September 2021 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska (CUNE faculty cohort)

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 3:45pm

Digital Check-in

  • Get connected with WiFi and Airtame. If you DO NOT have Airtame on your computer yet, I’d like to help you set that up. Just ask!
  • Access today’s agenda. If you can read this on your device, you’re already there!

Social Check-in

  • Grab a snack!
  • On the padlet board below, click the “+” icon in the ~September~ column.  Create a post that has your name and TWO check-in statements. Consider adding check-in statements in areas like…
    • Personal or Family Update              * How are you feeling today? Right now?             *Highlight of the day or week              * Prayer Request                                                  * Challenge you are facing in one of your classes            * Choose own idea
  • Once you have completed your 2 check-in statements, review the statements from everyone else. Add a comment if you wish.

Made with Padlet

Spiritual Check-in

Visit my Tec21 Devotion Jamboard and let’s reflect on Ephesians 3:14-19. (Go to SLIDE 3)

Review of YOUR Progress so Far!

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 with the group. Starting next month, our check-in will include you adding reflections to a slide in this Google Slide deck.

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The next workshop date is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 at 3:45.


1. Explore pedagogical uses of Google tools, Padlet, Peardeck (tech tools discussed last month). Explore new tools of interest including Google Earth Story or Explain Everything.

2. Design and implement a technological tool for instruction, an assignment, or student engagement for use in the next two weeks.

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

Let’s Get to Work

TOGETHER: Let’s brainstorm possible pedagogical uses of the tech tools we learned about last month. (Jamboard, Google Forms, Google Slides, Padlet, Peardeck)

TOGETHER: Open the Google Slides presentation you brought for exploration today. Add several Pear Deck interactive slides to the presentation.

CHOOSE A TOPIC TO EXPLORE: Last week individuals expressed interest in interactive whiteboard options and the use of Google Earth. Choose which topic you’d like to explore further.

  • Amy Hubach will lead Explain Everything – an interactive whiteboard with voice recording capabilities.
  • Shanna Opfer will lead Google Earth Story – an interactive geographical tool that can serve as an alternative and authentic assessment.

Top Digital Tools & Resources 

Center- and Educator-specific Digital Tools & Resources

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Digital: Explore further a tool or idea from today’s session. It can be student-centered, teacher-centered or both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!

2. Social: Consider following TEC21 on the social media platforms of your choice. Also, be sure to request to join the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!

3. Spiritual: Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, encourage a colleague and be a resource to them between now and October’s session.


To open the reflection in its own tab, select HERE.

Dismiss at 6:00pm

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 session!  I am always happy to help.


Phone: 402-643-7219 (office)

402-641-6725 (cell)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.