October 2019 Agenda—Green Bay, Wisconsin
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 – Here’s a list for anyone who’s willing to bring snacks for the rest of our dates.
- Go to bit.ly/GBOctSn11
Even then… What are some times you’ve had challenges this month and found strength in God’s power, grace, forgiveness, and promise?
1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019.
2. LEA Convocation is October 10-12, 2019 in St. Louis. (Who’s going?!?) Keep an eye out for the TEC21 Booth and you can pick up some sweet SWAG.
3. #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00 CST throughout the school year.
4. Anything else?
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.
“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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?
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.
“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.
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 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.
- 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.
All of us love to sing Karaoke, right! Why not put those sweet karaoke skills to an educational use? Simply have students create their own lyrics to go along with a song, and BOOM you’ve got Karaoke Klassroom!
Marsupials – by Mikayla
Hey There, White Rhino – by Mike
For this project, I gave students the choice of either doing a presentation live in front of their peers OR creating a Karaoke song with science lyrics. Below is the information and project if you’re looking for something to do.
The Green Screen Project
How’d You Do That?
Here’s the rundown for my Green Screen.
- PVC piping and joints for the frame
- Green fabric from Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s or another craft store
- Clips/clamps to hold it on the pipes
- iPad users – Green Screen by Do Ink app
- Others – WeVideo online video editor – paid online editor, but worth it if you’ll be using it.
Poster Board Tutorial – you can do it with paper too!
Pilgrim Student Press – Green Screen Examples
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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.
Clipchamp is a video tool collection for G Suite & G Suite for Education. It lets you and your G Suite users record, compress, convert, edit, upload, collect, save and share video files. Clipchamp works with your existing Google Apps infrastructure and integrates with Google Drive, YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.
It’s simple, fun and takes only a few minutes! Learners pause and flip their camera while recording, add uploaded photos and videos, trim unlimited clips and include a whiteboard, video styles, text, emoji, inking and more to superpower their stories!
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.
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.
A resource to help promote Digital storytelling in Math
Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, or creative cards. And best of all, it’s FREE!
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.
Revise your writing with precision and power using Writing Reviser add-on, free from Curriculum Pathways. From Curriculum Pathways, the Writing Reviser add-on is a free suite of tools that provides guidance and support throughout the revision process.
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