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- To WiFi: 6514849206
- How to get to today’s agenda: This IS today’s agenda!
- To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
This is a Backchannel: TEC21 Backchannel
Use it to do the following:
1. List some of the notable historical events of the last 100 years.
2. Does one stand out as having impacted you more than others?
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.
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?
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5. Goose Chase! 2GV13E
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:
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…
Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS to access everyone’s presentation links from all the workshop centers.
Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
This is the site I have developed over many years for the students at RCLS. It has grade-level and subject-specific links.
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.
YOUR game. YOUR world. YOUR rules. AgentCubes lets you build your own 3D games. We live in a 3D world, and increasingly consume more 3D content such as movies, and video games. But what about creating 3D? Most 3D authoring tools have incredibly steep learning curves. Gentle Slope 3D changes everything. Start with familiar 2D tools and gradually advance towards interactive 3D. Make your first 3D shape in seconds, not hours. No previous programming experience required.
Animaker Class is a Secure EdTech Platform. Students can use Animaker Class to show what they know about a topic by creating videos, infographics, and more. An excellent product for teachers and students who want to create animated videos.
Learnia’s world consists of a number of islands, each with a distinct feel. Each island contains one grade year of spelling or math. A path meanders from island to island giving kids a sense of progress as they learn. This path is blocked by skill stones. When kids master a skill stone it steps aside and the next segment of the path opens up.
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus dictionary for writers.
If you’ve been swearing all year to get students online using some of those amazing digital tools. I have some ideas for you. These eight projects will be so much fun, they will eagerly welcome the new school year, hoping you have more for them to learn.
PBS produced 60-second videos on each president. It’s a fun way to summarize each presidency.
A PDF book that allows you to add techno-wizardry to teaching with passion and engagement. This is by Matt Miller and is found on DitchThatTexbook.com
The title says it all. Funny stuff.
The SAMR Model explained by students. Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition.
Here are 10 of the best virtual math tools to allow students to learn, practice, and have fun with different math concepts. MathsPlayground, Geometry Pad, and Pattern Shapes are a few of my favorites!
Complete curriculum for ages 8-14 all the way to beginning college to prepare students for computer-based careers. Students create computer science projects around different themes such as Sports, Art, and Fashion. Each theme contains 8 lessons of 60-90 minutes that can be tailored to fit your schedule. Free digitally online or order free paper pack.
Check out this list of more than 60 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom!
Free All-In-One Web-Based Mathematics Software!
This is a site dedicated to the Chrome OS and Chromebooks!
Here is a new way to interact…much like a Padlet!
3D Bear will enable students to…
- become content creators in 3D themselves, 3D modeller being one of the top 20 Jobs in the future and as important as coding.
- learn spatial cognition.
- change their mindset to creative problem solving and storytelling.
- learn 21st century job skills in a way where technology is redefining learning.
Make and Publish your own games & apps to any app store with no coding experience!
Meet the free online 3D builder with all your favorite shapes and pieces! Now you can design, build, and share anything you want – anywhere!
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
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-School-Badge-256x75.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Large School Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-School-Badge-256x256.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Small Teacher Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-Educator-Badge-256x75.png" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>
Large Teacher Badge
<div align="center"><a href="https://tec21connect.com/" title="Tec21"><img src="https://tec21connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TEC21-Educator-Badge-256x256.png" 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!
You can complete the form below from most web browsers. If you are having difficulty, select the following link to access the Final Reflection directly – https://goo.gl/forms/BC7djs8ifonAbGgO2.
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