January 2019 Agenda—Clinton Township, Michigan
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How was Hour of Code? Successes? Disappointments?
New in 2019?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
What race does God want us to run?
How do our races differ?
What sections of our races might overlap?
1 Corinthians 9:24-25
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
What is it we are running for?
How does this affect your race?
Let’s go share some ideas in Google Drive!
Announcements & Review
The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, February 21st.
The Science Teachers Meeting is being hosted by the science departments of Lutheran High School Northwest and Lutheran High School North. Middle school science teachers are invited to attend an evening of Newton’s Laws and pizza. Sound strange? Tell someone you know to attend January 24th, at LHN from 5:30-7:00. Preregister to firstname.lastname@example.org
#LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
Since last we met
1. 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?
2. Have you made any New Year’s Professional Growth Resolutions? They might come in handy for “Celebration Day” in May. Share with the person next to you. Maybe you can become an accountability partner with someone to help each other succeed. 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!”
3. 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.
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? (11ish?)
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.
bubbl.us is a creative, collaborative space for students to brainstorm ideas. It can be shared to others much like the Google doc we worked on earlier. I’ve created a mind map for us to collaborate on. I’ll share it to you while you get your thinking caps on!
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when students are collaborating on projects with others?
Privacy & Security
Relationships & Communication
Digital Footprint & Reputation
Self-image & Identity
Creative Credit & Copyright
Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
This educational blog by Richard Byrne is my favorite goto when researching a specific topic You can use his search box to search either Google or better yet, his blog. Mr. Byrne researches and provides tutorial videos on a plethora of technology topics.
Flipgrid allows teachers to set up a site (“grid”) and pose a question via video for students or others to answer, also via video. Users respond to the initial question, with their responses becoming part of a threaded video conversation. You can create one free, then need to delete it before creating a new one.
A picture and a very short story creator!
Collaborative mind mapping: Real-time brainstorming, add images, Drive support, save mind maps as PDF, Image, .mm, text.
Read others and write your own versions of a variety of genres and receive feedback globally: anime, books, tv, cartoons, comics, games, plays, movies, and more. Explore what students are writing when they are empowered to share their work.
Imagine the power and potential of millions of people around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. I hope you will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place.
Offered by the REMC, 21 Things 4 Students is a curriculum or simply a resource for teachers to use with students to encourage proper and accurate technology use.
iOS app only. Apple likes to offer some apps free, sometimes. This app informs you about apps you might be interested in and may help you find your favorites for free!
Explore all things science at this website! Lessons, tools, collections, afterschool ideas, and news for grades K-12. Seach by area of science, grade level, type of activity, videos, and materials for students or teachers.
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Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
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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