February 2019 Agenda—Grafton, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for APRIL.

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?

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

Student Video Creations
Pray and Be WatchfulStudent chapel video about Jesus in Gethsemane produced by Doni Douglass using iMovie Trailer. Published to YouTube on April 14, 2015
Green Screen

Easy-to-Use Green Screen App by DoInk enables the creation of green screen effects on iPhone and iPad.  Simply get some green fabric from Hobby Lobby and film students in front of it with pictures and topics in the background.

Project Ideas include, historical locations, weather map, diagrams of the human body, Bible stories, etc.

Another Green Screen Tutorial for DoInk.

Sample Video on President’s Day

Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark
Flipped Classroom

Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education – TED Talk by Salmon KahnCheck out Khan Academy for subject by grade level from K-12.

Pear Deck

Interactive, engaging Pear Deck presentations stimulate discussion with formative assessment in real time. Google Slides Add-On. Create slides where students input short answers or numbers, explore websites, or answer multiple choice questions. Displays student responses anonymously. When you close the session it saves student responses in a spreadsheet. Let’s try it out! joinpd.com  Works like Nearpod. Now try making your own Pear Deck using this tutorial.

Powtoon lets you drag and drop or fill in ready made templates to create animated videos. Here are 11 PowToon uses for the classroom.
Virtual & Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality – Google CardboardExpeditions, and a bunch of other ones!

Augmented Reality – We had examples from last time we met like Quiver.

The top 10 VR headsets

Do Not Reinvent the Wheel
1. Use somebody else’s!
They can watch the explanation again and again and again.
They can see someone else’s lovely face or voice.
they can get practice assigned.
and get rewarded for it.
and try as often as it takes
For example: Math
The Great Eight:Free School – YouTube
Math : Kahn Academy–Khan Academy
History : Hip Hughs History– Hip Hughes History — the whole of American history for schools
Video Encyclopedia–Mashpedia Video-Encyclopedia
Computing for little ones….–Planet Nutshell’s Videos on Vimeo

Here are tons more sources of  videos that you can use in class!

Check out each subject list!

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

Educreations is a simple tool to use! Change backgrounds, write while you talk, capture images and voice. Students can use to explain their process in math, or expand upon a picture story they created. Simply take a picture of the child’s work or let them work it on the iPad or laptop, then record the student’s voice explaining process. Engage students with video to capture ideas, share instantly, replay anytime. Publish current Educreations video before beginning a new one (only one new project may be worked on at a time).  Here is a sample made by my daughter, Jaden, using Educreations.  She was about 5 when she made this video about a cow.  Keep it short, less than 4 minutes for teaching and 1 minute for students demonstrating learning, and it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Screencast-O-Matic is a web-based tool that let’s you record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate! You can make a free 15 minute recording of the screen only or even put yourself into the video down in the corner. Publish to YouTube or save as a video file. Or try a similar tool Screencastify as a Chrome Add-On with 10 minute recordings.

iMovie Trailer Planning Sheets. Take pictures or video to fill in each box. Add text. Produce! Share! Also take videos in iMovie and edit.

Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad or iPhone. The app lets you combine photos and videos from the camera roll with live images from your iPad or iPhone’s camera. Featured in “Best New Apps in Education.”

TouchCast Studio app is now free! Annotate, explain and present anything easily and quickly with TouchCast Studio. Add webpages, files, images, videos… nearly anything! Then record or live stream* and share across the web. Here is an example “Presidential Debate” for fun and see how you can bring in websites, Twitter feeds, images, Google documents and more to your screencast. Realistic backgrounds allow you to film a sports clip, news clip, and more. Note that I made this screencast in front of a green screen so this newsroom background shows up. I didn’t write out a script. You don’t want to spend too much time on these screencasts to make them doable.

Download ClipChamp to allow recording from webcam including on Chromebooks. Limited number free.

Have Chromebooks? Check this list of best video tools for use on Chromebooks.We Video is the top recommended video app for Chromebook, paid premium version gives you Green Screen capabilities and templates. Check it out!

Ignite Talks are a new form of presentation. Students create 20 slides and talk 15 seconds per slide for a 5 minute talk! Honing Students’ Speaking Skills

Try in your math center to teach fractions, money, geometric shapes, math vocabulary and much more! This site offers each of these free apps as web apps, Apple apps, and Chrome apps! Click on the site and start trying these tools out! Note that you need to provide problems and feedback to students to facilitate their learning.

My Contact Info

I am a text block. Provide your teachers with your email address, link to your G+ profile, Twitter username, etc.

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.