February 2020 Agenda—Munster, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

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12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”

15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.

17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”

18 “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.

19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.

#1 Are they praying that you will be the one to “draw water for their camels?”

#2 How can we who know something about computers not only give them a drink but also drawn for their camels(er kids)?

What can we pray for this morning?


1. The next workshop date is scheduled for April 7.


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. 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

Do Not Reinvent the Wheel—–Use somebody else’s!

Direct instruction via VOD        Screen Casting by Bradley Bourbonnais High School Bio flip

They can watch the explanation again and again and again.

They can see someone else’s lovely face or voice.

they can get practice assigned.

and get rewarded for it.

and try as often as it takes

For example: Math

Or Hip Hughes History

How about you just make play lists for your class?

or Mrs Ks Fifth grade

Where to Start?

The Flipped Classroom For Little Ones?

How to Flip your class by Hip Hughes

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

Seven kinds of videos for School

One take or First Take

Use your phone, use your camera,Go pro, drone, their phones, a document camera

The camera and mic on your laptop/Chromebook —

 iMovie  Your iPad– camera app 

With smart page recorder or Active inspire recorder– explain and record as you go along! Smart Notebook, Activinspire,

And a stop at Five Below!

#1 –The Camera app on your phone,iPad, Tablet, 

#1 SeaSaw


#1 iMovie

#2 Adobe Spark — How to use Spark

#3-$200/30 –WeVideoTechnology Resources for Kentfield Teachers —  for androidfor web,


A new one      Headliner – A Good Alternative to Adobe Spark Video

FilmoraGO – android

Slide and Audio

Google Photos– Explained

Slides and We Video

sharalike | Life’s moments deserve to be shared– audio slide shows–How to create an audio slideshow on Sharalike – YouTubehttps://sharalike.com

White Board

6 online White Board Apps

6 iDevice apps for White Boards

Lensoo create apple or android —

Educreations iDevice




ABCya Animation for kids



Sockpuppets for ios

5 options for creating animations on a Chromebook


#1 Nimbus Screenshot–Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast – Chrome Web Store

#2 Screencastify —Screencastify

#3 Screencast -o- matic —Screencastomatic


Smart page recorder

Activinspire–Tools / More Tools / Screen Recorder

7 super screencasting activities for schools

Green Screens

3 powerful green screen apps for creating


Hands-On Green Screen Movie Effects

Cue Prompter

Paper Slide Video

Screen casting by You

Mom and Dad can see the explanation.

They can play it as often as they need to and get it at their own pace.

Use Google Forms to create flipped lessons!


Video for the classroom by students

Wait a minute… what if the students made the videos?

For the younger grades?

For the congregation?

Video made by you and your students.
They show they can explain it .
They show that they understand it.
They can organize their thoughts.
They can write.
They can create.
They can express.
they can post  for class, for school, for parents, for grandparents, for world!

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

Streaming Guidelines

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

BBC Skillwise Speaking and Listening skills Even though it says for adults don’t let that stop you from checking this out! The BBC’s Skillswise website offers activities for practicing skills in language arts and math. The section of the site that could be useful in the classroom is the speaking and listening section. The speaking and listening section contains  lessons and activities to develop a specific skills. Those skills are listening for specifics, communication skills, formal and informal speaking, and giving presentations. Each section has an introductory video followed quizzes and interactive games in which students test their skills.

What’s Old may be new again: Dictionary.com

The book we all had to buy in college for methods of PE is now basically free on line. Plan your lessons using the authors free site! Hundreds of activities and games and lesson plans done for you just choose and copy or print. The author of the book, Dynamic Physical Education, we all had for college methods of physical education courses has essentially made the books resources and it companion edition of lesson plans, unit plans, and year plans available online for free!I used this book as my PE bible for the 20 years that I taught PE classes. The lessons and plan break down by grade levels – useful from grades K-8. This link takes you to the web site.

20 sites for students who say, “I don’t have anything to do.” When students are done with an assignment or project, how can they spend extra time wisely? These sites give them something academic to chew on.


One Last Thing:

Dear teacher overwhelmed by technology …

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


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