February 2020 Agenda—Shawnee, Kansas

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Connecting… Round Robin: 1-1-1-1-1

  • 1 – Word to describe your family

  • 1 – Thing you loved as a child

  • 1 – Favorite show/movie/book you love

  • 1 – Favorite vacation of all time

  • 1 – Moment when you loved being a teacher

Devotion

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Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020.

2. Washburn University in Topka STEM Conference. Friday, March 13. Click HERE for more info.

3.  Creative Mathematics with Kim Sutton.  Click HERE for more info.

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.

Did anyone try a Mystery Google Hangout??

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 by Do Ink App Enables Creation of Green Screen Effects on iPhone and iPad  Some great student projects. Film them in front of a green screen, then insert any picture that they can tell what they learned about it: historical location, weather map, diagram of human body, etc.  Green Screen Tutorial for Do Ink. Sample Do Ink video on President’s Day Make a simple green screen background by covering a door with green construction paper, felt, cloth, or plastic table cloth, or paint one wall green! 

Stop Motion Video

 

Stopmotion Video is a fun and interesting way to have students create stories using the same animation process of frame by frame shooting that students see in animated cartoons and movies.  The process of creating a stopmotion video is a very innovative and creative process.

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

 

Add an additional center-specific topic (if needed).

Virtual Field Trips

https://www.waterford.org/resources/3-great-virtual-field-trips-for-early-learners/

Consider taking your students on a virtual field trip somewhere around the world to see experience any time period. Here you can visit Yellowstone National Parkthe Louvre Medieval Collection, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Great Wall of China, or even take a virtual walk on Mars! Try out one of these yourself! Then google a place you would like to take your students with Virtual Field trip and see if one exists!

Another fun Virtual Field Trip are the Virginia Trekkers!

 

Digital Story Telling – My Simpleshow

My Simple Show transforms any text into an animated video you will love.  The website adds graphics based on the text you enter or you can change the graphics that you want.  It has never been easier to create your own explainer video.

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

Ditchthattextbook is a website that give practical ideas to busy teachers!  Please check out this article – it has some great information that will make us feel better on those overwhelming days!

PicLits is an e-learning website that utilizes photography and word banks (keywords) to improve literacy skills via writing.

Captivate… Engage… Explain! Amazing videos and presentations created with PowToon!

Chatterpix Kids make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, fancy book reports, or retellings of learning about anything. And best of all, it’s FREE!

The winter months can see so long…..!! Break out the coding again with code.org!  This can be used as a brain break or a fun Friday afternoon activity!

Just for fun!  Online Jigsaw puzzles!  What a great idea, and students will surely be engaged!

A large collection of educational games in a variety of subject areas.

Create a newsflash for a fictional or historical event.  Can you imagine the creativity that can develop here!?

Answer Garden creates word clouds on the fly for brainstorming.

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

Lori Leonardi

Trinity Lutheran School

Atchison, KS

913-426-2481

lleonardi@trinityatchison.org

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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