Begin at 9:00am
- To Wifi:
- Network: PLCS-INTERNET
- Password: pilgrim123
- How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
- To each other – Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
- Sign up for Snacks – Let’s make a list for anyone who’s willing to bring snacks for the rest of our dates.
- Go to goo.gl/xL3FEr
Announcements & Review
1. Upcoming events:
- The next workshop date is scheduled for November 16 with St. James bringing the snacks..
- #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
What is it? Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component. Check out this example of Following Jesus on Twitter.
Paper Slide Video
Paper Slide Videos are a quick way to do a one-take recording of students teaching information. Use your iPad or iPhone in video mode and slide the prepared papers in one at a time as you talk about each, telling the story of what you learned or wrote.
A stopmotion video is a series of still images strung together at a rapid rate resulting in an onscreen animation. Below is an example of one a past student created last year using Stopmotion Studios. It is a free app that simple to use. The video below takes advantage of some of the paid add-on features.
Ideas for Use with Stopmotion
Writing Your Story
Writing a story involves a couple of basic parts. There’s a problem, a hook, a climax and a resolution. These parts can be summed up in this graphic. – Writing a Story
- iMovie/iLife Sound effects and jingles
- incompetech.com (Royalty Free Music)
- soundbible.com (Royalty Free Sounds and Music)
- “Hire a Kid” – You all have that kid in your class who’s the soundFX machine, right? Give him an outlet for that talent!
- Create your own music using Garageband or UJAM.
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
Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play!
Draw and Tell is an award-winning creative tool for children of all ages that encourages imagination, story telling and open-ended play. Use the tool to draw, color, decorate with stickers, create animations and record stories.
Google Slides is a great platform for creating stop motion videos. You can create each individual slide to act as a frame. Either download the presentation and upload it into a video making app or publish to the web and change the “ms” feature to make internet based stop motion movies. Here’s a video on how to do this.
Storyboard That is a web service that helps you to create such storyboards for whatever purpose you like. It is an innovative tool designed to be easy to use with a simple drag and drop interface and hundreds of carefully chosen pieces of clipart for clear expression.
Teach the world. Use mysimpleshow in the classroom with your students or contribute to open educational resources. Introduce, summarize, and explain topics worth sharing.
WeVideo is an online video editing platform with Google Drive integration.
Padlet is an awesome online collaborative tool. Perfect for group story boarding!
Stop Motion is a Chromebook app that allows for easy stop motion video creation.
Animoto is a wonderful online video creation tool. The free version allows up to 60 seconds.
iMovie is the default “go-to” video editing tool for iPads and Macbooks. Use the trailer templates to create book previews or unit previews for your class.
An easy screencasting tool for PC or Mac. Use the free version to record up to 15 minutes of on screen content.
Storyjumper.com is the number 1 rated website for making digital stories. Best feature is the site can automatically translate the book into 38 different languages to share with students, parents, and relatives who don’t speak English. Use your own pictures or graphics provided. Create narratives or informational reports with this versatile tool StoryJumper example
A Kahoot is 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.
NoRedInk is an online tool used for teaching grammar, usage, mechanics and style to students in 4th through 12th grade. Teachers can assign a variety of diagnostic and instructional materials to their students through NoRedInk.
Using an assortment of pencils, draw elements, tools, and weapons to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. Draw a Stickman Epic could be compared to an adventure game, RPG, or puzzle game, but the unique drawingmechanic is unlike any game you’ve ever played before!
How to set up Google Classroom – The ABSOLUTE Basics!
A little tutorial on setting up Google Classroom for your class!
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
My Contact Info
Additional Links and Resources
It’s Still All about Jesus – The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 16.