October 2020 Agenda—Green Bay, Wisconsin
Begin at 9:00am
- To Wifi:
- Network: Whatever is in your home or school!
- Password: Better not be password123
- 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 – Check your pantry or the staff lounge!
- Group Sharing of Remote Teaching (for those who are): What are you doing or did you do to reach your students? How did it go? Do you have a student sample to show?
- The Ole Agendas – Old Agendas can be found at the appropriate bit.ly/ (i.e. bit.ly/GBSepSn12)
- October’s Agenda Link – bit.ly/GBOctSn12
- Google Meet Link – https://meet.google.com/qzy-hwxh-wsj
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 12, 2020.
2. Other events??
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.
- Discover the value of engaging your students in a digital storytelling project.
- Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.
- Identify a tool or resource to share with a colleague.
Everyone has a story to tell! What’s yours?
“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.
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.
Low-Tech: 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
Medium-Tech: Stopmotion Video
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.
High-Tech: Green Screen
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
Fun-Tech: Karaoke Klassroom
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.
Screencastify over Slides
You can use Screencastify to record your voice over a Google Slides presentation. Currently, the free version of Screencastify allows for 5-minute recordings. You can upgrade for unlimited if you would like.
More information about Screencastify & Google Slides can be found lower down on the Agenda!
WORK TIME #1 – We’ll take a break for some ‘MAKE-IT/ TAKE-IT’ time.
Present Your Screen
SMART Notebook for iPad
SMART Notebook for iPad is a light version of the SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Using this app, you can both use and edit SMART Notebook lesson activities for individual and collaborative learning with an iPad. You can even connect your iPad with a SMART Notebook Desktop
Classkick lets teachers create and share assignments, monitor students, and give feedback in real time as students work from iPads or computers. Teachers can create rosters via class code, manual entry, or Google Classroom.
Sample Lesson: https://app.classkick.com/#/login/B3VFL4
Your Username is your First and Last Name
Digital Citizenship Integration
Whether students are learning in-person, remotely or in hybrid scenarios, online learning activities are a part of the education process. As educational leaders, we have the extraordinary opportunity to be a positive influence in their lives when it comes to modeling and teaching them about digital citizenship. Common Sense is a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide parents and teachers lessons and resources to teach children in grades K-12 skills and responsible behaviors to thrive in the 21st century. Below are their six core curriculum topics. Check out their website HERE.
- Media Balance & Well-being
- Privacy & Security
- Digital Footprint & Identity
- Relationships & Communication
- Cyberbullying, Digital Drama & Hate Speech
- News & Media Literacy
Google’s Be Internet Awesome Activity
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.
Have you ever heard of Genius Hour? Listed below are several resources to help understand what it is all about and why some teachers have been integrating this project-based learning strategy into their classrooms. Jerrita Staehr, one of our workshop facilitators, created all of the necessary assets for TEC21 Teachers to use either for themselves during their TEC21 experience or to make copies and adapt them to use with their students. She’s broken it down into steps and provided wonderful examples and templates. Excellent work, Jerrita, and thank you for sharing this with everyone! Here’s a link to the shared Google folder with all of her resources if you are are interested: Jerrita’s Genius Hour TEC21 Style Resources.
- “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)
Flipgrid (Web) 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 (iOS) 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 (iOS) 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.
Explain Everything (iOS) is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.
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.
Padlet is an awesome online collaborative tool. Perfect for group storyboarding!
Epic! – Kids’ Books and Videos is a digital library and e-reader website and app that makes more than 35,000 children’s books (with more added weekly) available at the touch of a finger. When signing up for a free educator account, teachers indicate the age of their students and a few areas of interest so that the app can target which titles to suggest. Those choices can always be changed later, and teachers can also search through the entire catalog whenever they want. Teachers can set up separate accounts for students, either by hand or by linking to a Google Classroom account. Once accounts are set up, teachers can assign books or entire collections to one or more students and track what they’ve read. Students sign in with a unique code to browse or read what’s been assigned.
Seesaw: The Learning Journal is a robust digital portfolio and learning system where teachers can create meaningful multimedia experiences for students. Using Google, Clever, student emails, or a QR code, teachers assign tasks that engage students with a variety of work in the form of videos, photos, text, images, files, and drawings. Teachers follow up by approving posts, offering feedback, and, if desired, making items accessible to families via the Seesaw Family app (available online and via Android or iOS). Since teachers can view all students’ submissions at once, it’s an easy way to check for whole-class understanding.
Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.
WORK TIME #2 – We’ll take a break for some ‘MAKE-IT/ TAKE-IT’ time.
“Working Lunch – 12:00-12:30 PM”
- Digital: Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!
- Social: Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of a student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.
- Spiritual: Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.
To open the reflection in its own tab, select HERE.
Dismiss at 2:00pm