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Friday, March 8
 

7:30am

Friday Breakfast
Join UCET for a simple breakfast of juice, cheeses, yogurt, trail mix, fruit and muffins to get you going for a day of learning, fun and aha moments. No coffee will be served.


Friday March 8, 2013 7:30am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

7:30am

Registration
Pre-registration and on-site registration. Pick up your conference materials and badge.


Friday March 8, 2013 7:30am - 4:30pm
Registration Booth Aux Gym

9:00am

Opening Session

Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Awards & Grant Info

ToolTime Video


Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Friday March 8, 2013 9:00am - 9:30am
Auditorium

9:30am

Opening Keynote
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future
We live and teach in an absolutely remarkable time. But it is not without its problems. With so much amazing technology available at our fingertips and so many obstacles in the school setting, this session takes aim at the possibilities that are out there to make technology work to expand our horizons like the conference theme suggests. The session will make the audience think, challenge them to move beyond current comfort zones, and hopefully spark some change while inspiring them to battle any problems and naysayers in their way.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Auditorium

10:45am

1:1 Learning

Handouts

Is my district/school ready to move into digital? What are the important considerations as we make this move towards digital learning? Looking at the research in Project RED, in this session we will discuss the keys to implementing a Digital Learning Environment in your school or district that will be successful in Student Achievement and Cost-Effective for your school or district. 


Speakers
avatar for John Sonnenberg

John Sonnenberg

1:1 Learning National Operations Manager, Pearson
John Sonnenberg EdS CSBO | | John Sonnenberg has work over thirty years in education, business and government. As an innovative teacher he pressed for integration of technology into his classrooms. As a transformational administration, four different districts were transformed through technology. As the director for eLearning for the Illinois State Board of Education the State saw dramatic improvements in professional development, technology... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1538

10:45am

20 Great Web 2.0 Sites in 60 Minutes
In this rapid-fire session you’ll experience 20 websites you can use to create, collaborate, and share educational content. Most of us are already aware of Web 2.0 giants like YouTube, Blogger, and Twitter, so we’ll skip those obvious ones in favor of lesser-known, up and coming sites.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i207

10:45am

A 'GPS Toolkit' to Guide Your Social Studies Teaching (version 2013)
A "GPS Toolkit" to Guide Your Social Studies Teaching (version 2013)
G = Geography P = Primary Sources S = Strategies & T = Technology/Other Tools

The Common Core curriculum provides us, as teachers, opportunities to incorporate the use of geography, primary sources, thinking historically and literacy strategies, along with technology tools, in our 4th-12th grade classrooms.

In this session you will be given ideas on how to weave geography throughout your curriculum. You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, with its already prepared primary source sets, and how to include them in your Social Studies class. In addition, you will be introduced to online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, geography, and culture. The presenter will also share professional learning and study opportunities available for teachers that will enhance and enrich both your learning, and that of your students.

The presenter, Ruth King, is a National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teacher of the Year 2012, was the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011, the Utah Council for the Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011, was a Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Institute 2012 - Peer Facilitator, is a member of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Mentor Advisory Group, and serves on the Alpine School District’s Teaching American History Grant Steering Committee, and as a Master Teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary/Alpine School District
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator for the Summer Teacher Institute there. She also is a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Teachers Network Mentor, and serves as the Utah Geographic Alliance... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1541

10:45am

Apps with an Impact
It’s hard to measure the impact apps are having on students. The impact of Bugbrained apps has proven to be highly measurable. This session will demonstrate how the apps are achieving quadruple growth over expected reading growth among Special Ed students, triple growth with Title I students and double the growth with below grade level students. Join us to see how your elementary-age students can benefit from these apps.

Speakers
avatar for Al Viera

Al Viera

President, Bugbrained
Al has over 30 years in business and education, mostly in high tech. He has a BA in Education as well as tremendous experience managing businesses of all sizes.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E111

10:45am

Be the best school in Utah by using assessment data
Using state assessment data (CRT, DWA, DIBELS), educators can see how districts, schools and teachers are doing in ELA, Math and Science, and compare results of schools of similar demographics. Several schools across the state have used this data to find comparitive schools where collaboration between them have raised assessment scores for schools and teachers. Using this data, teachers can find other teachers who excel in specific subjects and standards and participate in professional learning teams with them.

Speakers
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Aaron Brough

Education Specialist, USOE
avatar for Murry Jensen

Murry Jensen

Education Specialist, USOE, USOE
Making a positive difference in the lives of students and educators. | | I hold degrees in Arts, Music, and Technology. Other than being dedicated to delivering meaningful information to our schools, I also do music therapy at retirement centers, teach technology classes at the University of Phoenix, and referee high school basketball and volleyball.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
2006

10:45am

BYOD - Converging for Success
This session will model the process of whole class involvement in a collaborative performance-based project. Tailored to specific objectives in the Common Core, widely available online resources will be used by participants on their own devices to put together a OnePage document designed to show student mastery. Participants will also learn how to identify and document vetted resources for classroom instruction and use.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Alan Griffin is currently the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education. A veteran educator of 40 years, he has extensive experience in technology applications and support.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1045

10:45am

Canvas for Success: Rubrics and Outcome to guide student achievement
Clear objectives help people reach achievement standards. Instructure's Canvas helps educators set outcomes for student achievement and build rubrics to measure that achievement. Quick grading and feedback are just two of the benefits of using the inside of the Canvas classroom. If you are using Canvas already or are just thinking about it come see how easy it is to set up goals for students and then to grade their achievements in class.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
G104

10:45am

Creative Collaboration Using Comic Life iPad App
Comic Life is a powerful tool for creating engaging student projects. Participants will develop an understanding of how to use the Comic Life App in teaching and learning. Participants will use their Comic Life App to create projects on their iPad that will engage students and that can be integrated across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
K202

10:45am

First Lego League
First Lego League excites students, ages 9-14, about science and technology while teaching them important core values. Teams of up to 10 students build and program an autonomous robot to complete various missions. They also create an innovative solution to a real world problem relating to a theme. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what's called the yearly Challenge. Six elementary schools in the Granite School District successfully participated in the program this year, with only one having any prior experience! After hours of hard work and real world lessons in "gracious professionalism" and "coopertition", students learn that the journey is more important than the destination and that failure can lead to success. Check out this program that motivates and excites students in the fields of science and technology while teaching the importance of team work.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Fox

Kris Fox

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Michelle Reed

Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
2503

10:45am

Get More out of your Mobile Devices (iPad, Android, Chromebook, etc)
Got mobile devices? We will show you some simple strategies for getting more out of those in class. We will show a couple of programs that can help you do more with those devices to keep the students engaged as well has have more control over the devices.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
A102

10:45am

How can I do more with ActivInspire
Handouts
This session will show you how to maximize your interaction with Promethean ActivInspire

Speakers
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Carrie Barron

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E113

10:45am

I Have an iPad…Now What?
Handouts
This session will focus on helping you get the most out of your iPad or other iOS devices for classroom instruction. We’ll start with some basics, introduce you to some incredible apps for productivity, and spend some time directing you to some amazing resources to discover the best apps for YOUR classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
G103

10:45am

Integrating Technology into your 21st Century Classroom (K-3)
So, you don't have much— or any— technology in your classroom? No problem! Rachelle and Natalie will show you how to weave technology into your classroom, using whatever resources you have. Learn how to create a classroom blog, make the most of computer time, and more. Embrace technology and all your students will benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Crockett

Natalie Crockett

4-6 Teacher, Meadow Elementary
Natalie has been teaching 5th grade for the past 7 years. She is eMINTS certified and has received her technology endorsement. Natalie is one of the faces behind the popular teaching blog, www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com, and enjoys sharing her teaching ideas and lessons with teachers all over the world!
avatar for Rachelle Smith

Rachelle Smith

K-3 Teacher, Herriman Elementary, Jordan
Rachelle is an early childhood endorsed teacher who shares her ideas with teachers around the country on her popular teacher blog, What the Teacher Wants. She enthusiastically shares easy-to-incorporate ideas for teachers of all experience levels. Rachelle believes that there is no need to reinvent the wheel and that sharing ideas with teachers, helps little learners everywhere.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i204

10:45am

Making Technology Projects Authentic
Asking students to acquire, construct, and showcase their knowledge in new and exciting formats makes their classroom learning environment relevant to their daily lives. Explore how a combination of Project-based Learning (PBL) and creativity provides opportunities for learners to demonstrate understanding and share ideas by combining their writing with pictures, original illustrations, and audio narration to tell their stories and communication their ideas with the world.

Students today want to learn what they want to learn how they want to learn it. How can we use technology to meet the needs of today's high-tech students in today's standards-based world? How can we use technology to affect the quality of learning and understanding?

In this age of instant information, teachers must face the fact that our students have far more, and often better information, than we instructors might provide in the classroom. The model of standing before a class and dispensing information is not as effective in the 21st century. Therefore, we have to adapt to the changes brought on by technology.

We still want to help our students learn how to use information in ways that will demonstrate their understanding of that information, as well as how that information can help lead them to further learning. We want to challenge their thinking skills to go beyond the literal; to analyze, synthesize and evaluate their decisions about how they use information; to see that their thinking can lead them to greater heights of inquiry, which, in turn, become the stepping stones to further learning.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Keillor

Matt Keillor

Vendor, Tech4Learning, Inc.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1023D (Lab B)

10:45am

Motivate Your Students to Write - Blogging in the Classroom
In this session you will create a teacher account and individual student blogs using Kidblog. Teachers maintain complete control by creating a safe blogging community where students can post to discussions, add topics, or comment on other student’s blogs. Kidblog is an excellent way to document your student’s progress and motivate them to write. Student writing will improve when they know that their peers will be reading and commenting on their posts.

Speakers
avatar for Delia Bayna

Delia Bayna

4-6 Teacher, Vista Elementary, Granite School District
Delia began teaching in 2008 and currently teaches 6th grade in the Spanish/English Dual Immersion program at Vista Elementary. She has presented at the 2011 Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA) Conference, 2012 and 2013 Utah Science Teacher Association Conference (USTA), and lastly the 2012 AUDII Conference where she shared her PASSION in integration of the arts and technology into the core curriculum with the Spanish, French, and Chinese... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
G102

10:45am

PechaKucha
PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. We will show examples and talk about ways this can be used in a classroom, or professional setting.

http://www.pechakucha.org/

Speakers
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1539

10:45am

Photos and Videos for Deeper Learning
Recent research has found that students learn more when they generate their own representations and create their own explanations to share with others. In this session, we will discuss the ways in which image and video capture can be used to augment learning, with special emphasis on math and science instruction. We will demo free or low-cost software and apps that can support the capture and annotation of images, as well as software/apps that facilitate the development of shared explanation through videos and slideshows. Finally, we'll discuss helpful development techniques that will facilitate deeper learning as students are engaged in development.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i210

10:45am

Re-tool Your Classroom Presentation System
This will be a show and share session that will help you optimize the use of your classroom projection system. Unbox the not so well known features of your projector and and bump up to the next level by connecting a PC and iPad to your system. Tweak your presentation software for classroom management techniques. And lastly, create your own interactive whiteboard for $60 and even score assessment bubble sheets using your .

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Bunker

Stephen Bunker

3rd Grade Teacher, Northridge Elementary, Alpine School District


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1048

10:45am

Ready Set Clickers!
Have you recently added a student response system (clickers) to your classroom? Are you looking at possibly adding clickers? This class will look at various ways and ideas for integrating all types of clickers in ways you may not have thought of. It will also look at adapting pre-existing lessons and questioning techniques.

Speakers
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Stephanie Hamilton

LMETS (Library Media Educational Technology Specialist), Granite School District
avatar for Jessica Moody

Jessica Moody

LMETS (Library Media Educational Technology Specialist), Educational Technology
Jessica Moody graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Chemistry. As a Chemist she found that the best part of the job was electronic database research. Consequently, making the resolution to get a Master’s of Library Science at Texas Woman’s University was easy. After finishing her Master’s she worked for SirsiDynix as an Application Support Specialist, where she assisted libraries worldwide. While there she learned more about... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams

LMETS (Library Media Educational Technology Specialist), Granite School District -Educational Technology


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i209

10:45am

RePainting Canvas Course Home Page
If you are currently using Canvas and are ready to see how you can make your course home page more exciting, this session is for you!

Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i206

10:45am

Smartboard Basics & Dual Immersion strategies
Come and learn the basics of the Smartboard. This is taught by a teacher with expertise in Dual Immersion and ELL. He will show strategies of using a Smartboard in that setting as well as just basics of using a Smartboard.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Summers

Robert Summers

Dual Immersion Elementary Teacher, Charriot Group
I am a certified Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher who has worked in Granite, Davis, Weber, Ogden, and Morgan School Districts and Dual Immersion Academy Charter School. | | | | I went to College at BYU-Idaho and I learned my Spanish on an LDS Mission in Mexico. My passions are Tennis, Guitar, And Dance! I like to read stories to children using different voices for each character... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
A104

10:45am

The Flipped Classroom - What do I need?
Educators are excited about lesson capture and 'flipped classrooms' because when students review critical concepts at home, the result can be dramatically better. Find out about Juno's lesson capture capabilities! supports a flipped classroom in an easy, wireless, and time-saving process.

Speakers

Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E109

10:45am

Twitter, Facebook, and Social Media in the 21st Century Library

Handouts

Social media can be a great resource to help teacher librarians in the 21st Century Library. Specifically, Facebook and Twitter can aid the teacher librarian in promoting the library, as well as in collaboration and teaching. This presentation will give examples and resources for teachers who would like to use social media in their school library. Blogs, Destiny Quest, and GoodReads will also be addressed.


Speakers
avatar for Marianne F. Bates

Marianne F. Bates

Teacher Librarian, Albion Middle School
I am the teacher librarian at Albion Middle School in Sandy, Utah. I have worked in the library at Albion Middle School since 2000, and I have a MEd in Instructional Technology/School Library Media Administration from USU. School libraries are my passion.
avatar for Joanne F. Christensen

Joanne F. Christensen

Teacher Librarian, Weber School District
I have been the teacher librarian at Weber High School for the last 9 years. I spent 2 1/2 years before that as the teacher librarian at C. H. Taylor Elementary in Ogden. School libraries are the greatest!


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
K203

10:45am

UEN and the Teaching Channel
UEN and the Teaching Channel (www.teachingchannel.org) are teaming up bring you videos that showcase -- on the Internet and TV - innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools. The Teaching Channel video library offers educators a wide range of subjects for grades K-12. The videos also include information on alignment with Utah Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms.
"Teaching Channel Presents", a weekly one-hour program featuring Tch videos, also airs on UEN-TV.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1023A/B (Lab A)

10:45am

Uninterrupted Learning with Meru Education Grade wireless LAN solutions
Interrupted learning occurs when technology gets in the way, or fails to support, your innovative goals for technology integration. Meru Education Grade wireless is a unique platfrom designed to solve many of your 1:1 & BYOD issues, and launch your learning essential applications as you strive for "Uninterrupted Learning".

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Christensen

Stewart Christensen

Stewart Christensen has been active in the Utah technology sector for over 15 years.  His depth of networking and software solutions has benefited clients and firms throughout the intermountain region.  Stewart’s current role as a Systems Engineer for Meru Networks is allowing him to help academic institutions address  the challenges and ultimate success that comes with the every growing demand for reliable and predictable... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E110

10:45am

Using Online Diagnostic & Instruction Data to Move the Dial
This session will focus on using online diagnostic data to pinpoint students' skills and provide targeted, teacher-led instruction based on the Utah Core Standards. Online Instruction motivates students and gives educators the ability to differentiate automatically, with the opportunity to monitor progress.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E112

10:45am

Using Powerpoint to Engage Your Middle School Students
Use engaging pictures and short videos to make your content come alive! This session will show you the basics of creating a powerpoint and lots of creative ideas for how to engage your students with pictures and videos embedded into the powerpoint. Come to learn for the first time or to brush up on your powerpoint skills!

Speakers
avatar for Joy Palmer

Joy Palmer

Social Studies Teacher, Early Light Academy,
I love teaching students! U.S. History is my favorite subject.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i205

10:45am

Utilizing Utah Write to teach and assess Utah Core Writing Standards
In this session, participants will explore innovative strategies for improving student writing skills using Utah Write, an online formative writing assessment tool available for Utah teachers and students. Utah Write utilizes award-winning automated essay scoring technologies to score student writing and provide feedback for improvements. A demonstration of Utah Write will be provided, including the real-time scoring of an essay, formative feedback tools, interactive writing tutorials, best practices in the classroom, and progress reports.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price

Sr. Project Manager, Measurement Incorporated
As a lifelong educator, I am passionate about continuing to make a difference in the classroom. I'm happy to be in a position as an educational trainer and project manager that allows me to still make a difference by providing opportunities to teachers/districts/students to improve their writing through Utah Compose. I've seen such improvement through the use of our program, that I still feel what I do matters. What am I passionate about... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E108

10:45am

UTIPS Transition: 2013-2015
The new computer-adaptive testing system through the American Institutes of Research (AIR) system, includes a formative and interim assessment tool. This session provides an overview of the timeline for UTIPS’ transition to AIR’s system, which types of users should use which system, and what types of tools will be available. For additional information, see: http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System.aspx http://schools.utah.gov/assessment/Adaptive-Assessment-System.aspx

Speakers

Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
E104

10:45am

Wiki While You Work
Learn about the characteristics of wikis, how to operate and manage them, and a variety of classroom applications including how to create a free wiki site to use with students.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
i208

10:45am

Yay - there IS a Map for That!
In our increasingly GeoCentric society it seems there could be a map for almost everything. Learn how to you and your students can use ArcGIS online in your classroom to enhance and engage spatial thinking, problem solving and analytical skills through a software subscription that is already available to Utah teachers through UEN. You'll learn where to obtain free ready to go lessons for your classroom.

