April 2019 Agenda–Shawnee, Kansas

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


This is a text block should you decide to add an ice-breaker activity or questions to stimulate conversation to help teachers to get to know one another (see the FDT for ice-breakers). As the year progresses and relationships grow, this time naturally becomes a time of reconnecting to find out what’s been going on in everyone’s lives since the last workshop.


Reflecting on what Jesus did for us, make a Trading Card about Jesus!

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019.


  • Greg Tang Math Conference, July 9-11 in KC Click Here for more info.

  • Kim Sutton Creative Mathematics Conference, June 20-21 in Topeka Click Here for more info.

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…

2. Explore… to use with your students.

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

More Coding Options!

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Teachers, parents, and librarians alike have used CS First. No computer science experience needed. Instructional videos guide students through each activity, allowing you to work with students individually.

I am a text block. Click edit button to build out your 1st sub-topic.

Let’s review some quizzing sites! How have you used them in your classroom this year?

This is a text block to add additional center-specific sub-topics (if needed).

I am a text block. Click edit button to build out any additional topics.

Math Resources

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Keep the kiddos engaged using this academic gaming site. Search games by subject or grade level up to Grade 6! Available online or as an app for tablets, this is a versatile tool.  Let’s try it!

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Matific has hundreds of math games and activities for K-12. Let’s sign up for a free trial and give it a whirl today!

https://www.zearn.org/  is a free online program that helps students in kinder-5th grade receive direct instruction in math associated with Eureka Math and EngageNY curriculums.  Very easy to sign in with a Google account!  Let’s take a few moments to explore!

I am a text block. Click edit button to build out any additional topics.

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

Artsonia is a gallery of student art portfolios where young artists (grades PK-12) display their art worldwide.

Ducksters.com is a website that has a plethora of educational topics.  Simply click on the topic and read info, listen to recording, and take short quizzes.  So easy to use!

Plickers is the free card activity your students will love. Join millions and play in your next lesson.

Discover more than a million resources in the Smithsonian, create personal collections and educational experiences, and share your work. The ability to search, annotate, curate, share, and remix resources opens the door for creative use in almost every classroom. The annotation tools are easy to use and collections are completely customizable. Grades 4-12

With Classkick,  you can assign practice problems, help with handwriting, watch your students work and help them individually.

This is an amazing video showing the US, capitals, and important resources for each state!

Just like the Tour the US song, this amazing video shows all of the countries of the world!  Incredible!

ARTSEDGE  –  Online lessons and resources in the arts for all age levels.

Seesaw is an amazing digital portfolio that allows students on all devices demonstrate their learning through pictures, videos and drawings. Seesaw works on all devices and even connects with Google Drive. For grades K-12

How to make a paper handout into a digital one without typing!

Online permission slips — send to principal for approval, parents can sign and pay online.

Collaborative teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Worksheets and Activities

Do you know about Crash Course videos? They are animated videos on a variety of topics including history, literature, anatomy, psychology, biology, chemistry and more.  I use them frequently for US History!

The wall of birds is a mural of 243 hand-painted birds. Click on any one to learn about habitat, habits, and audio recording of bird’s call. Includes map highlighting where each bird can be found. Also links to world e-bird map. Perfect for studying birds this spring!

Students (or teachers…) are given clues about major cities and geographical regions of the world. By dragging the globe and scrolling in, guesses are made about the location of the place. Fun, educational, and interactive! (Upper Grades)

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

Lori Leonardi

Trinity Lutheran School



Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.