February 2019 Agenda—Arlington Heights, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


‘Draw’ a simple picture or word here that describes your mood today!  Be prepared to share!

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How is Holy Spirit is a powerful force in our lives?

Micah  3:8

But as for me, I am filled with power,

with the Spirit of the Lord,

and with justice and might,

to declare to Jacob his transgression

and to Israel his sin.


How can videos be an instructional and encouraging tool for transformation?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:
The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th. (happy  spring break!)
Tech 2019 – Springfield, May 7th
 Find a local EdCamps
ChromeCamp (Saturday March 9th)
ISTE  June 23-26, Philadelphia
 2.  Please encourage colleagues to register for next year!  https://tec21connect.com/registration/
3. 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?

Breakfast Bytes


1. Discover the educational value of student-created video activities.

2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Design a student-centered project or assessment involving student and the use of video.

4. Be a resource to another teacher by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.

Video Creation

Why video in the classroom?
  • Benefits?
    • Creation vs. consumption
    • When you can teach others, you really KNOW it
    • Video allows for reflection – and reiteration/reviewing
  • Challenges?
    • Proper usage
    • Posting/sharing
    • Knowing when to ‘shoot the engineer’ and move on to final product can be challenging


screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.

Green Screen

Helpful info:

“Chroma-keying is the process of isolating a single color or brightness value in an electronic image and then making that value transparent in post-production, allowing another image or footage to be placed “beneath” the color that’s been blanked out. Although green is used so often that “green screen” and “chroma key” have become almost interchangeable, any color will work. Green is the go-to because it doesn’t match any natural skin tone or hair color, meaning no part of an actor will be edited out through chroma key.”


Digital Storytelling

 “…it can be for developing confidence, voice and deeper learning among students. Digital storytelling involves the use of multimedia to share a narrative and has become a popular way to help students build communication skills across all subjects and grade levels.”



Stop Motion Video

Stop Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to bring static objects to life on screen. This is done by moving the object in increments while filming a frame per increment. When all the frames are played in sequence it shows movement. … Stop motion animation is almost as old as film itself.   (definition by  Techopedia) (see Brent’s example in Padlet below)

Flipped Classroom

What is it?   Video lectures at home,  homework in class, ideally allowing teachers to be available when students need them.

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when integrating video creation in the classroom?

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Best apps sorted by most downloaded, best reviews, and/or on sale

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion. … The students were using whiteboards to complete the work, then recording themselves on FlipgridHow to use Flipgrid by Richard Byrne

The interactive whiteboard platform where people share and learn without boundaries. Join from any device and collaborate both visually and audibly.

Available in Apple App store, chrome web store, and Google Play store.

fun, creative, easy to use iPad app for making green screen videos

TouchCast extends free access to Studio to K-12 public school education teachers and students.  (Starting the Free educator plan is a little tricky…check privacy laws….disclaimer: Users 13 years old and younger should always be supervised by an adult when using any TouchCast product or service.)

4 Main products:

Fabric Portal: The world’s first AI-powered video platform.

Studio: A TV studio. On your iPad.

Pitch: Create unforgettable presentations.

Academy: Learn how to pitch like a pro. From the pros.

Free screen recorder extension for Chrome – no software download required.
50 Ways To Use Screencastify in the Classroom
Available on Chromebook,  Mac, and  PC.  Free  up to 15 minutes.  Can  upgrade to Deluxe or Premier plan
Want to create movies like Wallace and Gromit or those groovy Lego shorts on YouTube? Stop Motion Studio helps you to create terrific stop action movies with a whole host of unique features. Like the frame-by-frame editor, the never get lost timeline and the sound editor.

For iOS/MAC and Android/Windows

Students can record their voice, share, and replay.  Examples  (iOS only)
Easily find educational videos from TV shows and movies to use in your lessons
Giphy allows the user to search for gifs and create them in a number of ways including from a portion of a youtube video.
By Richard Byrne, (as of March 2017).  Many links to other Chromebook resources within this article.
Create assignments, post, and track your students progress as they work at their own pace.   iPads, Chromebooks, and laptops.

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Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂

TEC21 Challenges

1. Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy which involves the use of video. Feel free to share your end product by adding it to this Padlet for others to see!

2. Be an inspiration to someone in the Google+ community by posting a comment, link, or something that your and your students have been working on.

3. Be a resource to another teacher on your faculty by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.


Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Denise Murphy

c: 630-973-6784

w: 224-387-3836 (direct line, can leave a message)

e: dmurphy@fulllieinchrist.org

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.