February 2019 Agenda—Holt, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected



What have you been doing? How many snow days have you had? How is your school dealing with making up snow days?


Lent is coming.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 11.
  • March 20-22 MACUL Detroit

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

People across the globe upload 48 hours of video to YouTube every minute, which translates to nearly eight years of content every day! Many of our students will shortly know how to “Get rich on YouTube.” We have middle school students talking about how many views and subscribers they have. They know the importance of creation. Giving them the opportunity to create a video for school is not only a great teaching tool it can also be used as a promotion for your school.


A screencast is a recording of what is on the presenter’s computer screen. It often has narration that goes along with it Screencasting can be used to show a specific process on a computer software. The example below is a screencast that I created to show our Church Council members how to access our Google Drive.

When I create screencasts I use SMART software. You can also use Screencast-o-Matic.

Digital Storytelling

Back in October, we spent a whole workshop on Digital Storytelling, remember?

Stop Motion Video

Stop Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to bring objects to life on screen. It is done by moving an object small amounts while filming a frame per increment. Who has seen any of the Lego Movies? The app Lego Movie Maker is a cool way to make a stop motion movie!

Student Tutorial

Many of my students regularly watch tutorials on YouTube to learn things like how to advance in a video game or do a dance move, and they’re eager to make this type of video to share with their friends. Tutorials are a great way for students to show a deep understanding of a skill, practice, or concept. They not only know how to do something but can teach others how to do it. My students have made tutorials about things like how to code robotics projects and how to add working wheels to makerspace projects. (https://www.edutopia.org/article/student-created-videos-classroom)

Green Screen

Green Screen has been used for years (think TV News Weather). This type of recording can be used to replace the background with exciting new backgrounds. I brought my iPad so that we can do a couple of videos. I have the most experience with this app (Green Screen by Do Ink). I also tried out Chroma Key (Beta) for Android. Let’s make some Green Screen Videos!

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

Educators and students turn to Screencast-O-Matic for easy screen recording and video editing.

LEGO® Movie Maker gives kids everything they need to make awesome LEGO movies.

YouTube is a video sharing service where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos.

Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and photos. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results.

Choma Key (Beta) allows you to take a photo or select one from your gallery with a green screen and add a custom background using the chroma key effect.

Upload and store your videos.

Quick video of a talking avatar you design.

Combine visuals, sounds, voice, and video to create how-tos or movies; free or fee.

Live stream videos from your classroom.

Collaborative way to record on mobile devices and edit on desktop or Chromebooks.

Backgrounds, music, and text are blended into a movie

Create videos online

Add your voice to any video and share

Formerly GoAnimate. Vyond allows you to blend backgrounds, music, and text into a movie with drag-and-drop pieces and animated characters

Free video-remix tool boosts media literacy. MediaBreaker is an easy-to-use and free tool for teaching critical media-making and literacy.

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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

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