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If you don’t get a captive portal site, go to a website that is unsecured (example: Huffington Post) and it will force the captive portal.
Our Agenda – www.tec21connect.com
While you are waiting for us to begin, why don’t you check out the Facebook group – TEC21 for Educators – and see what’s new! This will be where all of our (and other centers) old agendas will be stored.
If you want to try a VR field trip, download the “Google Expeditions” app to your phone. You may need to install a VR reader and change a setting but it should ask you if those things are needed. Here is a video on Google Expeditions.
So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:3-7.
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?
4. Harris, J., & Hofer, M. (n.d.). Activity types website.
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
Do you have so many websites you want to remember but don’t know how to organize them? Check out Sqworl! Simply set up your account, create a new group, and begin cutting and pasting URLs of the websites you want to group. Sample Sqworl on animal websites for student research. You can simply share the link and students access the websites you want them to use without typing in URLs.
Professional Development workshops from July 16 – 18. One day topics on Design Thinking, Maker Spaces, Edison Robotics and more.
Free website filled with lots of creative, techie ways to end a school year! This is for you, teacher!
This Google Doc provides one STEM activity for each week of the school year. The curriculum includes basic instruction, material lists and pictures.
Spelling City provides opportunity for students to interact with technology and gain benefits in relation to achievement in spelling
Designed with little ones in mind, Shutterbugs was created by Smithsonian Science Education Center to help young students recognize animal movement and specific adaptations! (Pre-K – Grade 1)
Direct students and parents to this free open educational curriculum for Math, Science, English, and more. e-flex books for each subject and lots of materials. Also switch to Teacher view to see all the teacher materials. Check it out this summer!
PBS produced 60-second videos on each president. It’s a fun way to summarize each presidency. Could your students then make their own 60-second video on a topic you are studying and share!
Free ebooks for beginning readers. Great practice for over the summer. Books available in 35 languages.
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
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!
Cookie is a website that provides games and tools aimed at enriching the early childhood process of learning. With ages 3-8 in mind, the site is organized by both subject area and age group
The wall of birds is a mural of 243 hand-painted birds. Click on any one to learn about habitat, habits, and audio recording of bird’s call. Includes map highlighting where each bird can be found. Also links to world e-bird map. Perfect for studying birds this spring!
What can students do when they’re “bored” this summer? Learn the basics of a new language! This app features short lessons in a number of different languages. Create a free account to track progress. It even offers free virtual classrooms and lessons for educators! (Grade 3+)
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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Additional Learning Opportunities
- ISTE (June 23-26) in Philadelphia
- miGoogle (November 4-5) at Lake Fenton High School
- GoogleFest (August 6) at Cobo Hall, Detroit
- MVU Day Camp (TBD) at Oakland ISD in Waterford, MI
- CUAA Summer Institute Workshops (July 28 – August 8)
- Google Certified Educator Training (online anytime)
- Techtastic Extravaganza IV – (June 26) at Saginaw ISD Transitions Center – registration is free, $10 for lunch for non-public teachers