April 2019 Agenda–Munster, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


How to get to today’s agenda: The shortened URL is: bit.ly/TEC21Munster

If you need it the Private wifi password is: splcmunster@123!


What struck you about these?

What do we have to  pray about today?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for May 2.
  • We moved the online portion of the interaction to Facebook as Google+ closes.

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. Munster. 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…

2. Explore… to use with your students.

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

Topics I don’t want to forget and those that came from you! 

Teaching the Word

As we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, take one story or multiple events and share  multimodally. Working 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. Try a tool you haven’t worked with yet that perhaps your students could use. You can find the verses at:http://www.biblegateway.com/ 

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)

Some tools you may use, but are not limited to, to portray this episode of Jesus’ passion:

From ReadWriteThink.org website or apps (a-e):

(a) Timeline (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Timeline at website or app)

(b) Venn Diagram (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Venn Diagram app only)

(c) Haiku Poem (http://www.readwritethink.org/, search for Haiku app only)

(d) Acrostic Poem (ReadWriteThink interactive on web or app)

(e) Trading Cards (http://www.readwritethink.org, app only)

Some additional tools:

(f) Voki.com (create an avatar, Jesus is an option under “World,” and add voice by typing text to speech for provided voice or using microphone for your voice. The Jesus character is now only available with the paid package.  Sample Jesus Speaks to Us)

(g) Popplet.com (create a graphic organizer with pictures, video, & words to tell the story)

(h) Bible Buddies HD (puppet play app, need Director’s pass for Easter story $3.99)

(i) Educreations.com or Google slides (create a screencast telling the story)

Digital Citizenship

Google Classroom

Digital Learning Days

Document and links

North Judson policy handout & Benjamin Illinois handout

Work sheet handout and link

Gurnee Story

1 hour webinar on preparing an elearning day

A district’s web resources for parents and teachers planning and running elearning days

Podcast on planning an elearning day

Take some grades! Review topics! Youtube, teacher presence, teacher seen and heard,

SeeSaw, Google classroom,

Subject suggestions: 

Language arts: newsELA, Readworks, Tween tribune, Freckle, ABC mouse,

Math : xtra math , Kahn Academy, Prodigy,

Social Studies: Textbook company Materials, ck12 materials, Hughes History

Science: Textbook company materials, CK12 materials




PE and Brain Breaks

Technology: 21 things for students

Technology Curriculum

Applied Digital Skills from Google

Applied Digital Skills How to session

21 things 4 students

Common sense media – cyber citizenship

Mozilla Learning

CS First— Each CS First club is based on a real-world theme and offers about 10 hours worth of lessons and activities. The different club themes aim to attract and engage students of varying backgrounds and interests. All materials are targeted at students in 4th – 8th grades (or between the ages of 9 – 14) and are free and easy to use.

Learning.com Easy Tech Cost $12 per students

Zephyr apps grades 3 – 5

Top lists & Gamification

Multi tools

SeeSaw, Google classroom, Read write think, classtools, Google suite


Kahoot, google forms quizizz

Social Studies

Hip Hughes History, iCivics, Smithsonian Tween Tribune, Google maps and Earth,


Smithsonian Science education center

NASA Kids club

Lawrence Hall of Science 24/7


Kahn academy, ck12, Prodigy, Splash, Desmos calculator, Google calculator, Freckle. Zearn.org



Language arts


Make beliefes comics, Read Write think,

ReadWriteThink – ReadWriteThink

Wacky Web Tales

Toasted Cheese — daily writing Prompts

5 Google Resources to Support Student Writing | Shaelynn Farnsworth

Quill.org — Interactive Writing and GrammarQuill: A Digital Tool for Teaching Writing – YouTube


Destination Modern art





See above

Little ones


Digital Citizenship Integration

See Above for today’s Digital Citizenship activity!

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

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

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Cell 815-922-1492

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