November 2018 Agenda—Shawnee, Kansas

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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Thanksgiving!  My favorite time of the year!  I have so many things to be thankful for!  What are some of yours?


I am thankful for dirty dishes in my sink, because this means I have food to eat, something on which to eat it, and running water/dishwasher to clean them.
This is a weird thing for which to be thankful. But, it does help put things into perspective, make us appreciate things, and put a positive spin on an unpleasant situation.
What are some weird things that you are thankful for?

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019.
  • Have any of your school decided to attend the LEA Convocation next October?!
  • #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?

Breakfast Bytes


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 – December 3-9
What a fun activity to do with small group, chapel buddies, or individually in December!

Why should we include coding in our curriculum?

Let’s go coding!!
Navigate to this agenda on your device, then follow one of the links here to learn and code for awhile.  If you and your neighbor go to the same site, you can navigate together!


Star Wars


Puppy Adventure

Angry Birds

Don’t feel rushed, we can spend as much or as little time as you want here.  If you want to check out a second site go ahead!

Lego Robotics is a GREAT after-school club!  At Trinity, we offer it only on Tuesdays, and also limit it to 6 students.


Formative Assessment

Use to 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  Here is a video that shows some of what you can do on Formative.

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Who doesn’t LOVE…
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire!


This website is great for making games based on these game shows to use in the classroom!

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.

Motivate students and reclaim your time.

Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home.

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
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

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Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

A powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
Voki is a fun tool that students can use for homework, classwork or projects.
Customize their appearance and what they say, and share with others!
A fun website 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. FREE
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
Scratch Jr. is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. PK-1

Flippity quickly and easily turn a Google spreadsheet into memory flash cards, a quiz show, mad libs, word search, crossword puzzle, badge tracker, and more!  Can be accessed as an “add on” to Google sheets.

Your classroom app for fun, effective engagement and on-the-fly assessments. is a free online cartoon maker and comic creator tool: Create and share your own cartoons, comics and memes online for free.

Bible Trivia –  lots of questions and answers for young and old and from the Old and New Testaments.

RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

A student response system (similar to Kahoot, Quizizz, Class Responder, etc.) that really engages students.

Digital Storytelling, power communication tool, made EASY!  You can create two storyboards per week for free, or upgrade any time for more advanced features.  For teachers, a 2 week free trial is available!  Check it out here!

This is a very basic, no frills, quizzing site.  Quizzes include topics for many areas of math, English, foreign language, geography, and science!!  Awesome for a quick review!

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

Project Development

Inspire! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂

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TEC21 Challenges

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

My Contact Info

Lori Leonardi


Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.