Speakers
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Esther Worker

Esri Education Manager, Esri
Esther Worker is a member of the Esri Education Team which focuses on spatial literacy, STEM and STEAM Skills and the integration of GIS technology. | | John Schaefer, CEO of SLC based Children's Media Workshop, helps transforms classrooms into 21st Century learning communities and empowers individuals to become lifelong learners. Mapptivities is a multidisciplinary web based multimedia project that transforms the classroom’s paper maps... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
G101

10:45am

Top Ten Tips for Going Google
SPOTLIGHT – Google has revolutionized the classroom over the past decade. With so many innovative tools for learning, teachers can find themselves overwhelmed with features and options. This workshop will provide educators with a set of ten practical tips for using Google tools in their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1051, Tech Atrium

10:45am

Tweet-Up Meet-Up
Gather with fellow social networkers to meet, greet, and tweet during lunch! Two lucky tweeters will win prizes.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 1:00pm
1519

10:45am

Friday Lunch
Don’t want to miss that next session for lunch? You’ve come to the right place join us for a grab-n-go choices of a deli sandwiches, a Southwestern grilled chicken wrap with fire roasted green chilies, chicken Caesar salad or Asian chicken salad, along with a drink and dessert. All catered by Utah’s award winning Elizabeth’s catering.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth's Catering

Elizabeth's Catering

Elizabeth’s Catering
Originating from a downtown Salt Lake café, Elizabeth’s Catering has been catering to Utah businesses, governments, and private clients since 1995.  Recognized among Top 25 Women-owned businesses in Utah and Top 12 Caterers in Utah for the past eight years, Elizabeth’s Catering was recently named ChamberWest Business of the Year for their 2012 Legacy Awards.  Richard’s Roundup BBQ, a division of... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 1:45pm
Cafeteria

10:45am

First Aid Assistance
Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 3:00pm
Registration Booth Aux Gym

10:45am

Student Blogs
What if writing for class was as cool as checking Facebook? Blogging makes writing more interactive and interesting, while capitalizing on the intrinsic motivation of Blogging-Social Media. Through a class blog, students can "publish" their writing and receive feedback, questions and encouragement from each other. Come and see how Kidblogs & Edublogs have helped my students produce more writing than ever before. 

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Adult Educator of Family Science - Love & Logic Trainer, Love & Logic Program
I love using the latest and greatest tech teaching tools. As I've integrated learning technologies in my teaching practice, students have enjoyed learning more & achieved higher learning outcomes. Integrating technology into my practice has also enhanced my quality of life. Work has become more meaningful as technology has decreased the amount of busy-work I have and it has enabled more personalized, meaningful and interactive teaching... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - Saturday March 9, 2013 11:05am
GYM

10:45am

Ask Me
Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - Saturday March 9, 2013 12:45pm
All Halls

11:05am

iPad Carts
This overview will introduce a new interactive book on how to manage and setup classroom sets of iPads. You will learn how to use the book effectively by being introduced to its features and content. Bringing an iPad is recommended.

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently provides support for over 2000 iPads and 3000 Apple computers. He has presented his work and book "iPad Carts" at the Utah Coalition for Educational... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 11:05am - 11:25am
GYM

11:25am

Utah Write (Grades 4-12) *PLUS tips on how to get great scores on the Direct Writing Assessment

Utah pays for Utah Write for 5th graders, but it is a very affordable option for other grades as well. Take a look at what Utah Write can do for you and your students including giving immediate feedback for students on their writing. 

Utah Write  www.utahwrite.com 


Speakers
avatar for Laura Eliason

Laura Eliason

5th Grade Teacher, Davis School District
I tell my kids, “When I was your age, the computer game we had was just sticks and a square and WE LIKED IT!” | I started teaching 4th Grade in Granite School District in 1995 with Michele Riggs and Terry Robinson where we managed the lab for the school, presented “Teaching in a One Computer Classroom” at UCET, and got our Masters degrees in Ed Studies together. Three years later, I moved to Davis School District to work closer to... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 11:25am - 11:45am
GYM

12:00pm

Using Tagxedo, A Word Cloud Generator
Tagxedo - a free, sophisticated word cloud generator - learn to add your own custom image, texts, etc http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html
Like Woordle but does more.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. | | A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah State University was in Gifted and Talented Education.  I am also endorsed in Educational Technology and ESL.  I have taught multiple years in... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 12:20pm
GYM

12:00pm

25 Students, 1 iPad, Now What?
You have an iPad that is to be used with your class, yet, how do you use 1 iPad for all students? Come get ideas on apps and ways to engage all your students with only one device.

Speakers
avatar for Dottie Brereton

Dottie Brereton

Teacher, South Sanpete School District
I teach 6th grade math in a middle school setting. After going to one to one iPads last year it became important to find a way to use the iPads in the classroom. I have presented with UCET before on how to utilize one iPad in the classroom, but now I am back to show how to utilize one to one iPads. It is an adventure that will take a classroom to new heights.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i205

12:00pm

Advancing your PLC with effective data collection with or without devices
PLC's are everywhere now. Some are effective and some are trying. Come and see how to use technology and data collection to make your PLC's the best possible! See how to collect and use Data in ways that will really ensure your students are learning and impress your Administration! We will show a variety of ways to collect data including using clickers, student devices, and even old school ways of collecting data can be used, then we will show you how to look at that data and how to get Excel to work better for you!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A102

12:00pm

Blended and Online Learning - Implications for original credit, credit recovery, adult education, and professional learning.
This session will provide a big picture overview of blended and online learning models. Learning management systems, content management systems, and digital learning materials will be addressed. Discussion will center on how these models and tools can assist in providing options for not only original student credit but for credit recovery, adult education, and professional learning. Demonstration will include some examples.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Anthony

Rick Anthony

District Administration, Granite School District,
Director Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning - Principal Connection High School


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i210

12:00pm

Building skills to prepare for higher-level mathematics
Math fact fluency will be tested directly in Common Core Assessments and can be mastered more effectively with an adaptive online program than with traditional methods. This session will introduce educators to a program that provides customized instruction, motivating games, and assessments that will prepare students for the challenges of advanced mathematics.

Speakers
TO

Thom Obrien

Senior Educational Consultant, ExploreLearning
Thom O'Brien has a MaED in Instructional Mathematics, he has presented at many state wide NCTM conferences, and at the national level, he has been with ExploreLearning for over 10 years and is their lead educational specialist. He was also a seventh grade mathematics teacher in Colorado for 10 years.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E111

12:00pm

Common Core in the Cloud: Improve Reading Fluency and Comprehension
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require tracking of continuous student growth by frequent assessment of students. Fluency Tutor satisfies that requirement by offering anytime/anywhere assessment with actionable data for educators, students, and parents, and so much more. In this session you will receive an overview of Fluency Tutor, the web-based solution for measuring reading fluency and comprehension.

Fluency Tutor transforms the way reading fluency and comprehension is developed and assessed. This online solution can be used with early readers to build fluency and as a reading intervention for struggling readers (RTI Tiers 2 and 3) or English Language Learners.

Students can listen to and practice reading passages, record assessments in their own voice, and quickly see their progress at school or at home. Teachers can assign passages, listen to and accurately mark recorded assessments (Words correct per minute, Word Accuracy, Fluency and Expression and Reading Comprehension), individualize instruction, and track students' improvement in the cloud. Parents can have greater involvement in their child's reading progress by practicing with them, as well as hearing their actual recordings and seeing their progress.

This session will demonstrate how students and teachers find instant success using this fun and easy program that is perfectly aligned to the Common Core State Standards, while producing reading data that can be shared with administration and parents at any time.

Attendees will receive trial access to the program and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Molaskey

Beth Molaskey

Territory Sales Director, TextHelp - Read&Write Gold
Beth is the Read&Write Gold Territory Sales Director for OK, TX, CO, AZ, UT and NM. Beth has worked in the Assistive and Educational Technology industry for over 12 years. Previously, Beth worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she sold special education curriculum software to schools districts and universities in the mid-west. Beth has a B.S. in Medical Illustration from Springfield College.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E110

12:00pm

Creating Courses for the iTunes U App
Anyone can now create courses in for the iTunes U app. The iTunes U app courses can contain all kinds of rich media in an organized manner. The course can then be shared with your students to be view on an iPhone, iPad, or newer iPod Touch. All you need is an Apple account or ID and a Safari browser to create the course.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1541

12:00pm

Educational Websites and Apps Actually Being Used in the Classroom
Here are some fantastic websites and apps that I learned about at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2012 conference this summer and that are actually very practical and helpful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Suki Cannon

Suki Cannon

Anything Tech!, Granite School District
avatar for Sandy Harty

Sandy Harty

Middle School / Junior High Teacher, YESS Program-ARTEC, Granite
I have been teaching in alternative schools for 25 years and love it. I have been using Macintosh computers for 22 of those years and love them too. I also enjoy learning about new ways to use technology in the classroom to make it fun, educational and motivating. I have recently been updating my Adobe skills through their online courses, which I recommend.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G102

12:00pm

Excel Excellent
Excel is much more than just a spreadsheet. It’s data management capabilities allow for multiple educational uses. In this workshop you will learn classroom management and organization uses, student lesson ideas, and some Excel tips. A basic understanding of the Excel program is required for this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Luck

Bruce Luck

IT Administration/Specialist, Educational Technology DEwpartment, Granite School District
avatar for John Smith

John Smith

IT Administration/Specialist, Granite School District


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2006

12:00pm

History in the Raw - Learning with Primary Source Materials
To many students, history is viewed as a series of facts, dates, and events usually packaged as a textbook. The use of primary sources can change this view. They fascinate students because they are real and they are personal; history is humanized through them. Using original sources (documents, video, audio, photographs, maps) students’ touch the lives of the people and events about which history is written. In this session time will be spent learning about primary source materials and locating resources for any subject area using the Library of Congress digital collections.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1048

12:00pm

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention program for K/1
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses last year?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Almost 5,000 licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E112

12:00pm

Increasing Academic Feedback and Student Engagement
So everyone says that today is a different world than when we were in school...Is it true? How do we deal with the changes as teachers? Come join me in the challenge. I will be showing you some time saving tools, new technology, and a few different ways to help the students start taking ownership of their own learning. This presentation will include the use of iPads, Mobile whiteboards, Clickers, and ExamView (Test Generator software). Even if you don't have the above technology you will find this session beneficial to your teaching.

Speakers
MS

Maria Soriano

Middle School / Junior High Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and after finishing high school I attended the University of Utah earning a Bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering. I have been teaching for 7 years at middle school level and enjoying the wonderful ride.
avatar for Ruth Thompson

Ruth Thompson

Middle School / Junior High Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
I love helping people learn. I have been teaching swimming lessons since I was 14. I am a Crossfit trainer and enjoy seeing people make progress to their goals. I started my teaching career 13 years ago in southeast Florida, since I love to ski I had to move West. Now a days, I am excited to be piloting a classroom set of iPods for my students, but even if you don't have a set of your own come learn what other tools could be useful to you. In... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2503

12:00pm

Let's Get Creative: Apps for Students to Show What They Know
We will cover a variety of creative apps that promote student engagement and demonstrate student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Cook

Lorrie Cook

Education Specialist, NUES
I have been involved in education for over 20 years and am currently the Technology Trainer and Integration Specialist for Northeastern Utah Educational Services. I provide educational technology professional development for the nine rural school districts in our region. I am excited about the role technology is now playing in the integration of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. I believe we finally have the tools to improve student... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i209

12:00pm

Making the Common Core Uncommonly Exciting
The purpose of this session is to inspire participants to use the new Common Core standards as inspiration for exciting and high-level technology projects. While the standards are able to provide a clear understanding of what students need to learn, they do not tell you HOW the students should learn these standards. While each student is different, the desire to be engaged and to use creative outlets are common amongst them all. Pixie3 and Frames are a couple of the creative tools that will be used to engage learners and collaborate our way through the new standards. Participants do not need to have this software to benefit from this session, other suggestions will be discussed.

Goals for this session experience:
1. Explore examples of student projects that blend Common Core Standards, critical thinking skills, and 21st century communication.
2. Learn how technology can engage learners in work that reaches the Common Core Standards
3. Leave with specific ideas and strategies to use when they return to their classrooms.
Website: http://my.uen.org/myuen/85995/4

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Timpanogos Intermediate School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 5-6 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 25 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. Since then, she has been a technology specialist in elementary schools in Florida and now Utah. As part of the district’s... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
K203

12:00pm

Managing and Supporting iPads in the Classroom
More and more iOS devices are showing up in classrooms around the state. Managing these tools on a one by one basis is fine when you have just a handful, but how to you manage a lab set (or two) of 40? If every teacher in the school has an iPad, how can you handle the purchase and licensing of apps for each individual?

Join me today and we’ll discuss the tools available to you handle the initial setup and user profile management and syncing of iOS devices - including the set up of wireless networks & email - even turning off the App Store and iTunes for purchases. We’ll also discuss the Volume Purchasing Program that Apple has in place that will not only help you manage the purchase and distribution of apps, but could also save some money by buying apps in bulk at a 50% discount. We’ll also discuss the use of iCloud to handle syncing and backup of these devices without ever needing to connect them to a computer.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i206

12:00pm

NASA Planet Hunting: Get Engaged with Kepler Mission
NASA Kepler mission is looking for planets orbiting distant stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Explore the technology behind the mission, analyze data from some of the thousands of planet candidates discovered. Learn how you and your students can get engaged in the hunt yourself through an on-line interactive website. This is the excitement of cutting edge science and exploration!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Leavitt

Tony Leavitt

Education Specialist, NASA Aerospace Education Services Project, NASA Ames Research Center


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
K202

12:00pm

Personalized, Self-Directed Learning - Coming Soon to a School Near You!
What does a Learner-Centered environment look like in today’s classrooms?  And what can teachers do to make their classrooms more Learner-Centered?  This session will showcase new technology tools and programs that can help.

Speakers
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Glenn Gordon

Science Solutions Specialist, Pearson


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1538

12:00pm

Pioneer Library: Engaging Elementary Kids in Research
Pioneer, Utah’s Online Library offers several products specifically designed for younger students. Each of these tools comes with features that support and appeal to elementary age kids. Take a tour with us and see highlights including interactive web sites, audio, video, research support tools, activity ideas and more to engage elementary students and encourage development of information problem-solving skills.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1023A/B (Lab A)

12:00pm

Presenting with the iPad and Netsafe too
Follow along and learn how to use Apple's Keynote on your iPad to create powerful presentations. Learn how to use photos, videos and resources already on your iPad to create slide based presentations to use with students. See how you can sync video from your computer to your iPad for use in Keynote and how iCloud keeps you up to date on all your devices. PowerPoint users don't despair Keynote can work for you too. Try out SkyDrive for moving files from your computer to your iPad without wires.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1045

12:00pm

Productivity Tools on the iPad
Learn how the iPad can be used to help you and your students been more productive and organized. Explore Mail, DropBox, QR Code Reader, Keynote, Pages, Notability, Talktone, Remind101, Google Docs, Zite, Pocket, Three Ring and more.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G103

12:00pm

QR Codes: A Scavenger Hunt of UEN Resources
Use your smart phone and free QR code technology to take a tour of great UEN resources, including Pioneer Library, my.uen, Apps4Edu, UEN K-12 Interactives, and many more! You’ll also learn how to make your own QR code adventures.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i207

12:00pm

Safari Montage: Digtal Content at it's best
Experience how Safari Montage provides you with the digital tools to maximize your teaching and learning experience.

Speakers
RC

Rulon Crum

Vendor, Audio Enhancement
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Brandon Stevensen

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E113

12:00pm

Smartboard Intermediate
If you know the basics of using a Smartboard and are ready for the next step, this is it! Learn some of the other lesser used tools as well as how to customize tools, group and lock items. This is a great next step!

Speakers
avatar for Angie Benson

Angie Benson

Teacher, 4th Grade, Parowan Elementary, Iron County
This is my 18th year teaching. I live in Parowan, Utah and have been married for 20 years with 4 children (3 are teenagers, help!). I love using the SmartBoard software and cannot wait to show everyone how to be successful with it. At Parowan Elementary I have taught nearly every grade and I plan on staying in 4th for the rest of my life. (Except I just moved to Kindergarten and love it)


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A104

12:00pm

Student Blogs: More Writing, Publishing and Feedback than EVER Before!
What if writing for class was as cool as checking Facebook? Blogging makes writing more interactive and interesting, while capitalizing on the intrinsic motivation of Blogging-Social Media. Through a class blog, students can "publish" their writing and receive feedback, questions and encouragement from each other. Come and see how Kidblogs & Edublogs have helped my students produce more writing than ever before. Those who attend this session will leave with their class fully set up and ready to roll with student blog accounts.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Adult Educator of Family Science - Love & Logic Trainer, Love & Logic Program
I love using the latest and greatest tech teaching tools. As I've integrated learning technologies in my teaching practice, students have enjoyed learning more & achieved higher learning outcomes. Integrating technology into my practice has also enhanced my quality of life. Work has become more meaningful as technology has decreased the amount of busy-work I have and it has enabled more personalized, meaningful and interactive teaching... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G104

12:00pm

Take Your Student’s on a Virtual Field Trip!
Come see a live, high-definition demonstration of how video field-trips can bring the world into your classroom.  Explore the possibilities that await and see what equipment is needed and just how easy, and cost effective, it is to take a video field-trip without ever leaving your school.  Crossing all curriculum and grade levels, video field-trips can enhance your students’ experience and really take them (virtually) anywhere in the world!

