February 2022 Agenda–Mayer, Minnesota

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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What’s So Good About Good Friday? As we begin to examine ourselves in Lent watch this video to see how words, order, color, expression, and music can tell the story. How could your learners tell the story of Good Friday?

Pray and Be WatchfulStudent chapel video about Jesus in Gethsemane produced by TEC21 teacher Doni Douglass using iMovie Trailer. Published to YouTube on April 14, 2015.

Holy Week Devotion

As we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, let’s each take one story and share it multi-modally. Sign your name by one story on this collaborative document and each select a different tech tool to use to tell your story and write it on the doc too. Create your project, save and get a link, then embed the link in the name of the tech tool on the collaborative document by highlighting the tool then clicking on the chain link in the toolbar and inserting the link to your project. You can find the verses at: Biblegateway.com

  • Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-17)

  • Jesus anointed by Mary in Simon’s House at Bethany-Tuesday: (Matthew 26:6-13)

  • Preparation for the Passover-Tuesday night: (Luke 22:7-16, 24-30)

  • Jesus washes the Apostles’ feet to teach them humility-Thursday night: (John 13:1-20)

  • Jesus opens his heart to the disciples about his departure-Thursday night: (John 14-16)

  • Jesus’ intercessory prayer near Gethsemane-Thursday night: (John 17)

  • Betrayal, arrest and trial-Friday morning: (Matthew 26:47-27:30)

  • Jesus crucified on the cross-Friday: (Luke 23:33-46)

  • The Resurrection-Sunday: (Matthew 28:5-8)

Some tools you may use, but are not limited to, to portray this episode of Jesus’ passion:

(a) PearDeck for Google Slides

How to PearDeck

Sample PearDeck with Word It Out slide

(b) Sutori Timeline

How to Sutori  

Sample Sutori

(c) iMovie Trailer

How to iMovie

(d) Adobe Spark Video Quick tips to get started


(e) Venn Diagram (https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/venn-diagramSample

How To  Venn Diagram

(f) Haiku (https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/haiku-poem-interactive) Sample

How To Haiku

(g) Diamante Poem  How To Diamante (https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/diamante-poemsSample

(h) Word It Out   word cloud sample

How to Word It Out word cloud

(i) Educreations (create a screencast telling the story, www.Educreations.com) How to Educreations

(j) Quizizz  Ask participants to open joinmyquiz.com and enter your code

How to Quizizz


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.

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1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 17. This month you can be sure to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day!

2. Poehler Lecture: From Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Mary Ann Yang, Christian female scientist at CSP. She pioneered the Biology Research Program at CSP to provide students with the opportunities to engage in cutting-edge and clinically-relevant research. She continues to fuel the program through securing various internal and external funding and establishing collaborative efforts with the Mayo Clinic and international research universities. Her work has earned her the 2018 National Science Foundation’s Research Opportunity Award. Additionally, she was recognized by the INSIGHT Into Diversity with the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. Buetow Music Center Auditorium, Hamline Avenue, Saint Paul  7:00 pm

3. CSP Announces First Ph.D. Program: Concordia University, St. Paul is pleased to announce the launch of its first Ph.D. program, Kinesiology, available beginning in fall 2022.

4. 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 🙂

5. 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.

Video Creation


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.

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! 

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.

Green Screen

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, create a short green screen movie on the subject matter, interests, and needs of your students. Use links or embed code to show examples of completed projects or video tutorials explaining the digital tool whenever possible. Watch this video to see how to make a green screen video using iMovie. Sample green screen project

Video will save in your photos, documents, downloads, wherever you Share. Then you can upload into Google Drive so you have a sharable link. Or you can save as “unlisted” on a class YouTube channel so anyone you share the link with can view it.

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

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

Please feel free to reach out if you ever need any help with technology integration or you have questions about something we covered in TEC21! I am always happy to help.

email: LFriedrich@csp.edu         Twitter: @FriedrichLaurie         Cell: 402-641-5967 (call or text)            Blog: http://laurieteachingblog.blogspot.com/ 


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