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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll offer hands-on training to help you discover these resources and implement them in your LMS. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS Learning Media resources.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Choose Your Own APPventure
This creative lesson design allows students to have more control over their learning by choosing apps that pique their interest and play to their strong suits. Each Choose Your Own APPventure lesson will take students from research/brainstorming to organizing their ideas to a final project. Teachers will be shown rubrics to be able to assess each final project, no matter the presentation tool used.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Dimick

Brittany Dimick

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am a school technology specialist with Granite. I have a Master's degree and ESL, Math and Instructional Technology endorsements. I keep busy by taking care of the dog, three cats, three gold fish, two kids and a husband.
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

School Technology Specialist, Educational Technology
Dani is a School Technology Specialist for Granite School District and has a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. She loves integrating technology in education and using social media in a classroom setting. Dani's family consists of her husband (also an educator... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

iPad Fundamentals
This presentation will introduce participants to the iPad. Learn setup, settings, gestures, app mangagement, and finding apps using UEN's Apps 4 EDU. This presentation will give participants the base level knowledge needed to start using the iPad effectively.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Advances in Classroom Interactive Solutions
Presentation Site
Overview and interactive demonstrations of new classroom,conference room and faculty training room touch sensitive display technologies. From simple low cost whiteboard add-ons, ultra short-throw projector interactive solutions to advance touch sensitive LED displays, this session will provide a comparison and opportunity to try out and experience the various technologies and compare the typical costs for each solution

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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →
avatar for Mike Burton

Mike Burton

Computer Science Teacher/Technology Instructional Coach, Park City School District
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Ted

TV Specialists, Inc.
Ted Bollinger has been involved with AV presentation technology for over 30 years and is the VP of TV Specialists, Inc. which has just been awarded the new state of Utah "Integrated Classroom" contract for Utah.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
Presentation Site
With the passage of SB 64, there will be new accountability standards and evaluation procedures for principals and teachers. The Utah Education Association has developed a short professional development course and toolkit to help educators with evaluations. This session will address teaching standards, evaluation, and demonstrate a way to document evidence that ties to the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nedreberg

Tom Nedreberg

Vice President, Utah Education Association
I'm the Vice President of the UEA and will be presenting about the UEA's Educator Taking the Lead project which is about teachers managing their evaluations with their principals using a technology toolkit designed by UEA. My qualifications: Technology Director - Tintic School District... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Embeddable Tools for Your Teacher Webpage
Presentation Site
The Internet is full of wonderful tools, gadgets, learning objects, and widgets that teachers can import onto their own teacher webpages. Come see some of the better examples of this embeddable content, and customize your own teacher website while you watch! (The examples shown will work on my.uen, Weebly, Blogger, etc., but NOT on Google Sites.)

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Explaining Everything about the Morris Cooke Apps
Presentation Site
We will be exploring the incredible and powerful apps Explain Everything, Final Argument, Explain a Website, Stick Around, and Photo Puppet. These are the apps from the Morris Cooke Development Company. We will be exploring ways for teachers to develop content for a Blended Learning approach and ways students can create engaging projects to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. These apps work together very well and create projects (interactive presentations and activities) that are easy to develop, export and upload to websites or a Learning Management System (LMS). These apps give us a great ways to use our iPads to teach any grade level or content area!

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... Read More →
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Janae Hunt

4th Grade DLI Teacher, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Geocaching: Mixing Tech and Curriculum
Presentation Site
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

TEACHER, Wasatch County School District
I have taught as a technology teacher for ten years, and then switched to a 2nd grade classroom. This will be my 9th year teaching 2nd grade.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Google Drive and the iPad
Using Google Drive to organize, access and assess student work is a great way to make writing fun for the kids and it makes life easier for the teacher, too!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meanea

Kristin Meanea

2nd Grade Teacher, Uintah School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Keeping it on the Cloud
Presentation Site
Come and learn how to modernize your file storage and transfer using a cloud based system. Never leave a file at school that you needed to bring home to work on. Put the usb drives away and free yourself. We will talk about the best way to organize and store your files in the cloud so that they are everywhere you are. We will also discuss how to share with colleges, administrators and students through your email or website.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andrew Andersen

Justin Andrew 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.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Teaching Social Studies
Presentation Site
Do you want a tech tip, trick, or tool to enhance your teaching of Social Studies? This presentation will introduce you to a variety of such tips, tricks, and tools, such as online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, government, geography, and culture. This session will be most beneficial for 5th – 12th grade teachers and will have a primary focus on U.S. History/Geography and World History/Geography, although all Social Studies teachers can benefit from the ideas and resources presented.

You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, and be given strategies for using them frequently in your lessons. In addition, you will be shown how to access lesson plans, teaching materials, and activities available for teachers and students, from a variety of other sites. Two such sites include Colonial Williamsburg (U.S. History), and the Goethe Institute (the geography, history, economy, and culture of Germany). Ideas on incorporating resources and materials into your Social Studies classes from these sites will be shared. The presenters will also identify professional learning and study opportunities available for you, as teachers, which will enhance and enrich both your learning, and that of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary
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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

The simple to use tool to help you manage all of your computers and devices
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

21st Century Classroom: Enriched Learning
Presentation Site
From top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues... Read More →
avatar for Brock Stuart

Brock Stuart

Business Development Manager, GENCOMM
Brock Stuart is a Business Development Manager for GENCOMM. While Mr. Stuart the newest of the GENCOMM team, he brings a rich skill set of business development and management. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BYU), Mr. Stuart has forged leadership experience which encompasses... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Education in Transition- Learning in the 21st Century
Darrell Black will discuss the challenge of 21st-century reform from the perspective of the workforce and students. Understand why corporations are interested in 21st century education. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities of making learning more personalized. Get a peek at key technology trends not yet adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Going Google
Presentation Site
Come take a look at some of the best tips and tricks for Going Google.  In this session we’ll delve into a variety of the Google Apps for Education and provide practical applications for some of your favorite tools.  You’ll learn how to create your own custom search engine for research projects.  You’ll discover how to edit video in YouTube.  You’ll tap into  Google apps for your mobile device and explore ways to integrate them into your classroom.  All this and a few surprises too!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

RSS in a Post Google Reader World
Presentation Site
Do you check multiple websites a day to keep up with the latest educational trends, music/movies news, funny comics, or just to check on family members' blogs? If you answered yes to any of the above, STOP right now! There is an easier way using RSS and having the websites tell you when they have any updates. With the recent closure of Google Reader there have been a number of newer and better RSS readers available. Come find out about some of the best both free and paid and find out how to put the Internet to work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

The Flipped Classroom: Why I Love It, How I Do It
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. Lessons then become a springboard to 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

Learning Coach, Arrowhead Elementary


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Podcast Power!
Presentation Site
Sprucewood Elementary students describe the power of weekly student-created podcasts for communicating with students, faculty, parents, and community.