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J211

12:00pm

What Can Wixie Do For You?
This session will illuminate the various ways that Wixie, an online authoring tool for younger students, empowers student learning and enables tighter curriculum management. Wixie permits students to seamlessly combine paint and artwork with text and voice recording, thus making Wixie the perfect canvas for today's digital learners. Wixie helps teachers engage students but, more helpfully, it also permits easy insight on which activities have been assigned and completed for each of the Language Arts and Math Common Core Standards. Teachers can assign and customize hundreds of standards-based activities to differentiate learning and instruction. Come explore all of the benefits of using Wixie in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jana Tullis

Jana Tullis

2nd Grade Teacher, Park City School District
I am a 2nd grade dual language immersion (English) teacher in the Park City School District. This is my 7th year of teaching 2nd grade and I love finding new ways to integrate technology into my classroom. Wixie is one of my favorites!


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1539

12:00pm

What is a Book? OER (Open Education Resources) in Teaching and Learning
Handouts - Click on "Conferences" tab
Today's and tomorrow's technologies are blurring the definition of what we traditionally call a book. This session will explore many of the new open education resources that are bringing new and exciting 'books' into teaching and learn

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a
KW

Kathy Webb

Educational Technology, Utah


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E104

12:00pm

Windws 8, RT and tablets
An overview of the new Microsoft Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT operating systems and hardware, with a focus on tablet devices.

The reality of what these devices can, and can not do. Good and bad with a comparison to the Apple iOS devices.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Glad

Clay Glad

Network Engineer, Title I, Granite School District, Granite School District
You can download a copy of my presentation for "Windows 8, RT and tablets" here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8002774/UCET2013%20Win8-RT%20Tablet%20presentation.pptx | | Or you may email me at cmglad@graniteschools.org requesting a copy. | | I have 15+ years’ experience with Granite School Dist. as a Network Engineer. For several years before that I worked professionally with Educational Technology with Systems Impact producing... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i208

12:00pm

With Word? I bet you didn’t know you could do that!
During this session, I will share a few ways that Word can be used to do things you probably haven't done before. Come learn how to embed audio and video into a MS Word document. This helps you to organize your lesson material all in one document. Discover how to easily have Word read aloud the things you write. This is a great editing tool. See how easily you can use a microphone to enter text into documents. You can type much faster this way. You will learn how to use an on screen keyboard to show students what you are doing on your keyboard. These tools can all be helpful to any teacher.

Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
i204

12:00pm

Web Tools to Make Your Classroom Rock
SPOTLIGHT – With so many amazing new tools out there, how do we know which ones to use and which ones to leave behind. Come explore great new web tools for your classroom that will engage your students and make teaching and learning even more fun.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1051, Tech Atrium

12:20pm

IXL (Pre-K-8, Algebra, Geometry) and Run Moby

Take a look at these two Math Practice programs and what they can do for you.

MOBY www.runmoby.com 30 day free trial, $199/year for 30 kids for 12 months                

 IXL www.ixl.com 30 day free trial, $59 teacher 12 months, $299 school 12 months unlimited 

 


Speakers
avatar for Laura Eliason

Laura Eliason

5th Grade Teacher, Davis School District
I tell my kids, “When I was your age, the computer game we had was just sticks and a square and WE LIKED IT!” | I started teaching 4th Grade in Granite School District in 1995 with Michele Riggs and Terry Robinson where we managed the lab for the school, presented “Teaching in a One Computer Classroom” at UCET, and got our Masters degrees in Ed Studies together. Three years later, I moved to Davis School District to work closer to... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:20pm - 12:40pm
GYM

12:40pm

GarageBand for the iPad
Teachers will be shown a way to use their iPad as a musical instrument. Every classroom can become a Music Room. I will show them how to use the iPad as a live instrument, record, and collaborate with other iPads in the form of a Jam Session. Even if you don't consider yourself a musician, you can be a music teacher by the time you leave this session! The Garageband App is required for full participation in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the classroom without too much musical ability. This year I'm focused on student engagement and am working with teachers to see the iPad for the great learning tool it... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 12:40pm - 1:00pm
GYM

1:00pm

Apps in the classroom!
My students will share with you a few apps that they use regularly in the classroom. We will highlight the best math, language arts, science, and geography apps. In addition we will demonstrate student-created Prezis and discuss the possible uses in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lookinland

Kelly Lookinland

Teacher - 6th Grade, Hillsdale Elementary
Kelly Lookinland - 6th Grade Educator


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

Elementary Tech Club Student Showcase
Student Showcase: At Alta View Elementary in Sandy, Utah students meet for an hour each week to engage in learning about technology. This is an after school program that works with 5th and 6th graders.

Speakers
avatar for Libby McShinsky

Libby McShinsky

4-6 Teacher, Canyons School District
Giving the gift of technology to my students creates a passion in their own learning. I use computer programs and online tools to go with the curriculum. I am the english side in a Dual Immersion school at the 5th/6th grade level. After school, I run a Tech Club once a week. I am Ed Tech endorsed and believe that all teachers should learn more about technology and then immediately take it back to the classroom. My students love being updated with... Read More →
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Nancy Newton

4-6 Teacher, Canyons School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

First Lego League - Lego Robotics
First Lego League excites students about science and technology. They are tasked to build an autonomous robot that can complete missions. They also must create an innovative solution to a real world project relating to a theme. Six elementary schools in the Granite School District participated in this program this year. All but one of these schools had never done it before. After hours of work and real world lessons in "gracious professionalism" and "coopertition", students learned that the journey is more important than the destination and that failure can lead to success. They learned the excitement of science and technology and the importance of working together. Students have brought their robots to show what they can do and explain the frustrating, yet fulfilling process it took to get the robot to do what they wanted.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Fox

Kris Fox

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Michelle Reed

Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

iAuthor = iLearn
Apple’s iAuthor is a great tool for students to be in charge of their own learning and provides them a way to be creative about how they display information to others. This group of 4th graders from Ellis Elementary in Logan, Utah created their own ebook on the water cycle so that the rest of the class could view and learn from it on class iPads. Ask them about what made the task fun, hard, challenging, and educational. Talking to the students will help you develop your own plan based on their successes and failures as you try to integrate this new technology in your own class. Great for any Gifted and Talented class or differentiated instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

CyberCorps Leader, Logan City School District
A 4th grade teacher from Logan,UT. I'm currently in my sixth year of teaching and have recently obtained my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from USU. I love theater, digital media, and anything with the Property Brothers or Stephen Colbert. I enjoy making movies with my "free" time and creating songs for my class. My class has been recognized all over the country for the videos we produce together and have won... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

Sketch Your World With Sketchup
Come and see how Sketchup has transformed the way that my students build and think about the world around them! Students are integrating multiple subject areas as they focus on their surroundings.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

4-6 Teacher, Ephraim Elementary School, South Sanpete School District
I like long walks along the beach, candlelight dinners...OH WAIT! Not that kind of site...sorry! I love teaching 4th grade, and I've done so for the last 5 years. I really love integrating technology in to my curriculum. My hobbies include playing racquetball, photography, and spending time with my family.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

Student Created Newscasts on a Budget
Want to learn how to create a student newscast with a limited budget? Come see how students at Brighton High School built their own studio and used their own resources and creativity to create a school newscast.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

Student Podcasting
Handouts
The ins and outs to creating student-led podcasts. An excellent way to share information with the school and community.

Speakers
KW

Katie Workman

4-6 Teacher, Canyons School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:00pm

Succeeding in Creating an Online Community
For this student showcase, we will be looking at how to effectively utilize resources like blogs and forums to create an online community for the students to take part in. These resources are easily shared with parents and the community to really bring a creative group of individuals who are given the opportunity to learn from each other. We will be discussing how to best facilitate discussion and ask the right questions, rather than just providing all of the information to the student. The student showcase will walk you through examples of how the students are able to not only adapt, but also to excel at this online environment. There will be many student work samples that will demonstrate how they are able to post their own work and also comment and leave each other feedback, thus reaching a much larger range then even a team of teachers could. This information is all very data-driven. Self-critique and self-examination are important parts to this online community. While using blogs and other techniques, you also as an educator open up the door to learning that can go beyond your specific class you are teaching and actually be continued on past your time as the student's instructor. The student might continue to use these same resources throughout his/her life to share information and images. That ability for the students to stay connected is of vital importance as we move forward in finding the best uses of technology in the learning process!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Webb

Ashley Webb

Electives Dept Chair & CTE Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
Ashley Webb is a graduate of Brigham Young University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Technology and Engineering Education. She holds Utah teaching endorsements in Multimedia, Commercial Art, Commercial Photography, IC3/Computer Technology, & Technology and Engineering Education (CTE/General). Her belief is that anyone can be taught how to use technology, regardless of age or brainpower. Some of her specialties include instructional and... Read More →
avatar for Michael Wiechmann

Michael Wiechmann

High School Teacher, Open High School or Utah
Well, here is a little bit about me. I moved to Utah from Minnesota to pursue a teaching career at a charter school. Throughout my life, I have always had a sneaky enjoyment with technology, and it happened to work out that I got a job at the Open High School of Utah. It has been a perfect fit, and I have had a blast figuring out what an art class looks like at an online school. I am passionate about life, art, and education. Observing my... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Student Commons

1:15pm

iTunesU Resources for Any Age
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dumont

Kelly Dumont

Elementary EdTech Team Lead, Canyons School District
Kelly Dumont is Elementary EdTech Team Lead for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He has worked in that capacity for the last 8 years. Previously he he worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist and taught 5th and 6th grade in Jordan School District. His job is to help teachers and students learn to use technology more effectively in the classroom. He blogs and podcasts at theeducationalmac.com. He is a Past-President of UCET (Utah... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 1:35pm
GYM

1:15pm

A Day in the Life of a Technology Rich Classroom
From the bell activity through instruction and formative assessment to the final exit ticket, we will cover a variety of technology tools that can enhance student engagement and learning throughout the school day. Most of the tools covered are managed through the teacher’s iPad, but an iPad is not required.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Cook

Lorrie Cook

Education Specialist, NUES
I have been involved in education for over 20 years and am currently the Technology Trainer and Integration Specialist for Northeastern Utah Educational Services. I provide educational technology professional development for the nine rural school districts in our region. I am excited about the role technology is now playing in the integration of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. I believe we finally have the tools to improve student... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i209

1:15pm

CenturyLink Grant Winners Panel Presentation
Handouts - Click on "Grants" tab
CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grant winners will present on their experiences with technology funded through CenturyLink.Grant resources and tips for writing successful grants will also be shared. This will be a panel discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E104

1:15pm

Class Dojo
ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.
Easily award feedback points for behavior in class in real-time, with just one click of your smartphone, tablet, iPad or laptop. This actually improves behavior. All fully customizable for your classroom..
Better learning behaviors, smoother lessons and hassle-free data - and its free!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meanea

Kristin Meanea

2nd grade Teacher, Davis Elementary, Uintah County School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G102

1:15pm

Common Core Standards and Teaching Keyboarding in Today's Schools
Keyboarding Skills needed to achieve Common Core Standards
--Future of teaching Cursive?
--GED testing online/Importance of keyboarding skill
--Voice Recognition vs. Keyboarding
--Features to look for in Keyboarding programs

Speakers
BE

Barbara Ellsworth

CIO, Ellsworth Publishing
Masters Degree in Computer Information Science Senior Software Engineer and programmer for Ellsworth Publishing Company for 10 years. Presenter at many State Educational Technology Conferences.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E110

1:15pm

Empowering Digital Classroom Curriculum
Helping administrators, teachers, and students traverse the digital divide while presenting engaging material may be an overwhelming task. We will explore ways that we are partnering with schools to integrate resources directly into classroom curriculum, enhancing learning while also driving skills. We will show how digital tools help students assimilate information literacy skills, critical thinking, and problem solving into everyday research assignments. We will show how to transcend the boundaries of research and engage students in unique ways that are destined to prepare them for the demands of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Bobst

Trish Bobst

National Curriculum Specialist, Cengage Learning
I love to travel and read!


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E111

1:15pm

Flipped Classroom: Why I Love It, How I Do It
Instead of all direct instruction lessons occurring in the classroom and worksheets being done for homework, the opposite occurs in the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom changes the classroom from a teacher centered, lecture driven classroom to a discussion driven, work session with individual student needs being the focus. The flipped classroom uses technology to deliver content in a format where students can work individually, and at their own pace. Students then work collaboratively on activities with teacher guidance. We use the flipped lessons as a springboard into deeper discussion, investigations, and activities. Come see how I use it in my classroom and why my team and our students love it.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i208

1:15pm

Forget PowerPoint...Try Presentation Apps!
Come and explore a few exciting apps to use for the purpose of presenting in your classroom! Use your iPad to present information to your students in new and engaging ways, where students can interact with presentations and give immediate feedback in the midst of presenting. We will be introducing the apps (such as Nearpod), showing you how they could be used in your classroom, and hopefully giving you a little time to play with the apps as well! Bring your own device or just come and watch to see what is possible!

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Gollinger

Brandi Gollinger

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Past UCET presenter, Granite School District School Technology Specialists, Granite School District TILT Trainer, Certified eMINTS Trainer
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Shannon Ririe

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1048

1:15pm

Furby and Me: Connecting with Gadgets
Furby is a cuddly toy for ages six and up. The box tells us it has "a mind of its own." How you treat Furby shapes its personality. Have our gadgets become something more than tools? Have they become evocative objects, a part of our social and emotional life? How many people have you heard say that without their smart phone, it would be as if they had lost their mind?
In this presentation, I will relate my weeks interacting with Furby and observing toddlers to teenagers doing the same. Do our toys and itools help us think and shape our thoughts? What happens when the Velveteen Rabbit meets virtual reality?

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson

Media Specialist, Hunter Jr High
I have been a teacher and media specialist in the Granite School District for 35 years. I am the last of the librarians.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
2503

1:15pm

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention program for K/1
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses last year?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Almost 5,000 licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E112

1:15pm

Increasing Student Achievement with Assessment Technologies
In this session participants will explore using both physical and virtual Student Response System options to meet the challenges of implementing data driven instruction. Participants will gain familiarity with various tools within the TurningPoint 5 software to help streamline collecting and analyzing student achievement data. We will also discuss various learning theories and teaching strategies that can be used to support student engagement and achievement.

Speakers
MJ

Marion Johnson

Educational Consultant, Turning Technologies
Marion Johnson is the Director of Educational Consultants for Turning Technologies. Marion and her team design and deliver professional development programs and seminars for educational institutions to aid them in using ResponseCards to increase student achievement. She also oversees the Turning Technologies Distinguished Educator Program. Marion is a former classroom teacher, technology leader, and media specialist for Charles County Public... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E108

1:15pm

iPad and SMART Board integration Strategies - Two is better than one
The two most influential classroom technologies come together in this session to show you what synergize really means! The combination of Smartboards and iPads takes a classroom to highly interactive learning experience. We will show you some strategies that you can use effectively in your classroom whether you have one iPad or 1:1 iPads.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A102

1:15pm

iPad Carts: The Book and other Tips
This course will introduce a new interactive book on how to manage and setup classroom sets of iPads. You will learn how to use the book effectively by being introduced to its features and content. Also you will be taught other tips for effectively managing a classroom set of iPads. Bringing an iPad is recommended.

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently provides support for over 2000 iPads and 3000 Apple computers. He has presented his work and book "iPad Carts" at the Utah Coalition for Educational... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
K202

1:15pm

iPads for Band? Really?
Handouts
We bought 20 iPads for the school jazz band. How are we using them? How can our experience help you? What can these expensive toys really do? Come see a short demonstration of what we are doing. Then a little hands on and discussion time.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Gibson

Brian Gibson

High School Teacher, Uintah High Scholl, Uintah
The wrong note at the right time is more right than the right note at the wrong time. | | | | - James Burton III •Director of Jazz Studies/Theory Snow College. | | | | I am a 42 yo Band teacher and father of 5. I also pretend to be an EMT on the side. Most of all I am married to my best friend.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i206

1:15pm

iPod Touch in the math classroom
Ruth Thompson has a classroom set of iPod touch devices in her math classroom. Hear how she is implementing them at Mount Jordan Middle School in the Canyons School District.

Speakers
avatar for Bobie Glassett

Bobie Glassett

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
avatar for Ruth Thompson

Ruth Thompson

Middle School / Junior High Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
I love helping people learn. I have been teaching swimming lessons since I was 14. I am a Crossfit trainer and enjoy seeing people make progress to their goals. I started my teaching career 13 years ago in southeast Florida, since I love to ski I had to move West. Now a days, I am excited to be piloting a classroom set of iPods for my students, but even if you don't have a set of your own come learn what other tools could be useful to you. In... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G103

1:15pm

Make Your Class Website Amazing with Weebly
Handouts
This is a beginner's course to help teachers begin building and maintaining a class website using Weebly. Learn the basics of building a site: layout and design, managing multiple pages, and adding content to your site. Weebly makes it easy to share assignments, hold class discussions, collect and distribute student work and much more. Flipped Classroom models work well with Weebly.

Participants will have a functional website by the end of the session. We will also share multiple examples of teacher websites and student created sites that have been built using Weebly.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1023D (Lab B)

1:15pm

MDM and Remote Support Solutions
For network and school IT admins. We'll go over advancements and changes in the expanding Mobile Device services. Apple Configurator and other tools will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Bradshaw

Jacob Bradshaw

IT Administration/Specialist, University of Utah, University of Utah


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i205

1:15pm

Pioneer for Secondary: Utah's Online Library for Secondary Teachers
Come try a hands on simple tech way of helping students do some amazing research on Pioneer: Utah's Online Library. Use foldables to allow students to demonstrate their learning while matching up with Utah Core standards for accessing multiple mediums of information. Find 3 great alternatives to Wikipedia, and learn how to help students find media that is suited to their needs. This Session will be focused on resources for Secondary Level Educators.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1023A/B (Lab A)

1:15pm

PLN+ | Circles, Collaboration, and Google+
This session is for educators (teachers, admins, trainers) whose school/district already have a Google Apps for Education domain and have or are willing to activate Google+ for their Google Apps domain. Google's social networking platform was opened up to K12 Google Apps domains on November 15, 2012 and has immense potential for creating relevant and powerful professional learning networks (PLN) in your district. This session will cover what Google+ is, what is looks like, and most importantly offer some ideas for how you could use Google+ to collaborate in a powerful PLN...

