November 2020 Agenda—Muntinlupa, Philippines

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 2:00pm

Getting Connected



Let’s talk about some good news from you and your successes in using the tools that we mentioned last time and the challenges that you have encountered.


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  1. Discover the value of engaging your students in a digital storytelling project.
  2. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.
  3. Identify a tool or resource to share with a colleague.

Digital Citizenship Integration

Whether students are learning in-person, remotely or in hybrid scenarios, online learning activities are a part of the education process. As educational leaders, we have the extraordinary opportunity to be a positive influence in their lives when it comes to modeling and teaching them about digital citizenship. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide parents and teachers lessons and resources to teach children in grades K-12 skills and responsible behaviors to thrive in the 21st century. Below are their six core curriculum topics. Check out their website HERE.

  • Media Balance & Well-being
  • Privacy & Security
  • Digital Footprint & Identity
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
  • News & Media Literacy

Video in the Classroom

Close Reading with Media

Today’s learners do not get their information only from written text.  We learn from media as well.  Just like we look for the MAIN IDEA and DETAILS within a passage of text, we can do the same with images, audio, and video.  Key things to remember when using media  1) Use Short Segments  2) Use the pause and check for understanding.  3) If you can, turn on Close-Captioning.

Why Is Media So Important?


Close Reading for Media Note Sheet – Note_Taking_Sheet_Simple

Sources of Video for Learning

Digital Storytelling

Everyone has a story to tell! What’s yours?

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Literary Basis

“Digital storytelling has emerged as a fundamental, cross-curricular technique that provides structure for both sharing and understanding new information. It has become an essential way of providing information and enhancing education…by making abstract or conceptual content more understandable. In all disciplines, it offers more ways to engage students and enrich learning through the inclusion of digital media that represents, illustrates, and demonstrates. Digital storytelling brings together text, graphics, audio, and video around a chosen theme, often with a specific point of view. Bernard Robin observes that a digital story may be a personal tale, a depiction of a historical event, or simply a way to creatively impart information or provide instruction. In the classroom, they can also foster collaboration when students are able to work in groups, and enhance the student experience through a personal sense of accomplishment (Robin, 2006). The National Council of Teachers of English in 2003, challenged teachers to develop instructional strategies for students to master composing in nonprint media that could include any combination of visual art, motion (video and film), graphics, text, and sound—all of which are frequently written and read in nonlinear fashion (Porter, 2008, p. 11). Included was the process of digital storytelling, where information is conveyed in a way that is more engaging than plain text.”     Strategies for digital communication skills across disciplines: The importance of digital stories (Links to an external site.)

Common Core writing standards require writing and publishing using digital tools beginning already in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade 12.

With guidance and support from adults, explore and use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

Make a Video to “Show What You Know”

Paper Slide Video

Think of this as a “Paper PowerPoint”.  This “one-take” video is great if you only have one video camera or recording device.  Student plan and organize their video on paper.  When they have practiced and are ready to record, they organize their paper, put it under the camera, press record, and share their presentation.

White Board Video

This is another simple video style you can use.  Sometimes this teachers use this technique to “flip” their lecture.  Recording what they might lecture about and assigning to the class as homework.  Instead of paper, students draw what they want to share on a small white board as they narrate. If it takes too long to draw, students can speed up the video and re-record their narration as a voice-over.

Stop Motion Video

You don’t need a video camera to make a video to show what you know.  Start with a narrative script and instead of recording yourself you can use your own photos to tell your story.  Don’t have access to a camera at all? There are lots of free sources for images online.  Once you have your script and have found images to support what you say, you can use digital tools to put them together and record your narration.  Here are a few tutorials that show you how…

Make a Video Without a Video Camera

You don’t need a video camera to make a video to show what you know.  Start with a narrative script and instead of recording yourself you can use your own photos to tell your story.  Don’t have access to a camera at all? There are lots of free sources for images online.  Once you have your script and have found images to support what you say, you can use digital tools to put them together and record your narration.  Here are a few tutorials that show you how…

Digital Tools & Resources

Wacky Web Tales

Online MadLibs with lots of choices of stories


Make a picture talk and tell your story

Stop Motion Studios

An app that takes photos and strings them together to form a stop-motion video.  You can add audio narration, change speeds, and a few other perks for free.  You can also use in-app purchases to get more features.

Stop Motion Animator

An easy to use Chrome App to help create stop-motion videos.


Short videos have dominated the internet for a long time. With Vine and youtube leading the way, we now have GIFS, Memes and other other sorts of short moving stories. Flipgrid makes creating short yet powerful videos a breeze. Click a button, you are recording and then you are sharing. You can view other peoples short videos and give feedback or share some thoughts. It is easy to use and works on most every platform.


Screencasting is a powerful tool that comes in many shapes and sizes. There are many tools that fit many different needs. Screencasting allows you to record a writing lesson or drawing. You can use it to demonstrate how to do something or to share a story with video narration. Screencasting can be an amazing tool for students to share a procedure or provide a personal touch that regular video cannot provide.

You can also do Screencast Submit to push out an assignment and get responses in video form.


The online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view, and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere.

Pics 4 Learning

A curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.


Recording voice, synchronising picture with sound and adding subtitles can give too much hassle.

Let Narakeet do all the dull tasks, so you can focus on the content.


Easy video editor for IOS


Easy to use video editing app


Powerful tools, easy to use video editing app


video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds.

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TEC21 Challenges

  1. Digital: Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!
  2. Social: Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of a student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.
  3. Spiritual: Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.


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Contact Info

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, problems, or suggestions.

  • Rea Mae Abadiano

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  • John Bradley A. Gomez

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