February 2019 Agenda—Munster, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”

15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.

17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”

18 “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.

19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.

#1 Are they praying that you will be the one to “draw water for their camels?”

#2 How can we who know something about computers not only give them a drink but also drawn for their camels(er kids)?

What can we pray for this morning?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 4,

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?

What  I want for Father’s Day!

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

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 Flipped Classroom For Little Ones?

Flipping the non flippable classes

For the flipped classroom! Change what you do in class

Watch the lecture—-

help with the home work or  lab or  group experience or  discussions

Seven kinds of videos for School


Use your phone, use your camera,. Go pro, drone

The camera and mic on your laptop —

 iMovie  Your iPad– camera app 

With smart page recorder or Active inspire recorder– explain and record as you go along! Smart Notebook, Activinspire, your document camera,

One take


Your Phone

And a stop at Five Below!

#1 –The Camera app on your phone,iPad, Tablet, Camera, go pro, 

#1 SeaSaw

Real Quick On The Web —Free Video Converter, Compressor, Webcam Recorder | Clipchamp


#1 iMovie

#2 Adobe Spark — How to use Spark

#3-$200/30 –WeVideoarticle We Video – Technology Resources for Kentfield Teachers —  for android, for web,


FilmoraGO – android

Adobe Clip — android

Slide and Audio

Google Photos– Explained

Use These Two Google Slides Add-ons to Create Audio Slideshows

Slides and We Video

sharalike | Life’s moments deserve to be shared– audio slide shows–How to create an audio slideshow on Sharalike – YouTubehttps://sharalike.com


White Board

6 online White Board Apps

6 iDevice apps for White Boards

Lensoo create android

my simple show

Educreations iDevice




ABCya Animation for kids




5 options for creating animations on a Chromebook


#1 Nimbus Screenshot–Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast – Chrome Web Store

#2 Screencastify —Screencastify

#3 Screencast -o- matic —Screencastomatic    ScreencastO–Matic –How to for screen cast o matic


Smart page recorder

Activinspire–Tools / More Tools / Screen Recorder

7 super screencasting activities for schools

Green Screens

3 powerful green screen apps for creating


Hands-On Green Screen Movie Effects

Cue Prompter


Paper Slide Video

Screen casting by You

Mom and Dad can see the explanation.

They can play it as often as they need to and get it at their own pace.

 Use Google Forms to create flipped lessons!


Playposit helps teachers create videos to flip their classrooms. The product includes an embedded check for understanding, which students must complete before continuing on with the video, giving teachers a great formative assessment dashboard.

Video for the classroom by students

Wait a minute… what if the students made the videos?

For the younger grades?

For the congregation?

Video made by you and your students.
They show they can explain it .
They show that they understand it.
They can organize their thoughts.
They can write.
They can create.
They can express.
they can post  for class, for school, for parents, for grandparents, for world!

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

Digital Well being articles and resources

Digital well being resources from Google

Digital well being course

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Creepy web site of the month- This person does not exist.

From The Verge:”The site is the creation of Philip Wang, a software engineer at Uber, and uses research released last year by chip designer Nvidia to create an endless stream of fake portraits. The algorithm behind it is trained on a huge dataset of real images, then uses a type of neural network known as a generative adversarial network(or GAN) to fabricate new examples.“Each time you refresh the site, the network will generate a new facial image from scratch,” wrote Wang in a Facebook post. “

BBC Skillwise Speaking and Listening skills Even though it says for adults don’t let that stop you from checking this out! The BBC’s Skillswise website offers activities for practicing skills in language arts and math. The section of the site that could be useful in the classroom is the speaking and listening section. The speaking and listening section contains  lessons and activities to develop a specific skills. Those skills are listening for specifics, communication skills, formal and informal speaking, and giving presentations. Each section has an introductory video followed quizzes and interactive games in which students test their skills.

Digital Gallery Walk  Collaboration is cemented as one of the four C’s in education, right along with communication, critical thinking and creativity. When it comes to digital collaboration, one characteristic highlights almost all of our approaches.

Sitting.     A lot of sitting.     The concerns with obesity and Type 2 diabetes are well documented, along with the harmful effects of too much sitting on the brain.

How can we make a small step to get students out of their seats — and encourage them to share with an audience of their peers?

3 tips for creating a positive AR-VR experience for students. Limited devices make bringing augmented reality and virtual reality experiences into our classrooms a challenge. However, you can still get the benefit of using AR and VR with your students with only a few devices.

20 sites for students who say, “I don’t have anything to do.” When students are done with an assignment or project, how can they spend extra time wisely? These sites give them something academic to chew on.

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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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Mark Hess

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