Begin at 9:00am
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From the teacher’s perspective…
- Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
- 1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
- The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17.
- LEC is next week! We can’t wait to celebrate Robin winning Educator of the Year!
- #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
Hour of Code
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).
Sample Coding Lessons:
Sphero is a robot (about $100-$120) that allows kids to control it with a remote control or can learn programming.
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Socrative – 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. My favorite!
Google Forms – Build a quiz or survey in Google Drive. Allows a variety of questions including short answer. Collates data and provides spreadsheet.
Plickers – A powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
EdPuzzle – A site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.
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Seesaw – A student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. FEATURES: Easily Capture Student Learning in Any Form ∙ Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links to show what they know.
Set up a Google account for each student so they log in once and save to the cloud. Allows Collaborative projects in Docs & Slides. Easy to share whole folder once with parents, then everything in the folder will be visible to them. To see how to use Google Classroom view Mobile Learning in the Classroom.
Student Portfolio Apps & Websites – Compiled by Common Sense Media, this useful article provides you with a chart of options for online portfolios for students complete with grade levels, platforms, and pricing!
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when conducting formative assessments with your students?
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Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
Kodable – A fun iPad app designed for younger kids that has them controlling fuzzballs to complete each level. Each level deals w/ a simple concept of programming and gets more advanced as they get higher.
Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.
Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a Breakout, your players will be eager for the next! Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context.
I use This or That questions to take attendance each day. I created a tournament bracket for a Christmas showdown to use after Thanksgiving until our Christmas break. I used Flippity for the template (found here).
Turn boring tests into fun classroom team games. Instantly know who needs help and what they need help with. And effortlessly assign follow-up activities that boost student results.
Dystopia 2153 is an all-in-one resource that combines coding games and graphic novels. Recommended for middle school students or anyone interested in coding and graphic novels.
Sesame tracks categories such as Knowledge, Thinking, Communication, and Application to visually chart each student’s assessment over time – giving teachers the confidence to determine grades.
Sesame breaks down curriculum coverage to show areas of strength and potential improvement for the whole class or an individual student – giving teachers the insight to guide daily instruction.
A link to 9 word cloud generators to use in your classrooms.
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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