Speakers
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Julie Simmons

Teacher, Sprucewood Elementary
Julie Simmons is a fifth grade teacher at Sprucewood Elementary where she has been teaching for over 30 years. Julie has bravely been working on using more technology in the classroom. Julie has been learning a lot from her students this year as she had led them in creating weekly... Read More →


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

10:55am PDT

Share with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Let students just click to get to websites. Symbaloo webmixes are sharable, visual, and spacial. Lists of text are not as easy.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:55am - 11:10am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:10am PDT

How to get an iPad video to Google Drive or Drop Box
Presentation Site
iPad Retina display is amazing! 2040 x 1536 resolution with 326 pixels per inch is a beautiful thing! However, it creates REALLY large files that can be difficult to share.

This presentation shows two apps that will allow you to "shrink" the file size and then post to either Google Drive or Drop Box.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spedlove

Cody Spedlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
I think people should be sharing the BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year.  Things you think Teachers/Schools SHOULD KEEP Doing it AFTER the pandemic.


Thursday April 3, 2014 11:10am - 11:25am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

USOE Online Endorsement Classes
Utah State Office of Education Online Endorsement and Professional Development Classes for English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Financial Literacy, Social Studies, Science, Elementary Mathematics, Teacher Licensing..and more.

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

3 Student iPad Projects
These three projects will get your students excited about learning! Explore how to assess your students’ understanding while watching a video from UEN's eMedia in real time using Socrative, create a dynamic timeline with ReadWriteThink’s Timeline, and bridge the physical and virtual world with QR Codes.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
Presentation Site
School Districts around the nation have engaged in the most revolutionizing changes ever, including higher levels of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, encompassed with newly established standards of proficiency and rigorous emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educational design fostering peer collaboration have become a mantra in architectural circles. Yet, all these conceptual shifts hinge on the ability of educators to interface successfully with these new spaces, technologies and pedagogies.
This session follows the rationale, challenges and technology developments leading to the design of a tool to address the communication dynamics between student groups and facilitators in a Collaborative Classroom Design.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Dr. Dweeb Returns
Presentation Site
Put a little creativity into your technical professional development. Dr. Dweeb will show you how to make simple video lessons to provide technical instruction to your teachers and staff. Use your phone with your laptop to create entertaining lessons to simplify instruction with computer applications.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I have organized the OER Collective for the past 3 years


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Five Things You Didn't Know About eMedia
Presentation Site
Think you know everything you need to about eMedia? Many already know that eMedia offers a large collection of educational videos free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. However, in this session you'll learn five things you didn't know about eMedia that will help you create engaging media-rich lessons and courses. Bring your device for a hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is an Educational Technology Coach in Canyons School District. She has been working in Educational Technology since 2012. She graduated in May from the University of Utah with an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License. She recently defended... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

STEM: Roots to Branches Resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Presentation Site
Learn about resources available to support and sustain effective STEM instruction in your schools and classrooms. See what the STEM Action Center has been doing to make effective instruction in Science Technology, Engineering and Math achievable for all teachers and all students. Learn about what will be coming up in the future with STEM education in Utah.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

TECHNOcabulary
Presentation Site
Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite websites/apps for changing up your vocabulary instruction and increasing student engagement. In this session, we will be exploring Haiku Deck, Vocabulary Spelling City and Quizlet in both the app and website form. Examples will range from elementary to secondary use, so teachers of all grades/ subjects are welcome. Plan on improving your TECHNOcabulary with us!

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... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pohl

Michelle Pohl

Educational Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Department
Educational Technology Specialist with Canyons District


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad 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 Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Accessibility Literacy software for Chromebooks, Macs, PCs. Cloud or Desktop
Presentation Site
Make Google Apps for Education accessible for those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or English Language Learners.
Read&Write for Google offers unprecedented access for Google Docs, PDFs, ePbus, Bookshare and Kes files within Google Drive on PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks including Web-simplifier.
See supports such as:
Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting, Word Prediction, Translator, Web Simplify, Screenmasking, Highlights and Collect Highlights, Annotations, Navigational tools, Homophone and Phonetic Spell Checker.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Engage Students Through Digital Signage
Presentation Site
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. Whether using a laptop plugged into a display or a dedicated content player, we will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Berry

Rebekah Berry

Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Rebekah Berry is the Marketing Manager for GENCOMM. Ms. Berry specializes addressing both the practical and creative aspects of Marketing. After nearly a decade of managing international business for Dyno Nobel, Ms. Berry returned to school for Bachelor of Science in Marketing (University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Inside the HP Personalized Learning Project
Would you like to double the rate of learning for all students? The key is true personalization of learning. Unfortunately in many cases “personalized learning” has become a meaningless tag line with no real results.
This session provides a behind the scenes look at the research-based HP Personalized Learning Project. The Project implemented multiple personalization strategies including a novel statistically-based personalized learning engine. The lessons learned will be useful to anyone that is truly interested in dramatic improvements in student achievement.

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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm PDT

Google Drive in the Classroom
Learn some of the ways to use Google Drive with students in and out of the classroom. We will look at using documents, spreadsheets, and uploading just about anything into google drive for use later. Use Google Drive as a portfolio, or a lesson plan for students to follow. There are many ways to use Goggle Drive in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Learning Coach, Arrowhead Elementary


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:30pm PDT

NoodleTools
Presentation Site
Learn about a web-based research tool that helps students to manage the writing of a research paper. This tool provides both the student and teacher to manage the following research components: research question, thesis statement, outline, notecards, and bibliography. It allows for a teacher to provide feedback and for students to collaborate with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Doctopus helps distribution of Google Docs to Students
Doctopus is a great tool that allows teachers to distribute Google docs, spreadsheets and presentations with ease. The assignment can be non-editable, editable, grouped by student, or individual. The teacher can customize the assignment name and view students documents with a click. A most have tool for any teacher using GoogleDocs!

