February 2020 Agenda—Grafton, Wisconsin

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

Announcements

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

2. CUW is offering a SKetchUP class beginning March 6th.

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!

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

Screencasting

Screencastify – Free screen recorder extension for Chrome. Capture, edit and share screencasts. No software download required. Works on Mac, Windows and Chromebooks.  See some examples of how to use in the classroom.

50 Ways To Use Screencastify in the Classroom

Green Screen

Easy-to-Use Green Screen App by DoInk enables the creation of green screen effects on iPhone and iPad.  Simply get some green fabric from Hobby Lobby and film students in front of it with pictures and topics in the background.

Project Ideas include, historical locations, weather map, diagrams of the human body, Bible stories, etc.

Another Green Screen Tutorial for DoInk.

Sample Video on President’s Day

Stop Motion Video

Stopmotion videos can be made using Google Slides!  Click HERE for instructions!

Ditch That Textbook

 

 

Sticky Note sample

Video Resources

For example: Math
The Great Eight:Free School – YouTube
Math : Kahn Academy–Khan Academy
History : Hip Hughs History– Hip Hughes History — the whole of American history for schools
Geography: 
Video Encyclopedia–Mashpedia Video-Encyclopedia
Computing for little ones….–Planet Nutshell’s Videos on Vimeo

Here are tons more sources of  videos that you can use in class!

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

Educreations is a simple tool to use! Change backgrounds, 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 made by my daughter, Jaden, using Educreations.  She was about 5 when she made this video about a cow.  Keep it short, less than 4 minutes for teaching and 1 minute for students demonstrating learning, and it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Blabberize

Tutorial

Free online

Stop Motion Studio is the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!
iMovie Trailer Planning Sheets. Take pictures or video to fill in each box. Add text. Produce! Share! Also take videos in iMovie and edit.

Explain Everything

Animate your thinking

Free basic account for teachers (up to 3 projects)  OR  $2.99 for the app

My Simple Show

Free for education

Up to 50 students

Simply sketch a character, then select the character and move it across the screen. It automatically records as an animation movie.
Chrome, Android, iOS, Web
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.
Chrome, Android, iOS
Superbook is an amazing online Bible that reads the whole Bible to students, features quality videos of stories, games to learn and go beyond, and questions and answers to help students develop in the faith.
Chrome, Android, iOS, Website

iMovie Trailer Planning Sheets. Take pictures or video to fill in each box. Add text. Produce! Share! Also take videos in iMovie and edit.

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!

Create authentic-looking text message conversations!  Very easy to use and extremely detailed and customizable!

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!

Project Development

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

Wendy – mrs.kretsch@gmail.com

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