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- To today’s agenda:
- Today’s topic:
- To each other….
“I Need Thee Every Hour” Lyrics
- I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
- I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
I need Thee, oh, I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
Oh, bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.
- I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their pow’r when Thou art nigh.
- I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
- I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.
- I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
Oh, make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son.
Colissians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” As we all should.
Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
- The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, February 21st.
- SIT conference
- Feb. 9th
- Bensenville, Berwyn, Dekalb, Lake Forest, Normal
- ICE Conference
- Feb. 25-28
2. Think all the way back to November’s TEC21 Challenges:
- Did anyone participate in the Hour of Code in December?
- What happened?
- What obstacles (if any) did you and your students have to resolve?
- How did your students respond to the coding activities?
- What successes did you and your students experience?
3. Have you made any New Year’s Professional Growth Resolutions? They might come in handy for “Celebration Day” in May. Do you remember the working definitions for short- and long-term goals we shared with you back in September?
- SHORT-TERM – Some sort of technology integrating lesson or activity you want to do with your students THIS MONTH.
- LONG-TERM – A major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a website used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project based learning using a specific tool or tools. There are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”
4. In September, we shared with you ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning networks. With the start of the second semester, this would be a great time to reflect on the benefits you’ve been experiencing this year by being connected with this learning community and to begin to consider how you will remain connected once this series of face to face workshops comes to an end. We hope you have found it to be a blessing to your teaching ministry and will continue to engage with us for as long as you’re in the teaching ministry!
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Twitter: Follow the facilitators and many other educators who use this powerful communication tool to ask questions, share ideas and support and encourage one another. You can also follow hashtags such as #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd!
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Google+: Engage with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1” to ask questions and share ideas to support one another! With Google’s announcement that they’ll be shutting down these communities in 2019, we are continuing to explore how we can best continue to equip, encourage, and support one another for years to come. We’ll keep you posted!
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Facebook: Please “Like” the TEC21 Facebook Page! This will help us to grow and expand our reach to new schools and teachers and in turn impact more students! #LutheranSchoolsThrive
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Pinterest: Following TEC21’s collaborative board is another way for us to experience the benefits of being connected educators! If you want to join us by being a collaborator on this board, just click this link and start to pin–https://pin.it/ufa45k5b6lzmzp.
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Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our innovation centers.
1. Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future -Joe Ruhl TEDx Choice, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Caring
2. Collaborate with top teachers. Top IT Blogs for teachers! The 2018 Top 50 Must Read K12 IT Blog list is here via @EdTech_K12
3. Collaborating Across a District – or a Country: Digital Tools Enable Teachers to Share Resources and even Co-Teach with peers anywhere
1. Discover the value of collaboration.
2. Explore collaborative tools and resources to use with your students.
3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school. SHARE TIME!
Digital Storytelling training by Adobe, free, uses Spark
Mystery Skype Call
Have you ever Skyped or Face Timed with family or friends? Ever joined in on a Google Hangout?
There are a variety of ways to virtually connect your students with other people outside your classroom walls in real time. What kinds of learning possibilities does this technology afford us to do in the classroom? Let’s discuss. Let’s explore. Let’s collaborate with another innovation center!
Tips for a successful Mystery Skype experience:
Find a teacher who wants to do a Mystery Skype also.
Skype with each other first (without students) to practice using the platform and to plan for the activity.
Prepare your students with how the activity works, make assignments for the various roles, and GO FOR IT!
Many supplemental resources can be found on the web to help plan for a successful lesson. Here are a couple to get you started:
Who’s ready to give it a try?
Other ways to use Mystery Skype (besides a map):
- Mystery element (science)
- Bible characters
- Literary characters (ELA)
- Mystery number (math)
- Fine arts – mystery artist, composer
We’ve been experiencing some loading issues from time to time with the spreadsheet below. Can you see it now? If your answer is “yes”, that’s good! If your answer is “no”, then try selecting the refresh button in the web browser and that should correct the problem. If you still don’t see it, select this link to access the document directly in Google Drive – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rdKigLeGg0oEqcQ9ff_hxxmDywk3q0sqktJHmGNilIM/edit?usp=sharing.
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when students are collaborating on projects with others?
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
Skype in the Classroom is a free community that offers live transformative educational experiences for students including Virtual Field Trips, talks from Guest Speakers, classroom to classroom connections, and live collaboration projects.
Develop, manage, and distribute course materials
Easily communicate with students
Facilitate online discussions
Record grades and attendance in our online gradebook
Create auto-graded tests and quizzes
Give parents visibility into child’s activities and progress
Collaborate or share resources via Schoology’s community groups
Use Sites to
Plan club meetings and activities
Share info on a secure company intranet
Collaborate on a team project
Stay connected with family members
Interesting read….long, but can skim through ones that catch yourattention!
Many collaborative story-telling ideas
Both physical and digital (cost) versions available.
The 50 States Digital Breakout (geared toward 4th grade)
This is just plain interesting, right? And sad (#19!)
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Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Think about setting up a Mystery Skype. Can even be with another classroom within the same building. Or with a single person you know.
Check out the resources above, including Tec21 Pinterest!
Review our past agendas – was there something that interested you and you just haven’t had time to try? Plan it!
Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂
1. Plan a collaborate learning activity which would engage your students with another teacher’s students through digital means. Share your experience!
2. Post to TEC21’s online Google+ community. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, or a picture of you and your students engaging in a learning collaborative learning activity.
3. Be of support–a resource–to one of your colleagues.
4. Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2019/2020 school year opened on January 2, 2019. Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Share with them the value of connecting with other Lutheran school teachers and the impact it’s had on you and your students. Thank you in advance for supporting our mission and vision and being an ambassador for TEC21! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd
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