October 2021 Agenda—Fort Wayne, Indiana (EC-8 Cohort)

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


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

2. Events

  • IN-MI-OH Connections Conference (Nov. 22-23) Fort Wayne
  • MACUL (March 16-19) Grand Rapids
  • ISTE 2022 (June 26-29) New Orleans


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

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Paper Slides

Neat, easy, low-tech way to get students to create story boards.

With tech – recorded on a tablet, Chromebook, iPad, etc.

Without tech – Think Love Actually


We’re going to pair up and create a short story and create paper slides to tell our stories. You can choose either the tech/no-tech option!

Storyboard That allows users to create a series of panels (number based on paid level) to help tell a story. The three-panel board is great for a beginning, middle, and end.

Screencast Stories

Students can write a story and create illustrations. You will then scan or take a picture of the students’ work and insert them into a slide deck. Use your preferred screencasting app and have the students read their story over their illustrations.

Green Screen

Green Screen videos is a step up from Screencast Stories. Students create a background for their story/script. They can record themselves acting it out or use puppets to tell the story. You can use a program like iMovie or Adobe Spark to edit the video and add the green screen effect!

(Pro tip: Use Starbucks straws for puppets.  They hide!)

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.


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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: j.neuman@alcsfw.org

Phone: 260.302.1078 (call or text)

I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@neumanjb)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.