October 2021 Agenda—Decatur, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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Why Can English Be Difficult To Learn?

Mark 10:24-25


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.

What are other ways to reflect?

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1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 11.

2. Check out Illinois Digital Educators Alliance for upcoming events.


We look forward in Workshop #2 making connections to build a lifetime of encouragement and support for one another.

1. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.

2. Create a digital storytelling learning activity to use with your students.

3. Be a resource to another colleague by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.

Digital Storytelling

Stories, stories, stories!

Digital storytelling has become a mainstay in the connected educator’s classroom. Students love to tell stories, whether by voice or on paper. Using a digital aspect opens the minds of the students who may not be most artistic with a pencil and paper.

A couple of things to consider for creating a digital storytelling unit.

  • How does it fit in the overall curriculum?
  • What devices do you have available?
  • How to arrange groups so that every voice is heard?
  • How much time do I have to accomplish this unit?

Although this is not an exhaustive list, it is a good start to get the ball rolling.

Good projects to start with:

Google slides

Google forms


Book Creator

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Top Digital Tools & Resources on Digital Storytelling

Center- and Educator-specific Digital Tools & Resources

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Digital: Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!

2. 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.

3. 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

My Contact Info

Please feel free to reach out if you ever need any help with technology integration or you have questions about something we did this year!  I am always happy to help.

Email: mgrillot23@gmail.com

Phone: 314-852-1879

I can also be found on Facebook, Twitter (@smileybrewer), or Instagram (@mgrillot23)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.