Speakers
avatar for Josh Decker

Josh Decker

Educational Technology Director, San Juan School District
Passionate about: Going Google in K12, Canvas from Instructure, iOS, and those who adventurously integrate educational technology in the everyday-classroom. Oh, and I also like naps and my three little girls.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i207

1:15pm

Podcasting with UEN SciFi Friday
Learn how UEN-TV’s media production team develops podcasts for UEN SciFi Friday, the award-winning show that pairs classic B-level films with commentary by A-level Utah experts, podcast via iTunesU and www.uen/tv/scifi. Producer Jenn Gibbs will discuss the process from interview prep through digitally recording, editing and sharing interviews. Participants will leave this high-level session with ideas and handouts they can follow up on to use podcasting with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Gibbs

Jenn Gibbs

Content Specialist/Writer, UEN SciFi Friday Producer, Utah Education Network
I love learning & helping people make connections. Oh, and skiing. That's pretty awesome too.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i204

1:15pm

Prezi - Above and Beyond PowerPoint
Tired of PowerPoint? Looking for a new way to deliver content? Try Prezi. It is cloud-based presentation software and a tool for sharing ideas. Rather than a stack of slides, viewers zoom in and out and around a virtual canvas. Teachers and students can create curriculum and collaborate on ideas on computers or iPads (but not on other tablets). In this workshop, you will first set up a Prezi account. Then you will create a Prezi presentation and learn how to add videos, links, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
avatar for Bruce Luck

Bruce Luck

IT Administration/Specialist, Educational Technology DEwpartment, Granite School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
2006

1:15pm

Promethean Starter Tips
Are you new to the Promethean interactive white board (IWB) system? Do you want to learn how to use it more effectively in your classroom? Are you interested in using a Student Response System (SRS) to assist you in teaching and assessments? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, this class is for you. This class is designed to help with the basic skills in using and understanding your Promethean IWB system. We will also look at using the ActivExpression SRS "clickers" to assess your students in both summative and formative use cases. Learn where and how to find pre-made "flipcharts" and assessments as well as how to create your own. The Promethean IWB and SRS systems are incredibly useful and this class will help you gain a better understanding of how to make them work for you and your teaching

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1539

1:15pm

Publishing With PowerPoint
A complete unit on teaching students how to create presentations using PowerPoint. PowerPoint is a fun, creative way for students to publish and share their writing and/or research projects. Knowing how to use presentation software is a skill that will will be useful throughout the students' educational lives and future careers.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Aycock

Kristy Aycock

4th Grade teacher, Uintah School District
I am a certified e-MINTS instructor. My Master's degree is in Learning and Technology. I have previously presented "Publishing with PowerPoint" and "Utips Assessments".


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G101

1:15pm

Reduce stress with a pocket public relations plan
This session will unlock the connections between strategic communication planning, stress relief and your smart phone. Participants will learn how digital public relations can earn community understanding and support professional and personal goals. Video case studies will showcase high leverage strategies that achieve maximum communication impact. Participants will explore targeted techniques and examine the critical role of stories and relationships. You'll return to work with awareness of how to leverage your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. You'll also get 16 questions to customize your pocket plan.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Finlinson

Rich Finlinson

Manager of Public Information and Communications, Utah Education Network
I am an Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional with an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. I help people and institutions achieve their goals by fostering productive, engaging interaction with their publics. My career started at the Lagoon amusement park as teenage ride operator telling stories to children and their parents on the Animaland Train.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J211

1:15pm

Show Me Everything
Are you looking for someone to "Show Me" how to "Explain Everything?" In this hands-on session, you will learn how to annotate, animate, and narrate interactive lessons with ease. The class will focus on two specific apps to use with the iPad: Explain Everything and Show Me Interactive Whiteboard. Explain Everything is an app that allows you to import photos and PDF’s from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, or iPad cameras. You then have the ability to record on-screen drawing, annotation, movement, and audio via the iPad microphone. Completed projects can be exported and shared with teachers, students, parents, and others to foster learning. Show Me Interactive Whiteboard is a free app that allows you to turn your iPad into a personal interactive whiteboard, allowing you to record voice-over tutorials by adding photos and annotation to share with your class and Show Me’s online learning community.

These easy to use apps support the flipped classroom model and create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials. In this session you will be presented with ideas for using these apps to support explicit classroom instruction, differentiation, and creating personalized and interactive lessons. Learning should be less standardized and more personalized, and through the use of these apps it can be!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Education Technology Specialist, Elementary Educational Technology, Canyons School District
I am an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District. I love learning about new and upcoming technology. I also enjoy creating videos, editing photos, and trying out new programs and apps. The best part of my job is being able to take my love of technology and sharing it with teachers and students. | | To learn more about ShowMe Everything, go to: http://prolearning.canyonsdistrict.org/showme-everything.html


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
K203

1:15pm

Smartboard Advanced
Come and learn some of the more fun things you can do on the smartboard. You will learn how to create more interactivity using layering as well as how to add sound onto the page.

Speakers
avatar for Carylee Zwang

Carylee Zwang

Teacher, Chariot Group
One of my favorite things in this world is to open the eyes of another person to something that will make their job or life easier. This is how I feel about technology! It just makes life easier! | | Smartboard Intermediate http://goo.gl/eEVOz | | Smartboard Advanced http://goo.gl/GQzqd


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A104

1:15pm

Social Studies without the Textbook
Many Utah districts are no longer buying traditional textbooks for Social Studies – generally because they are somewhere in the process of moving towards one-to-one student devices in the classroom. This presentation/discussion session will focus on the range of free digital teaching and learning resources that can make this transition easier for teachers. We will discuss where to find these resources, how to make them work for you now, and how this process is evolving around the state.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Little

Cory Little

IT Administration/Specialist, Nebo School District


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
i210

1:15pm

Students' Learning Styles & Strengths: How to Find Them FAST & Use Them Well!
Have you ever had a teacher that knew your learning style and taught you that way? What if you could find out ALL of your students learning styles & character strengths using a simple online tool? Well, now you can. Come and learn about 3 great tools so you can leave this workshop prepared to automatically identify your students personal styles & strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Adult Educator of Family Science - Love & Logic Trainer, Love & Logic Program
I love using the latest and greatest tech teaching tools. As I've integrated learning technologies in my teaching practice, students have enjoyed learning more & achieved higher learning outcomes. Integrating technology into my practice has also enhanced my quality of life. Work has become more meaningful as technology has decreased the amount of busy-work I have and it has enabled more personalized, meaningful and interactive teaching... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G104

1:15pm

The ABC’s of iPads
Did you get an iPad recently? Do you feel like you’ve been given an amazing book but you can’t read it because you don’t even know the alphabet yet? Join me to learn the basics of the iPad! We’ll go over the settings, gestures, and give you the base level knowledge you need to start using your iPad effectively for personal productivity. (Hands on – BYOD)

Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1045

1:15pm

The Future of Learning.

Handouts

What will our classroom experiences look like? How will our students learn and collaborate? What is our future with Digital Learning in 5, 3 or even 2 or less years? What is happening in districts around the country that have already leaped into the Digital Learning pool?


Speakers
avatar for John Sonnenberg

John Sonnenberg

1:1 Learning National Operations Manager, Pearson
John Sonnenberg EdS CSBO | | John Sonnenberg has work over thirty years in education, business and government. As an innovative teacher he pressed for integration of technology into his classrooms. As a transformational administration, four different districts were transformed through technology. As the director for eLearning for the Illinois State Board of Education the State saw dramatic improvements in professional development, technology... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1538

1:15pm

The Panasonic Educam: a 360 degree learning experience
Learn how Panasonic has revolutionized the lesson capture and the classroom security experience.

Speakers
TD

Tom Dobson

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E113

1:15pm

Using Stop-Action Movies as Student Projects
Stop-Action movies are not only fun to watch, they are fun (and easy!) to create. This session discusses the learning benefits of allowing your students to create stop-action movies for class assignments to demonstrate their understanding of a topic or create an educational video for their peers. When students construct and generate while learning, they become more engaged with the instructional material and learn more than they would by simply watching an instructional animation on the topic. Students get to manipulate and create external representations of their knowledge when they build a stop-action movie and this process can encourage reflection on their own understanding. This session includes a brief overview of research supporting learning through active video creation and a demonstration of how to use SAM animation and iMovie software to create stop-action movies in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1541

1:15pm

W.O.W.! (Wickedly Outrageous Websites)
SPOTLIGHT – Come and be WOWED by all of the "latest" and "greatest" FREE web resources and tools that are available to teachers! Applicable to ALL grade levels and subject areas!

Speakers
avatar for John Z. Kelly

John Z. Kelly

Administrator, Salt Lake City School District
A former elementary classroom teacher, then district educational technology specialist, John is currently an assistant principal at North Star Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District. Sometimes he pretends to be Batman.


Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1051, Tech Atrium

1:35pm

Evernote for Everything and Everyone, Everywhere!
Evernote is a free application to create notes that sync across all mobile devices and desktops. Capture images, audio, text, handwritten notes, web articles, URL’s, and emails in one place, then organize them into searchable notebooks which can be shared with others. 

Speakers
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Friday March 8, 2013 1:35pm - 1:55pm
GYM

1:55pm

UEN Professional Development: Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available, how you can earn credit at no cost and many options for “just in time” training and resources to help busy teachers keep up! Also, discover details about the new UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development. We’re working with social studies and financial literacy and will have more subject endorsement programs online in the next year.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 8, 2013 1:55pm - 2:15pm
GYM

3:00pm

iStopMotion for iPad
iStopMotion is a great animation app for the iPad. iStopMotion for iPad is ideal for use in the classroom and in all disciplines, honing creativity, problem-solving and communication skills in students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dumont

Kelly Dumont

Elementary EdTech Team Lead, Canyons School District
Kelly Dumont is Elementary EdTech Team Lead for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He has worked in that capacity for the last 8 years. Previously he he worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist and taught 5th and 6th grade in Jordan School District. His job is to help teachers and students learn to use technology more effectively in the classroom. He blogs and podcasts at theeducationalmac.com. He is a Past-President of UCET (Utah... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 3:20pm
GYM

3:00pm

Apple Configurator Intro
Do you have to manage a lot of devices? If so, then Apple Configurator might be the solution for you. In this session we will go over the basics of Apple Config and managing your devices.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Principal, West Valley Elementary - Granite School District
avatar for Kathleen Riebe

Kathleen Riebe

Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Avid outdoor adventurer and fanatic knowledge seeker.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i208

3:00pm

ArcGIS Online – Data Mapping
Learn how to collect geographic data and map it with ESRI's ArcGIS online website. Collect data from iPads GPS, phones, address lists, Google Doc Forms, and other devices. Mapping data is as easy as dragging the data file onto the map or importing the file. Maps can then be saved and shared.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G101

3:00pm

Basic Smart Response and Assessment Strategies
Those Smart Response clickers are a lot of fun, but can be daunting if you aren't sure what to do! Come and get a nice start on how to use them as well as learn some fun assessment stratgies that you can use in your class right away to collect data!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Summers

Robert Summers

Dual Immersion Elementary Teacher, Charriot Group
I am a certified Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher who has worked in Granite, Davis, Weber, Ogden, and Morgan School Districts and Dual Immersion Academy Charter School. | | | | I went to College at BYU-Idaho and I learned my Spanish on an LDS Mission in Mexico. My passions are Tennis, Guitar, And Dance! I like to read stories to children using different voices for each character... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A104

3:00pm

Blended Learning: Using a Web-based Diagnostic & Instruction Tool to Build a Solid Common Core Foundation
Participants will explore a cutting edge online, adaptive assessment: the i-Ready Diagnostic. This K-8 tool is built on the foundation of the Common Core State Standards and assesses students to sub-skill levels in Math and Reading. Learn how it can help you effectively and efficiently pinpoint a student's level and needs so you can provide the necessary remediation. We will also take a look at the differentiated instructional program that is linked to the i-Ready Diagnostic. First, online lessons employ the best in instructional design practice to meet students at their skill levels and enable them to make progress in an engaging, online experience. Next, the print-based instructional resources and tools further build student’s Common Core needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E112

3:00pm

Bringing Social Studies to Life with Social Media
The ways in which students communicate and learn are changing because of social media tools. The classroom is no longer limited by four walls. Social media expands possibilities for teaching and learning. This class will contain information about using Social Media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Weebly, and Blogs to bring your Social Studies classroom to life.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
K202

3:00pm

Computer Adaptive Assessment
Come see the advantages of using Computer Adaptive Assessments. Renaissance Learning’s Star Assessments have been helping teachers find the true level of their students for almost 20 years. In this session we will see how the Star Assessments have changed and evolved over the years to give teachers the information they need to place students in RTI and deliver individualized instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Thompson

Marvin Thompson

Vendor, Renaissance Learning


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E108

3:00pm

Einstruction What's New! Mobile Devices, Classroom, School & District
See what's new in our latest versions of WorkSpace & Insight 360. Integration with Ipad, Iphones and Android student devices.

If you haven't seen our latest versions of these software's and how they work with teacher and student devices, this is the session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kemp

Mike Kemp

Vendor, Einstruction
Mike Kemp joins eInstruction as the new Regional Account Executive for the Rocky | Mountain territory. Mike covers a three state region based out of his home in metro | Denver. Prior to joining eInstruction, he held positions with SMART Technologies and | Luidia.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E110

3:00pm

EVERNOTE for Everything and Everyone, Everywhere!
Evernote is a free application to create notes that sync across all mobile devices and desktops. Capture images, audio, text, handwritten notes, web articles, URL’s, and emails in one place, then organize them into searchable notebooks which can be shared with others. Create your Evernote account in this workshop and explore how both students and teachers can use this digital multi-tool.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G102

3:00pm

Excel: Colorful Data Management
“Data management” sounds so cold and dull! In this session, see we’ll liven it up a bit and show how to introduce color and creativity that can also help you work efficiently and effectively with numbers, dates and other data.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G104

3:00pm

Future-proof Technology with Canvas
Whether your school or district has initiated a 1:1 computing initiative, BYOD (bring your own device) program or online/blended learning program, you need a learning platform that evolves with technology. Explore Canvas K-12 by Instructure and learn why an increasing number of K-12 school districts are relying on Canvas to future-proof their technology initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Larsen

Linda Larsen

National Director, K12, Canvas by Instructure


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E111

3:00pm

GarageBand in the Classroom
For all who learned the alphaber with music. Learn how Garageband can bring new life to your lessons and help your students remember more.

Speakers
JT

John Truesdell

Teacher, Alpine School District
Classroom teacher for nearly 20 years.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1541

3:00pm

Garageband on the iPad
Teachers will be shown a way to use their iPad as a musical instrument. Every classroom can become a Music Room. I will show them how to use the iPad as a live instrument, record, and collaborate with other iPads in the form of a Jam Session. Even if you don't consider yourself a musician, you can be a music teacher by the time you leave this session! The Garageband App is required for full participation in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the classroom without too much musical ability. This year I'm focused on student engagement and am working with teachers to see the iPad for the great learning tool it... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i206

3:00pm

Geocaching: Mixing Technology and Your Curriculum
Geocaching is a worldwide recreational activity enjoyed by GPS users. It involves a GPS user hiding a "cache" and posting the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a "scavenger hunt" to find it. There are caches of all kinds for all ages and are usually placed in interesting locations in your area that you may not know about.
The concept of the game can be easily adapted as an engaging way to have students discover concepts and information in any curriculum. With a little work you’ve integrated technology, a little exercise, and whatever topic you want to explore, giving multiple ways to learn subject matter.
Use a ‘Multi-Stage Cache’ to test the comprehension of your students from the story your class just read; or perhaps you could have your students cooperatively solve a math puzzle to find the hidden container; or even peruse the ‘EarthCaches’ on Geocaching.com - caches from around the world based on various geology and earth sciences.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ailshie

Brian Ailshie

2nd Grade Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary
I have taught as a technology teacher for ten years, and then switched to a 2nd grade classroom. This will be my 4th year teaching 2nd grade.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1539

3:00pm

Getting Your Life Back as a Teacher: Tips & Tricks to Simplify Your Life
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by how many roles and responsibilities you have as a teacher? How can you do a quality job at your many, various responsibilities while staying staying sane? Come learn how a few techie tips and tricks can help you organize and simplify much of your work life.

Come see how the following resources can Trello, Google Tasks, Google calendar, a class websites via Google Sites, submitting assignments via a blog, how to post homework assignments online, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Utah Write and more!

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Alexandra (Ali) Parrish

Adult Educator of Family Science - Love & Logic Trainer, Love & Logic Program
I love using the latest and greatest tech teaching tools. As I've integrated learning technologies in my teaching practice, students have enjoyed learning more & achieved higher learning outcomes. Integrating technology into my practice has also enhanced my quality of life. Work has become more meaningful as technology has decreased the amount of busy-work I have and it has enabled more personalized, meaningful and interactive teaching... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i210

3:00pm

How to meet your struggling students where they are: Digital interventions.
Looking for a solution that can meet individual student needs or specific groups quickly and easily without teacher preparation? Join us for a session showcasing an intervention for math and reading that works with all students, filling in those gaps in instruction seamlessly. Aligned to the Common Core and an easy robust reporting tool that shows you mastery and growth.  

