Begin at 9:00am
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How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there!
Good Morning! let’s catch up!
Thanks for the awesome breakfast! Get something to eat or drink and lets make a word cloud! I used to love wordle, but the PC version has become pretty limited. There is a wordle app for android (and maybe iOS) which works great since you can create, then just screenshot it and share your art!! If this isnt your style, go to WordArt or WordClouds. Create a word cloud from words that represent what you have been doing professionally and personally over the past few weeks. If you put in 10 – 12 words, you would be all set. Save your image!!
The i am second project is a collection of transformational faith videos centered around celebrities. I selected this one because it is short, but also I listened to this man’s music growing up. His message was inspiring to me, but for use in the classroom maybe look up Tony Dungy or Sam Bradford. The list of celebrities is amazing…Kathy Ireland, LeCrae, the Duck Dynasty guys, Stephen Baldwin, Scott Hamilton, and Clayton Kershaw are just a few celebrities sharing how they have been changed by God.
Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th.
#LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
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?
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.
4. ReadWriteThink.org poetry ideas to prepare for April – National Poetry Month
1. Discover the value of…digital fun and games in your classroom
2. Explore new tools to use with your students.
3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.
A Few Cool Things!
Have you become a paper hater? Check out the RocketBook!
Why do I like the RocketBook? I can Take pen and paper notes, send them easily to wherever I want, then erase and begin again. NO MORE PAPER!!
More amazing? When you choose to email to yourself, the OCR (optical character recognition) in your device will convert your noted to digital text!
Merge Cubes – AR for your classroom!
Google Stuff Revisited
Update on Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a communication hub for you and your students. You can post general information in a classroom stream (Blog Opportunity) or create specific assignments for your class to complete. Google Forms will grade quizzes for you if you create them. Khan Academy will allow you to link a google classroom to their video curriculum! Classroom will link to your Google Calendar, Drive, and Sites!
Google Sites for Student Portfolios and Video Sharing
Polling for Instant Assessment
I have found that polling before a few classes per week allows me to make sure the students are on track with the learning objectives. Pollev is free, simple, and effective. Here’s a look at how I use it! There’s some other polling resources below!
Gamification of Education
Let’s go try out Kahoot! Afterwards, try making a quiz on the topic of your choice! Spend some time and get comfortable with it. I included some free clipart sites below!
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.)
Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
At DiscoveryEducation you can take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world’s most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required.
It’s free, it’s easy, it’s the one St. Peter Church uses.
Free online polling tool
All free photos for educational use. It isn’t always easy to find what you want here, but I always look.
Wonderfully done sketch clipart. Don’t be fooled by the “add to cart” feature, the front page says its free to students and teachers.
A venn diagram tool by Read Write Think. Students can demonstrate their knowledge of a subject by using this tool.
Another great tool from Read Write Think. Takes students through the process of creating a Diamante Poem.
eSchool News is a daily source for tech and innovation!
Be sure to check out the live jellyfish cam!
If you teach the little ones, there’s some good things in here!
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Gamify one of your next assessments!
Create a poll to use as a pre-assessment for an upcoming lesson!
Create a Google Site or Classroom!
Check out Merge Cube or RocketBook!
Create a gradable Google form to use for assessment and ease!
Create a Google Calendar!
Work on Celebration Day!
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