February 2022 Agenda–Livermore, California
Begin at 9:00am
With the start of Lent next week…where do you see your direction or focus? Have you spent time in self-reflection? Are there areas of your life you need to release? Take on?
Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. Share a success, a challenge you experienced or a lesson learned.
1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 24.
2. CNH District In-service – April 1 at Bella Vista! Lisa we are coming to see you!
3. 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 🙂
4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Videos for Class
Do Not Reinvent the Wheel—–Use somebody else’s!
They can watch the explanation again and again and again.
They can see someone else’s lovely face or voice.
they can get practice assigned.
and get rewarded for it.
and try as often as it takes
For example: Math
Or Hip Hughes History
How about you just make play lists for your class?
or Mrs Ks Fifth grade
Where to Start?
The Great Eight:Free School – YouTube
Math : Kahn Academy–Khan Academy
History : Hip Hughs History– Hip Hughes History — the whole of American history for schools
Bible Stories—Christian Animated Cartoon Movies For Kids – YouTube
Science–Crash Course Kids – YouTube
Computing for little ones….–Planet Nutshell’s Videos on Vimeo
PE–PhysEdGames – YouTube
Here are tons more sources of videos that you can use in class!
The Flipped Classroom For Little Ones?
How to Flip your class by Hip Hughes
For the flipped classroom! Change what you do in class
Watch the presentation—-
help with the home work or lab or group experience or discussions
Use Google Forms to create flipped lessons!
PUT THE VIDEO PORTIONS AND CLIPS IN THE FORM THEN ASK THE QUESTIONS TO SEE IF THEY PAID ATTENTION!
Seven kinds of videos for School
One take or First Take
Use your phone, use your camera,. Go pro, drone, their phones, a document camera
The camera and mic on your laptop/Chromebook —
iMovie Your iPad– camera app
With smart page recorder or Active inspire recorder– explain and record as you go along! Smart Notebook, Activinspire,
#1 –The Camera app on your phone,iPad, Tablet,
#1 SeaSaw 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.
#1 Again Google Meet and Zoom(share screen and record)
#2 Adobe Spark—How to Use Adobe Spark to Create a Video
http://classtechtips.com/2017/03/11/movie-making-chromebooks-spark-video/ How to Use Adobe Spark – YouTube—Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Ways to Use Adobe Spark in School—5 Classroom Activities for the NEW Video Feature in Spark – Class Tech Tips—Make Images, Videos and Web Stories for Free in Minutes | Adobe Spark—6 ways to use adobe spark with google classroom—classtechtips.com/2017/05/06/4-ways-teach-digital-citizenship-adobe-spark/—classtechtips.com/2017/04/24/5-spark-video-chromebook-ipad-activities-english-language-learners/ —Adobe Spark Now Has a Collaboration Option—How to Find More Free Images to Use in Adobe Spark Videos
15 ways to create with adobe SPARK
#3 (for Self)- Screencastify
#3-$89/1–$299/30 –WeVideo —Technology Resources for Kentfield Teachers — for android, for web,
Slide and Audio
Google Photos– Explained
sharalike | Life’s moments deserve to be shared– audio slide shows–How to create an audio slideshow on Sharalike – YouTube—https://sharalike.com
Make a Whiteboard Video With Google Slides and Screencastify
Use Google Canvas App with Screencastify or other video
6 iDevice apps for White Boards
Lensoo create apple or android —
5 options for creating animations on a Chromebook
Chrome OS screen recording tool
#1 Screencastify —Screencastify
7 Super Screencasting Activities for School
#2 Nimbus Screenshot–Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast – Chrome Web Store
Five Screencasting Tools Compared and Ranked – Fall 2020
Activinspire–Tools / More Tools / Screen Recorder
Through the combination of Zoom’s virtual backgrounds and Adobe Spark Video it is possible to create green screen videos without actually using a green screen. Watch this tutorial to learn how to do that.
Finally, in the paid version of WeVideo there is an option to create green screen videos. Here’s Richard’s tutorial on how to use WeVideo to make a green screen video.
Paper Slide Video
Screen casting by You
Mom and Dad can see the explanation.
They can play it as often as they need to and get it at their own pace.
Video for the classroom by students
Wait a minute… what if the students made the videos?
For the younger grades?
For the congregation?
Video made by you and your students.
They show they can explain it .
They show that they understand it.
They can organize their thoughts.
They can write.
They can create.
They can express.
they can post for class, for school, for parents, for grandparents, for world!
your you tube channel
Faculty notes for August – YouTube—The power of the flipped classroom – YouTube
or Google drive
Use one of the following tools to create a screencast to explain what you learned in the devotion today. This should be an example of how students can create screencasts to demonstrate understanding and processes. If you finish early, make another! Post your examples on today’s Google Doc.
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.
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.
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.
Working with a partner, use one of the following tools to create a green screen video to teach about a system of the body. This should be an example of how students can create screencasts to demonstrate learning. (15 minutes). If you finish early, make another! Post your examples on today’s Google Doc.
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.
Using iMovie, provide a description of a web- or a mobile-based application specific to this month’s theme or to the subject matter, interests, and needs of your respective group of teachers. Use links or embed code to show examples of completed projects or video tutorials explaining the digital tool whenever possible.
Making a Movie
Collaborating with other TEC21 teachers, create a movie to tell a story you are reading in class or a fairy tale. This should be an example of how students can create videos to demonstrate comprehension. (30 minutes). If you finish early, make another! Post your examples on today’s Google Doc. Then we will view each other’s videos and try to guess what story they are acting out!
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
With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.
iMovie Trailers are short 1 minute movie trailers that have the professionalism of being in a movie theatre. Templates are provided complete with editable scripts and music. Create a new trailer project in iMovie on the app or Mac. How to video
Top Digital Tools & Resources on Video Creation
Center/Educator-Specific Digital Tools & Resources
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
- Digital: Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy involving the use of video.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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