November 2020 Agenda—Livermore, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Devotion

As we head into the holiday season, how can we make sure we are letting our light shine? Especially when things we normally do we are unable to do this year?

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday January 21, 2021.

2. I am interested to find out what we can learn at LEC this year!

3. 2021/2022 cohorts are forming now!

(Letter from Brent Dieckhoff, founder and executive director of TEC21)

Dear TEC21 Participants, 

Oh give thanks unto the Lord!

It’s always at about this time of the year that I find myself extra thankful for the TEC21 ministry. Perhaps it’s because the workshop program is well on it’s way during another school term or maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Either way, I am so thankful for the MANY ways God has blessed our work over the past 12 years. 

First, I want to thank you for joining us this year and for all that you do for Lutheran school ministries and the proclamation of the gospel. Thank you for modeling to your students your desire to continue to learn for their sake. It is my prayer that the relationships you are forming and the learning that is taking place as you gather together each month through our workshop program has been and will continue to be a blessing to both you personally and to your teaching ministry not only for this year, but for many years to come. Personally, I find that being able to connect with other teachers is vital to my teaching ministry. It is a boost to my mental and spiritual health. I love learning with and from others. The relationships I have made through TEC21 help to keep me feeling fresh and excited to teach each year. I hope this is the case for you, too! If it is, I’d like to ask you for your help. 

The facilitators and I have begun forming our next cohorts that will begin in September of 2021. Personal testimony goes a long way, so I would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for Season 13? They could be teachers from your school or any other school for that matter. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers (and their students) for the sake of the gospel. I thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us.

God’s peace and protection be with you all. 

In Christ, 

Brent Dieckhoff

#TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

“I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel…” Philippians 1:4-5

Principals can register with their name to save spots for one or more of your teachers. To register, have them click here or scan this QR code:

Review

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. (Look to your participants’ September Reflection Responses to help guide you.)

Goals

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 gamification activities in today’s classroom.

Digital Assessment Strategies

Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment or Time Killers

Resources to help with Google Forms

Your first day with Google forms

Flubaroo

Quizziz.com–

Presentation

When the Shine is Gone

Flippity.net

Create Madlibs with Google Sheets

Thatquiz.org

Add your quiz to a video–Edpuzzle

create a presentation and put your questions in it– Nearpod

Add questions to Slides– Pear deck

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion. … The students were using whiteboards to complete the work, then recording themselves on Flipgrid

10 tools for creating quizzes.

  • Kahoot – A collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

 

  • Quizlet Live – Teams of students work together, racing to learn the material in a Quizlet study set.

 

  • Quizizz – An alternative to Kahoot, with a few different features.

 

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

 

 

 

  • 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!

 

  • Google Folders/Google Classroom – 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.

 

  • Sesame – An online tool that helps compile student work. This site is available as an iOS or Android app, as well as online. Noteworthy feature: Students can work offline and the program will sync when WiFi is connected again!

 

 

Gamification

Breakout EDU

Games students play!

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Sub-topic #2 (if needed)

Click edit button to build out your 2nd sub-topic.

Coding

  1. Watch How to Run an Hour of Code (Video embedded above)
  2. Download or Print the Participation Guide (PDF)
  3. Review Best Practices From Successful Educators (Slideshow)
  4. Explore the Hour of Code Tutorials
  5. Follow #HourofCode on Twitter
  6. Computer Education Week (December of each year)

 

  1. Code.org is a non- profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
  1. Code does not have to be some complicated learning process. There are many applications, websites, and other resources that teach basic coding that will build a foundation on which to build more complex coding skills in the future.Resources:code.orgMark’s Coding Help
Coding Robots

Codeapillar- Code-a-pillar inspires little learners to be big thinkers by encouraging preschoolers to arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar on his path.

Dash and Dot- Dash robot is perfect for use in a classroom or at home with family and friends, letting kids work solo or come together for group coding projects.

 

 

Ozobot- Discover the creative side of coding with an app-connected robot! Evo can take your coding skills from beginning to master.

Image result for makey makeyMakey Makey- Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.

Digital Tools & Resources

With Educandy, you can create interactive learning games in minutes. All you need is to enter the vocabulary or questions and answers and Educandy turns your content into cool interactive activities.

20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom


A Classic Geography Tool – Overlap Maps


NSTA-Approved Online Quizzes for Google Classroom

My colleagues and I have developed an online tool with hundreds of interactive self-grading Science quizzes! These have been shared by the National Science Teacher Association and are totally free.

Simply select the one you like and click on “send via Google Classroom”. This will automatically link the tools and that’s it! We really hope you like them.


7 Great Places to Make and Find Story Starters


How to Keep Students Safe Online While Learning Remotely?


Thanksgiving resources:Mine:Larry FerlazzoShelly Terrell


Mapping Thanksgiving www.freetech4teachers.com/2019/11/mapping-thanksgiving.html


Turkey chemistry


Christmas Resources


6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids

Three Thanksgiving Science Lessons

A Handful of Games for Fun Typing Practice

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. Digital: 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. Social: 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.
  3. Spiritual: Be a resource–an inspiration–to one of your colleagues.
  4. 2021/2022 cohorts are forming now! Personal testimony goes a long way, so we would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for Season 13? They could be teachers from your school or any other school for that matter. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers (and their students) for the sake of the gospel. We thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us. #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Kari Perna –

Cell: (707) 287-7994

Email: kperna@stjohnsnapa.org

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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