October 2019 Agenda—Ponca City, Oklahoma

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

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Let’s mix business with pleasure. For our devotions we will be creating a digital story of the picturesque Psalm 23. Click here to join the collaborative google slides.


1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 7.

2. LEA Thursday- Saturday!!! Wish I was going with y’all! Say hi to Brent for me!


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.


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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What is digital story telling?

the combining of a narrative with video, sound, or images.

How is the story told?

movies, slides, music

What is it used for?

student projects, reflection, assessment, instruction, FUN!

Why digital?

globally sharable, no mess, won’t make it and trash it, teaches more skills than just literacy

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.
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.
Stop Motion

Think Lego Movie, the Goldfish cracker commercial, or a flipbook. Pictures go by so fast they look they are moving! This is probably a student favorite.

Google Slides Stop Motion Video Tips

TEC21 workshop stop motion project


Paper slides are like Google Slides but  a little less digital. It’s a great way work into/towards more digital fluency.

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

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

Educreations allows anyone to teach or learn anything by turing any screen into a writeable/recordable surface.

Book Creator  is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins.

Chatterpix Give your photos a voice with ChatterPix! Chatterpix can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, and more!

Blabberize make any image blabber! Share ideas, concepts, or information through making images talk.

Draw and Tell   is an iOS drawing app for kids of all ages. Draw or color, then talk about your drawing. Your memories and voice recording will be saved with your drawing.

Adobe Spark- Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes.

Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows you to record your screen and audio easily.

Deliver visually stunning, interactive experiences that captivate. Try it free. Hundreds of templates. Repurpose your slides. Co-edit from anywhere. Work online or offline. It’s Free.

Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.

Safe image search for kids.

Sometimes we just need a little inspiration. Here are just a few ideas that may be fun for your students to try.

Use this text block to provide a description of a web- or a mobile-based application specific to the subject matter, interests, and needs of your respective group of teachers. Use links or embed code to show examples of completed projects or video tutorials explaining the digital tool whenever possible.

This specific link has great digital storyt3elling tools. But 21things4teachers is a FREE personalized learning tutorials, hands-on activities, how-to videos and resources to build technology skills for the 21st century educator. Aligned to International Technology Standards (ISTE) and the K-8 21things4students project.

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.


Dismiss at 2:00pm

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