Item: Bea      Mystery Item: Leslie     Mystery Item: Monica     Mystery Item: Andrea     Mystery Item: Kirsten      Mystery Item: Jenifer      Mystery Item: Suzanne

Imagine an item… and find an image online of your item.  Think through what you will say for each screen.  You can pause the Screencast wherever you would like, resuming again when you are ready.

Slide 1: Title page “Mystery Item” and student name

Slide 2: “What It Looks Like” – Describe the color, shape, and size of the object

Slide 3: “What It Sounds Like” – Describe the noise the object makes

Slide 4: “What It Tastes Like” – Describe how the object tastes

Slide 5: ‘What It Feels Like” – Describes how the item feels

Slide 6:  “Can you guess the mystery item?”

Slide 7: “The Big Reveal” — A picture of the item

This project co-aligns with objectives that prompt students to describe using their five senses. It can also be used as a brainstorming activity for writing a descriptive paragraph. Since the project highlights the use of adjectives and strong vocabulary words, it can showcase why it’s important to use precise language when writing.

When you finish your screencast:  Choose the option to save as a video file and select a location (downloads, documents, etc).  Then go to your Google Waffle and choose YouTube.  Choose “Your Videos” from the left sidebar.  Click CREATE and upload the video to your YouTube account, choosing whichever privacy settings you’d like.

Paste your YouTube link to this document:  Mystery Item Video Links

Additional Screencasting Options to explore:


4.  Screencastify



Using Screencast-O-Matic, Screencastify, or other similar resource, create screencast videos with our screen recorder. It’s fast, free and easy to use! Capture your screen, add a webcam and use narration to customize your video. Our screen capture tools help you easily create, edit and communicate with videos and images. Simple and intuitive tools to share your ideas. Videos are used in the classroom for flipped/blended learning, video conversations, student assignments, feedback and more! 

5. Quicktime


Record iPad screen using Quicktime

Educreations. Here is an Educreations screencast that teaches the process of making a screencast and the importance of keeping the length short. Educreations is both a tablet app and a website so works on all devices. Noted as being the easiest screencast tool so even early childhood students can use it. You can take a picture of their work and they can record their voice telling about it, or demonstrate how they do a math problem.


Educreations Tutorial

7.  Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for learners and families. Set up an educator’s account and create your first topic for your class! Getting Started Guide.

8.  Seesaw

Set up a Seesaw educator’s account on your laptop or mobile device. Record a video of yourself reading. Think about how students can use this site to demonstrate learning. Try taking a picture of a piece of work, then using the video tool to describe what you did and how you did it! Best classroom platform for meaningful student engagement.

10. Screencasting Tips and Tutorials…


Here’s a link to a playlist of screencasting tutorials.

C.  Video Creation with Green Screen Enhancement

Using WeVideo, make videos on any device, including Chromebook, Windows, Mac, and mobile. Edit on the go with mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. Cloud-based flexibility means you get unlimited storage for your media and there’s no download or software to install. Add features like green screen for a big-budget look without the cost or difficulty. How-to Video

DoInk is the #1 Green Screen app for the iPad and iPhone in Education and is also a 2019 Winner of the Best Apps for Teaching and Learning by the AASL (American Association of School Librarians). Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways. Watch this video to see how kids can use this app to make videos using green screen.

ACTIVITY #4:  Greenscreen Video Fun

(1)  Log into WeVideo.  Choose CREATE NEW… Video.

(2)  At the bottom, left of the screen, choose the + key to add another Video track.  (Video 2).

(3)  Using the sidebar, select VIDEOS and scroll to choose an animal video that will be your background for a greenscreen trial.  Drag it into the Video 2 track.

(4)  Based on the animal video you have chosen, give some thought to what you could do to interact with that video:   Run,  Scream,  Pet,  Talk,  etc…

(5)  With a partner, film yourself on the greenscreen doing whatever action/words seems to work with your animal video.

(6)  Email the video clip to yourself (or save it into Google Drive) so you have access to it on your computer.

(7)  Load it into WeVideo and follow the video instructions to swap the greenscreen background for your animal background.

(8)  Experiment with the other WeVideo features by:

  • pulling in pictures before/after your video clip
  • adding text
  • enhancing with the audio options within WeVideo
  • try voiceover recording

(9)  When finished, click FINISH … HD quality … and Google Drive or YouTube as a recipient location.   Then click EXPORT.

(10)  Paste your Shared Google Drive link (or YouTube link) into this document:  Animal Video Links

Top Digital Tools & Resources on Video Creation

Center/Educator-Specific Digital Tools & Resources 

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

  1. Digital: Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy involving the use of video.
  1. Social: Post to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you and your students or a link to a completed project your students created.
  2. Spiritual: Be a resource to another teacher on your faculty by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.
  3. Missional: Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Personal testimonies go a long way, so we would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for the 2022/2023 school year. They could be teachers from your school or any other school for that matter. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers and their students for the sake of the gospel. Share with them how valuable it’s been to you to be able to connect with other teachers serving in Lutheran schools outside of your school building and the positive impact it’s having on you and your students. We thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us. Thank you for supporting our mission and vision and being an ambassador for TEC21! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd


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My Contact Info

Tracey Gove

Email: tracey.gove@gmail.com

Phone: 443-325-3675 (call or text)

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