February 2019 Agenda—Shawnee, Kansas

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Connecting… Round Robin: 1-1-1-1-1

  • 1 – Word to describe your family

  • 1 – Thing you loved as a child

  • 1 – Favorite show/movie/book you love

  • 1 – Favorite vacation of all time

  • 1 – Moment when you loved being a teacher


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Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 9am-2pm.


  • LEA Convocation – October 10-12, 2019, St. Louis, MO.


  • Kim Sutton of Creative Mathematics is coming to Kansas City on March 26!  If you have the opportunity, don’t walk, RUN to her 1 day conference! You won’t be disappointed!  Sign up here!


  • Washburn University Stem Conference – Friday, March 15, 2019.  Only $25!!  Click here for a link to register.


2.   Continue to move on this technology use continuum:

I’ve heard of it – I’ve seen it – I’ve used it – I’ve created with it – I’ve used it with my students – I’ve had my students create with it​.



3. Taking TEC21 for graduate credit confirmations: Daniel & Justin



4. 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


Screencastify is a web-based tool that let’s you record on-screen activity for short tutorials, visual presentations, and communicate while you demonstrate! Free 15 minute recordings of screen only or video camera of speaker in corner with screen. Publish to YouTube or save as a video file.

Green Screen –

Easy-to-Use Green Screen 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 it: historical location, weather map, diagram of human body, etc.  Green Screen Tutorial for Do Ink. Sample Do Ink video on President’s Day Make a simple green screen background by covering a door with green construction paper, felt, cloth, or plastic table cloth, or paint one wall green! Or try TouchCast Studio on iPad 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

Digital Storytelling

My Simple Show transforms any text into an animated video you will love.  The website adds graphics based on the text you enter or you can change the graphics that you want.  It has never been easier to create your own explainer video.


Stopmotion Video is a fun and interesting way to have students create stories using the same animation process of frame by frame shooting that students see in animated cartoons and movies.  The process of creating a stopmotion video is a very innovative and creative process.

Stop Motion Video

Here is a website for the basics of Stop Motion Video.  It can be very time consuming, thus very frustrating for some students.  Just try a very short dance move or sequence of motions! Maybe you want to have your figure do some kind of action verb, the students have to decipher what action is being done!

I am a text block. Click edit button to build out any additional topics.

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

Creative Mathematics is a leading educational consulting company that has provided over 30 years of teacher training workshops and instructional materials. Creative Mathematics presents one-day and multiple-day workshops along with video classes, which offer college credit. Our expert presenters offer exciting classes and the thousands of teachers who attend our workshops each year comment on both the high quality and practicality of the material. And it’s material that can be implemented immediately. All seminars offered by Creative Mathematics are prepared using standards-based content. Each of the presenters offer independent staff development training for school districts, which are individually tailored for your specific needs. Creative Mathematics offers books, music, dice and math manipulatives. Our materials are exclusive to Creative Mathematics and are both entertaining and powerful tools that can help improve your teaching. The items we offer in our catalog and online store are classroom tested, practical tools that will enhance and strengthen your curriculum.

With Chatterpix, you can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. 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!

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!

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 are two YouTube videos to guide you through the process.

video 1

video 2


Here is a sample of a finish product.

Captivate… Engage… Explain! Amazing videos and presentations created with PowToon!

Fabulous photos from the Library of Congress to use in videos!  Search the thousands of topics and choose one that works best for you!
Here’s another destination to receive fantastic images – this time…NASA!! Enjoy!
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!

Vocaroo allows you to make and share simple recordings!

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.

We’re all familiar with Scholastic Book Order and the famous Scholastic Book Fair, but did you know that Scholastic also has a HUGE variety of teacher lesson plans and other teaching tools?!  Check it out here!

Teach your students using their favorite TV shows and movies!  How fun is this!?!?

Pixton is an awesome website that allows you students to make copies!  Simply click and drag images to story boards for a fun way to review a multitude of topics!
Photopeach creates slide shows from your photos!
Carl Azuz is the anchor of CNN 10, a 10-minute digital news show that explains global news to a global audience.

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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

Lori Leonardi

Trinity Lutheran School, Atchison, KS



Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.