Begin at 9:00am
Grab a bite and we are going to start our day with our devotion and then we will share before prayer.
With all of the events of this past week, I want us to take a minute to consider what God is calling us to do.
Considering the quote “If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do.”
Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019.
Pacific Southwest/California Nevada LEC in Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA, November 18-20, 2018.
#LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
2. Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What were some successes? Tell us about any challenges you faced?
4. Hour of Code – First week of December
1. Discover the educational value of engaging students in coding activities in today’s classroom.
2. Explore a variety of digital assessment tools and learning activities that could be used to assess student progress and achievement.
3. Identify web- and/or mobile-based coding applications to engage your students with during the upcoming international Hour of Code (December 3-7).
4. Create a digital assessment activity which could be incorporated into an upcoming lesson or unit.
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ W. B. Yeats
How to Run an Hour of Code
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2018 Computer Science Education Week will be December 3-9, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
To get started participating in an hour of code start here and select your grade level, topic, self-led tutorial, one hour, blocks. Or try an “unplugged” activity with no devices.
Khan Academy – 3 options for hour long coding experience (drawing, webpages, data bases)
Try out the first lesson in “student mode” to see exactly how your student will learn to code with Codesters.
Watch Lesson 1 Video
Learn how our coding lessons are structured to guide students through building projects, debugging their programs, and then building their own projects from scratch.
Kodable is a programming Curriculum for K-5 Elementary, used by 1 in 3 elementary schools in the U.S. You can set up a class for free and use occasionally, or purchase a school license.
Practice Socrative on Apps and Websites.
Ask a variety of questions throughout your lessons: multiple choice, true-false, and short answer. Write questions out in advance or ask orally on the go. All responses record and can be displayed on the screen during the lesson to get every student response. Then download all data in a spreadsheet to see which students need additional instruction and practice. Website, teacher app, student app.
Formative – create quizzes, exit tickets, quick questions, interactive worksheets that allow students to enter as a guest with a quick code or as part of a class. Teacher can give live feedback while students are answering. You can insert pictures, videos, PDFs, etc. Includes a drawing function where students can draw pictures or handwrite answers. Students join at goformative.com/join. Here is a video that shows some of what you can do on Formative. Here is an example created by Lisa Meyers, a TEC21 facilitator in Saginaw, Michigan , go to: goformative.com and enter code: OWLHGX.
Quizzizz is a site similar to Kahoot. It is a high energy tool that can be used to review or quiz students.
Kahoot – create and play fun learning games for free. This one is great for teams or in-class play. Fun music! Students join the game on a handheld device using just a PIN (no login required) on website: kahoot.it
Quizalize – A student response system (similar to Kahoot, Quizizz, Class Responder, etc.) that really engages students.
Seesaw – Student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication. For iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Chromebooks and Computers with Chrome or Firefox.
Quizlet – Create electronic flash cards for review.
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when conducting formative assessments with your students?
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
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Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
ToonyTool.com is a free online cartoon maker and comic creator tool: Create and share your own cartoons, comics and memes online for free.
A fun iPad app that teaches kids how to program and animate by dragging blocks together and watching Daisy preform the action.
This is a design tool for creating images you could use on blogs or publications.
This website is similar to Edpuzzle. Use the tool to edit and use questions to focus students while using videos in the classroom.
Easily turn a Google Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards and other cool stuff.
This is a mind map tool that can be used as a formative assessment.
Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually. Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them.
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Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Inspire! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂
1. Develop and incorporate a digital assessment activity to use with your students in a lesson or unit you’ll be teaching before we meet again in January.
2. During the week of December 3–7, have your students join millions of students around the world in participating in an “Hour of Code” (An awesome activity to engage your students in during the craziness of December.)
3. Post to TEC21’s online Google+ community. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you teaching and/or your students learning, or a sample of a digital assessment you used with your students.
4. Be a resource–an inspiration–to one of your colleagues.
5. Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2019/2020 school year opens 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 #LuthEd #LutheranSchoolsThrive
Dismiss at 2:00pm
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