April 2019 Agenda–Arlington Heights, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Welcome back!  While we wait for everyone, add a slide to this slideshow and add ONE image to the slides that best describes what you did over spring break.


Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

John 20:11-18 New International Version (NIV)

Mark 6:37


Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

2. Let’s take this time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What happened? Were you successful? Did you come across any challenges?

3. “Celebration Day” is coming up! What does the format of the day look like and what can you do to prepare?

Helpful tips:

  • Think of the day as a mini-conference and each of you will be the presenters.

  • 10-15 minutes show some things you’ve accomplished this year – what you did, how you did it and why you did it.

  • Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS. Locate your center’s doc and add your name, a description of what you’re sharing and provide your links. Have samples of student projects hosted on the web? Share those links, too! Here’s an example of what the line-up looked like at one of the workshop centers last year – SAMPLE.

  • Use the outline below with its questions and strategies to prepare for the day. To download and print a copy, click HERE.

To download and print a copy, click HERE.

Breakfast Bytes


1. Discover the value of being the change in education  #MLTS

2. Explore AR/VR, 3D printing, makerspaces to use with your students.

3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.

This month’s topic–Facilitator’s Choice(s)!


Simple……to complex.

3D Printing

Let’s talk printers….hardware/software/material/curriculum
Consumers vs. creators…..
Ex:  E-Nable


(Literally, my notes from ICE 2019 conference.  Checkout some of these during work time after lunch)
Google Translate uses your camera app to translate print.  Open Google Translate on your phone, choose language, go to ‘camera view’ and your phone will translate any foreign print for you
Catchy words AR***  – good for struggling spellers
Google Street View, can upload to Roundme (similar to Thinglink).  Interesting Ice presentation here
World Brush – Drawing in 3D
Wonderscope***  books come to life –   can purchase, book doesn’t progress
Orb – build and save the space
ATLAS by Visible body – expensive ($25), but very good
3DBear –  integrates  with Thingiverse
Metaverse – free (paid version provides teacher dashboard) create VR portals, AR images, capture objects with  AI – scavenger hunts, not easy to jump in Day 1 and start using it
Merge cube apps: Hologlobe, Object Viewer allows you to import your own content, 57 degrees north saves  you progress in the choose your own adventure story
Course for teachers  in Teachable
Checkout ARVR kit 2

Things I  don’t want to  forget to share…..

Ice conference

MANY AWESOME Ice conference resources via symbaloo

Random coding things
Creating classes in studio code.org
Tynker Junior- is now part of Tynker for Schools! It also comes with QR code login for young ones
CodeMonkey Jr. will be available for Android users on the Google Play Store starting April 3rd and on the App Store for iPhone users starting on April 16th (Code Monkey)
If you do Scratch, I LOVE Itch
Teacher Resources
LOTS of Links for Teaching (creds to Mark Hess!!!)
Earn CEs at EdWeb
The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when ______? (Adjust your questions/discussion based on the topic you chose for today.)

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Quiver 3D Augmented Reality coloring apps: print, color and see your drawing in beautifully hand-animated 3D worlds.  Some free, some paid

Discover how to use VR and AR for education and engage your students to learn by creating. Runs on mobile, tablet and desktop, including Chromebooks.
Fuse physical and digital worlds with this Merge cube. It’s a toy hologram that you can hold in the palm of your hand, and it works with free apps

EVERFI is revolutionizing online education & training for students, employees & communities. Explore our K-12, financial & corporate compliance education

A mostly free and practical website (reminds me of TPT) that combines videos, games, and lesson plans to teach our kiddos some necessary concepts. It also allows you to share directly to Google Classroom. Available resources for preschool through 5th grade.

Check out this compilation search of early learning (preschool – 1st grade – can sort by level!) apps available on the Google Play store for Android devices.

Step-by-step instructions on how to create a “Book Snap” that gives students a way to interact more directly with books and create a digital representation of their thoughts and insights. (Middle School)

Huge resource of STEM and Makerspace products and ideas!.

Example:  Toy Take Apart!

Teach and learn practical digital skills using our free project-based video curriculum

Learn anything!

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

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

2. Prepare for Celebration Day! Have fun with this! Use the outline below with its questions and strategies to prepare for the day. To download and print a copy, click HERE.


Dismiss at 2:00pm

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