February 2019 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

  • To Wifi:  Concordia NonSecure Code:  TEC21Workshop
  • How to get to today’s agenda:  https://tec21connect.com/agenda/february-2019-agenda-seward/
  • To each other – Grab a snack! Thank you to Amanda for providing! Add a prayer request to our Padlet board below.
  • Lunch in the Doghouse Grill. Please complete your lunch order before we begin so I can forward the order and it will be ready when we go to lunch at 11:30. Today’s TEC21 Special: Turkey bacon Quesadilla: Chopped Turkey and bacon, with Pepper Jack Cheese, inside of your favorite tortilla Wrap. Served with salsa and sour cream; with side fries or salad & drink.
  • Group Sharing of Technology Integration: What is one technology project you tried tried in the classroom? How did it go? Do you have a student sample to show?


That’s My King -Dr. S.M. Lockridge     YouTube credit

The Passion of the Christ

Write a Diamante Poem about Jesus starting and ending with either synonyms or antonyms.

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 28. Let’s finalize the date. Doodle Poll Results
  • Nebraska State Literacy Associatiion Conference, February 21-22.
  • 3rd Annual Plum Creek Breakfast and Books, featuring Molly Bang, David Small, & Sarah Stewart. Saturday, March 16. Breakfast buffet begins at 8:30am, keynote, book sales, autographing, and more! Register here
  • NETA Spring Conference, Omaha. March 27-29. Register here
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

2. Google+ closes on April 2, 2019. We will lose access to that TEC21 community, however we are looking into something to take the place of Google+ as our online community. I will still be available to contact (see contact information at the bottom). You can still share ideas and ask questions through TEC21 Facebook, Pinterest, & Twitter.

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? Did you meet your short term goal?

Breakfast Bytes

1. Salmon Khan TED Talk Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education Above I used EdPuzzle to crop the video. You can also add video notes or a quiz. How could you see using a Flipped Classroom approach in your classroom?

2. Best Screencasting programs for Windows & Mac

3. Overview of Screencasting tools for mobile devices

4. Digital Learning Day February 28, 2019


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 Creation using iMovie Trailer

Pray and Be WatchfulStudent chapel video about Jesus in Gethsemane produced by TEC21 teacher Doni Douglass using iMovie Trailer. Published to YouTube on April 14, 2015.

Best Green Screen apps by device
Powtoon Animation

Powtoon lets you drag and drop or fill in ready made templates to create animated videos. It lets you create a type of presentation trailer with ready to go music and slides. This is my example book report from a template. Here is a trailer video format example of a 5 point presentation. Here is a trailer video of a Mission Impossible assignment you could post.

Green Screen

Easy-to-Use Green Screen Video by Do Ink app enables creation of green screen effects on iPhone and iPad. Some great student projects! Film them in front of a green screen, then insert any picture that they can tell what they learned about: historical location, weather map, diagram of human body, etc. Green Screen Tutorial for Do Ink. Sample Do Ink video on President’s Day.

Green Screen

TouchCast Studio iPad app is a greenscreen app that allows your students to create a newscast or other video with video apps you can bring in: websites, pictures, calendar, Twitter, maps, etc.  Sample for President’s Day

Green Screen

Green Screen in iMovie Tutorial. Step by step directions to use iMovie to make green screen videos.Use Video Overlay Settings and Blue/Green Screen options. Free for Macs & iPads. Doesn’t work on Chromebook. Check here for best video options for all devices!


Screencastify is a free a web-based tool that let’s you record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate! Free 10 minute recordings of screen only or videocamera of speaker in corner with screen. Publish to YouTube or save as a video file.

Educreations is a website and an app. 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). How to Create a Screencast Using Educreations tutorial

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

Adobe Spark Video is a free web tool or app that allows you to combine videos, pictures, text, and provided icons with music and audio to create a video. Here is a tutorial video to explain how. Only one component per slide. Automatically includes a list of references for images selected. Students can create these quite quickly and add their voice to tell about what they learned. (app & website)

Stop Motion Studio is the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!

WeVideo is the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere. Play around for free option. Need paid subscription to get green screen ($4.99/month)

ChatterPix Kids. Make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice to make a video. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, fancy book reports, or retellings of learning about anything. And best of all, it’s FREE!

Magisto – Video Editor and Music Slideshow Maker. Run this Google Play Store android app on Chromebooks. Also check out PowerDirector video editor app & best video maker for Chromebooks.

Push Button Writer’s Prompts. Try it now! Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute timer to get you motivated. Your first prompt appears above. To generate another, click the “get next prompt” button.

Free android video editor app in Google Play Store.

Vizmato is an easy to use Movie maker, that let’s you add filters, themes, music, effects and text to make your videos super cool. Share these videos with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Whatsapp and other social media channels!

YouTube channel of Bible Story videos on many Bible stories. Check it out!

Early Childhood list of best YouTube channels.

Games, mind, strategic activities, competition mode organized by grade level

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.

Check out this YouTube 360 channel to pan around Mars or other topics! How could your students make a 360 degree movie of your school? Perhaps put it on your website.

Ready-to-run K-12 lessons delivered through an award-winning interactive learning platform. Create your own interactive presentations by importing a Powerpoint or Google Slide deck into Nearpod and adding polls, questions, etc. Students go to Nearpod.com or the Nearpod app and type in the code you give them.

Interactive presentation format made to work with Google Suites. Add on Google Slides as an Add-On then create your presentation adding in interactive slides similar to Nearpod. Students go to joinpd.com and just enter the code you provide to join.

Where would you like to take your students on a virtual field trip for Digital Learning Day? Search for a location you study, look at street view by clicking on the person in the lower right corner, look at satellite view. For example: go to Washington DC, find the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol, White House, Martin Luther King Jr Monument. See pictures on left, go inside the White House.

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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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