March 2019 Agenda—Phoenix, Arizona

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


Catch up with everyone!  It’s been quite a while since we last met!


Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th.

2. Let’s take this time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What happened? Were you successful? Did you come across any challenges?

Breakfast Bytes


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 student and 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


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

Tes Teach with Blendspace – This is the website that allows you to create one place for your students to go to explore resources that you put there for them.

Green Screen
Digital Storytelling

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.

An 8-year-old’s example

Stop Motion Video
Still Shot Videos

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

Little or No Prep 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)

Stop Motion Studio is the world’s easiest app to get you into stop motion moviemaking today!

Educreations is one of the best loved whiteboard apps because it is easy to use and integrate into curriculum.  It is an iPad app to create an Educreation, but it is not necessary to have the app to view the creations.  There is a premium upgrade available if you want to export your videos versus just sharing a link to watch them.

Magisto – Video Editor and Music Slideshow Maker. Run this Google Play Store android app on Chromebooks. Also check out PowerDirector video editor app & best video maker for Chromebooks.

Answer Garden creates word clouds on the fly for brainstorming.

Work on your students’ public speaking skills!  Each presenter gets 20 slides with 15 seconds per slide.

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

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

Class Hook is a search engine that utilizes popular movies and tv show clips to hook students for various topics.

YouTube channel of Bible Story videos on many Bible stories. Check it out!

CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service.  Your browser works like a teleprompter with no extra software needed.

Play with molecules!  It’s a virtual amusement park with videos, games, and lessons.

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.

YouTube 360 channel to pan around Mars or other topics! How could your students make a 360 degree movie of your school? Perhaps put it on your website.

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂

TEC21 Challenges

1. Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy which involves the use of video. Feel free to share your end product by adding it to this Padlet for others to see!

2. Be an inspiration to someone in the Google+ community by posting a comment, link, or something that your and your students have been working on.

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.


Dismiss at 2:00pm

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