November 2019 Agenda—Rockford, Illinois
Begin at 9:00am
To Wifi: RLHS Password: crusaders11
To each other – Grab a breakfast item and chat with your fellow teachers!
The agenda – Check your email for the link 🙂
Thankfulness Inventory – Skit Guys
The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 16th.
Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. Share a success, a challenge you experienced or a lesson learned.
1. Explore a variety of digital tools and learning activities to use in order to assess student progress and understanding.
2. Create a digital assessment activity which could be incorporated into an upcoming lesson or unit.
3. Discover the educational value of engaging students in coding activities in today’s classroom.
4. Identify web- and/or mobile-based coding applications to engage your students with during the upcoming international Hour of Code (December 9-15, 2019).
Thinking outside the traditional formative box… These resources allow for students to demonstrate understanding without the repetitive format!
Voki – Have your students create a character that recaps a concept or teaches an idea. Put famous speeches into historical figures’ mouths or have an oddball character recite a silly poem! This site is fun to use and easy to share.
Google Drawings – Drawings is a great place for students with Google accounts to create an info graphic.
How to Run an Hour of Code
Download or Print the Participation Guide (PDF)
Explore the Hour of Code Tutorials
Follow #HourofCode on Twitter
Computer Education Week (December of each year)
Lightbot (ages 5-13) Chrome; iOS; Android
Khan Academy Hour of Code (Middle School +) Chrome
A.L.E.X. (all ages) iOS
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when conducting formative assessments with your students?
Privacy & Security
Relationships & Communication
Digital Footprint & Reputation
Self-image & Identity
Creative Credit & Copyright
Genius Hour Unit 3: The Pitch
You want to “sell” your idea in a creative and interesting way. Think about this as a commercial for your idea that unveils your genius plan! You will have 1-2 minutes.
Include the following:
Reasons you chose the project (story, history, definition, interest, etc.)
Materials/resources/technology tools needed
First three steps to get started
Obstacles you may face in the process
Explain how the project enhances learning.
Your presentation may be formatted in one of the following ways:
A Prezi, Google Slide presentation, Adobe Spark Video, iMovie or i Movie trailer, or another digital format that is at least 60 seconds, but no longer than 2 minutes
Minimum of 6 slides but maximum of 10 slides. Use the bullets for items to include as a guide.
“What is Genius Hour?” (Genius Hour)
Genius Hour in Elementary School (Edutopia, 2017)
Tips and Tricks to Keep Kids on Track During Genius Hour (MindShift, 2017)
Inspire Drive, Creativity in the Classroom with 20-Time (20-Time in Education)
20-Time Projects in Education: 41 Projects in 4 Minutes (YouTube, 2014)
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Digital Tools & Resources
Breakout EDU is an immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box. Each Breakout EDU kit can be used to play hundreds of games.
Tynker offers hands-on, problem-solving tasks that teach students coding. With relevant and age-appropriate puzzles, students learn the basics of coding and are able to use it to complete challenges and make their own creations. Plans are available for schools and educators. (Grade 2+)
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 9–15, have your students join millions of students around the world by participating in an “Hour of Code” (An awesome activity to engage your students in during the craziness of December.)
3. Post to TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. 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 2020/2021 school year opens on January 2, 2020. 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 whenever you can! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd
Dismiss at 2:00pm