May 2019 Agenda—La Mesa, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Network: CLS Staff
Password: !CLS!-1Timothy1:11-$cls$
Sharing: What plans do you have for your summer?


The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20

Announcements & Review

1. Letter grades will be submitted to Concordia within the next week for those of you receiving graduate-level credit. Later in May, you will receive an email from the TEC21 Office providing you with your letter grade and letting you know when you can request a transcript from Concordia should you need one for your records.

Concordia University Nebraska





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. Understand the value of being both a consumer and a contributor in your professional learning network.
2. Commit to being a connected, resourceful life-long learner.
3. Celebrate each other’s TEC21 achievements through today’s mini-conference format.
Here are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network:
Twitter: Follow @TEC21_LuthEd the facilitators and many other educators who have embraced this powerful communication tool. Follow and use these hashtags #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd when tweeting!
Facebook: Stay connected with everyone by engaging with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1”. What a wonderful way to receive a life-time of support from one another. Also, please help us get the word out to as many teachers as possible about the TEC21 Workshop Program by “Liking” us on the TEC21 Facebook Page
Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin along with hundreds of other teaches on the shared board! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know so we can add you as a collaborator.
Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.

Mini-conference Style Presentations

Time to gather your…
  • Notes
  • Links
  • Resources
  • Thoughts
  • Composure
Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS to access everyone’s presentation links from all the workshop centers.

Robotics, Makerspaces, and 3D Printing

Robotics allows students to learn STEM content while working with tools used by engineers and experiencing engineering design as a model for problem solving. – NYU Tandon School of Engineering


“Giving students a comfortable place to fail.”
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.
WeDo 2.0 Software

3D Printing

Thingiverse….A Library of Printable 3D objects
Tinkercad….An Online Design Tool

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

CodeSpark Academy is the #1 learn-to-code app teaching kids the ABCs of coding. Designed for kids ages 5-10.
Talk and Comment is a free Chrome Extension that allows you and your students to record voice notes anywhere on the web. Go to the Chrome Web Store to download Talk and Comment. The icon will appear to the right of your search bar in Chrome. A small circle for recording will appear to the right of all online documents. Simply highlight text in a Google Doc, Slide, website, anywhere online and click the record circle. You will instantly have an audio comment! Check out this video to get started.
Find out about fossils, the universe, animals, and much more! Play games, do activities, collect cards, and meet scientists. Ology is a website for kids organized by the National Museum of Natural History.
Inventioneers is an outstanding tool for learning about realtime physics and the science behind different features like air, fire, magnetism and jumping bunnies.
Newspaper Clipping Generator allows you to create your own realistic newspaper clippings and also includes eight additional animations that can be used with text
Free ebooks for beginning readers. Great practice for over the summer. Books available in 35 languages.

Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences. HP Reveal includes a powerful drag-and-drop web studio that enables anyone to easily create, manage, and track augmented reality campaigns.  A quick tutorial. 
Make your Own Augmented Reality – with PowerPoint and Aurasma (Now Called HP Reveal)
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Mark Hess is a teacher and TEC21 facilitator in Indiana. The link is to a presentation Mark did last November at the International Educational Technology Conference. Mark’s presentation is a comprehensive list of websites designed for younger students and classes.  We have discussed a number of these sites, but this list is a concise review of sites geared  “For  Little Ones” as Mark label’s it. Mark is on the planning team at each TEC21 facilitator’s summer meeting. It is well worth checking this out.
Epic is a website that provides access to 35,000 eBooks. Teachers get a free account.
Freckle Education is a website designed for assisting teachers with differentiation. This link provides an introduction to the website.
This website looks a bit dated compared to many other sites yet it includes a number of activities and games for younger children.
Classes all over the world have enjoyed playing Mystery Skype, a fun global guessing game that encourages geography and problem-solving skills. But Mystery Skype requires a live video call, which takes some setting up. Use the 5 Clue Challenge videos to simulate that experience on demand! In 5 Clue Challenge videos, someone reveals clues about their location one at a time. The sooner you can guess the location, the more points you win!
Students in grades PreK-8 can access games, reading, videos, playground, and math zone at this site. Great to demonstrate with students now and share with parents for the summer.
Kids, Parents & Teachers-Reviews of movies, games, websites, apps, music, TV
Downloadable teacher & student books -digital citizenship reviews apps & websites by topic, grade, cost, device!
Website PDF online, or iBook on iPad
Here’s a list of 18 end of year activities you might find interesting!

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

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂

The bestowing of award, praise and adulation.

We officially dub you TEC21 Teachers–connected, resourceful life-long learners!
1. “Pomp & Circumstance”
2. Presentation of “diplomas”
3. Presentation of TEC21 Digital Badges
Dear TEC21 Teachers,
As educators, we all know how hard it is to keep up with the needs of students. TEC21 recognizes the extra effort it takes to learn, stretch and grow to provide Technology Enriched Classrooms. We applaud every school who has given the green light to allow teachers to participate in our workshops, and every teacher who has stepped outside his or her comfort zone to be vigorously challenged. Our goal with you is a contagious classroom full of motivated students.
You have earned this badge. We have provided it in two sizes each for school administrators and teachers. We hope you’ll proudly display it on your school website or personal classroom website.
Thank you for making a TEC21 classroom a badge of honor.
Serving Him with you,
The TEC21 Facilitators

For School Administrators

Small School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Small

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Large School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Large

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For Teachers

Small Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Small

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>


Large Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Large

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>

Final TEC21 Challenges

1. Continue to be a connected educator!
2. Continue to be a life-long learner!
3. Continue to be a resource to others!


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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Dennis Wetjen

Twitter @dwetjen

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.