February 2020 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Devotion

The Passion Story
Create a Diamante Poem about Jesus….

Diamante Poem

That’s My King!

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd.

2. EdCamp St. Louis is February 29th at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

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.

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

Student Created Videos

The Power of Student Created Video

Discussion Points

Increased retention.

Encourage Creativity.

Assessment- Students share what they know.

Sharing- Students get to be teachers by sharing videos inside and outside the classroom.

What are some practical ways to integrate video projects into your curriculum? Click to take a look!

I am a text block. Click edit button to build out your 2nd sub-topic.

Flipped Classroom Model
Paper Slide Videos
Tools for Student and Teacher Video Creation

1) Movie Trailers – Imagine using this for a book report!

2) ScreenCast Lesson – Ready to FLIP your classroom? Record your screen as you teach something.

Free Tools:

Screencast-O-Matic A web-based tool

Screencastify Works on Chromebooks

Quicktime Do you have a Mac? You have quicktime.

3) Music Based Teaching – (For you extroverts) Think that nobody writes good songs about Graphing Exponential Functions anymore? Think again.

How to Set it Up (video)

STUDENT (and Teacher) EXAMPLES

Where do I find these cool songs? MATH SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES LANGUAGE ARTS

Hands on Project

Work with a partner to create a short video. Concentrate on making a one shot video with very little or no editing. Choose one of the options below:

  1. Create a paper slide video.
  2. Use one of the ideas from the discussion points above as an idea for a video.
  3. Create a short video for use in the “flipped classroom”.

School Video Recorder    (allows recording from webcam and saves to google drive)

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

Answer Garden creates word clouds on the fly for brainstorming.

BigHugeLabs uses pictures for a variety of classroom projects.

Classhook can be used to teach your students using their favorite TV shows and movies.

Vocaroo allows students to make and share simple recordings.

Google Earth Web is an online version of Google Earth that works with chromebooks.

Giphy allows the user to search for gifs and create them in a number of ways including from a portion of a youtube video.

Generate random emojis to start a story.

Free online jigsaw puzzles including the ability to create your own puzzle from a picture.

Create a custom search engine that limits students to searching in chosen sites.

In Talk to Books, when you type in a question or a statement, the model looks at every sentence in over 100,000 books to find the responses that would most likely come next in a conversation. The response sentence is shown in bold, along with some of the text that appeared next to the sentence for context.

Word association games powered by artificial intelligence.

An online news magazine for students.

Create and print or find already made word searches.

Will robots replace your job?

Create a fake text message conversation.

Project Development

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

My Contact Info

Mike Kratzer
mjkratzer@gmail.com
@mkratzer
314-392-8734

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