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Cut the Clutter
Presentation Site
So many online resources...so little time! How do you find the best resources (tested, tried and true)? Graphite™! Learn how to keep up on the best instructional technology resources for your students and classroom in a fraction of the time it typically takes to research web resources, test them and begin implementation. "Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from their active community of teachers."-from the website.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Marshall

Summer Marshall

Teacher - Ecker Hill Middle School, Park City School District
I have taught in a variety of setting throughout the past 17 years. I began my career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse setting on the Navajo Reservation. I spent four years teaching in the Phoenix and Tucson area where I began focusing my professional development on incorporating... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Electronic Portfolios with Three Ring
Presentation Site
Managing evidence of student growth doesn't have to be a three-ring circus anymore, thanks to Three Ring! Digitize your students’ work as you capture, organize, share, and authentically assess student artifacts with this exceptional free tool. Using a website and mobile iOS or Android apps, Three Ring instantly captures photos and video and uploads most file types. This digital locker can then be securely shared with students and parents, thus creating an electronic portfolio. Comments and feedback can be shared between parents, student, and teacher. Participants will create free accounts, learn management basics, practice capturing photos and video, and see how Three Ring is used in a real classroom. We’re not clowning around when we say this is EASY and EXCITING!

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

1st Grade Teacher, Nebo, Riverview Elementary School
Ginny Sivak teaches first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Nebo School District. She is using the Three Ring app with her class this year. Not only does she love the ease and instant gratification of documenting student progress, but she received great positive feedback from... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Information, Data, Problem Solving, Analysis for Students with ArcGIS Online
Presentation Site
BYOD and learn about ArcGIS Online Subscriptions already available to Utah K-12 through the Esri K-12 Statewide License! Learn about classroom resources, careers in Geospatial Technologies, and join the community of Utah teachers who are introducing their students to the technology identified by the US Department of Labor as one of the emerging technologies needed by all citizens and the 21st Century workforce.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

iPad 101
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered what you iPad could really do? Come explore and learn what is hidden in the settings of your iPad. Most of us have been using an iPad, but we don’t know what it is capable of do for us. We will explore how to change settings that so the iPad is personal and more productive for you. Did you know that your iPad will read to you, or be used by people you can’t read or see? Learn how to change setting and increase the productivity of your iPad.

Speakers
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Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Nearpod: Making Note Taking FUN!
Presentation Site
"This is fun!" "We should do this more often." "This is my favorite activity I've done all year!" These are just a few of the extremely positive comments I got from my seventh grades students after using Nearpod for the first time in my classroom and the funny thing is, we were just taking notes. Nearpod transforms note taking into an interactive, engaging activity that all of my students love and benefit from.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Clark

Alicia Clark

Science 7, Eastmont Middle School
I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to be active. I am also very passionate about educating young minds. I've taught both in Utah and in Mexico. I've been teaching for almost 7 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Hoards of Collaboration Tools
Presentation Site
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools to promote collaboration among students. Collaboration has become a skill set necessary for every grade level. Benefits of collaborative activities include improved communication skills, new insights from team members, as well as valuable feedback strategies. This session will explore several different tools which promote  fun and easy collaboration for students and teachers. We will demonstrate how this can be done within a classroom or among classrooms located elsewhere. Participants will leave with simple project ideas which can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Wasatch County School District
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 31 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

District Admin, Wasatch County School District
Brett Zabel has been with Wasatch School District for more than twenty years. He has spent time in the classroom as a Business, Marketing, and IT teacher, as an Assistant Principal, as an Instructional Coach, and as a District Technology Specialist. He is currently a District Specialist... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Rolling out a successful learning environment - preparing for a 1-1
Over the past 4 years North Davis Junior High has transformed itself from one of the lowest performing Junior Highs in Davis School District to one of the highest. Come and learn how a combination of pedagogical changes has prepared North Davis Students for increased achievement and prepared teachers for a one to one initiative with iPads.

Speakers
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Ryan Hansen

Director, Davis School District
Dr. Ryan C. Hansen has 20 years of experience in public education. He was a finalist for the UASSP Principal of the Year in 2013 because of 1,100 amazing students and 55 outstanding teachers at North Davis Junior High. He is the father of 4 wonderful children. In 2001 he received... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Using FREE LucidChart Software for Graphic Organizers, Diagrams, and Interactives
Presentation Site
Do you use mind maps, Venn diagrams, flow charts, or graphic organizers in your classes? Lucid Software, a Utah company, has offered their LucidChart diagramming software to Utah teachers and students for FREE! Come learn how to use this excellent teaching and learning tool, and find out how to take advantage of Lucid's free offer.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll give a quick overview of the resources available. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS LearningMedia resources.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

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... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Is ADDIE My Granddaughter or an Instructional Design Solution?
Presentation Site
Some of you won’t remember the old days. Back then many teachers, who had been teaching for a time, had their curricula in their heads, the worksheets for the year run off and organized in folders in their file cabinets and life was good. They walked in their classrooms in the morning, told the kids to open their books to page 125 and do the worksheet they pulled from their very organized file cabinets.

Well, the old days are over. We even have a relatively new field of specialization in Education called Instructional Design. So, let’s think about that for a minute. At the core of all instruction is design. Designing relevant instruction is key to successful training and/or educational outcomes. While “lesson planning” may be in the DNA of most teachers, do they really understand Instructional Design? Are all teachers Instructional Designers? Are all Instructional Designers teachers? What exactly is the process? And who is ADDIE anyway?

This session will look at the steps of effective and efficient instructional design. The steps of the process will be introduced with specific details that will assist with the design of instruction. And, you will find out who ADDIE is.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Faculty, Walden University
Dr. Mitch Pratt began teaching almost forty years ago and yes, that may be longer than some of you have been alive. Being an old timer has not slowed down his interest in educational technology. He began his ed tech journey in 1984. He saw, he touched, and he used a Macintosh computer... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Managing and Supporting iPads in the Classroom with iOS 7
Presentation Site
The management and deployment of large numbers of iPads has been a true headache in the past. With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple has made this Herculean task much more manageable.

Join me today and we’ll discuss the new tools iOS 7 has made available to you handle the initial setup and user profile management of your iOS devices. We’ll also cover syncing of iOS devices - including the set up of wireless networks & email - even turning off the App Store and iTunes for purchases. We will tackle 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.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
Presentation Site
This session will provide an overview of the recent myON books pilot and partnership with USOE and UEN, including data and feedback from Utah school districts. There will also be a demonstration of myON reader, which includes personalization of the reading environment, comprehension quizzes, Lexile benchmarks, data and progress monitoring dashboard, reports, and more. Please join us to learn more about this powerful digital resource for your teachers, students, and families.

