April 2019 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska
Begin at 9:00am
- To Wifi: Concordia NonSecure Code: TEC21Workshop
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- To each other – Grab a snack! Add a prayer request to our Padlet board below.
- Lunch in the Doghouse Grill. Please complete your lunch order before we begin so I can forward the order and it will be ready when we go to lunch at 11:30. Today’s TEC21 Special:Love Me Chicken Tenders. Served with side fries or salad & drink.
- TEC21 Agendas archived for future reference
Announcements & Review
1. Letter grades will be submitted to Concordia within the next week for those of you receiving graduate-level credit. Later in May, you will receive an email from the TEC21 Office providing you with your letter grade and letting you know when you can request a transcript from Concordia should you need one for your records.
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?
4. Harris, J., & Hofer, M. (n.d.). Activity types website.
1. Understand the value of being both a consumer and a contributor in your professional learning network.
2. Commit to being a connected, resourceful life-long learner.
3. Celebrate each other’s TEC21 achievements through today’s mini-conference format.
Here are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network:
Facebook: Stay connected with everyone by engaging with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1”. What a wonderful way to receive a life-time of support from one another. Also, please help us get the word out to as many teachers as possible about the TEC21 Workshop Program by “Liking” us on the TEC21 Facebook Page!
Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin along with hundreds of other teaches on the shared board! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know so we can add you as a collaborator.
Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.
Mini-conference Style Presentations
Time to gather your…
Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS to access everyone’s presentation links from all the workshop centers.
Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
AR Flashcards – Animal Alphabet is an app that brings augmented reality to paper flashcards to make them 3D and jump off the page! Go to the website to print the flashcards of alphabet, math facts, dinosaurs, etc., cut them out so white shows all the way around, download the app on your iPad or iPhone, then view the flashcard to see the animal in 3D.
Easiest way to highlight text on any webpage! Simply select text, then right click it to select the "Highlight" option.
Plum’s Creaturizer from PBS Kids is a free iOS and Android app that lets students create fun cartoon creatures then place them into outdoor settings through the use of augmented reality. The purpose of the app is to have students learn and show how the characteristics of an animal help it thrive in its environment.
Free app that lets you take pictures, video, or provided icons and arrange them into a quick movie. Use microphone, background music, or both. Add text if you want. Quick finish to a Nature Scavenger Hunt!
PBS produced 60-second videos on each president. It’s a fun way to summarize each presidency. Could your students then make their own 60-second video on a topic you are studying and share!
Google Tour Builder allows you and your students to input locations and create a tour. At each location you can upload up to 25 pictures or videos! What a vacation idea! Or book idea!
Free website filled with lots of creative, techie ways to end a school year! This is for you, teacher!
K-12 Literacy: Classroom resources, student interactivities by grade level. Classroom resources, student interactivities by grade level. Parent & after school resources. We looked at several poetry options. Try Comic Creator for fun!
Use the summer to plan next year’s field trips! Visit the University of Nebraska State Museum website to view options for your students including: inquiry-based natural science gallery programs (PreK-12), Planetarium Shows (PreK-12), Museum Kits (PreK-12, $15/week charge), and Virtual Field Trips to let your students visit the elephants or talk to a scientist right from your classroom at no cost! Amazing resources right in our backyard!
Designed with little ones in mind, Shutterbugs was created by Smithsonian Science Education Center to help young students recognize animal movement and specific adaptations! (Pre-K – Grade 1)
Direct students and parents to this free open educational curriculum for Math, Science, English, and more. e-flex books for each subject and lots of materials. Also switch to Teacher view to see all the teacher materials. Check it out this summer!
Here are 10 of the best virtual math tools to allow students to learn, practice, and have fun with different math concepts. MathsPlayground, Geometry Pad, and Pattern Shapes are a few of my favorites!
PreK-8 Reading & Topics of Interest Summer Reads-getting ready for grades 3,4,5, free books with comprehension Beginning Reads-PreK-2- stories and comprehension Talking Points for Kids-science & other topics. Grades 4-6 FYI for Kids-2 page magazine articles, over 75 by complexity level, content area, and theme.
Teach Like a Pirate digital resources. Great book for you to read over the summer, and great activities to share with students or plan for next year’s curriculum!
Free ebooks for beginning readers. Great practice for over the summer. Books available in 35 languages.
What can students do when they’re “bored” this summer? Learn the basics of a new language! This app features short lessons in a number of different languages. Create a free account to track progress. It even offers free virtual classrooms and lessons for educators! (Grade 3+)
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂
The bestowing of award, praise and adulation.
We officially dub you TEC21 Teachers–connected, resourceful life-long learners!
1. “Pomp & Circumstance”
2. Presentation of “diplomas”
3. Presentation of TEC21 Digital Badges
Dear TEC21 Teachers,
As educators, we all know how hard it is to keep up with the needs of students. TEC21 recognizes the extra effort it takes to learn, stretch and grow to provide Technology Enriched Classrooms. We applaud every school who has given the green light to allow teachers to participate in our workshops, and every teacher who has stepped outside his or her comfort zone to be vigorously challenged. Our goal with you is a contagious classroom full of motivated students.
You have earned this badge. We have provided it in two sizes each for school administrators and teachers. We hope you’ll proudly display it on your school website or personal classroom website.
Thank you for making a TEC21 classroom a badge of honor.
Serving Him with you,
The TEC21 Facilitators
For School Administrators
Small School Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-School-Badge-256x75.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Large School Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-School-Badge-256x256.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Small Teacher Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-Educator-Badge-256x75.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Large Teacher Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-Educator-Badge-256x256.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Final TEC21 Challenges
1. Continue to be a connected educator!
2. Continue to be a life-long learner!
3. Continue to be a resource to others!
You can complete the form below from most web browsers. If you are having difficulty, select the following link to access the Final Reflection directly – https://goo.gl/forms/BC7djs8ifonAbGgO2.
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