October 2020 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska (CUNE Faculty Cohort)
Begin at 3:30
Welcome to the October edition of TEC21! Please help yourself to a snack.
Bringing Psalm 23 to life, digitally speaking. Find two slides and create!
1. The next workshop date is scheduled for November 11.
2. Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) Fall Ed Tech Conference is November 2-3 and is online.
3. Digital Literacy Conference November 18 – Dec. 9
Digital Literacy Conference Goals:
1) understand what digital literacy is and how to teach it,
2) develop a personal connection to a digital literacy network of educators,
3) create implementation strategies for integrating digital literacy,
4) share an artifact or idea that students could use tomorrow.
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. Let’s continue with our digital thoughts from our template last month. Google Slide Reflection
Topics from September –
- Google Form (quiz)
- Something other?
- 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.
Let’s continue building a presentation in PearDeck
Creating and Posting a Screencast
Today we will create a brief screencast to overview content and introduce materials you want students to cover while you are not meeting face to face. Choose from: Blackboard Collaborate, Screencast-O-Matic, Screencastify, or another tool of your choosing.
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
Digital Tools & Resources
Book Creator is the number 1 book app for the iPad in over 90 countries, was voted best educational app in 2015, and just became a free website as well https://app.bookcreator.com/. Allows you to add pictures, video, voice, and publish in iBook format. Students use to write interactive stories, science reports, research journals, instruction manuals, and more. Then build a school library of student-created books in iBooks on your iPad. Here’s how you can add video of sign language to each page of your book with Book Creator! Here is a short sample telling the story of Old Testament History.
Ed Puzzle Introduce students to self-paced learning with interactive video lessons. It’s easy to crop video, add your own voice narration, pause and add audio notes, and insert questions! Check if students are watching your videos, how many times they’re watching each section, and if they’re understanding the content. Use videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course and more. If you’d rather record and upload your own video, go for it! How to crop a video in Ed Puzzle.
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)
Highlighter Chrome Extension Highlight text on websites with a simple right-click or keyboard shortcut. Saves highlights on your device. Simply select text, then right click to select “Highlight” option. All highlights are saved so they will not be lost when you exit the page. They show up only for you! Four highlight colors. Great if you assign or have students find websites as they research so they can highlight the parts they want you to look at. You can remove all highlights if you desire.
Clipchamp Use Clipchamp’s free video editor, compressor, converter and webcam recorder to create beautiful videos today. Whether you need to save time on uploads, save money on storage, or create an entire video from scratch – if it’s anything to do with video, then Clipchamp is the best place to start.
Voki. 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.
Explain Everything Explain Everything 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 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.
ChatterPix 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 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.
mathcoachblog A resource to help promote Digital storytelling in Math
5 Types of Stories Students Can Tell With Digital Maps Students can use Google Maps and Google Earth to tell autobiographies, biographies, book highlight locations, and comparisons of areas over time. How could they tell a story using maps in your content area?
- 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.
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