April 2019 Agenda–Phoenix, Arizona

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Welcome back!  Today’s wifi password is W3249K2276.


Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 2.
  • Check out the Teach with Tech Conference!  It’s online from July 22-24.  Find more information 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?  Did we get connected to the new Facebook group?

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 augmented reality in the classroom.

2. Explore gamification to use with your students.

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

A Lutheran Potluck of Techy Things

Gamification in the Classroom

What is gamification?

Benefits of Gamification from 5 Benefits of Adding Gamification to Classrooms

  • Aids cognitive development
  • Boosts enthusiasm
  • Simplifies engagement and reduces tedious tasks
  • Allows students to track their progress
  • Gives student autonomy


Ways to Gamify your Classroom:

Augmented Reality
More Google Tips and Tricks
  • Webpage – https://sites.google.com/
    • Why set one up?
    • A constant source of information
    • Can be set up to be accessed with private settings or without email permission
    • An easy way to compile resources for your students all in one place, including calendars, links, and upcoming announcements
    • A way to contain your students to specific sites and searches
  • Tutorials
  • Other ideas…
    • Have students create a website for your school, a project, or as an assessment. It doesn’t have to be published publicly!
  • Google Classroom – 13 Reasons to Use Google Classroom – Arizona K12 Center

Digital Citizenship Integration

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology

Now with Quiver children can bring their unique coloring creations to life in extraordinary 3D augmented reality. Characters literally leap off the page, entertaining both little and big minds.

Do you have so many websites you want to remember but don’t know how to organize them? Check out Sqworl! Simply set up your account, create a new group, and begin cutting and pasting URLs of the websites you want to group. Sample Sqworl on animal websites for student research. You can simply share the link and students access the websites you want them to use without typing in URLs.

Pic-Collage is available across all platforms as a simple and easy photo editing tool to create beautiful layouts.

EdPuzzle is the perfect tool for allowing students to watch and engage with videos while the teacher gathers data throughout the lesson. As teachers dabble into the flipped classroom philosophy, EdPuzzle is the perfect enhancement tool for videos to be watched at home instead of eating up valuable class time.

MSQRD (Masquerade) is automatic selfie video recording app where your students can put on a mask and tell a story as a character. When they are finished it will save to photos where you can export it to Seesaw, Google Drive, any place you can share photos! And it’s so fun! Try it out.

A collection of sites to help students learn dissection without physically performing one.

4D Interactive Anatomy lets you tilt, rotate, and dissect real human specimens online. Try the free trial to see how you can remove layers of the anatomy to reveal muscles, bones, and organs.

Rewordify allows students to paste a link and get back a version with simpler words and sentence constructions. When students hover over highlighted areas the original, richer text shows up so they can gradually build their vocabulary and familiarity with difficult texts.

Create trading cards based upon people, places, objects, events, or concepts.  Via ReadWriteThink

I am a text block. Click edit button to add a description of the mobile- or web-based application.

I am a text block. Click edit button to add a description of the mobile- or web-based application.

Start your child reading with the free Lite version of this phonics-based interactive game in Bob Books. Even very young children love the simple drag-and-drop interface. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read. Each game level increases the challenge just enough to keep your child engaged and acquiring new reading skills. Bob Books Reading Magic will show your child how to:
-Make the connection between letters and sounds.
-Sound out simple words.
-Spell the words they’ve read.

Kodable produced these standards to help teachers know what they should be helping students learn now that classroom teachers do most of the computer time. Standards include programming & communication, social emotional learning, everyday connections, and computational thinking and programming concepts. Here is a great teacher blog to explore to set up your technology lessons in your classroom.

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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