October 2021 Agenda—Norfolk, Nebraska

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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The Power is in Your Hands


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, November 18th.

2. The Nebraska Lutheran Educators Conference is Oct. 21-22.


We look forward in Workshop #2 making connections to build a lifetime of encouragement and support for one another.

1. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.

2. Create a digital storytelling learning activity to use with your students.

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

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component. Check out this example of Following Jesus on Twitter.

Create a FlipGrid to tell the story of where you grew up. (df8335bd)

The idea behind Flipgrid is to use video to create an open platform of discussion and learning that doesn’t require a physical classroom to get everyone involved. That makes Flipgrid an ideal remote learning tool as well as a powerful homework based application for students to use with each other.

Create a paper slide video by yourself or with a partner!

Paper Slide Videos are a quick way to do a one-take recording of students teaching information. Use your iPad or iPhone in video mode and slide the prepared papers in one at a time as you talk about each, telling the story of what you learned or wrote.

Make a stop motion video with Google Slides.

Make a stop motion video using Google Slides.  Start with a Master Slide (background) and add an object.  Copy and paste that slide, then make a small change.  Continue until you have plenty of slides.

Top Digital Tools & Resources on Digital Storytelling

Center- and Educator-specific Digital Tools & Resources

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Digital: Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!

2. Social: Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of a student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.

3. Spiritual: Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.


To open the reflection in its own tab, select HERE.

Dismiss at 2:00pm

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 did this year!  I am always happy to help.

Email: jhimmler@clnorfolk.org

Phone: 281-386-6664 (call or text)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.