April 2019 Agenda–Decatur, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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Acts 4:33

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 organization and time management.

2. Explore basic applications to use with your students.

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

What to do with digital media? How to Plan?

How to manage it all!

The digital world can be a very scary place. We create and create but where does it go? My goal for this topic is to address the digital creations that we make and how to get a jump start on organization.

Project Development Phase One

Trying to be creative and don’t know where to start? Looking for the next best thing in a particular field of education? In this segment, we will discuss how does one start the process of designing a digital element to a lesson.

Digital Citizenship Integration

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

‘Unleash your inner Picasso and Mozart with Tiggly Draw! Your tablet is your canvas and Tiggly Shapes your tool for creating digital works of art, music, and imaginary creatures. Use the camera to save pictures of your artwork. Mom and dad can share them over email, social networks, etc.’

Marble Math – Solve math problems by collecting numbers as you move your marble through a series of fun mazes (with audio questions for emerging readers).

Word Wagon is a fun, award-winning app teaching letters, phonics and spelling. Based on Common Core State Standards kids will learn letter names, sounds and spelling of 4 and 6 letter words

The Play and Learn Science app contains a suite of educational kids games from PBS KIDS designed to encourage early science learning!I am a text block. Click edit button to add a description of the mobile- or web-based application.

Shadow Puppet Edu – Easily create videos in the classroom. Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. Add videos into Seesaw to share student learning with classmates and families!

Do you have kids or students who want to learn how to type? Dance Mat Typing by the BBC is a good choice. It is interactive, fun, free and easy-to-use for kids; the system is complete with animated animal characters, graphics and sounds. We provide friendly menus or lists and other cool stuff to make it easier for you and your kids to use Dance Mat Typing to effectively learn how to type.

Fun way to learn keyboard touch typing with instant key glows based on your accuracy. Create a course instantly with your own text and start learning touch typing right away.

Discover 400+ game-like activities for all grade levels – and unleash the joy of typing in your school

Everything from Uganda map to health and body pages, to letter A and handwriting sheets….

Click on Watchkin.com. Copy and paste the URL of the video you want to view into the Watchkin search box and you’ll be taken to a clean page to watch your video. No distracting or potentially offensive videos or side ads will appear. To search for more videos, type your search terms in the search box above, or on any Watchkin page. You can drag and drop the Watchkinize button up to your toolbar to use whenever you show videos to your class.

ReadWriteThink allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. The ability to add an image encourages students to create a visually appealing project. Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions. Final work can be shared via e-mail or saved to the device’s camera roll.

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.

Explore this List.ly list of excellent math resources. I especially suggest these free apps/websites: MathisFun, Fraction Calculator Plus, Math & Science Tutor, Free Graphing Calculator, Prodigy Math, Quizlet, and Wolfram Alpha. Also check out Math Space for a location where teacher can monitor students and projects.

Superbook is an amazing online Bible that reads the whole Bible to students, features quality videos of stories, games to learn and go beyond, and questions and answers to help students develop in the faith. Website, iPad & Android app, and Google Play app to use with Chromebooks, tablets or any device.

This Phonics Genius app is loaded with content: over 6,000 professionally recorded words carefully grouped into 225 categories by phonics. You can add your own cards and record your own voice. Customizable to hear sound and show phonic highlights in red or not. Now 99 cents but well worth it. For ages 1-8.

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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