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Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
- The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th
- #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
2. As a TEC21 Workshop Program participant, you should have received some information by now from Concordia University–Nebraska pertaining to college credit opportunities. We’re very thankful to be able to partner in ministry with CUNE in this way. Many teachers have been blessed through this arrangement over the years. It’s something definitely worth considering!
For those who do decide to pursue this, the facilitators will use the following rubric to assign a letter grade after the final workshop – EDUC 513 Course Rubric. Take a few minutes to review the grading criteria. We look at it this way in that it’s simply applying your TEC21 take-a-ways in your classroom with your students following the workshops each month and plugging into our online Google+ TEC21 Educators community throughout the school year–both of which you’re doing as a part of this program any way. So, it’s just an added bonus to reward you for your efforts!
Remember that TEC21 is considered a second semester class- EDUC 513. To receive college credit, apply online between December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.
Degree completion options:
- Option 1 – M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
- Option 2 – M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership
- Option 3 – Instructional Technology Leadership Endorsement (Check with your respective state’s Board of Education to see whether they acknowledge this endorsement.)
Non-degree completion option:
- $80/credit hour
- 3 graduate level credits
- Application fee waived for non-degree option
3. Wow! Look at how many Lutheran school teachers are now a part of the TEC21 Educators community! Isn’t it awesome what technology can afford us to do? This is powerful and a game changer for Lutheran educators today. It’ll enable us to support one another in-between workshops and for years and years to come 🙂
Any “How to” and “Why” questions regarding the Google+ community? How and/or why do I add a picture to my profile? How and/or why do I link a web page when I post? What does the +1 button mean? What happens when I do this +Brent Dieckhoff? How does the poll feature work and why might I use it? How do I manage notifications?
4. 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?
1. Discover the value of digital storytelling.
2. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.
3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.
“The question that must be asked every day is, ‘What is BEST for this learner?'” ~ George Couros
Everyone has a story to tell and digital storytelling can enable the author in each to come out. By combining writing of good stories with digital tools students become authors with a global audience.
What is Digital Story Telling?
- the combining of narrative with digital content like images, sound, or video.
How is the story told?
What is it for?
- student projects
- no mess
- wont make it and trash it
- teaches other skills
Digital Storytelling Lesson plan example http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/page.cfm?id=24&cid=24
64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2011/08/58-sites-for-digital-storytelling-tools.html
List of Free Digital Storytelling Tools http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/list-of-best-free-digital-storytelling.html
Traditional Book-Style Storytelling
When most students think of a story, they think, “book.” Before we lead them out of the box, so-to-speak, digital storytelling can look a lot like traditional books. Here is a link to a couple of examples…
What is the benefit of having your students create these digital storytelling projects? Numerous articles and studies have been conducted and they all point to similar key factors:
- Creative outlet
- Community and global value in what they’re accomplishing
- Collaborative skills
Because of its application across content areas and ages, digital storytelling earns its place in the modern classroom.
Poetry and Presentations
Digital storytelling can help students visualize otherwise abstract concepts or monotonous reports.
- Check out this haiku about a monkey and this presentation on presentation on wolves, both created using Adobe Spark.
- Also, explore this article called, “Visualizing Poetry through Digital Storytelling,” that gives a step-by-step, detailed process that one person used to create visual poetry using the resource, 30 Hands.
Stop Motion videos use a series of pictures and narration to tell the story. Here are some links to resources to get you started:
- Makerspace for Education – Stop Motion Resources and Tutorial – guiding article and resource stop for teachers!
- 5 Excellent Apps for Creating Educational Stop Motion Videos
- How to Make a Simple Stop Motion Video with Windows Movie Maker – from Instructables
- Stop Motion Animator (Chrome App)
- Using Google Slides for Stop Motion Animation
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think.” ~ James Beattie
Little or No Prep Tools & Resources
Google Slides empowers students to tell a story with a variety of presentation themes, embedded video, animations, and more. The new Explore tool in the lower right hand corner turns each slide into multiple options so each slide can be different. Allows for student collaboration to create, and sharing via a link to post in Google Classroom and beyond.
Looking for something specific for your students to use in digital storytelling? Or wanting to give students choice whether to create a graphic novel, comic, video, ibook, or another format? Check out this resource linking to 50 excellent tools.
Your words plus this site’s amazing art help you build picture or chapter books in minutes. This site suggests that you select a set of pictures by a featured artist, select the pictures you want to use, drag and drop, arrange them in order, then use the details in the pictures to inspire you write great stories! Write poetry here too!
Storyboard That provides a variety of engaging backgrounds, characters, and items help students build a story. The storyboard itself can tell the story, or use it to create another digital story format. Check out the historical settings and consider using for Thanksgiving! You can create several for free.
Over 40 actual student-created examples of digital storytelling projects.
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Sharing! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂
The TEC21 Facilitators read The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros this summer. The book was thought-provoking and inspiring, so we’ve decided to include a few of his quotes to our agendas throughout this year as food for thought.
Used with permission by George Couros.
You can follow him on Twitter @gcouros.
1. Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!
2. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.
3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.
Dismiss at 2:00pm