Speakers
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Dave McMullen

Account Manager, myON
Have worked with school districts in the northwest for 17 years helping to integrate technology into classrooms and help improve student achievement. Most of this experience is in the area of literacy, although it includes significant cross-over into other content areas (especially... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Tablet, Chromebook or PC – finding the right options
Darrell Black will discuss new technologies and Intel based platforms coming to the educational marketplace. Are there any differences in Chromebooks? What is an SoC? Is Atom a good or bad choice for a student device? Tablets or PC's? What is a 2-in-1? Get a peek and see some interesting technologies coming to a device near you… soon. Come prepared to ask questions and see some fun and exciting demo's.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

3 Student Projects in iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
iMovie a fun, easy and powerful movie making and multimedia tool. Learn three "do-able” projects for students and teachers.
In this session we will create a movie trailer, music video, and a narrated slide show. In addition see how all the new features can help best tell your story.

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 youriPad 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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

iBooks Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Wow your students with interactive, multi-media iBooks that can be read on their iPads with content that you create! Don't rely on publishers to tell you what to teach. You can compile photos, videos, 3D objects, slides and even open source text to create your own iBook that can be targeted to your curriculum at your students’ level.

Interactive textbooks are the next big trend in education allowing students reading on a tablet to engage with your content like never before. Already, publishing companies are pushing e-textbooks out to market but they may or may not address the themes you hope to cover. With iBooks author, you are in control of exactly what information your students see. And don’t be afraid, beautiful iBooks can be created quickly and easily with the help of a vast array of open source sites like universities and fellow teachers.

iBooks author (on Mac computers) allows you to:
-Layout beautiful, professional iBooks from a range of templates.
-Make your iBook come alive with photos, videos, animations, 3D objects, and quizzes.
-Use text and content from a variety of open source sites including UC schools, University of Michigan and countless others.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Waters

Christian Waters

Director of Technology Integration, Rowland Hall
I have presented at UCET every year for the last 5 years and have attended many UACTE and UCET presentations as well as national conferences.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:15pm PDT

UEN Professional Development - Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Presentation Site
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available, how to 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 UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development which now includes English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm PDT

Mapping Your World
Presentation Site
The world is changing and digital mapping can help your students find their way. In this session, learn how 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.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Projects
Presentation Site
This workshop will demonstrate how to create student projects using the augmented reality app Aurasma. Using Aurasma, students can create Auras that share experiences by unlocking a link to a website, play video, or a 3D animation simulation. The presentation will showcase a published class project created by 3rd grade students at Cottonwood Elementary using Aurasma and iPads. Get the Aurasma app made for iOS and Android devices at either the App Store or Google Play.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
Presentation Site
Give your Clickers a break with the 20-20-20 experience for student engagement! This hour long session focuses on three student assessment and engagement tools in 20 minute segments. You will learn about eClicker, Nearpod, and Infuse Learning. These tools allow students opportunities to respond, increases student engagement, and provide teachers with the data to drive instructional decision making. Each of these tools are simple, quick and effective for classroom use. These tools range from app enabled to internet based devices. Join this trio of fun for an unforgettable 20-20-20 experience!

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... Read More →
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

EdTech Coach, Canyons School District
Danae Huizenga is an Elementary Education Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She has been in education for 11 years beginning her career as a third grade teacher. Danae loves providing professional development to teachers and sharing her love of educational technology with... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

60 Tech Tools for Busy Administrators
Presentation Site
This session will dive into the best tools for administrators to make life easier. We will look at apps, web sites, podcasts, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Evernote: Notes forevever
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Evernote allows is an amazing tool for teachers, principals and students. Learn some strategies for using Evernote to keep track of all your important daily information. With a robust cross platform structure Evernote becomes the only place you need to take notes. Want to ditch the handouts, with Evernote you can snap a photo and keep the handout forever and even make it searchable. Then publish your notes for others to use, or keep them as private and secure as you want.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Filewave: Innovation in Management for 1 to 1, BYOD or traditional IT rollouts
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

NetSafe Utah: Helping Students, Teachers, & Parents Be Safer
Presentation Site
Learn how the NetSafe Utah project is helping K-12 schools statewide to create a safer environment for the Internet at home, school, and community. Take away online resources (e.g., videos, hand-outs, presentations) that you can use anywhere free!

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Apple TV
Now they gave me this little black box. What does it do and how does it help me? These questions will be answered along with others as you are shown what an Apple TV is and how to use it. Learn new things like how to block movie posters from showing up, how to hide unwanted channels and set your Apple TV to automatically update. Come bring your questions and see what this little black box can do for you.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
Presentation Site
EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

How highly effective leaders produce highly effective 1:1 Implementations
Presentation Site
Most large technology initiatives start out with high hopes and expectations. Regrettably few projects live up to their advance billing. How does this happen? What can be done to improve the odds of success?
Project RED is a national study of over 1000 schools correlating 136 factors in 22 categories to eleven measures of academic success. The study identifies the critical success factors for highly effective educational technology implementations. Leadership is at the top of the list. Learn what it takes to reliably realize dramatic improvements in student achievement.

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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

LTI Should Be A State Standard
Presentation Site
Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

Speakers
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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Mountain States Networking - BYOD With Cisco Cloud Networking
User-owned devices have exploded onto networks everywhere, with new iPads, Androids, and smartphones connecting every day. It’s imperative to keep network access secure and apply device-specific policies without opening security holes or causing an undue support burden.
Cisco Cloud Networking Group's built-in support for BYOD makes it easier than ever to securely support user-owned iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations.

Speakers
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Candace Davis

CNG PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Candace Davis has a CMNA certification Craig Rees has 2 CCIE certifications
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Craig Rees

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Read Books with Your Ears
Presentation Site
Do your Audiobooks show up as Music? Getting your books on CD (compact Disk) to iTunes and your iPod is really easy. I have a recipe to make the process even better. We'll join the tracks to one file per disk, import to iTunes, then make it an audiobook and add album art so you can visually keep track of your book in your library. We can even make you iPod remember were you left off. 

You'll use this skill many times and enjoy more books while doing other things.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Size Matters: Best Display For Your Space
Presentation Site
Today, every school has multiple displays. The question is, are you using them correctly? We will reveal the secret to making sure your content can be seen by everyone in the room. This class will unlock the science and math behind screen size needed for specific spaces. It will also teach attendees how lighting, ambient light, shades, and other factors can affect the images shown. Finally, we will help you navigate the choices between LCD Displays and Projector/Screens. Whether planning for an auditorium or a small classroom, the truth (about displays) is out there.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:15pm PDT

Move me with Moovly
Presentation Site
Moovly is a fantastic new web 2.0 tool that allows teachers and students to quickly create a video presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

NearPod
Presentation Site
Nearpod adresses so many of the issues associated with student engagement and whole class instruction. If your school has an iPod cart or a set of Chromebooks or laptops and you aren't sure how you can utilize it with your students, Nearpod is a great solution. Easily import Powerpoints and PDFs and insert fun, interactive activities that offer an opportunity to respond, receive feedback, and share responses with the class. I will be showcasing some of these great features as I take you through a Nearpod presentation.

