February 2020 Agenda—La Mesa, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
Network: CLS Staff
Password: !CLS!-1Timothy1:11-$cls$
How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
Sharing for the day – Share one way you have used technology in your classroom this past month.

Devotion

Announcements

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

2. CUE Conference in Palm Springs – March 19-21

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

Skip ahead to 1:04 for the start of the tutorials.

Here’s a link to the full playlist of Kevin’s channel for the 10 tutorials.

Screencastify – Free screen recorder extension for Chrome. Capture, edit and share screencasts. No software download required. Works on Mac, Windows and Chromebooks.

Screencastify has their own classroom resource link which is a collection of everything you’ll need to get the most out of Screencastify.  Check out the various pieces at this link.

Screencastify Education Resources

See some examples of how to use in the classroom.

Green Screen
Stop Motion Video
Paperslide Video

The Paperside Video. Rapid Video Creation for the Classroom by Dr. Lodge McCammon

PowTown

Powtoon lets you drag and drop or fill in ready made templates to create animated videos. Here are 11 PowToon uses for the classroom.

Pear Deck

Interactive, engaging Pear Deck presentations stimulate discussion with formative assessment in real time. Google Slides Add-On. Create slides where students input short answers or numbers, explore websites, or answer multiple choice questions. Displays student responses anonymously. When you close the session it saves student responses in a spreadsheet. Let’s try it out! joinpd.com  Works like Nearpod. Now try making your own Pear Deck using this tutorial.

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark Video allows you to combine videos, pictures, text, and provided icons with music and audio to create a video. Here is a tutorial video to explain how. Only one component per slide. Automatically includes a list of references for images selected. Students can create these quite quickly and add their voice to tell about what they learned.I am a text block. Click edit button to build out any additional topics.

The Flipped Classroom

Flipping the non flippable classes

For the flipped classroom! Change what you do in class

Watch the lecture—-

help with the home work or
lab or
group experience or
discussions

Tools for Video Production

Here’s a list of the things we talked about regarding tools for recording.

Zax Sound Mic for iPad, etc.

Tripod Mount for Smartphone – You can search out your specific phone to get one that works.

Blue Snowball Microphone – This is the microphone brand (I couldn’t find the exact one) that Mike uses for recording on Screencastify

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.  Answer Garden is a simple Web 2.0 tool used for getting feedback from a group. It can be used in grades K-12 to determine the knowledge level of students on a given topic. No registration is required. … Students simply key in their answers to your question or click on existing answers to create a word cloud of answers.

Vocaroo allows students to make and share simple recordings.

BigHugeLabs uses pictures for a variety of classroom projects.

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

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

Push Button Writer’s Prompts. Try it now! Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute timer to get you motivated. Your first prompt appears above. To generate another, click the “get next prompt” button.

Free android video editor app in Google Play Store.  With the Quik app, you can create awesome videos with just a few taps. Choose your favorite photos and video clips then let Quik work its magic. In seconds, it finds great moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of the music

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!

YouTube channel of Bible Story videos on many Bible stories. Check it out!

Games, mind, strategic activities, competition mode organized by grade level

Ready-to-run K-12 lessons delivered through an award-winning interactive learning platform. Create your own interactive presentations by importing a Powerpoint or Google Slide deck into Nearpod and adding polls, questions, etc.

Where would you like to take your students on a virtual field trip for Digital Learning Day? Search for a location you study, look at street view by clicking on the person in the lower right corner, look at satellite view. For example: go to Washington DC, find the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol, White House, Martin Luther King Jr Monument. See pictures on left, go inside the White House.

Web Apps for Our Younger Ones – A ton of different web resources for the younger kids (PreK – 1st).

My Simpleshow is a free tool for creating Common Craft style explanatory videos. The best aspect of My Simpleshow is the emphasis that the developers have placed on storyline planing and development.

VocabularySpellingCity is an award-winning site with ongoing introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. Our mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list. The site was launched on the web as SpellingCity in 2008 and has grown primarily through word of mouth.

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

Please do not hesitate to contact me with and question, problem or suggestion.

Joshua PayneEmail: jpayne@lutheranschool.org

Phone: 619.462.5211 Ext. 141

Cell: 619.300.6867

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