October 2019 Agenda—Decatur, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Devotion

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Gen. 32:22–30

Three — Two — One

Share 3 things we should know about you; 2 places you love to visit; 1 job you wish you had!

We will come back to this later!

Announcements

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

2. Check out the ICE Calendar for Illinois Events.

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.

Goals

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.

Digital Storytelling

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

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Storytelling

All students love to read or hear stories in the classroom. If you don’t think so, ask a student to explain themselves after an incident on the playground! There are many ways to harness this storytelling ability. Today we will go over basic, intermediate, and challenging ways to integrate digital storytelling in the classroom.

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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6
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.

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrln8nyVBLU

Genius Hour

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.

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Digital Tools & Resources

Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. With over 30 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children’s picturebooks, comic books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.

Google Forms provides a unique way to create unique adventures for others to follow along.

Stop Motion A simple tool for creating stop motion animation sequences using a webcam.

Chatterpix – Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.

Story Jumper – Easiest way to create, narrate, and publish your own hardcover and paperback books. Read and listen to books from our worldwide community.

Zearn is a free online program that helps students in kinder-5th grade receive direct instruction in math associated with Eureka Math and EngageNY curriculums.

Life’s journey is a series of stories that we’re telling with the photos and imagery we capture every day. At Smilebox, we make it easy and deeply satisfying to create, share and preserve every piece of that story — with invitations, slideshows, greeting cards, collages and more. Now and forever.

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.

Tell a story. Share your photos. Narrate in your own voice.

Drag-N-Drop your words to create a unique story with PicLits.

Puppet EDU includes pictures, voice, video, maps and more as you create a digital story. Excellent free tool! Search tool checks NASA, museums, and more for free images!

Web-based, type in what you want an avatar to say.  Perfect for story retelling or to hear another character’s side of the story. Voki example of Jesus and Voki example of President Trump. You can make 3 for free, then need to delete or edit to create more.

Make kids’ books online free!

Create books online with a selection of cartoon characters and backgrounds.

Life’s journey is a series of stories that we’re telling with the photos and imagery we capture every day. At Smilebox, we make it easy and deeply satisfying to create, share and preserve every piece of that story — with invitations, slideshows, greeting cards, collages and more. Now and forever.

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

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.

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Morgan Grillot

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mgrillot@tec21connect.com

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