February 2020 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska (CUNE faculty cohort)

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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Getting Connected: TEC21Connect.com, Workshops-Agendas-February CUNE University

Celebrating what we have done so far this Spring Semester!  Our TEC21 “scrum” based on Google’s company daily check-ins where employees talk about what they’re going to do during the day. “Employees will not succeed unless they are both highly collaborative and socially accountable to each other.” Aoun, J. E. (2017). Robot-Proof, p. 39.

Take Aways from Robot-Proof: The Experiential Difference  Experiential learning integrates classroom and real-world experience, makes the entire world a potential classroom, sequence of knowledge-integration-application, co-ops, experiential learning in the residential university, the experiential liberal arts, growth mindset, free Northeastern SAIL app. to help students demonstrate growth intellectually, globally, civically, and professionally. How do or could you use experiential learning in your courses?

Proposed Schedule

Getting Connected, devotion, announcement, goals 3:30-4:00

Video Creation, make a video and share 4:00-4:40

Genius Hour  4:40-5:00

Tools & resources 5:00-5:15

Workshop (your time) 5:15-6:00


Ash Wednesday video created in Adobe Spark Video


1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 3:30-6:00PM, Thom 104.

2.Women’s basketball Conference Tournament tonight, Feb. 26, 6:00Pm at Walz Arena.

3. Men’s basketball Conference Tournament tonight, Feb. 26, 8:00PM at Walz Arena

4. Digital Learning Day, Feb. 27, 2020

5. NETA (Nebraska Ed Tech Association) Conference, March 25-27, Omaha


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


Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session. Create a session, then use the “more options” 3 dots to get a sharable link to send to a guest to join. Record the session for anyone who may have missed class. Sample screencast in Collaborate demonstrating how to make this Screencast in Blackboard Collaborate.

Green Screen

TouchCast Studio iPad app is a greenscreen app that allows your students to create a newscast or other video with video apps you can bring in: websites, pictures, calendar, Twitter, maps, etc.  Sample for President’s Day

Green Screen in iMovie Tutorial. Step by step directions to use iMovie to make green screen videos.Use Video Overlay Settings and Blue/Green Screen options. Free for Macs & iPads. Doesn’t work on Chromebook. Check here for best video options for all devices!

Video Editing

Salmon Khan TED Talk Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education Above I used EdPuzzle to crop the video from 20 minutes to 1 min. 40 seconds. You can also add video notes or a quiz. How could you see using a Flipped Classroom approach in your classroom?

iMovie Trailer

Pray and Be WatchfulStudent chapel video about Jesus in Gethsemane produced by TEC21 teacher Doni Douglass using iMovie Trailer. Published to YouTube on April 14, 2015.

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

Adobe Spark Video is a free web tool or app that 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. (app & website) Example: Depression Glass by Ted Kooser

TouchCast Studio

TouchCast Studio   Producing broadcast-quality interactive videos used to require expensive equipment and a team of professionals. With TouchCast Studio, you have the power of a high-end TV studio at your fingertips. Record a video, edit clips, and add dynamic, interactive features like soundtracks, graphics, and web pages directly from your iPad. Also a website with some features.

Ed Puzzle Easily create interactive video lessons for your students you can integrate right into Blackboard. Shorten a long video or add interactive questions into the video to keep students on the big ideas. Track students’ progress with hassle-free analytics.

With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can make videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac.


Insert instructional content on any webpage: sticky notes, questions, videos, annotations of any kind. Chrome Add-On you can click on any time to annotate online, and your students can also get the free add-on to annotate readings for your course. Example:       5 Digital Learning Day materials you can’t miss Feb. 27, 2020  Interactive Lesson Plans 

You can create small groups in Blackboard to allow students to collaborate for further learning. Create custom groups you assign, or use the random assignment feature in Blackboard. A good place to present experiment findings, responses to readings, or projects for peer feedback.

PeerMark peer review in blackboard. Students submit an assignment, then Blackboard randomly assigns the assignment to the number of peer reviewers you select, then you may grade or allow a second submission with revisions. 

9 New Ways to Use Flipgrid in the Classroom. If you haven’t tried this video tool yet, you need to. Great for discussions in online or face to face classes in all subjects. Great way to preserve discussions for students who are absent too.

Try this simple website to add your student’s voice to any project. They can explain procedures, discuss their project, and if you display the saved recording as a QR code, you can post it directly on the project to hear the student explain it in his/her own words: making thinking visible.Vocaroo example

Check out this article for more ideas for using Vocaroo in the classroom.

Writing and grading essays using AI: Are Algorithmically Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity? 

Learn about ways students can spin articles they find online to look like their own work and avoid plagiarism detection. AI can grade essays for instructors, now can generate papers for students.

Floop is a web app that saves teachers time and helps students see the value in feedback. Students get the feedback they need, when they need it. Give feedback 4x faster than traditional methods with a digital dropbox and comment banks.

This database includes articles, lesson plans and primary sources from the National WWI Museum and Memorial and our partners around the world, presented in collaboration with the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

A possible assignment for student research on ecosystems from links to suggested resources to  guidelines for their presentation with a rubric for grading. A good example of PBL.

To use VidReader to generate a transcript simply head to the site then paste in the URL of the YouTube video that you want to create a transcript of. VidReader will then generate a transcript and display it on a page alongside the original video. The transcript is time-stamped so that you can click on it to jump to a section of the video. Below the video on the transcription page you’ll find a link to share the transcript. And if you sign into VidReader (accounts are free) you can download a PDF of the transcript.

Just go to classtools.net/hotspot/ then click the upload button at the bottom of the page then upload the image that you want to annotate. Once your image is uploaded simply click on it wherever you want an annotation to appear. Click the save button when you are finished adding all of your annotations. When you click save you’ll be prompted to pick a password for your project, remember that password if you want to be able to go back and edit your annotations later. Click the embed button to get an embed code, a QR code, and a URL for your annotated image.

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


Dismiss at 2:00pm

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Laurie Friedrich

email: Laurie.Friedrich@cune.edu

Twitter: @FriedrichLaurie

Blog: http://laurieteachingblog.blogspot.com/ 

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