April 2019 Agenda–Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



As we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, take one story or multiple events and share in two ways. Work with a partner. You may also compare and contrast Palm Sunday with Good Friday to demonstrate how the sentiment of the people changed drastically in just four days.

1. Voki.com (create an avatar, Jesus is an option under “Historic”) and add voice by typing text to speech for provided voice or using microphone for your voice. Sample Jesus Speaks to Us)

2. Create a poem using one of the ReadWriteThink tools below:

Acrostic Poems

Haiku Poems

Theme Poems

Word Mover


Verses for Bible Stories


1. Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-17)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. The Resurrection-Sunday: (Matthew 28:5-8)

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd.
  • Lutheran EdCamp at CCLS on Thursday May 30th. Register here.

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 educational technology trends.

2. Explore makerspaces, 3D printing, hyperdocs and other educational technology tools to use with your students.

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

Topics and Tools

The changing face of education…..
Makey Makey

The Makey Makey Site

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.

WeDo 2.0 Software

Does you school need a makerspace?
Could you do makerspace activities in your classroom?

3D Printing in Education

What potential impact do you see 3D printers having on student learning?

Thingiverse….A Library of Printable 3D objects
Tinkercad….An Online Design Tool

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

Newspaper Clipping Generator allows you to create your own realistic newspaper clippings and also includes eight additional animations that can be used with text.

Geoguessr is an addictive game that plunks you down somewhere in the world using Google Street view. You literally start on some country road and the whole point of the game is to figure out where in the world you are. You can navigate down the road in the app, and you can turn around and zoom in to look more closely at things, but because the game often chooses the most remote locations, you often find yourself traveling for quite a while before you see any clues. Once you do see something—a road sign, ideally, or something at least with language on it—you can start figuring it out.

Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources for teachers and students.

Google Trends by Google analyzes popular searches across the world. Search by region or time for an interesting snapshot of what is important across the globe at any moment in time. The information is presented in easy to read graphs that can spark great discussions around current events.

This tool is a website that features detailed 360-degree images of cities around the world.

AutoDraw is a tool that uses artificial intelligence to guess what you’re trying to draw. You start with a blank screen, begin sketching something, and AutoDraw gives you a strip of professionally illustrated images to choose from, based on what the tool thinks you’re trying to draw.

Generate a professional looking ticket.

Use the styles of Pablo Picasso to learn about art and promote creativity. Picassohead is a unique and fun drawing tool that lets you style portraits and abstract art just like the famous artist himself. The shapes and strokes used in this tool are extracted and duplicated from many of Picasso’s famous paintings.

Google Classroom contains a variety of posts and resources to help teachers use Google Classroom Effectively.

Math Playground contains games, printouts and other resources for teaching math.

This site provides a large number of free award certificate templates that can be used in education.

Make a song by clicking notes on a grid. You can also use a MIDI keyboard or sing into your microphone.

Calendarpedia is an extensive source of calendar templates.

Create your own printable PDF worksheets in a variety of subjects.

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

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.