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Cut the Clutter
Presentation Site
So many online resources...so little time! How do you find the best resources (tested, tried and true)? Graphite™! Learn how to keep up on the best instructional technology resources for your students and classroom in a fraction of the time it typically takes to research web resources, test them and begin implementation. "Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from their active community of teachers."-from the website.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Marshall

Summer Marshall

Teacher - Ecker Hill Middle School, Park City School District
I have taught in a variety of setting throughout the past 17 years. I began my career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse setting on the Navajo Reservation. I spent four years teaching in the Phoenix and Tucson area where I began focusing my professional development on incorporating... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

iPad 101
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered what you iPad could really do? Come explore and learn what is hidden in the settings of your iPad. Most of us have been using an iPad, but we don’t know what it is capable of do for us. We will explore how to change settings that so the iPad is personal and more productive for you. Did you know that your iPad will read to you, or be used by people you can’t read or see? Learn how to change setting and increase the productivity of your iPad.

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Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Five Things You Didn't Know About eMedia
Presentation Site
Think you know everything you need to about eMedia? Many already know that eMedia offers a large collection of educational videos free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. However, in this session you'll learn five things you didn't know about eMedia that will help you create engaging media-rich lessons and courses. Bring your device for a hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

It's about the 'Why'! Vison and Outcomes through 1:1 Learning
Join Mike Belcher, HP"s Education Strategist, in an open discussion based on Best Practices for effective 1:1 Learning Programs from across the US. This discussion will focus on the unique vision from several successful School Districts and how they aligned their District plans to achieve on that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Dir EdTech Innovation, HP
Mike is HP's Director of EdTech Innovation, where he leads strategy and new technology preparedness for HP's K12 and Higher Education Markets. With over two decades of EdTech experience in building and managing Education solutions, He is a regular speaker and strategist on topics... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

TECHNOcabulary
Presentation Site
Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite websites/apps for changing up your vocabulary instruction and increasing student engagement. In this session, we will be exploring Haiku Deck, Vocabulary Spelling City and Quizlet in both the app and website form. Examples will range from elementary to secondary use, so teachers of all grades/ subjects are welcome. Plan on improving your TECHNOcabulary with us!

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... Read More →
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Michelle Pohl

Educational Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Department
Educational Technology Specialist with Canyons District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

The Power of Twitter for Professional Development
Presentation Site
Twitter has become a great way for teachers to connect, share ideas, ask questions, learn new things, etc... There is world wide network of teachers out there that are connecting and sharing. This session will help you get started on twitter. You will learn why twitter is considered by many as the best resource available for teachers and administrators alike. You will be tweeting and connecting by the time the session is over.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

K-12 PCBL Supervisor, SPED Related Server
Davis School District Technology teacher of the year 2013Presented at the Davis Technology conference 2013


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

The simple to use tool to help you manage all of your computers and devices
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Transforming Today’s Learning Environment through BYOD and Mobile Video Applications
Video-based learning increases retention by 400% according to the Visual Teaching Alliance.

According to Gartner, mobile video software client users grew 340% between 2010 and 2012. It is expected that mobile video users will grow from 429 million to 2.4B in 2016. How are we as educators leveraging this phenomenon?

As the use of live interactive video increases in education - with students and teachers/administrators all connecting - we are increasingly seeing students and teachers issuing devices or promoting use of student own technology devices. In fact, some say that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. How are we, as educators, capitalizing on student or faculty owned mobile devices to radically change the learning environment?

In this interactive session, the presenters will provide an overview of desktop and mobile video applications and how they are being used in the collaborative classroom:
• Students become engaged in a “hate to miss” learning environment where they use various devices and software to collaborate, work on projects, participate in problem-based learning whether physically on campus, at a remote site or while traveling.
• Faculty meet face-to-face remotely with one or many pulling in subject matter experts from content providers or businesses. Learn how we can leverage desktop or mobile devices while incorporating other tools in their arsenals such as interactive whiteboards.
• Learn about different education institutions as they share best practices in flexible distance learning and collaboration.

Speakers
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Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Using Adobe Connect in the Classroom
Presentation Site
Adobe Connect is a great webinar/web conferencing tool. In this session learn about best practices for conducting a webinar. Connect can also be a great tool for bringing guest speakers into the classroom or even sharing student presentations with parents or other classes.

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 youriPad 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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad 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 Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Flip Your Class with Canvas
Leverage multimedia content, built in assessment and online assignment submission tools to flip your class using Canvas. In this session, participants will see how to make a short video lecture to upload to Canvas, how to build an assessment to hold students accountable for the content and create an assignment to take learning to the next level in class. Participants should check with their school administration to see if Canvas has been licensed for use in their school.

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

How to be a Video Ninja
Presentation Site
Video is a powerful resource in the classroom. Especially in the hands of a skilled teacher. It can engage students in the conversation, and give them a different prospective on a topic that can only be topped by being there first hand.

I would like to share some tricks about collecting video, viewing them in the classroom, and storage and distribution. There are video resources all around us, from Youtube to DVDs. I’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. I call these skills "Ninja" skills. It is a secret practice shared by a few teachers, and handed down for the betterment of classrooms. I will share as many as time permits, so you too can be a Video Ninja!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 109 Choral 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Creating Movie Trailers Using iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
In this workshop participants will create movie trailers using iMovie. Participants will have the opportunity to create a movie trailer about the UCET conference and enter it into the UCET movie trailer contest. Winners of this contest will win either paid registration to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, or paid registration to UCET 2015.

Speakers
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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Introduction to Photoshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Photoshop is a powerful tool that can be used for many classroom applications. Come and learn the basics of this versatile program. This course is designed for the very beginner with little or no previous experience with Photoshop.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Remy

Jennifer Remy

STEM Coordinator, Provo City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:10am PDT

LucidChart for Diagramming, Mind Maps, and Graphic Organizers
Presentation Site
Come get a sneak peak at LucidChart software, a professional-level tool for creating flowcharts, diagrams, mind maps, graphic organizer, and more. Lucid Software, a Utah company, has made LucidChart available to Utah teachers and students free of charge!

