February 2020 Agenda—Holt, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Devotion

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 26.

2. MANS One Michigan One Mission Conference Oct 15 and 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.

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

People across the globe upload 48 hours of video to YouTube every minute, which translates to nearly eight years of content every day! Many of our students will shortly know how to “Get rich on YouTube.” We have middle school students talking about how many views and subscribers they have. They know the importance of creation. Giving them the opportunity to create a video for school is not only a great teaching tool it can also be used as a promotion for your school.

Screencasting

A screencast is a recording of what is on the presenter’s computer screen. It often has narration that goes along with it Screencasting can be used to show a specific process on a computer software. The example below is a screencast that I created to show our Church Council members how to access our Google Drive.

When I create screencasts I use SMART software. You can also use Screencast-o-Matic. I have also been using XRecord on my phone to record the Snapchat videos my husband sends me. You can see in the video below that it uses your microphone so it will pick up ambient sounds but as long as your phone volume is all the way up you shoud not hear it.

Green Screen

Green Screen has been used for years (think TV News Weather). This type of recording can be used to replace the background with exciting new backgrounds. I brought my iPad so that we can do a couple of videos. I have the most experience with this app (Green Screen by Do Ink). I also tried out Chroma Key (Beta) for Android. Let’s make some Green Screen Videos!

Stop Motion Video

Stop Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to bring objects to life on screen. It is done by moving an object small amounts while filming a frame per increment. Who has seen any of the Lego Movies? The app Lego Movie Maker is a cool way to make a stop motion movie!

Student Tutorial

Many of my students regularly watch tutorials on YouTube to learn things like how to advance in a video game or do a dance move, and they’re eager to make this type of video to share with their friends. Tutorials are a great way for students to show a deep understanding of a skill, practice, or concept. They not only know how to do something but can teach others how to do it. (https://www.edutopia.org/article/student-created-videos-classroom)

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

Educators and students turn to Screencast-O-Matic for easy screen recording and video editing.

Screen Recorder – XRecorder helps you capture smooth & clear screen videos, screenshots in the easiest way. Just with a tap on the floating window, you can record HD video tutorial, video calls and videos that can not be downloaded even.

LEGO® Movie Maker gives kids everything they need to make awesome LEGO movies

Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and photos. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results.

Choma Key (Beta) allows you to take a photo or select one from your gallery with a green screen and add a custom background using the chroma key effect.

Upload and store videos

Quick video of a talking avatar you design.

Combine visuals, sounds, voice, and video to create how-tos or movies; free or fee.

Live stream videos from your classroom.

Collaborative way to record on mobile devices and edit on desktop or Chromebooks.

Backgrounds, music, and text are blended into a movie

Create videos online

Add your voice to any video and share

Formerly GoAnimate. Vyond allows you to blend backgrounds, music, and text into a movie with drag-and-drop pieces and animated characters

Toontastic lets you create animated stories by selecting setting and characters, then using your voice to tell the story as you move the characters. Select Historical Films, Mysteries, Social Studies, School Reports, Documentaries, and more! Look fabulous.

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

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