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Lindquist

Kristine Lindquist

Digital Curriculum Specialist, Pearson
I am passionate about providing all students the best education possible to prepare them for their future! I have been working for 20 years with digital intervention solutions and have seen first hand how they change student's lives when sometimes nothing else will. Increased student acheivement benefits all-students, parents, teachers and society.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1538

3:00pm

iPad, Curriculum, & Student Response system (2012 Ucet Grant Winners)
This presentation will given by the three UCET grant recipients from last year. Each will present on what they did with the approximately $1,500. Here are the titles of the winning grants:

1) iPads and Apple TV - Using Technology to Increase Student Engagement
2) Accessing the General Education Curriculum
3) Improving Student Performance and Engagement with a Student Response System

Speakers
avatar for Marianne F. Bates

Marianne F. Bates

Teacher Librarian, Albion Middle School
I am the teacher librarian at Albion Middle School in Sandy, Utah. I have worked in the library at Albion Middle School since 2000, and I have a MEd in Instructional Technology/School Library Media Administration from USU. School libraries are my passion.
avatar for Melinda Fatani

Melinda Fatani

Resource Teacher/ Department Chair, Jordan School District
Melinda Fatani has worked in education for 20 years. She has worked with Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, and Non-Traditional Schools. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum Design & Implementation as well as her Administration License. Melinda has served as part of the Jordan District Assistive Technology Team for three years. This workshop was presented at the 2015 UATT Conference held in Ogden.
avatar for Sherri Jensen

Sherri Jensen

BYU Partnership Facilitator, Jordan Ridge Elementary, Jordan School District


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2503

3:00pm

Mastering Common Core Math with iPads
The iPad can be a wonderful tool to help conquer the Common Math Core. There are many math specific and every day apps that will help students build problem solving, fluency, and mastery in math. Whether you use your iPad every day or are just trying to figure it out, these apps will have you reaching for your iPad for every math lesson!

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Child

Barbara Child

Math Specialist, Logan City School District
All things "techy".
JK

Jalyn Kelley

4-6 Teacher, Wilson Elementary, Logan City School District
AO

April Olsen

4-6 Teacher, Adams Elementary, Logan City School District


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1045

3:00pm

MIT APP Inventor
MIT APP Inventor is an online approach to mobile app development. Using drag and drop components paticipants will leave with an Android app (or two or three) built within the 60 minute session. We will also share how Canyons School District has started an App Development Club with students from its four high schools. Participants will be amazed at the ease of use in the App Inventor software and will leave with resource materials which can be used with students at school the very next week.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Media Center Lab

3:00pm

Our 1 to 1 Story
On August 29th, the faculty of PCHS delivered over 900 laptop computers before lunchtime, completing our district's 1:1 rollout to all classes 6-12. It's been a five year process and we've learned a lot. We want to share our successes and frustrations with 1:1, including: why 1:1? Why laptops instead of iPads or Chromebooks? What about Canvas? Google Apps? Costs? PD and pedagogical shifts? We want to share our story.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Nagel

Matthew Nagel

Technology Coach, Park City School District
Matt Nagel became a technology instructional coach at Park City High School after eight years of teaching English, ethics, debate, journalism and Academic Decathlon. The seniors at PCHS have voted him "Funniest Teacher" five out of eight years, but never "Smartest Teacher." He has one wife and four sons.
avatar for Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Technology Coach, Park City School District
Technology Instructional Coach, PCSD. Love all things ed tech. Obsessed with cars and all things outdoors.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i204

3:00pm

Paperless Classroom? ePortfolios? Easily Accomplish Both with Google Docs
Handouts
The “Paperless Classroom” has long been an unattainable dream for many educators, as has the goal of collecting and organizing student work into a portfolio that they can easily take with them into their future. With little setup and effort, Google Docs can get you and your classroom over this technology hurdle.

Google Docs is a powerful solution for students and small groups to collaborate and create knowledge together at the same time. When some of the incredible sharing and collaboration tools built into Google Docs are implemented correctly, you can make the management of this barrage of documents and sharing a breeze. Join me today to learn a simple workflow to help you accomplish the dream of the paperless classroom, as well as digitize all of your student work for use in ePortfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1023D (Lab B)

3:00pm

Project iPad
What can I do with my iPad besides surf the web or play games? How can I use 1 iPad in the classroom? In this session, we will show you how to use your iPad to enhance your teaching, find educational activities for you and your students, and explore apps your students can use to CREATE projects. There is so much more to the iPad than games, even if they are educational.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Pope

Ross Pope

Education Specialist, Granite School District
I am as School Technology Specialist in the Granite School District. I enjoy working with computers and teaching others about them. The iPad is a great teaching tool. I want to help others know how to teach with it and not just a game machine.
avatar for Becky Schaap

Becky Schaap

School Technology Specialist, Granite Schools District
avatar for Stephanie Seely

Stephanie Seely

LMETS, Granite Connection High School


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i205

3:00pm

Publishing a Classroom Website with My.Uen
In this fast-paced session, we will explore some of the newer features available with Utah's portal page for educators: my.uen Review how to create, organize and publish bookmarks and documents. See how you can upload and link to your own images and videos, or even include videos from YouTube. Check out the newest gadgets available, and learn about a few helpful options such as the ability to change your login name. To get the most out of this session, participants should be able to login to their my.uen account prior to attending.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1023A/B (Lab A)

3:00pm

SIOP: Support With Tech Tools
This session will introduce and share a myriad of technological resources as they relate to and support SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) and it's 8 components: Teacher Preparation, Building Background, Comprehensible Input, Strategies, Interaction, Practice and Application, Lesson Delivery, and Review and Assessment.

Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i209

3:00pm

Student-Teacher Interaction with iPads and Apps4Edu
iPads are great for facilitating interaction between teacher and students. Use UEN’s Apps4Edu to help you learn to use apps that turn your device into a clicker system and give you the ability to push out interactive lessons from your iPad to the student's devices. We'll also look at other great apps like Zondle, Educreations, and ClassDojo that turn your iPad into a fun and effective way to interact with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G103

3:00pm

The Flipped Classroom - What do I need?
Educators are excited about lesson capture and 'flipped classrooms' because when students review critical concepts at home, the result is often dramatically better outcomes. Find out how Juno's lesson/lecture capture capabilities supports a flipped classroom in an easy, wireless, and time-saving process.

Speakers

Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E109

3:00pm

Using Excel to Gather and Analyze Student Data
Microsoft Excel provides many tools for analyzing student data from test scores to attendance and behavior data. We'll use Excel to average, sort, count, format and graph student information so that you can spend your time on instruction. Come use this tool for more than managing your bank account!

Speakers
avatar for Mallory Herring

Mallory Herring

K-3 Behavior Teacher, Amelia Earhart Elementary, Provo School District
I have taught in Utah for the last 8 years, in Wasatch and Provo School Districts. I began my career as a general education teacher, and now hold a Special Education license and am pursuing a Masters of Education Degree from SUU. I currently teach Provo School District’s K-3 behavior class. I taught an Excel session at UCET in 2013. I’m anxious to share what works for me in my class, and hear what has been effective for you!


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2006

3:00pm

Using Google Docs and Google Calendar
Want to make group projects easier for your students and you? Come to this session to learn how to create Google accounts for your students and how they can collaborate on projects at any time, any where. No more complaints about losing homework or not being able to print, it's all on Google docs! Go paperless and make grading easier on you by having students share their assignments with you electronically, all through Google. Also included in this session will be the basics of setting up a Google calendar and embedding it into your website. Let your students see what's coming up in your class and when homework is due.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Palmer

Joy Palmer

Social Studies Teacher, Early Light Academy,
I love teaching students! U.S. History is my favorite subject.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
i207

3:00pm

VIEWPath: The next step in the evolution of the Flipped Classroom
Learn how to make a seminal change in your classroom by bringing the instruction to the student. Make your learning experience an anywhere, anytime option by opening the doors to the classroom. VIEWPath makes this happen.

Speakers
TD

Tom Dobson

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E113

3:00pm

Virtual Roadtrip
Come learn how to incorporate Google Earth, Keynote, Presi, Powerpoint, iPad technology, YouTube and other programs into a cross curricular activity that will engage and motivate students. You will learn about the basic outline of the activity, as well as how technology was used to integrate math, social studies, reading, and the arts into the final product. Great for Utah and USA studies, as well as a new spin on country reports for the upper grades, or community studies in the lower grades. So much fun!

Speakers
avatar for Kaesy Crittenden

Kaesy Crittenden

4-6 Teacher, South Jordan Elementary, Jordan School District
I love iPads, iPods, MacBooks, blogs, Instagram, 4th graders, a cute four-year-old blonde girl with freckles, a brown-eyed, two-year-old boy, a bearded man I call "honey", hiking, running, summer, gardens, turquoise, backpacks, reading, and my 1940's house.
avatar for Whitney Ward

Whitney Ward

4-6 Teacher, South Jordan Elementary
I love all things technology, and try to find ways to incorporate it into everything we do in 4th grade. I like to try new things, and like to think outside the box. When I am not at school, I am out with friends, going to RSL games, taking pictures, singing, watching movies, blogging, and wishing for warm weather!


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1048

3:00pm

Web 2.0
In this course you will learn about Web 2.0 tools and ideas that will help you learn and share information in your roles as a learner and teacher. Web 2.0 is also a way to collaborate and share information with other educators and learning communities throughout the world.

Speakers
avatar for Bobie Glassett

Bobie Glassett

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
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Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
K203

3:00pm

What's New in Smart Technologies
You've got a Smartboard and probably think they haven't changed much in the last few years. That's like saying the old Palm Pilot is the same as an iPad! Smartboards have had some great advances in what they can do in the last few years and we will show you some of the new things, like the new Notebook 11. We will show you some quick things that can make your life and planning easier, as well as make your Smartboard even more engaging. A Smartboard should be WAY more than a glorified whiteboard.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A102

3:00pm

15 Ways to Use Blogging-Social Media

SPOTLIGHT – In this session, we will explore some of the major Blogging-Social Media platforms and give you tips on how to safely and effectively use them to engage students and enhance the learning experience in your classroom. Learn how Blogging-Social Media is changing the way teachers and students are interacting with each other, content and the world!


Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She has 15 years of experience teaching junior high and high school and is endorsed in Educational... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1051, Tech Atrium

3:20pm

Using Authentic NASA Data in the Classroom
One of the best things about NASA is that YOU own the data. As a federal agency, all NASA sponsored scientific data is made publicly available on the Internet. The trick is knowing where to find it and how to use it. In this session, we will look at some of the NASA online data nodes, the types and formats of data available, where to find free software that can read the data, and how to use this data to meet national science, math, and technology standards in your classroom. You'll also learn about NASA programs that allow you and your students to become actual scientists to collect and analyze your own data.

Speakers
avatar for David Black

David Black

Teacher, Walden School of Liberal Arts
David Black teaches high school physical sciences, engineering, and media design classes at Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, Utah. He is a frequent presenter at state and national science and technology educator conferences, and is deeply involved in NASA and STEAM education programs. He has taught 3D modeling classes for 15 years. Last fall, his school purchased their first 3D printer, which has been used for engineering prototypes, 3D... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:20pm - 3:40pm
GYM

3:40pm

Using Twiter to Build a PLN!
Twitter is one of the best tools available for reaching out to other educators and participate in meaningful chats about different topics in education. In this session you will learn how to find people to follow, find topics to follow, and participate in real time chats via twitter.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dumont

Kelly Dumont

Elementary EdTech Team Lead, Canyons School District
Kelly Dumont is Elementary EdTech Team Lead for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He has worked in that capacity for the last 8 years. Previously he he worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist and taught 5th and 6th grade in Jordan School District. His job is to help teachers and students learn to use technology more effectively in the classroom. He blogs and podcasts at theeducationalmac.com. He is a Past-President of UCET (Utah... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 3:40pm - 4:00pm
GYM

8:00pm

Tool Time Great Race
Join us for the UCET Conference Evening Activity – An exciting competion and dessert social at the Canyons School District PDC, 9361 South 300 East!

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
PDC Main 9361 South 300 East, Sandy Utah
 
Saturday, March 9
 

7:00am

Saturday Breakfast
Join UCET for a simple breakfast of juice, cheeses, yogurt, trail mix, fruit and muffins to get you going for a day of learning, fun and aha moments. No coffee will be served.


Saturday March 9, 2013 7:00am - 8:30am
Cafeteria

8:00am

Amazing Presentations with Prezi
PowerPoint is great, but in many cases it's overused and students start tuning it out. Come learn about Prezi--an exciting alternative that will inject creativity and newness back into your presentations. Create attention-getting presentations that your students will love. If you've seen Prezi before, come experience the recent improvements to the tool.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 8:20am
GYM

8:00am

Creativity in the Cloud - Multimedia Authoring Across Devices with Wixie
Technology provides unmatched opportunities to engage students and differentiate content. With the growing power of handheld devicesand student-owned electronics, learning with bring-your-own-devices is here to stay! As we help students move from information consumption to content production, how do you find solutions that are easy to learn, easy to manage, and publish student work for authentic learning and powerful assessments?

Wixie allows students to combine many of the best features of popular Web 2.0 tools to extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Wixie helps teachers engage students in the learning process, helps students create products that demonstrate their creativity, ideas, and mastery of the curriculum, and helps everyone share their learning with the community.

Wixie’s powerful authoring component, combined with a learning management system that is accessible to a wide range of integration abilities, and student saving and sharing make creating, sharing, and assessing online an integral part of the learning process, all on a wide range of devices!

This presentation will begin with a look at the potential opportunities learning online provides students. We will showcase stories that demonstrate the potential of this learning opportunity for study both inside and outside of school.

Bring your laptop, Android tablet, iPad, or other device to paint, add art, record your voice, and edit text in your own multimedia creation with Wixie.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Keillor

Matt Keillor

Vendor, Tech4Learning, Inc.
avatar for Jana Tullis

Jana Tullis

2nd Grade Teacher, Park City School District
I am a 2nd grade dual language immersion (English) teacher in the Park City School District. This is my 7th year of teaching 2nd grade and I love finding new ways to integrate technology into my classroom. Wixie is one of my favorites!


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
E108

8:00am

Digital Science
USB microscopes let students view things in a whole new way! Come explore the microworld, take digital images with the USB microscopes and then see how they can be used when creating a digital science project from a choice of web 2.0 tools.

Speakers
CA

Cherie Anderson

District Technology Specialist and Team Leader, Granite School District
I passionately believe in good teaching and it's power to change lives. And I passionately hope that all teachers can have access to, and training with the technology tools that can support them and their students
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Teresa Bruin

Team Lead Educational Technology Department, Granite School District
Teaching and technology are two things I'm passionate about, so working in the Educational Technology Dept. for the Granite School District has been a job I really love! I have taught at the elementary level, worked as a School Technology Specialist and as a team lead with the Elementary School Technology Specialists.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
G101

8:00am

Document Camera Strategies including using an iPad as one
Give that boring old document camera a facelift, or take that new iPad and use it effectively as a document camera, even without an Apple TV! We will show you strategies to take what you were doing before and easily enhance it to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
A102

8:00am

Early Childhood: Partnerships and Technology in Utah
Kindergarten through 2nd grade students arrive at school with skills that are all over the map. Come find out what partnerships across the state are doing to help narrow the gaps in school readiness skills. Teachers will leave this session informed and armed with some great tools for classrooms and communities. Join UEN’s Preschool Pioneer Library, the State Library’s Utah Kids Ready to Read and the Utah Literacy Continuum Committee to identify 10 ways to increase skills and narrow gaps in school readiness.

Speakers
JA

Julie Atwood

Education Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

UEN, UEN
I have worked for UEN for 9 years and am the Preschool Pioneer project manager, I have presented this materiel at UCET and SUECON and many other conferences numerous times over the last 6 or 7 years. Every year as the content changes and grows I love sharing ways teachers and students can engage and grow.
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Matt McLain

Education Specialist, UEN


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
i208

8:00am

eMedia and Beyond!
eMedia is a large collection (over 20,000) of video and other educational media free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. eMedia allows you to search for content, preview it and then download the media for on demand use. eMedia includes videos like Magic School Bus, Bill Nye the Science Guy (yes, he's back!) and many full length programs from PBS. Come learn how to take full advantage of this free resource provided by the Utah Education Network. (www.uen.org/emedia)

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
1023A/B (Lab A)

8:00am

eMedia on the Move: Video Playback on mobile devices
Go beyond the basics of navigating your iPad. This demo of three ways to use eMedia (and other video resources) will help you get the most out of and onto your iPad or other mobile devices. Learn how to stream video, download and sync video and how to stream from your computer to your iOS device. Three techniques that allow you to get the most out of video playback. Ideas and techniques for doing this with Android based devices will also be addressed.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
i206

8:00am

Enhanced Classroom tech, that Improves Learning and Student Safety
Audio Enhancement was founded on the simple idea that "learning begins with hearing." Audio Enhancement pioneered the development of infrared wireless microphone technology in classrooms 35 years ago. These Audio Enhancement systems improve student achievement, positive behavior, and decrease teacher vocal fatigue and absenteeism. Audio Enhancement continues to lead the industry with new and innovative technologies. With Audio Enhancement, the patented infrared wireless microphone system distributes the teacher's natural, soothing voice throughout the room, so that every student can hear and therefore achieve more.

By building a function alert button into the teacher microphone, Audio Enhancement created the next evolutionary technology. The SAFE (Security Alert For Education) System is an alert notification system designed to work with Audio Enhancement's classroom audio systems. By pressing the silent alert button on the teacher's microphone, the teacher can discreetly send a signal for help. The designated first responders will be notified immediately by an audible and visual alarm on the unique MS-1000 Monitoring Station. With the new Video Interactive Education Window (VIEWPath) software solution, emergencies can now be easily recorded at the touch of a button. The VIEWPath Classroom system provides school districts with a comprehensive suite of alerting capabilities, digital recordings, and multimedia teaching tools for instructors, students, and administrators. Audio Enhancement continues to lead the industry with new and innovative solutions.

