February 2020 Agenda—Clinton Township, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…

  • To WiFi: Look for “TLC-Staff”; use password Philippians4:13 (no spaces)
  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there!
  • You can access the agenda by visiting tec21connect.com and selecting the Clinton Township.

Spiritually…✝ Devotion

If He is all this for you, then who are you as a result of who He is?  

I have also challenged my students to seek out their identity in Christ.  We then watched a student video every morning as a part of our classroom devotions.  

Socially…

Grab a marker and paper.  Spend a few minutes thinking about your identity in Christ.  Draw a picture that represents your identity in Christ. 

You will not be graded on artistic ability, but you must be prepared to share with the group!

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd.
2. MACUL Conference, March 11-13. I’m going to this one!
3.  MRA – Michigan Reading Association Conference, March 14-16.

Review

Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. Share a success, a challenge you experienced or a lesson learned.

1. Engage your students in a collaborative learning activity to enrich a lesson or unit. You might even consider teaming with another teacher on your faculty or one from anywhere around the world.
2. Post to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, or a picture of you and your students engaging in a collaborative learning activity.
3. Be a resource for one of your colleagues at your school by sharing a digital tool, a teaching strategy, or learning activity.
4. Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2020/2021 school year opened on January 2, 2020. Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Share with them the value of connecting with other teachers serving in Lutheran schools and the impact it’s having on you and your students. Thank you for supporting our mission and vision and being an ambassador for TEC21! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Goals

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 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

Screencasting

screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration.

Educators and students turn to Screencast-O-Matic for easy screen recording and video editing. Videos are used in the classroom for flipped/blended learning, student assignments, two-way mentorship and more!

Screencastify is the #1 free screen recorder for Chrome. No download required. Record, edit and share videos in seconds. Videos autosave to your Google Drive

A Great Update to Screencastify

(For Mac computers: Quicktime works great too!)
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

Stop Motion Video

Stop Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to bring static objects to life on screen. This is done by moving the object in increments while filming a frame per increment. When all the frames are played in sequence it shows movement. … Stop motion animation is almost as old as film itself.   (definition by  Techopedia)

Student Created Videos

Pray and Be WatchfulStudent chapel video about Jesus in Gethsemane produced by Doni Douglass using iMovie Trailer. Published to YouTube on April 14, 2015.
How-to Videos
Faith Statement
7th Grade Sample
Tec21 Student – Created by Mark Brown

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

Genius Hour

TEC21 provides the opportunity for educators to explore technology tools and implement those into a meaningful project that enhances their current pedagogy and content. This gives educators the opportunity to make choices based on their interests and adapt those to benefit students. This concept is a natural pairing with Genius Hour. 
Genius Hour Unit 4: Learn and Explore
Follow your plan for your project. Answer any questions you may have through personal research or by asking a colleague. Investigate and explore your options. Begin with those first few steps as a guide for development. Be sure to record your roadblocks and resolutions as well as your golden moments in the process.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Digital Tools & Resources

Teachers at St. Peter are getting quite excited about Prodigy.  Struggling math students can compete against each other, we have even caught them playing this during recess and free time!
Educreations. “Best screencasting tool I use because it’s so easy. Change background, 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 I made using Educreations to demonstrate how to create a screencast. Keep it short, less than 4 minutes for teaching and 1 minute for students demonstrating learning, and it doesn’t have to be perfect.” – Laurie Friedrich
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! Free 15 minute recordings of screen only or videocamera of speaker in corner with screen. Publish to YouTube or save as a video file. Or try a similar tool Screencastify as a Chrome Add-On with 10 minute recordings.
Khan Academy has come a long way.  I used to just look them up on youtube and hope the subject I wanted was there.  This site has everything organized by topic and grade level.
Powtoon lets you drag and drop or fill in ready made templates to create animated videos.
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.
So many options for Google Sheets.  Each one comes with a demo, instructions, and the template!
Download ClipChamp to allow recording from webcam including on Chromebooks. Limited number free.
MSQRD (Masquerade) is automatic selfie video recording app where your students can put on a mask and tell a story as a character. When they are finished it will save to photos where you can export it to Seesaw, Google Drive, any place you can share photos! And it’s so fun! Try it out.
This FREE online course is aimed at all educators looking to get started using digital storytelling to engage students, and learning to tell compelling digital stories with Adobe Spark. The course is self-paced, so you can learn at your own speed, and should take no longer than 3 hours to complete.
Godtube is a Christian themed video collection.  It is searchable and I have used it to find both videos for devotions and music videos.
Select images from these free-to-use pictures for your videos. A good practice is to right click on the image and put the URL below the picture or at the end of the project to teach students about copyright.
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!
Lesson planning, differentiation, and curriculum ladders!  No science yet, but it promises it is coming soon!
Looking for a great use for that NWEA data?  Plug in your students/classes math scores here, the site will then suggest areas to work on and even provide examples and student work!

Project Development

This is your time to create!!
Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.
Design a student-centered project or assessment involving student and the use of video.
This project or activity could be used for your celebration day demonstration!

How to Obtain 3 Graduate-level Credits Through Your TEC21 Experience

Will you be needing to renew your teaching license soon? Are you wanting to advance a step on your school’s salary schedule? Are you thinking about pursuing a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider applying to Concordia University, Nebraska, to receive three graduate-level credits for your TEC21 experience. There is no additional work that is required of you and the process is simple. The online application is open now and runs through May 1, 2020. Follow these four short steps to apply:

      1. First, select the “Apply Here” link below to create an account.
      2. Next, complete the fields. Where it asks for Academic Level, select “Non-Degree Coursework”. Where it asks for Entry Term, select “Summer Semester 2020”. After completing the remaining fields, select “Create Account”.
      3. Now, check your email for confirmation that your application came through successfully.
      4. Lastly, select the link provided in the confirmation email to make your online payment in the amount of $240 ($80/credit hour) using a debit or credit card.
      5. That’s it! You’re done!

On June 1, transcripts will be available upon request. If you ever have questions regarding how these three graduate-level credits could be applied to a master’s degree program in the coming years, contact Anna Boriack, Director of Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Innovation Specialist. She will be happy to help you. Her email address is anna.boriack@cune.edu. Concordia University, Nebraska is a ministry partner of TEC21, so they may email you from time to time to share opportunities of how these credits could be applied toward graduate-level programs they offer.

Please note: The opportunity detailed above is optional. Additionally, all TEC21 participants will receive a certificate on the final workshop day stating 35 professional development hours have been completed through the TEC21 Workshop Program. How state board of education departments and the 35 LCMS districts recognize these 35 hours of professional development vary from state to state and district to district. (For example, see how the Kansas District’s (of the LCMS) Licensure Renewal has a distinct process in place for the teachers serving in this district.) So, be sure to contact your respective state’s board of education department or your LCMS district office if you have any questions on how to renew your certificate or license using your TEC21 experience!

TEC21 Challenges

1. Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy involving the use of video.
2. Post to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you and your students or a link to a completed project your students created.
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.
4. Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2020/2021 school year opened on January 2, 2020. Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Share with them the value of connecting with other teachers serving in Lutheran schools and the impact it’s having on you and your students. Thank you in advance for being an ambassador for TEC21 and supporting our vision and mission for the sake of the Gospel! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

March is long…

My Contact Info

Contact me if you need anything throughout the month!
Jason Murray
Email at: jmurray@splcs.net
Phone/Text to (586)-413-1276
twitter: @sciguysplcs
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