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 11:10am - 11:25am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Tech in Fitness
Presentation Site
In this session come see some of the latest apps and gadgets to help you and your students improve your fitness levels. Learn about different tools to track your progress, improve your skills, and test your ability.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

eReaders: Interactivity Beyond the Page
Presentation Site
Learn about strategies and techniques for going beyond the page with eReaders. The focus will be on Amazon's Kindle Fire but all eReaders and tablets are welcome. Some strategies for getting readers to more fully engage with texts as well as how to go beyond reading. Learn techniques for using your eReader to take notes, listen to audio books, and use it as an interactive audience response system by using: Class Dojo, Socrative, and InfuseLearning.

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Nearpod: Making Note Taking FUN!
Presentation Site
"This is fun!" "We should do this more often." "This is my favorite activity I've done all year!" These are just a few of the extremely positive comments I got from my seventh grades students after using Nearpod for the first time in my classroom and the funny thing is, we were just taking notes. Nearpod transforms note taking into an interactive, engaging activity that all of my students love and benefit from.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Clark

Alicia Clark

Science 7, Eastmont Middle School
I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to be active. I am also very passionate about educating young minds. I've taught both in Utah and in Mexico. I've been teaching for almost 7 years.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Twitter for Educators
Presentation Site
This hands-on session will give you some strategies to connect with educators around the world to share some ideas and strategies that will improve teaching and learning in any area.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Learner, Speaker, Author, Couros Innovations LTD.
George Couros is a worldwide leader in the area of innovative teaching, learning, and leading, and has a focus on innovation as a human endeavor. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. In his 20... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Hoards of Collaboration Tools
Presentation Site
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools to promote collaboration among students. Collaboration has become a skill set necessary for every grade level. Benefits of collaborative activities include improved communication skills, new insights from team members, as well as valuable feedback strategies. This session will explore several different tools which promote  fun and easy collaboration for students and teachers. We will demonstrate how this can be done within a classroom or among classrooms located elsewhere. Participants will leave with simple project ideas which can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Wasatch County School District
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 31 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

District Admin, Wasatch County School District
Brett Zabel has been with Wasatch School District for more than twenty years. He has spent time in the classroom as a Business, Marketing, and IT teacher, as an Assistant Principal, as an Instructional Coach, and as a District Technology Specialist. He is currently a District Specialist... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Keeping it on the Cloud
Presentation Site
Come and learn how to modernize your file storage and transfer using a cloud based system. Never leave a file at school that you needed to bring home to work on. Put the usb drives away and free yourself. We will talk about the best way to organize and store your files in the cloud so that they are everywhere you are. We will also discuss how to share with colleges, administrators and students through your email or website.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andrew Andersen

Justin Andrew 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.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
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Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is an Educational Technology Coach in Canyons School District. She has been working in Educational Technology since 2012. She graduated in May from the University of Utah with an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License. She recently defended... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Teaching Channel
Presentation Site
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools. In this session learn how to set up your account, save videos, follow other educators and share the resources you find.

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 youriPad 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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll give a quick overview of the resources available. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS LearningMedia resources.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

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... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Education in Transition- Learning in the 21st Century
Darrell Black will discuss the challenge of 21st-century reform from the perspective of the workforce and students. Understand why corporations are interested in 21st century education. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities of making learning more personalized. Get a peek at key technology trends not yet adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Four Apps and an iPad
Students using the iPad for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how my students use Google Drive, iMovie, iBooks, and Screencasting apps each day. I will also discuss iPad management and a few other apps we use in our classroom. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use them.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Learning Coach, Arrowhead Elementary


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Managing Personalized Blended Learning in a Traditional Classroom
Presentation Site
Theories sound great! But the difficult part can be putting these ideas into practice. This is especially true of the latest trends in educational technology like Blended and Personalized Learning. In this session, we will look at a few practical ways to create and assign customized learning activities in response to specific student data. We will talk about how to create simple videos and interactive assignments with a few different tools, how to easily decide which students need which activities, and how to efficiently share these assignments with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Davey

Ian Davey

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is a Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist in Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian also has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Mountain States Networking - BYOD With Cisco Cloud Networking
User-owned devices have exploded onto networks everywhere, with new iPads, Androids, and smartphones connecting every day. It’s imperative to keep network access secure and apply device-specific policies without opening security holes or causing an undue support burden.
Cisco Cloud Networking Group's built-in support for BYOD makes it easier than ever to securely support user-owned iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations.

Speakers
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Candace Davis

CNG PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Candace Davis has a CMNA certification Craig Rees has 2 CCIE certifications
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Craig Rees

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

UEN Professional Development - Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Presentation Site
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available. Discover new offerings including Intel Mobile Learning and Blended Learning . Also, discover details about the UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development which now includes English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:30pm PDT

HootSuite for Social Media Management
Feeling overwhelmed with the need to post to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Wordpress and others? Know you want to post a certain topic on a certain day but are not sure you'll have the time to do it then? Use Hootsuite to manage multiple social networks and schedule messages and tweets. We'll quickly create an account, add up to 5 social profiles and schedule a few messages and tweets.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
Presentation Site
No one can pretend to know the BEST iOS apps out there for Project Based Learning (PBL) and education in general. There are simply too many options - 375,000+ iPad apps at last count!

Today I will focus on apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

I’ll introduce you to a few of my favorite apps for educators for productivity, as well as show you some great places to search for the best apps out there that have been recommended by educators, for educators, as well as learn from the successes and failures of some of the 1-to-1 initiatives. We’ll then take some time to share our favorite apps for the different subject areas out there.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

60 Tech Tools for Busy Administrators
Presentation Site
This session will dive into the best tools for administrators to make life easier. We will look at apps, web sites, podcasts, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
Presentation Site
School Districts around the nation have engaged in the most revolutionizing changes ever, including higher levels of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, encompassed with newly established standards of proficiency and rigorous emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educational design fostering peer collaboration have become a mantra in architectural circles. Yet, all these conceptual shifts hinge on the ability of educators to interface successfully with these new spaces, technologies and pedagogies.
This session follows the rationale, challenges and technology developments leading to the design of a tool to address the communication dynamics between student groups and facilitators in a Collaborative Classroom Design.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Information Sharing with Wireless Technology
Presentation Site
Learn and discover a new generation of wireless collaboration technology- NovoConnect allows for multiple devices IOS, Android, and Windows devices to be wirelessly connected (up to 64 devices) and share with up to four devices at a time using your existing projector or flat panel display. Understand comparisons with other more expensive and complex solutions and how they differ. Wireless collaboration with cross-platform connectivity is the next level of communication for idea development, teaching, and sharing.

