October 2019 Agenda—Boone, Iowa
Begin at 9:00am
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The Cornerstone Devotions for Teachers is a great way to begin your day at school! A wide variety of topics are available. Try them soon in your staff devotions!
1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, Nov.14.
2. See you at LEA October 10-12th
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.
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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 a colleague.
Everyone has a story to tell! What’s yours?
Paper Slide Videos
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.
“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.
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 An E Book
Book Creator is an iPad app that has recently become available on computers and chromebooks using the chrome browser.
Books can be created in a number of different formats and can include text, images, drawings, video, audio and links to websites. Each classroom can create 40 books for free.
Books can be shared, published and even printed. This is a great resource for digital storytelling.
Book Creator (must use chrome browser)
Lets make a book!
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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
Genius Hour Unit 2: Make a plan
To begin, develop your idea into a project goal. Next, list the first three steps that you will take to make that goal a reality. Then, make a list of resources that you will need including the tech tools that you may integrate into the project.
- “What is Genius Hour?” (Genius Hour)
- How to Build Community Leaders of Today – And Tomorrow – Through Genius Hour (EdSurge, 2017)
- 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
Educreations is an exciting app that transforms your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. It records your voice, handwriting and also allows you to insert pictures to produce your own personal video lessons that you and your students can share online.
Storybird’s tools inspire young people to build confidence and creativity in their writing. With 9 million members and 800,000 participating classrooms, Storybird is the world’s largest language arts program.
Video editing tool
Beautiful presentations without the struggle. Haiku Deck is the easiest way to create an amazing presentation on the web, iPad, or iPhone.
Present like your business depends on it. Become a more effective and engaging presenter with Prezi.
Digital storytelling is perfect for STEAM or STEM integration, language acquisition, interactive lessons, oral reading, collaborative writing, sequencing, class projects, year books, “how to” videos, common core lessons, webinars, online education and more.
Create your own comics using starters! “TELL-A-STORY” writing prompts.
iPad app Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.
Easily turn a Google Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards
and Other Cool Stuff
Vocaroo is a shiny new service for sending voice messages across the interwebs.
Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print presentations and more.
1. Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!
2. Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.
3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.
Dismiss at 2:00pm
My Contact Info
Amy Schroeder #515-230-3990