Speakers
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Dr. William Roberts

District Administration, Former Superintendent Nye County School District
Dr. William "Rob" Roberts has served as the superintendent of the Nye County School District from 2002 to 2012. Prior to that Roberts was employed as the Principal of Reno High School, Incline Village High School and Incline Village Middle School, respectively. Before coming to Nevada, he was professor of military science and department chair at Stetson University in De Land, Florida. Roberts also served as an associate professor of military... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
E113

8:00am

Enhancing the STEM curriculum with virtual simulations
Gizmos are a perfect solution for schools looking for ways to enhance STEM curriculum and build 21st century skills for students. ExploreLearning Gizmos help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and let students of all ability levels develop deep conceptual understanding. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of science and mathematics concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation

Speakers
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Thom Obrien

Senior Educational Consultant, ExploreLearning
Thom O'Brien has a MaED in Instructional Mathematics, he has presented at many state wide NCTM conferences, and at the national level, he has been with ExploreLearning for over 10 years and is their lead educational specialist. He was also a seventh grade mathematics teacher in Colorado for 10 years.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
E111

8:00am

Ideas for using Smart Boards in your classroom
Many teacher with Smart Boards in their classrooms have done their homework. They have studied their software and know where all the buttons and interactive tools are. The problem is, that even though we know where they are, we struggle to use them effectively in our classroom. Sometimes, all it takes is for someone to show us how they are using the tools, and it sparks imagination and enthusiasm. As a trainer for my district, I have had the privilege of being present when teachers first see those tools. I have benefitted greatly from the amazing and unique uses those teachers have come up with for these notebook features. In this session I will share some of those ideas with you.

Speakers
HC

Hadley Christensen

4-6 Teacher, Red Cliffs Elementary, Juab School District


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
i210

8:00am

Integrating Technology into your 21st Century Classroom (3-6)
So, you don't have much— or any— technology in your classroom? No problem! Natalie and Rachelle will show you how to weave technology into your classroom, using whatever resources you have. Learn how to create a classroom blog, make the most of computer time, and more. Embrace technology and all your students will benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Crockett

Natalie Crockett

4-6 Teacher, Meadow Elementary
Natalie has been teaching 5th grade for the past 7 years. She is eMINTS certified and has received her technology endorsement. Natalie is one of the faces behind the popular teaching blog, www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com, and enjoys sharing her teaching ideas and lessons with teachers all over the world!
avatar for Rachelle Smith

Rachelle Smith

K-3 Teacher, Herriman Elementary, Jordan
Rachelle is an early childhood endorsed teacher who shares her ideas with teachers around the country on her popular teacher blog, What the Teacher Wants. She enthusiastically shares easy-to-incorporate ideas for teachers of all experience levels. Rachelle believes that there is no need to reinvent the wheel and that sharing ideas with teachers, helps little learners everywhere.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
i204

8:00am

iPad Carts: The Book and other Tips
This course will introduce a new interactive book on how to manage and setup classroom sets of iPads. You will learn how to use the book effectively by being introduced to its features and content. Also you will be taught other tips for effectively managing a classroom set of iPads. Bringing an iPad is recommended.

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently provides support for over 2000 iPads and 3000 Apple computers. He has presented his work and book "iPad Carts" at the Utah Coalition for Educational... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
K202

8:00am

PowerPoint Made Easy for Teachers - Part 1
Keeping up with the 21st Century PowerPoint student isn't easy until you take this easy Basic PowerPoint for Teachers class.
You will learn how to insert and format text, clip art, pictures, shapes, slide backgrounds, and Google images. You will love learning how to build picture-on-pictures slides. The session will include how to do animations and transitions to turn your slides into a show. If time allows we will learn to insert audio and movies onto slides and even turn your presentation into a movie. See how fun PP can be for you and your students. Part 1 of 3

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Roberts

Dennis Roberts

IT Administration/Specialist, Educational Technology, Granite School District
As a School Technology Specialist, our primary function is to help students and teachers use tecchnology in the classroom to improve learning and increase productivity. I work at two elementary schools and for this current school year I am teaching 16 PowerPoint classes to stduents (and their teachers). When the students learn the technology, the teachers can focus on the content. It is most rewarding to see students and teachers succeed at... Read More →
avatar for Shanna Roberts

Shanna Roberts

Teacher, Granite School District
I love using technology in the classroom. I see it motivating students to do more and be more involved in their own learning process.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
G102

8:00am

Promethean Starter Tips
Are you new to the Promethean interactive white board (IWB) system? Do you want to learn how to use it more effectively in your classroom? Are you interested in using a Student Response System (SRS) to assist you in teaching and assessments? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, this class is for you. This class is designed to help with the basic skills in using and understanding your Promethean IWB system. We will also look at using the ActivExpression SRS "clickers" to assess your students in both summative and formative use cases. Learn where and how to find pre-made "flipcharts" and assessments as well as how to create your own. The Promethean IWB and SRS systems are incredibly useful and this class will help you gain a better understanding of how to make them work for you and your teaching

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
1539

8:00am

Smartboard Basics & Dual Immersion strategies
Come and learn the basics of the Smartboard. This is taught by a teacher with expertise in Dual Immersion and ELL. He will show strategies of using a Smartboard in that setting as well as just basics of using a Smartboard.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Summers

Robert Summers

Dual Immersion Elementary Teacher, Charriot Group
I am a certified Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher who has worked in Granite, Davis, Weber, Ogden, and Morgan School Districts and Dual Immersion Academy Charter School. | | | | I went to College at BYU-Idaho and I learned my Spanish on an LDS Mission in Mexico. My passions are Tennis, Guitar, And Dance! I like to read stories to children using different voices for each character... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
A104

8:00am

Tech Tools to Evaluate and Track Mastery
The session will be a demonstration and discussion of two software programs (GradeCam and Mastery Connect) that score formative and summative assessments and track student mastery. Creation, scoring, and reporting of assessments will be discussed with an emphasis on tying the results to mastery of Utah Core Standards. Scoring of assessments that include matching, multiple choice, and short answer questions will be discussed. (The short answer questions are still teacher scored, but combining all components of a test into the single score will be presented.) Having your computer show yourself, your students, their parents, and your administrators where mastery has occurred and where intervention is necessary is a beautiful thing.

Speakers
avatar for Royce Shelley

Royce Shelley

Mathematics Department Chair, Canyons School District
Royce S. Shelley is currently Mathematics Department Chair at Corner Canyon High School in Canyons School District. Royce is happily using his ChromeBook Lab of 34 computers, SmartBoard, Elmo Document Camera, and Scientific Calculator Lab. All of the above have been funded through writing multiple grants with local and national organizations.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
i205

8:00am

Twitter, Facebook, and Social Media in the 21st Century Library

Handouts

Social media can be a great resource to help teacher librarians in the 21st Century Library. Specifically, Facebook and Twitter can aid the teacher librarian in promoting the library, as well as in collaboration and teaching. This presentation will give examples and resources for teachers who would like to use social media in their school library. Blogs, Destiny Quest, and GoodReads will also be addressed.


Speakers
avatar for Marianne F. Bates

Marianne F. Bates

Teacher Librarian, Albion Middle School
I am the teacher librarian at Albion Middle School in Sandy, Utah. I have worked in the library at Albion Middle School since 2000, and I have a MEd in Instructional Technology/School Library Media Administration from USU. School libraries are my passion.
avatar for Joanne F. Christensen

Joanne F. Christensen

Teacher Librarian, Weber School District
I have been the teacher librarian at Weber High School for the last 9 years. I spent 2 1/2 years before that as the teacher librarian at C. H. Taylor Elementary in Ogden. School libraries are the greatest!


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
K203

8:00am

What's New from eInstruction: Classroom Technology that Works!
Looking to increase student engagement, prepare for Common Core Assessments, and make your instruction sparkle? Come see the new Insight 360 Formative Instruction System and integrate your lesson content, web access, student response, and assessments with one simple to use platform! See what the latest ExamView and WorkSpace can do for you. Don't settle for another App. Power up your iPads and iPods, your Mobis and smartphones, and all of your web-access devices. You're gonna love it!

Speakers
avatar for Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson

Education Consultant, eInstruction Corporation
BS, MS from BYU, 28 yrs in educational publishing with D.C. Heath, Great Source, Houghton Mifflin as rep, consultant, product developer, and trainer. Currently, area Sales Consultant for eInstruction focusing on classroom technology to support formative instruction based on the UT Core and Common Core State Standards.
avatar for Mike Kemp

Mike Kemp

Vendor, Einstruction
Mike Kemp joins eInstruction as the new Regional Account Executive for the Rocky | Mountain territory. Mike covers a three state region based out of his home in metro | Denver. Prior to joining eInstruction, he held positions with SMART Technologies and | Luidia.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
E110

8:00am

Infographics: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
SPOTLIGHT – An information graphic or infographic is a visual representation of information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are a valuable tool in the classroom as they provide an engaging way to help students comprehend and analyze complex information clearly and quickly. In this session, we will examine infographics, explore ways to use infographics in the classroom, and discover several sites for infographic creation.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Principal, West Valley Elementary - Granite School District
avatar for Heidi  Meenen

Heidi Meenen

Team Lead Educational Technology Department, Granite School District
I currently work as in Educational Technology for Granite School District. I love the opportunity to share new ideas when it comes to using technology in education.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
1051, Tech Atrium

8:00am

Beginner's PadCamp
Beginner's PadCamp is iPad for novices. We will go slowly.
Learn about :
Settings Controls Spotlight
maximize battery life organizing tips gestures
keyboard tricks hidden keys security tips
optimizing email Safari tricks camera tricks
shortcuts to websites notification center Find My iPad
troubleshooting presentation tools Airplay
covers accessories resources
. . . if there is time, my essential 20 apps that did not come with the iPad.
Bring your iPad, but it will help if you are updated to the latest IOS.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. | | A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah State University was in Gifted and Talented Education.  I am also endorsed in Educational Technology and ESL.  I have taught multiple years in... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
1045

8:00am

Class Websites Made Easy with Weebly
Beginner to intermediate tips and tricks for building and maintaining a class website using Weebly. Learn the basics of building a site to more advanced features like embedding documents and media, managing content, custom editing and more. Weebly makes it easy to share assignments, hold class discussions, collect and distribute student work and much more. Flipped Classroom models work well with Weebly.

Participants will have a functional website by the end of the session. We will also share multiple examples of teacher websites and student created sites that have been built using Weebly.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
1023D (Lab B)

8:00am

Creating Books with iBooks Author
In this workshop you will learn how to create an iBook for use on an iPad. These interactive, immersive books, allow you to design, embed audio and video, and export iBooks text books using iBooks Author.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dumont

Kelly Dumont

Elementary EdTech Team Lead, Canyons School District
Kelly Dumont is Elementary EdTech Team Lead for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He has worked in that capacity for the last 8 years. Previously he he worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist and taught 5th and 6th grade in Jordan School District. His job is to help teachers and students learn to use technology more effectively in the classroom. He blogs and podcasts at theeducationalmac.com. He is a Past-President of UCET (Utah... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
1541

8:00am

Evernote: The amazing tool for you!
Evernote: What started as an amazing website for helping you keep your notes synchronized is now that and so much more! This class will introduce you to Evernote while exploring all of its benefits. We will also look at the wide array of additional services and Applications that Evernote has added to their offerings. We will also look at Evernote in education and how schools are using Evernote to help them stay more organized and efficient.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
Media Center Lab

8:00am

Multimedia Projects with the iPad (BYOD)
The iPad’s powerful collection of multimedia tools provide new and innovative ways for students to demonstrate their learning through creative and motivating projects. In this workshop three types of projects will be explored: creating a video using iMovie and Stop Motion Studio, recording and editing a podcast using Garage Band and storytelling using Educreations. To get the most out of this workshop participant should have these apps installed on their iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
G103

8:00am

NASA: Rediscover Mars-Technology Applied through Science
NASA's Curiosity rover landed on the Martian surface August 5, 2012. It was monumental achievement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Yes...STEM!) Discover how this phase of the mission was accomplished and what is happening with the rover now. Explore how you can engage your students in the exciting search for life on Mars.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Leavitt

Tony Leavitt

Education Specialist, NASA Aerospace Education Services Project, NASA Ames Research Center


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
1048

8:00am

Photoshop Jamboree!
Learn new Photoshop skills, such as enhancing photos, fixing blemishes, using masks, using channels, and more! Learn where to find great Photoshop resources and tutorials. Each attendee will receive a DVD disc filled Photoshop goodies you can use in your classroom. Nathan Smith, Director of Technology, College of Education & Human Services, Utah State University, will be the instructor. He is an expert in Photoshop. You can view his photos and Photoshop art at http://nmsmith.deviantart.com

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith is the director of technology integration for the college of education and human services Utah State University. He is an adjunct instructor for the department of instructional technology learning sciences. He teaches beginning and advanced Photoshop in graphic design at Utah State University. He is an artist, photographer, and educational technologist. He has been in education for over 35 years. You can view his online gallery at... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
G104

8:00am

Running a Paperless Classroom with Google Tools
This project-based session will focus on using a variety of Google Tools to teach in a technology-based paperless classroom. We will begin by setting up a basic Google Site with a contact me form and embedded class calendars. Then, we will demonstrate how to use that site to assign and collect work in several different ways, and we will discuss the pros and cons of each method. Along with setting up the site and a workflow for assignments, we will also look at using forms to create self-correcting quizzes and easy-to-use project rubrics. We will demonstrate how to increase the power of forms and spreadsheets by using Google Apps Scripts and custom functions to automate common and useful tasks. Finally, we will discuss classroom management and procedures to ensure that the paperless classroom runs smoothly and efficiently. We will share experiences and insight that we have gained in adopting the paperless model in our classrooms and in our school. This discussion will include basic procedures for students in the classroom as well as in the cloud. It will also include some insight into what to expect when instituting a paperless classroom for the first time. Tools used will include Sites, Calendar, Drive, and Forms. We will discuss assigning and collecting work, fostering collaboration, and managing workflow in a paperless classroom. During the class, participants will create a working website from the ground up that will include all the basic elements for running a paperless classroom.

Speakers
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Shanda Pell

High School Teacher, Pinnacle High School, Pinnacle High School
avatar for Jeff Winget

Jeff Winget

High School Teacher, Pinnacle High School, Pinnacle High School
I'm an English and Spanish teacher in rural Utah and a major computer geek. My classroom uses Google Tools to be almost completely paperless.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:00am - 11:20am
2006

8:20am

G+
Google's social networking platform was opened up to K12 Google Apps domains on November 15, 2012 and has immense potential for creating relevant and powerful professional learning networks (PLN) in your district. This session will cover what Google+ is, what is looks like, and most importantly offer some ideas for how you could use Google+ to collaborate in a powerful PLN...

Speakers
avatar for Josh Decker

Josh Decker

Educational Technology Director, San Juan School District
Passionate about: Going Google in K12, Canvas from Instructure, iOS, and those who adventurously integrate educational technology in the everyday-classroom. Oh, and I also like naps and my three little girls.


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:20am - 8:40am
GYM

8:40am

Explain Everything
Are you looking for someone to "Explain Everything?" Explain Everything is an app that allows you to import photos and PDF’s from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, or iPad cameras. You then have the ability to record on-screen drawing, annotation, movement, and audio via the iPad microphone. Completed projects can be exported and shared with teachers, students, parents, and others to foster learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Education Technology Specialist, Elementary Educational Technology, Canyons School District
I am an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District. I love learning about new and upcoming technology. I also enjoy creating videos, editing photos, and trying out new programs and apps. The best part of my job is being able to take my love of technology and sharing it with teachers and students. | | To learn more about ShowMe Everything, go to: http://prolearning.canyonsdistrict.org/showme-everything.html


Saturday March 9, 2013 8:40am - 9:00am
GYM

9:10am

Mastery Connect
This session will be a brief introduction of Mastery Connect. Come learn about this exciting tool that can help you find and use common formative assessments and track your students mastery of the Common Core.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

CyberCorps Leader, Logan City School District
A 4th grade teacher from Logan,UT. I'm currently in my sixth year of teaching and have recently obtained my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from USU. I love theater, digital media, and anything with the Property Brothers or Stephen Colbert. I enjoy making movies with my "free" time and creating songs for my class. My class has been recognized all over the country for the videos we produce together and have won... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 9:30am
GYM

9:10am

'The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize'
Everyone seems to have a mobile devise, now it needs to be accessorized. Come see what is new in mobile add-ons and accessories.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Lagerberg

Nancy Lagerberg

Education Specialist, Jordan School District
FACS teacher turned media specialist turned Curriculum Technology Specialist. A former military spouse who moved and taught in a different place every 2-3 years before settling in Florida for 15 years. Currently working in Jordan School district and on the UCET board. Zombie Fan.


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i210

9:10am

Evolution of 21st Century Learning and Common Core Standards
Many factors are shaping the evolution of education. Technology is often the catalyst that is powering curriculum materials for educators and students in this age of evolution. Learn how you can access digital materials to engage, educate, and empower your students. Take a peek at resources that support seamless integration into learning management systems and the use of technology to create high achieving, blended learning environments to meet the challenges of 21st classrooms and support Common Core Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Bobst

Trish Bobst

National Curriculum Specialist, Cengage Learning
I love to travel and read!