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
Presentation Site
With the passage of SB 64, there will be new accountability standards and evaluation procedures for principals and teachers. The Utah Education Association has developed a short professional development course and toolkit to help educators with evaluations. This session will address teaching standards, evaluation, and demonstrate a way to document evidence that ties to the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nedreberg

Tom Nedreberg

Vice President, Utah Education Association
I'm the Vice President of the UEA and will be presenting about the UEA's Educator Taking the Lead project which is about teachers managing their evaluations with their principals using a technology toolkit designed by UEA. My qualifications: Technology Director - Tintic School District... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Explaining Everything about the Morris Cooke Apps
Presentation Site
We will be exploring the incredible and powerful apps Explain Everything, Final Argument, Explain a Website, Stick Around, and Photo Puppet. These are the apps from the Morris Cooke Development Company. We will be exploring ways for teachers to develop content for a Blended Learning approach and ways students can create engaging projects to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. These apps work together very well and create projects (interactive presentations and activities) that are easy to develop, export and upload to websites or a Learning Management System (LMS). These apps give us a great ways to use our iPads to teach any grade level or content area!

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... Read More →
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Janae Hunt

4th Grade DLI Teacher, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Grant Funding and Best Practices in Video-Enabled Learning Spaces
Students and, yes, even faculty expect sophisticated communications anytime, anywhere. They use visual collaboration tools in- and outside of the classroom in new and exciting ways. Indeed, how we teach and how students learn is being transformed. This session focuses on noteworthy technology trends and cool new capabilities. The potential impact of those trends will suggest what may become the next generation of best practices in our teaching. All of this, in turn, helps to suggest our technology needs and, from that, our goals. Ultimately, deployment will depend on dollars – lots of them! – so we will highlight potential grant programs and funding sources that are aimed at technology opportunities.
Come ready to listen and share as participants engage in an interactive and open discussion in key areas:
• Global trends – Explore how the latest collaboration innovations apply to learning spaces.
• Best practices – Learn how others are harnessing technology in their teaching and learning.
• Impediments – Share your challenges and explore possible solutions with us.
• The “How-To’s” of alternative funding
• Relevant grant programs
• Tips and tricks for finding and securing grant funding

Speakers
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Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

It's about the 'Why'! Vison and Outcomes through 1:1 Learning
Join Mike Belcher, HP"s Education Strategist, in an open discussion based on Best Practices for effective 1:1 Learning Programs from across the US. This discussion will focus on the unique vision from several successful School Districts and how they aligned their District plans to achieve on that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Dir EdTech Innovation, HP
Mike is HP's Director of EdTech Innovation, where he leads strategy and new technology preparedness for HP's K12 and Higher Education Markets. With over two decades of EdTech experience in building and managing Education solutions, He is a regular speaker and strategist on topics... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Layar for Education - Augmented Reality is here!
Presentation Site
Learn to bring digital projects to life with one of the newest technologies of the 21st century - Augmented Reality. A technology holding a ton of promising and possibility for education. Participants will learn what Augmented Reality is and how it can be used in the classroom with the Layar app and the web based creation tool. Participants will even have time to create a Layar of their very own.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hart

Shannon Hart

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
I have just been placed in the position of reading coordinator at Mt. Jordan Middle School. I am currently working on my Master's degree and the LEAD program. I will finish at the end of 2014- 2015 school year.
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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Moving to Mastery in the World of High Stakes Testing
Presentation Site
In this session we will discuss the challenges teachers face as a result of the increasing pressures associated with the use of high stakes testing data and will provide a clear alternative - formative assessment. The goal is to utilize technology to get the right data immediately in the hands of teachers.

Speakers
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Trenton Goble

CLO and Co-founder, Mastery Connect
Trenton was a teacher and administrator in Utah Public Schools for 17 years before founding Mastery Connect in 2012. He serves as Chief Academic Officer and still brings his passion from the classroom to the work he does helping teachers and students.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Secret Code I
Presentation Site
We interact with them every day and everywhere. We get annoyed when they aren't fast enough and frantic when they don't work. We order our Pizza and our clothing on them, pay our bills, reserve library books and make medical appointments. They can tuck into our pockets and sit on our laps. They are frequently found in bed with our spouses. And yet, many of us have no idea how they work.
The key is in the secret code! Participants in this class will investigate and crack this secret code. As you progress, you will compose and exchange cryptic messages with your fellow cryptologists.
Finally, the clandestine location of a boundless treasure will be revealed. You and your fellows will have the key to a location where a treasure trove of coding adventures can be found. The wealth is so vast you will be able to share with your family, your students and other teachers. Don’t Miss Out! Secret Decoder Key included!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Digital Media Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
My qualifications and experience are as a technology facilitator for the Salt Lake City School District. I have no training in code other than what I have been learning on my own through Hour of Code.org. But that is the point. If I can learn it from the activities and lessons included... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Beyond YouTube: Video Resources for Teachers
YouTube is a terrific source for videos, but there are so many other educational resources available! Come experience some entertaining video memes that I enjoy sharing with teachers, as well as some awesome video resources that you and your students can put to use!

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Using Adaptive Technology to Create the Ultimate Differentiated Math Class
Presentation Site
This presentation addresses a familiar challenge – how to teach to a diverse group of students with varied math abilities while preparing for 21st century learning. I will demonstrate an online math program that, backed by research, uses unprecedented technology and AI to accurately assess each student’s math level and then deliver personalized instruction on what a student is ready to learn. Special focus will be placed on the program’s innovative features and learning tools, and how they can be used effectively to support a teacher’s instruction toward meeting classroom goals. In sharing my extensive experience in helping teachers implement this program for all student groups, teachers will learn strategies on how to achieve math success with their students in various contexts, from RtI to Gifted.

Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

Utah Sales Representative, McGraw Hill
16 years training teachers and 5 years helping teachers with a secondary blended learning experiences
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Ray Ramos

Senior K-12 Implementation and Professional Development Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Ray is the Senior Implementation and Professional Specialist and has a excellent command of ALEKS and all of its strengths and how to use the ALEKS program with every student


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
Presentation Site
Give your Clickers a break with the 20-20-20 experience for student engagement! This hour long session focuses on three student assessment and engagement tools in 20 minute segments. You will learn about eClicker, Nearpod, and Infuse Learning. These tools allow students opportunities to respond, increases student engagement, and provide teachers with the data to drive instructional decision making. Each of these tools are simple, quick and effective for classroom use. These tools range from app enabled to internet based devices. Join this trio of fun for an unforgettable 20-20-20 experience!

