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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

Driving Students to Write, With Google Drive
Presentation Site
Google Drive makes collaborative writing activities and group research projects easy and fun for 5th Graders. In this session participants will learn how a 5th Grade Class at Midvalley Elementary used a lab of Google Chromebooks to enhance their writing activities with Google Docs, and Google Slideshows.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Michael Hakkarinen, Educational Technology Teacher Specialist with the Canyons School District. This summer I transferred to the Canyons School District from Frederick County, Maryland, where I was a Technology Resource Teacher for 7 years and instructor of Instructional Technology... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Rolley

Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever
Presentation Site
Students will demonstrate projects they have created throughout the year, along with discussing their funnest experiences and learning methods. They will also be discussing different strategies and techniques for introducing iPads in the classroom and what can be done to limit the stress and confusion of having to learn a "new" way of learning.

Speakers
KH

Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

iPads In the 1:1 Elementary Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum
Presentation Site
During this presentation, participants will see how six elementary school classroom teachers used classroom iPad labs to replace learning activities that were previously done on paper, allow students to access information that was previously out of their reach, and provide opportunities to design and produce innovative and creative digital products. Bring your iPad and see how to use apps like Educreations, Doceri, Edmodo, TapIt, and Google Drive to engage students and enhance curriculum in a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
VB

Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
BD

Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

Teacher - Willow Springs Elementary, Canyons School District
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and am always looking for apps and programs that thoroughly engage my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
Presentation Site
The Willow Springs Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are creating a weekly news program entirely created with iPads. In this session you will learn how they have set up their student program, assigned students specific jobs and roles, then capture video and produce their show using the iPads, iMovie, Green Screens, and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
AD

Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum... Read More →
BD

Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
KH

Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor
GH

Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:30pm PDT

Connect Students with Content Using NearPod
Participants will learn how to implement an interactive lesson using a variety of devices and the free app Nearpod by participating in a short lesson about severe weather and tropical cyclones.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Michael Hakkarinen, Educational Technology Teacher Specialist with the Canyons School District. This summer I transferred to the Canyons School District from Frederick County, Maryland, where I was a Technology Resource Teacher for 7 years and instructor of Instructional Technology... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

iPads In the 1:1 Elementary Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum
Presentation Site
During this presentation, participants will see how six elementary school classroom teachers used classroom iPad labs to replace learning activities that were previously done on paper, allow students to access information that was previously out of their reach, and provide opportunities to design and produce innovative and creative digital products. Bring your iPad and see how to use apps like Educreations, Doceri, Edmodo, TapIt, and Google Drive to engage students and enhance curriculum in a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
VB

Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
BD

Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

Teacher - Willow Springs Elementary, Canyons School District
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and am always looking for apps and programs that thoroughly engage my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Programming with Scratch
Presentation Site
Explore the world of programming with Scratch. Learn how to engage and motivate students to program their own educational resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Board Member, UCET
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Asst. Principal, Freedom Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Activities for iPads in Elementary School
Presentation Site
Come share ideas and learn about resources for iPad activities in grades 3-5. Led by fellow teachers and graduate students in the Instructional Design and Educational Technology Masters program at the University of Utah, we will share an interactive website aimed at helping teachers integrate iPads into their daily routine through examples and best practices.

Speakers
RB

Ray Balhorn

University of Utah
avatar for Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Computer Science Educator, UCET board member., Rowland Hall
Many previous presentations including Arduino, Processing, and other CS related presentations.
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 April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 107 Band 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

App-smash!
Presentation Site
Join us for a SMASHING good time! App-smashing is the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project. In this session we will engage you in a variety of amazing App-smashing antics!

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Gollinger

Brandi Gollinger

STS, Granite School District
Past UCET presenter, Granite School District School Technology Specialists, Granite School District TILT Trainer, Certified eMINTS Trainer
avatar for Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
avatar for Jayanne Unander

Jayanne Unander

Presenter, Granite School District
Educational Technology makes me happy! I have a passion for augmented reality apps and books. I'm facilitator for an after school coding club where we include programming ozobots. I'm a former UCET President from back in the days of stringing the longest blue ethernet cables to classrooms... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
KH

Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor
GH

Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
Presentation Site
The Willow Springs Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are creating a weekly news program entirely created with iPads. In this session you will learn how they have set up their student program, assigned students specific jobs and roles, then capture video and produce their show using the iPads, iMovie, Green Screens, and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
AD

Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum... Read More →
BD

Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107