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
E111

9:10am

Field Research: Taking Science and Technology on the Road
There are many opportunities for getting your science, history, and technology students out of the classroom and into the field, conducting their own authentic research and making a real difference in society. This session will share ideas for implementing field research projects, such as using GPS and Google Earth to map sites, how to gather and model data using mobile devices, and tips for finding grant money to support these projects. We’ll also discuss the advantages of project-based learning (PBL) and how student-created projects can help you meet your class objectives more effectively and efficiently while providing meaningful and memorable learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for David Black

David Black

Teacher, Walden School of Liberal Arts
David Black teaches high school physical sciences, engineering, and media design classes at Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, Utah. He is a frequent presenter at state and national science and technology educator conferences, and is deeply involved in NASA and STEAM education programs. He has taught 3D modeling classes for 15 years. Last fall, his school purchased their first 3D printer, which has been used for engineering prototypes, 3D... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
1539

9:10am

Get More out of your Mobile Devices (iPad, Android, Chromebook, etc)
Got mobile devices? We will show you some simple strategies for getting more out of those in class. We will show a couple of programs that can help you do more with those devices to keep the students engaged as well has have more control over the devices.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
A102

9:10am

Get to Know Scratch
Scratch is a programming environment developed by MIT's Media Lab for children of all ages. It uses drag-and-drop scripting blocks to create programs that are fun, elegant and teach many important programming and problem-solving skills. This session is an introduction to Scratch. We will explore Scratch tools and create a few simple programs. If you don't know anything about Scratch, this session will be a gentle introduction. If you're a Scratch user, please come and share your experience.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Manning

Steven Manning

Waterford School, Independent School


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i209

9:10am

Keyboarding Online--Real Skills! NO Hunting & Pecking
Keyboarding Online! See solutions to common problems of web-based software--cheating/Internet down/bandwidth. See the solution to the #1 keyboarding problem--breaking/preventing Hunting & Pecking. Other features include individualizing for slow/fast learners, automatic grading/recording (nothing to print/turn in), correct keyboarding techniques video, FREE Formatting lessons (letters, etc.), and more. Affordable!!! 60-DAY FREE TRIAL!

Speakers
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Barbara Ellsworth

CIO, Ellsworth Publishing
Masters Degree in Computer Information Science Senior Software Engineer and programmer for Ellsworth Publishing Company for 10 years. Presenter at many State Educational Technology Conferences.


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
E110

9:10am

Making the Common Core Uncommonly Exciting
The purpose of this session is to inspire participants to use the new Common Core standards as inspiration for exciting and high-level technology projects. While the standards are able to provide a clear understanding of what students need to learn, they do not tell you HOW the students should learn these standards. While each student is different, the desire to be engaged and to use creative outlets are common amongst them all. Pixie3 and Frames are a couple of the creative tools that will be used to engage learners and collaborate our way through the new standards. Participants do not need to have this software to benefit from this session, other suggestions will be discussed.

Goals for this session experience:
1. Explore examples of student projects that blend Common Core Standards, critical thinking skills, and 21st century communication.
2. Learn how technology can engage learners in work that reaches the Common Core Standards
3. Leave with specific ideas and strategies to use when they return to their classrooms.
Website: http://my.uen.org/myuen/85995/4

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Timpanogos Intermediate School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 5-6 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 25 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. Since then, she has been a technology specialist in elementary schools in Florida and now Utah. As part of the district’s... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
K203

9:10am

Making Youtube work for you
Information no longer needs to be presented in a linear fashion. Learn how to create non-linear video presentations where the viewer can select a unique path through linked videos.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i207

9:10am

NEO 2 Interactive Keyboards
Are you wondering how you will prepare your students for the rigors of writing required by Common Core Standards? Then come see the NEO 2. Starting at just $99 each NEO 2 can provide your classroom with the interactivity your students need to stay engaged. These wonderful interactive keyboards provide you with Classroom Response (just like a hand held clicker), built in keyboarding software for keyboard mastery, wireless file transfer between teacher and student making it easy to send and receive assignments, math facts practice software built in, and much more. Come get hands on with these devices and see how they can change your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marvin Thompson

Marvin Thompson

Vendor, Renaissance Learning


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
E108

9:10am

NetSafe Utah: Internet Safety at Home, School, and My Community
Participants will learn five ways to stay safer with today's technologies at school, at home, and in their communities. In addition, participants will learn about how they can help their schools become compliant with the recent CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) mandate and the online resources (e.g., presentations, lesson plans) available to them.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Cline

Rick Cline

Instructional Technologist
Dr. Rick Cline is an Instructional Technologist. He currently works part-time as the Treasurer for the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology and the Executive Director of the Utah Educational Library Media Association. Dr. Cline loves to teach teachers on how to use technology in the classroom effectively. He has helped many teachers over the years who have in turn helped their students to use technology in learning many subjects with the... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
1023A/B (Lab A)

9:10am

PowerPoint Made Easy for Teachers - Part 2
Keeping up with the 21st Century PowerPoint student isn't easy until you take this easy Basic PowerPoint for Teachers class.
You will learn how to insert and format text, clip art, pictures, shapes, slide backgrounds, and Google images. You will love learning how to build picture-on-pictures slides. The session will include how to do animations and transitions to turn your slides into a show. If time allows we will learn to insert audio and movies onto slides and even turn your presentation into a movie. See how fun PP can be for you and your students. Part 2 of 3

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Roberts

Dennis Roberts

IT Administration/Specialist, Educational Technology, Granite School District
As a School Technology Specialist, our primary function is to help students and teachers use tecchnology in the classroom to improve learning and increase productivity. I work at two elementary schools and for this current school year I am teaching 16 PowerPoint classes to stduents (and their teachers). When the students learn the technology, the teachers can focus on the content. It is most rewarding to see students and teachers succeed at... Read More →
avatar for Shanna Roberts

Shanna Roberts

Teacher, Granite School District
I love using technology in the classroom. I see it motivating students to do more and be more involved in their own learning process.


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
G102

9:10am

Smartboard Intermediate
If you know the basics of using a Smartboard and are ready for the next step, this is it! Learn some of the other lesser used tools as well as how to customize tools, group and lock items. This is a great next step!

Speakers
avatar for Angie Benson

Angie Benson

Teacher, 4th Grade, Parowan Elementary, Iron County
This is my 18th year teaching. I live in Parowan, Utah and have been married for 20 years with 4 children (3 are teenagers, help!). I love using the SmartBoard software and cannot wait to show everyone how to be successful with it. At Parowan Elementary I have taught nearly every grade and I plan on staying in 4th for the rest of my life. (Except I just moved to Kindergarten and love it)


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
A104

9:10am

Teaching With iPads - It's More Than Cool Apps
Effective teachers in iPad classrooms are turning their instructional strategies around, inside out and upside down. This workshop will help teachers create a foundation for instruction in a mobile-learning environment by incorporating student centered instructional strategies like Project-Based Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lorrie Cook

Lorrie Cook

Education Specialist, NUES
I have been involved in education for over 20 years and am currently the Technology Trainer and Integration Specialist for Northeastern Utah Educational Services. I provide educational technology professional development for the nine rural school districts in our region. I am excited about the role technology is now playing in the integration of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. I believe we finally have the tools to improve student... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i205

9:10am

The Sound of Music
In our crazy rushed world of education, we are forgetting some of the "Finer Arts" of life. This session will help you inspire the budding musicians in your class. Students can discover music theory and enjoy the process. Your time will be spent enjoying student created music. I will present two free programs that unlock students' musical abilities. Get your students started, and the programs will basically teach themselves. You will even enjoy a chance to create your own music. SongSmith is a program that creates an accompaniment to what you sing. MuseScore is a program that helps you notate and play your musical creations. Both programs can be downloaded freely. I recommend you come and see what they can do for you.

Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i204

9:10am

Triumph Online: Readiness for Common Core
Readiness is a core supplemental educational resource for K-12 teachers, administrators and parents which prepares ALL students to become college and career ready. This digital/print resource allows teachers to differentiate instruction and assess student performance. Readiness for Common Core is engaging to students, and its ease of use enables teachers to integrate it easily and efficiently into the classroom by flexing to any level of technology used in any classroom.


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i206

9:10am

Using Online Diagnostic & Instruction Data to Move the Dial
This session will focus on using online diagnostic data to pinpoint students' skills and provide targeted, teacher-led instruction based on the Utah Core Standards. Online Instruction motivates students and gives educators the ability to differentiate automatically, with the opportunity to monitor progress.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
E112

9:10am

What is a Book? OER (Open Education Resources) in Teaching and Learning
Handouts - Click on "Conferences" tab
Today's and tomorrow's technologies are blurring the definition of what we traditionally call a book. This session will explore many of the new open education resources that are bringing new and exciting 'books' into teaching and learn

Speakers
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a
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Kathy Webb

Educational Technology, Utah


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
E104

9:10am

Windws 8, RT and tablets
An overview of the new Microsoft Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT operating systems and hardware, with a focus on tablet devices.

The reality of what these devices can, and can not do. Good and bad with a comparison to the Apple iOS devices.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Glad

Clay Glad

Network Engineer, Title I, Granite School District, Granite School District
You can download a copy of my presentation for "Windows 8, RT and tablets" here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8002774/UCET2013%20Win8-RT%20Tablet%20presentation.pptx | | Or you may email me at cmglad@graniteschools.org requesting a copy. | | I have 15+ years’ experience with Granite School Dist. as a Network Engineer. For several years before that I worked professionally with Educational Technology with Systems Impact producing... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
i208

9:10am

QR U
Handouts
SPOTLIGHT – Wondering how you can use QR codes in your classroom? Join us to learn not just how to scan QR codes, but how to generate them and use them in many classroom applications. The mysteries and the power of QR codes will be revealed at QR U!

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Bliss

Colleen Bliss

Educational Technology Special, Ed Tech, Canyons School District
I have taught school for a good long time. In 2008 after going back to college with my youngest son, I earned my Masters in Instruction Technology. Opened Canyons School District as an Ed Tech Specialist in 2009. My motto "Learn something new every day!" Nothing like technology to do that for you. Enjoyed CMap project last fall in U of U's research area near Moab - Rio Mesa. More detail on my blog. My favorite course to teach: GIS/CMap and GPS... Read More →
avatar for Sallie Warnecke

Sallie Warnecke

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
As an educational technology specialist, I use Plickers with teachers and students in grades 2-5 on a regular basis.


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:10am - 10:10am
1051, Tech Atrium

9:30am

ArcGIS Online for teachers
This would be a presentation showing how teachers will be able to use the statewide ArcGIS Online subscription. Teachers will learn how ArcGIS Online can be used on their classroom and how their students can use the maps for their personal use. This will be a fun and casual presentation about the latest geospatial tool for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Clark

Cindy Clark

Adjunct Instructor and GIS Analyst, Salt Lake Community College/St. Of Utah, Div. of Oil, Gas, and Mining
I have worked for the State of Utah for the past 16 1/2 years, 15 at the AGRC and for the last 3 months at the Division of Oil, Gas, & Mining. One night a week I teach basic Physical Geography for SLCC. I graduated from the University of Utah in 1997 with a Bachelors and again in 2005 with my Masters Degree. Both in Geography with an emphasis in GIS. I bleed "red". "Go Utes". | | My passion in my professional life is to bring geospatial... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:30am - 9:50am
GYM

9:50am

Class Dojo
ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Investigate how you can get better learning behaviors, smoother lessons and hassle-free data - and its free!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meanea

Kristin Meanea

2nd grade Teacher, Davis Elementary, Uintah County School District


Saturday March 9, 2013 9:50am - 10:10am
GYM

10:20am

Top Twitter Tips for Teachers
Find out why Twitter is becoming such a popular tool in the classroom. See project ideas, learn insiders tricks, and start your own PLN. All this and more in just 140 characters….

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 10:40am
GYM

10:20am

Apps with an Impact
It’s hard to measure the impact apps are having on students. The impact of Bugbrained apps has proven to be highly measurable. This session will demonstrate how the apps are achieving quadruple growth over expected reading growth among Special Ed students, triple growth with Title I students and double the growth with below grade level students. Join us to see how your elementary-age students can benefit from these apps.

Speakers
avatar for Al Viera

Al Viera

President, Bugbrained
Al has over 30 years in business and education, mostly in high tech. He has a BA in Education as well as tremendous experience managing businesses of all sizes.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
E111

10:20am

Assessment through Mastery Connect
Masteryconnect.com is a free website that allows you to quickly assess a student’s understanding of Common Core standards. In this session you will learn how to create an account and navigate the website. By the end you will be able to create a tracker, upload an assessment, and add it to your profile. You will also be more comfortable administering a test and learn how to read the test results to help differentiate instruction. Most importantly, you will learn the skills necessary to find and follow other teachers in your school, district, state, or grade level across the nation so that you can collaborate with each other on assessment creation.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

CyberCorps Leader, Logan City School District
A 4th grade teacher from Logan,UT. I'm currently in my sixth year of teaching and have recently obtained my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from USU. I love theater, digital media, and anything with the Property Brothers or Stephen Colbert. I enjoy making movies with my "free" time and creating songs for my class. My class has been recognized all over the country for the videos we produce together and have won... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
i206

10:20am

Basic Smart Response and Assessment Strategies
Those Smart Response clickers are a lot of fun, but can be daunting if you aren't sure what to do! Come and get a nice start on how to use them as well as learn some fun assessment stratgies that you can use in your class right away to collect data!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Summers

Robert Summers

Dual Immersion Elementary Teacher, Charriot Group
I am a certified Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher who has worked in Granite, Davis, Weber, Ogden, and Morgan School Districts and Dual Immersion Academy Charter School. | | | | I went to College at BYU-Idaho and I learned my Spanish on an LDS Mission in Mexico. My passions are Tennis, Guitar, And Dance! I like to read stories to children using different voices for each character... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
A104

10:20am

Behind the Code
Join the founder of eduClipper for a secret tour of what this amazing new web tool has to offer and also weigh in on features that you want and need to make this work for you in your classroom and school. Participants will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
K202

10:20am

FREEDOM! to create your own textbooks.
With the abundance of online resources and materials, CK12 makes it possible for you to create your own textbook FlexBooks with embedded images and video. You can use materials that CK12 has made available, or you can upload your own materials from your existing Word Docs or Google Docs and integrate YouTube videos, Khan Academy videos or other embeddable video. Students can also assemble their own FlexBooks which can include the FlexBooks you make or from other available materials. Some existing materials include assessments and progress monitoring. The FlexBooks can be left online, or can be downloaded to a Kindle or iPad, or in worst case scenarios, be printed - gasp!

Speakers
avatar for John Meisner

John Meisner

Education Specialist, Iron County School District, Iron County School District
John Meisner is the current professional development, ESL & new teacher induction coordinator for the Iron County School District. He taught middle school English, Spanish, reading and ESL for many years. He also teaches many ESL endorsement courses for the Iron County School District and Content Area Literacy for SUU.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
i208

10:20am

How can I do more with ActivInspire
This session will show you how to maximize your interaction with Promethean ActivInspire

Speakers
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Carrie Barron

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
E113

10:20am

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse with Your iPad (or other mobile devise)
If you can survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse you can survive anything. Zombies are cool and iPads are cool; combine them and that is really cool. This workshop will focus on how you can motivate your students; projects, sites, research, apps, videos, movies, etc. And the best of Zombie apps for use in and out of your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Lagerberg

Nancy Lagerberg

Education Specialist, Jordan School District
FACS teacher turned media specialist turned Curriculum Technology Specialist. A former military spouse who moved and taught in a different place every 2-3 years before settling in Florida for 15 years. Currently working in Jordan School district and on the UCET board. Zombie Fan.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
i210

10:20am

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention program for K/1
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses last year?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Almost 5,000 licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica

Jessica

Executive Director, Training, Curriculum Associates
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
E112

10:20am

Merging Art, History, and Science Education Through Technology
By using digital media technology, art, history, and science can be merged to create images, animations, and videos that are aesthetically beautiful, scientifically accurate, and historically relevant. In this session, you will learn ideas for accessing authentic scientific and historic data and converting it into images and animations. We’ll discuss projects my students are producing, including a collaboration with the NASA Lunar Science Institute to create animations of the formation and features of the Moon, using atmospheric opacity data to animate a dust storm on Mars, filming an astronomy lesson plan for the MIT BLOSSOMS project, creating videos on the history of mining in Utah and the chemical elements, and other projects that demonstrate the art of science, the science of art, and the history of both.

Speakers
avatar for David Black

David Black

Teacher, Walden School of Liberal Arts
David Black teaches high school physical sciences, engineering, and media design classes at Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, Utah. He is a frequent presenter at state and national science and technology educator conferences, and is deeply involved in NASA and STEAM education programs. He has taught 3D modeling classes for 15 years. Last fall, his school purchased their first 3D printer, which has been used for engineering prototypes, 3D... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
1539

10:20am

MS IT Academy and DreamSpark for IT Teachers
Come learn how you can take advantage of the MS IT Academy and DreamSpark benefit which each high school in the state has. DreamSpark always every teacher, student, and labs in the school to have access to Microsoft's development and server software.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
i205

10:20am

PowerPoint Made Easy for Teachers - Part 3
Keeping up with the 21st Century PowerPoint student isn't easy until you take this easy Basic PowerPoint for Teachers class.
You will learn how to insert and format text, clip art, pictures, shapes, slide backgrounds, and Google images. You will love learning how to build picture-on-pictures slides. The session will include how to do animations and transitions to turn your slides into a show. If time allows we will learn to insert audio and movies onto slides and even turn your presentation into a movie. See how fun PP can be for you and your students. Part 3 of 3

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Roberts

Dennis Roberts

IT Administration/Specialist, Educational Technology, Granite School District
As a School Technology Specialist, our primary function is to help students and teachers use tecchnology in the classroom to improve learning and increase productivity. I work at two elementary schools and for this current school year I am teaching 16 PowerPoint classes to stduents (and their teachers). When the students learn the technology, the teachers can focus on the content. It is most rewarding to see students and teachers succeed at... Read More →
avatar for Shanna Roberts

Shanna Roberts

Teacher, Granite School District
I love using technology in the classroom. I see it motivating students to do more and be more involved in their own learning process.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
G102

10:20am

Read&Write GOLD – Everyday Academic Supports… without the “Social Anxiety”
This session will provide an introduction to Read&Write GOLD’s comprehensive, flexible literacy support software. Designed under the principles of Universal Design for Learning it benefits all students with a wide-range of learning abilities. We will demonstrate success stories and an overview of this award-winning program and its suite of Cloud-based Web Apps.