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... Read More →
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

EdTech Coach, Canyons School District
Danae Huizenga is an Elementary Education Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She has been in education for 11 years beginning her career as a third grade teacher. Danae loves providing professional development to teachers and sharing her love of educational technology with... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

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


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Getting Started with Prezi
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will introduce first-time users to the online presentation software Prezi. Prezi is a powerful online-based presenter that uses motion to navigate through presentations rather than traditional slide format. The workshop will cover the basics of Prezi tools, adding multimedia, creating interesting transitions, enhancing templates, and options of sharing and presenting finished Prezi presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Make Your Own (Very Basic) iPad Apps, Games, and Interactives
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Mobile devices and apps have exploded in popularity in the last few years. During the first hour of this workshop, come learn how to use a free online tool to make your own simple classroom app. In the second hour we'll focus on creating (non-profit) games and other interactives for the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:15pm PDT

What's New With Pioneer: Utah's Online Library
Presentation Site
Come learn about what's new with Pioneer Library including a brief overview of NoodleTools, a web-based research tool for any age student doing research, Digital Science Online and the videos, images, animations, and worksheets available, and eMedia, a digital video repository that has almost 400 video titles such as Bill Nye the science guy. If we have time, other new features will be covered as well.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Friday April 4, 2014 1:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm PDT

ReadWriteThink: Timeline app
See how to use the awesome ReadWriteThink Timeline app to have your students create amazing timelines on the iPad.

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

iMovie Trailers on the iPad
Presentation Site
Stop by and learn how students can create movie trailer style video projects with the iMovie app on an 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 youriPad 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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

10 Ways to Use Google Drive
Presentation Site
This class caters to beginners. As a class or as a school, or even as a district, Google Drive can make your life SO MUCH easier.

Speakers
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Claudia Empey

5th grade teacher, WCSD
I love reading about educational research. I love implementing teaching strategies that have been identified as best practice while also best engaging my students. I especially LOVE seeing my students as they "get" a new concept. Seeing my students succeed is the very best reward... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Blog as Portfolio
Presentation Site
George will show how to develop a blog as a portfolio to help showcase staff and student work.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Learner, Speaker, Author, Couros Innovations LTD.
George Couros is a worldwide leader in the area of innovative teaching, learning, and leading, and has a focus on innovation as a human endeavor. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. In his 20... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 109 Choral 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Electronic Portfolios with Three Ring
Presentation Site
Managing evidence of student growth doesn't have to be a three-ring circus anymore, thanks to Three Ring! Digitize your students’ work as you capture, organize, share, and authentically assess student artifacts with this exceptional free tool. Using a website and mobile iOS or Android apps, Three Ring instantly captures photos and video and uploads most file types. This digital locker can then be securely shared with students and parents, thus creating an electronic portfolio. Comments and feedback can be shared between parents, student, and teacher. Participants will create free accounts, learn management basics, practice capturing photos and video, and see how Three Ring is used in a real classroom. We’re not clowning around when we say this is EASY and EXCITING!

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

1st Grade Teacher, Nebo, Riverview Elementary School
Ginny Sivak teaches first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Nebo School District. She is using the Three Ring app with her class this year. Not only does she love the ease and instant gratification of documenting student progress, but she received great positive feedback from... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
Presentation Site
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 perfect your computer 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; online flash drives, applications to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save your Internet bookmarks to multiple web browsers and 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

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 107 Band 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Coding 4 Zombies
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered why Zombies walk the way they do? Well, somebody has to teach these walking dead to avoid hazards and walk with the dignity every Zombie desires. After all, their fashion sense and personal hygiene are beyond help.
Then there are the birds! They are angry. The birds are intent on pursuing those evil piggies. You can help. With a little work, you’ll teach those birds to avoid the TNT and get their birdie babies back home. All it takes is following and giving instructions. As teachers, you are already expert at that.
This class will introduce coding and the Hour Of Code. The Hour Of Code Website features brief statements from people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the inventors of Zynga and DropBox. Lesson plans, interactive coding games, and support materials are free, fun and educational. Coding teaches people to pause and think.
Take a break and challenge yourself to get those Zombies safely home! Certificates of Zombification will be awarded to all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Digital Media Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
My qualifications and experience are as a technology facilitator for the Salt Lake City School District. I have no training in code other than what I have been learning on my own through Hour of Code.org. But that is the point. If I can learn it from the activities and lessons included... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Filewave: Innovation in Management for 1 to 1, BYOD or traditional IT rollouts
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Apple Configurator Basics
So you have ben given iPads. Now what? This class will help you understand one of the management iPad management tools called Apple Configurator that you may better utilize the iPads in your school and classroom. we will cover the basics of setup and management to get you started customizing the iPads to best meet your needs and that of your students.

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
Presentation Site
EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

LTI Should Be A State Standard
Presentation Site
Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

Speakers
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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
Presentation Site
This session will provide an overview of the recent myON books pilot and partnership with USOE and UEN, including data and feedback from Utah school districts. There will also be a demonstration of myON reader, which includes personalization of the reading environment, comprehension quizzes, Lexile benchmarks, data and progress monitoring dashboard, reports, and more. Please join us to learn more about this powerful digital resource for your teachers, students, and families.

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Dave McMullen

Account Manager, myON
Have worked with school districts in the northwest for 17 years helping to integrate technology into classrooms and help improve student achievement. Most of this experience is in the area of literacy, although it includes significant cross-over into other content areas (especially... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
Presentation Site
Today I will share a few of my favorite apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Tablet, Chromebook or PC – finding the right options
Darrell Black will discuss new technologies and Intel based platforms coming to the educational marketplace. Are there any differences in Chromebooks? What is an SoC? Is Atom a good or bad choice for a student device? Tablets or PC's? What is a 2-in-1? Get a peek and see some interesting technologies coming to a device near you… soon. Come prepared to ask questions and see some fun and exciting demo's.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

UCET 2013 Grant Winners
The four 2013 Ucet Grant Winners will be reporting on their grant projects that were funded, as follows:
Aaron Pratt - The LASER Cool Classroom
Stephanie Billings - News Show Podcast Project
LeeAnne Walker - Digital Storytelling with iPads - Technology Meets the Pen
Joanne Christensen - Tablets for Teachers: Increasing Teacher Motivation

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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:15pm PDT

Hidden features of Google
Presentation Site
Come and learn some of the hidden features of Google Drive. Learn how to turn spreadsheets into interactive forms. Discover some great ways to organize and share files. Explore scripts to expand the power of your Drive. All this and more in only 20 minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:30pm PDT

Creative Cloud: Photoshop
Presentation Site
Adobe's suite of creative tools has moved to the cloud - the Creative Cloud. WIth many districts getting licenses to use the Adobe Creative Cloud learn some of the great features and find out how to maximize these tools. Discover resources for learning new tips and tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →


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