The customizable toolbar integrates directly with commonly-used applications, including Word, IE, Safari, Google Docs, and Adobe Reader; allowing students to work within familiar environments as well as on mobile devices. This discrete floating toolbar allows the student to continue to work in programs they use every day so that they can confidently succeed in a comfortable learning environment.

Read&Write GOLD benefits every learner, as it assists with reading, writing, researching, and studying – all in one cost-effective solution. Educators can meet the needs of diverse student populations, including: individuals with reading and writing difficulties; students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia; English Language Learners. Some key features include: text-to-speech with highlighted text; word prediction; study skills highlighters and exporting bibliography sources; organizing research and sources; visual brainstorming and mapping and converting text to audio.

Due to Read&Write GOLD’s open environment, schools and districts are able to implement a powerful toolbar to all students with ease. No special tools or conversions are needed - thereby saving time and money.

Attendees will receive a free 30-day trial of the software and be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Molaskey

Beth Molaskey

Territory Sales Director, TextHelp - Read&Write Gold
Beth is the Read&Write Gold Territory Sales Director for OK, TX, CO, AZ, UT and NM. Beth has worked in the Assistive and Educational Technology industry for over 12 years. Previously, Beth worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she sold special education curriculum software to schools districts and universities in the mid-west. Beth has a B.S. in Medical Illustration from Springfield College.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
E110

10:20am

Sketchin' with Sketchup
Learn some of the cool things that you can do with Sketchup. Learn how to involve students with a fun and engaging piece of software that can be downloaded for free!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

4-6 Teacher, Ephraim Elementary School, South Sanpete School District
I like long walks along the beach, candlelight dinners...OH WAIT! Not that kind of site...sorry! I love teaching 4th grade, and I've done so for the last 5 years. I really love integrating technology in to my curriculum. My hobbies include playing racquetball, photography, and spending time with my family.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
i209

10:20am

Twenty-Three for Free
Keep your students engaged all day long in any subject with simple desktop apps! Get to know the easy-to-use programs including Triptico and Class Dojo, that are downloadable for free. After a quick demonstration, we'll share real-classroom applications so you're ready to start using them on Monday, no matter what you're teaching.

Speakers
EH

Emma Hansen

4-6 Teacher, Vista Elementary, Granite District


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
i207

10:20am

UEN Presents: The IVC Classroom Experience
Open your classroom to guest speakers from anywhere on the planet, engage students in a remote area, and collaborate with classrooms across the state, or across the country using IVC technology tools available from UEN. With the ability to show video, presentations, or anything else from your computer to multiple distant sites, this versatile, high-quality system brings new possibilities to rural educators. Learn how professional development sessions and meetings can be easily scheduled and delivered to cut down on travel time. Experience the next generation of this exciting technology as it comes to any desktop computer. This session will include interaction, some hands-on, handouts, and a Q&A on all things IVC.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
J211

10:20am

UEN Resources for the New Utah Core
Do you want more to help implement the new Utah core? UEN has lesson plans, resources to address parent questions, online texts, video and much more – all designed to help Utah educators provide the best materials with the best strategies to help students succeed. Learn about using Pioneer Library to find informational texts at different reading levels and to find support for writing argument papers or structuring class debates – all ready to go! Discover online math texts and story problems, open source courses with many tutorial videos, research-proven to improve student achievement on math, and many other items too numerous to list here…

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
G101

10:20am

Uninterrupted Learning with Meru Education Grade wireless LAN solutions
Interrupted learning occurs when technology gets in the way, or fails to support, your innovative goals for technology integration. Meru Education Grade wireless is a unique platfrom designed to solve many of your 1:1 & BYOD issues, and launch your learning essential applications as you strive for "Uninterrupted Learning".

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Christensen

Stewart Christensen

Stewart Christensen has been active in the Utah technology sector for over 15 years.  His depth of networking and software solutions has benefited clients and firms throughout the intermountain region.  Stewart’s current role as a Systems Engineer for Meru Networks is allowing him to help academic institutions address  the challenges and ultimate success that comes with the every growing demand for reliable and predictable... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
E108

10:20am

Web 2.0
In this course you will learn about Web 2.0 tools and ideas that will help you learn and share information in your roles as a learner and teacher. Web 2.0 is also a way to collaborate and share information with other educators and learning communities throughout the world.

Speakers
avatar for Bobie Glassett

Bobie Glassett

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
K203

10:20am

What's New in Smart Technologies
You've got a Smartboard and probably think they haven't changed much in the last few years. That's like saying the old Palm Pilot is the same as an iPad! Smartboards have had some great advances in what they can do in the last few years and we will show you some of the new things, like the new Notebook 11. We will show you some quick things that can make your life and planning easier, as well as make your Smartboard even more engaging. A Smartboard should be WAY more than a glorified whiteboard.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
A102

10:20am

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
SPOTLIGHT – Whether you are a techie teacher or a techno-novice, there are a number of online tools available to help you increase your productivity and help you to perfect your skills. This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of the five areas include multiple options to help allow for both flexibility of choice and availability of assortment. The different areas contain multiple tools, including; an online flash drive, an application to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save your Internet bookmarks to multiple computers, sharing your bookmarks with others, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, Twitter, and URL shorteners. Each of the areas contain both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 11:20am
1051, Tech Atrium

10:20am

Saturday Lunch
Saturday’s lunch promises to be a real treat. Richard’s Roudup BBQ will be treating conference goers with slow-smoked pulled pork sandwiches with Richard’s sweet and sassy BBQ sauce, creamy coleslaw, potato chips, drink and dessert.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth's Catering

Elizabeth's Catering

Elizabeth’s Catering
Originating from a downtown Salt Lake café, Elizabeth’s Catering has been catering to Utah businesses, governments, and private clients since 1995.  Recognized among Top 25 Women-owned businesses in Utah and Top 12 Caterers in Utah for the past eight years, Elizabeth’s Catering was recently named ChamberWest Business of the Year for their 2012 Legacy Awards.  Richard’s Roundup BBQ, a division of... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:20am - 12:30pm
Cafeteria

10:40am

Read a Book with Your Ears with Your iOS Device

My Site | New Media | Old iTunes Way

Don't' have time to read a good book? Do you what to engage your students in the reading process by listening? Do you have a long commute and want to listen to something along the way? I want to tell you about how and where to get audiobooks. Free. Getting audiobooks is really easy. I'll show you how to combine tracks from CD's, add album art, add your audiobook to your phone and tell it to remember where you left off. From the public library to LibriVox to iTunes University there are books to read with your ears everywhere.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Saturday March 9, 2013 10:40am - 11:00am
GYM

11:00am

How to Be a Video Ninja

My SiteSite With Links

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how powerful can a video be in your teaching. There are video resources all around us, from Youtube to DVDs. We'll show you how to download a video from Youtube, convert different formats of video to fit your needs, and pull that perfect segment from your favorite DVD.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:20am
GYM

11:00am

Conference Credit

SUU or USOE credit. Download the forms here:

SUU Credit - $15

USOE Credit - Free

 

Homework assignment needed for either, downlaod here.



Saturday March 9, 2013 11:00am - 2:30pm
Registration Booth Aux Gym

11:30am

The One iPad Classroom
You have an iPad that is to be used with your class, yet, how do you use 1 iPad for all students? Come get ideas on apps and ways to engage all your students with only one device.

Speakers
avatar for Dottie Brereton

Dottie Brereton

Teacher, South Sanpete School District
I teach 6th grade math in a middle school setting. After going to one to one iPads last year it became important to find a way to use the iPads in the classroom. I have presented with UCET before on how to utilize one iPad in the classroom, but now I am back to show how to utilize one to one iPads. It is an adventure that will take a classroom to new heights.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 11:50am
GYM

11:30am

4 Apps 4 Tips 4 You
I am going "Old School" here with some basic Computer Applications. Learn some of the intermediate/advanced features of your "everyday" software. Applications will include: Word (Text and drawing boxes, Watermarks, templates and bibliographies..), PowerPoint (Photo albums, Make it a movie, handouts...) Outlook; (Signature files, Distribution lists, Calendar invitations...) Browsers (printing and why you shouldn't use the Print toolbar icon, bookmark management, Find - not search...). If YOU know most of this... Do your teachers? I will share my handouts and you can edit them all you want. You will also have a chance to share your tips - we all know different things!

Speakers
avatar for Keith Smedberg

Keith Smedberg

LMETS, Granite School District


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i207

11:30am

Advancing your PLC with effective data collection with or without devices
PLC's are everywhere now. Some are effective and some are trying. Come and see how to use technology and data collection to make your PLC's the best possible! See how to collect and use Data in ways that will really ensure your students are learning and impress your Administration! We will show a variety of ways to collect data including using clickers, student devices, and even old school ways of collecting data can be used, then we will show you how to look at that data and how to get Excel to work better for you!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Jackman

Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Group, Inc.
I am an education consultant for The Chariot Group. I am passionate about any technology in the classroom, and I aim to help teachers make that technology more effective to helping students learn. I like Smartboards, and I like iPads. Put them together and it's like Peanut Butter and Jelly!


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A102

11:30am

Bringing Social Studies to Life with Social Media
The ways in which students communicate and learn are changing because of social media tools. The classroom is no longer limited by four walls. Social media expands possibilities for teaching and learning. This class will contain information about using Social Media tools like Twitter, Facebook, Weebly, and Blogs to bring your Social Studies classroom to life.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
K202

11:30am

Canvas? ...but I can't hold a brush
Canvas can be your friend, once you learn how to make it work for you. This session will intruduce the basic features in Canvas, and some insights into how it might be used to enhance your teaching style. It will include using the gradebook, messaging, discussions, learning modules, quizzes, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Brereton

Dean Brereton

Assistant Professor/MSN, RN-BC, Snow College
Dean Brereton, MSN, RN, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Snow College. He has taught Canvas courses in hybrid and wholly online environments. He taught a introduction to Canvas previously at UCET.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
2006

11:30am

Creating Courses for the iTunes U App
Anyone can now create courses in for the iTunes U app. The iTunes U app courses can contain all kinds of rich media in an organized manner. The course can then be shared with your students to be view on an iPhone, iPad, or newer iPod Touch. All you need is an Apple account or ID and a Safari browser to create the course.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
1541

11:30am

Creative Collaboration Using Comic Life iPad App
Comic Life is a powerful tool for creating engaging student projects. Participants will develop an understanding of how to use the Comic Life App in teaching and learning. Participants will use their Comic Life App to create projects on their iPad that will engage students and that can be integrated across the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
1045

11:30am

DropBox--Take your files with you!
DropBox is like having a magic pocket with you wherever you go that allows you to have all of your files and docmuments with you. You can access your files from any computer or smartphone. DropBox is a free service that allows you to store files on multiple computers and platforms. Never again will you wonder which version is the latest revision of you files. Have all your school files at home. Send files to school simply by saving them to your DropBox.

Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i204

11:30am

eLiterature: eReaders and eBooks in the classroom
Come learn about the latest and greatest devices for literacy in the classroom. What's the difference between a Nook and a Kindle? Where can I get books for my Kobo? What if I want audiobooks or I also need to surf the web? Get all these questions and more answered in this session about the gadgets for reading and how to do more with them.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i206

11:30am

Flipped Classroom: Why I Love It, How I Do It
Instead of all direct instruction lessons occurring in the classroom and worksheets being done for homework, the opposite occurs in the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom changes the classroom from a teacher centered, lecture driven classroom to a discussion driven, work session with individual student needs being the focus. The flipped classroom uses technology to deliver content in a format where students can work individually, and at their own pace. Students then work collaboratively on activities with teacher guidance. We use the flipped lessons as a springboard into deeper discussion, investigations, and activities. Come see how I use it in my classroom and why my team and our students love it.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i208

11:30am

Ipods and Reading Fluency
This is a presentation of an ongoing project at Stansbury Elementary using the ipod touch device to support students in improving their reading skills by reading aloud, recording and assessing their own fluency, and saving their best products to a smart playlist. This project mimics one used in the Canby School District in Oregon. The presenters include the school technology specialist who administers the project and a classroom teacher.
Participants will hear about the project, create and record themselves reading text and will save their "best" recording in a smart playlist.

Speakers
CA

Cherie Anderson

District Technology Specialist and Team Leader, Granite School District
I passionately believe in good teaching and it's power to change lives. And I passionately hope that all teachers can have access to, and training with the technology tools that can support them and their students
avatar for Becky Spaulding

Becky Spaulding

6th Grade Teacher, Stansbury Elementary, Granite School District
I have been teaching 20+ years in Granite School District! I have taught several different grades, but I love 6th grade the best!
avatar for Paula Jo Steele

Paula Jo Steele

Education Specialist, Granite School District
I am a 34 year educator, and I remain passionate about learning!


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i209

11:30am

Jordan School District iPad Initiatives
Two Jordan District technology Curriculum specialists will discuss Jordan District's My 21st Century Classroom. Each teacher received an iPad, Apple TV, professional development, and lots of resources to learn how to use their iPad in the classroom. Please drop by. We will show you lots of iPad teacher stories and iPad resources.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Muir

Bonnie Muir

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Jordan School District
Past President 2011


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i205

11:30am

Learning with TED - Ideas Worth Spreading
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, & Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED talks are riveting talks by remarkable people and are free to the world. In classrooms, TED talks add inspiring introductions to core curriculum topics and bring traditional lessons to life. Teachers can utilize TED.ED resources for flipping video use in their classroom, browse playlists of already curated collections, and use talk “tags” to easily find resources to enhance student learning, and explore mobile app alternatives.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Principal, West Valley Elementary - Granite School District
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
1048

11:30am

Paperless Principal: Streamline your workflow to improve instruction
Principals learn how to use tools to automate the paperless process, learn tips for staying on top of tasks, and integrate software to save time.

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Assistant Principal, Copperview Elementary
Jethro Jones has presented at UCET many times before. A former UCET board member, Jethro now serves as an assistant principal at Copperview elementary. Using many of these great tools has made his life easier, and helped his school be more effective and enjoyable for kids and teachers.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
i210

11:30am

PechaKucha
PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. We will show examples and talk about ways this can be used in a classroom, or professional setting.

http://www.pechakucha.org/

Speakers
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
1539

11:30am

Reduce stress with a pocket public relations plan
This session will unlock the connections between strategic communication planning, stress relief and your smart phone. Participants will learn how digital public relations can earn community understanding and support professional and personal goals. Video case studies will showcase high leverage strategies that achieve maximum communication impact. Participants will explore targeted techniques and examine the critical role of stories and relationships. You'll return to work with awareness of how to leverage your existing knowledge, skills and abilities. You'll also get 16 questions to customize your pocket plan.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Finlinson

Rich Finlinson

Manager of Public Information and Communications, Utah Education Network
I am an Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional with an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. I help people and institutions achieve their goals by fostering productive, engaging interaction with their publics. My career started at the Lagoon amusement park as teenage ride operator telling stories to children and their parents on the Animaland Train.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
J211

11:30am

Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Teachers
Tired of searching all over the web for math resources for your classroom? Mathlanding is a place where you can access and explore the best elementary math resources in one convenient place. Each resource and collection is reviewed and evaluated by a team of math experts and connected to the Common Core State Standards. CarrotSticks and Arcademic Skill Builders are both online mulitplayer games that iimprove math skills for 1st-5th graders as they practice and compete with peers around the world. Math Snacks are short animations and mini-games designed to present math in a very different way.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
G102

11:30am

Safari Montage: Digtal Content at it's best
Experience how Safari Montage provides you with the digital tools to maximize your teaching and learning experience.

Speakers
RC

Rulon Crum

Vendor, Audio Enhancement
BS

Brandon Stevensen

Vendor, Audio Enhancement


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
E113

11:30am

Show Me Everything
Are you looking for someone to "Show Me" how to "Explain Everything?" In this hands-on session, you will learn how to annotate, animate, and narrate interactive lessons with ease. The class will focus on two specific apps to use with the iPad: Explain Everything and Show Me Interactive Whiteboard. Explain Everything is an app that allows you to import photos and PDF’s from Dropbox, Evernote, Email, or iPad cameras. You then have the ability to record on-screen drawing, annotation, movement, and audio via the iPad microphone. Completed projects can be exported and shared with teachers, students, parents, and others to foster learning. Show Me Interactive Whiteboard is a free app that allows you to turn your iPad into a personal interactive whiteboard, allowing you to record voice-over tutorials by adding photos and annotation to share with your class and Show Me’s online learning community.

These easy to use apps support the flipped classroom model and create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials. In this session you will be presented with ideas for using these apps to support explicit classroom instruction, differentiation, and creating personalized and interactive lessons. Learning should be less standardized and more personalized, and through the use of these apps it can be!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Education Technology Specialist, Elementary Educational Technology, Canyons School District
I am an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District. I love learning about new and upcoming technology. I also enjoy creating videos, editing photos, and trying out new programs and apps. The best part of my job is being able to take my love of technology and sharing it with teachers and students. | | To learn more about ShowMe Everything, go to: http://prolearning.canyonsdistrict.org/showme-everything.html


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
G103

11:30am

Smartboard Advanced
Come and learn some of the more fun things you can do on the smartboard. You will learn how to create more interactivity using layering as well as how to add sound onto the page.

Speakers
avatar for Carylee Zwang

Carylee Zwang

Teacher, Chariot Group
One of my favorite things in this world is to open the eyes of another person to something that will make their job or life easier. This is how I feel about technology! It just makes life easier! | | Smartboard Intermediate http://goo.gl/eEVOz | | Smartboard Advanced http://goo.gl/GQzqd


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A104

11:30am

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock

Handouts
SPOTLIGHT – Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 750,000 different apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!


Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
1051, Tech Atrium