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Thursday, April 3
 

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

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 4th 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

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

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

Learn How to Integrate Coding in an Elementary Classroom
Presentation Site
Learn how to integrate coding in an elementary classroom. There will be lots of resources and examples to help you as a teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

CSTA Utah Past President, Utah Coding & CSTA Utah
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... 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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 201 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

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

Speakers
KH

Kyle Hansen

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


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

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
JS

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

10:40am PDT

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 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 Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year and why 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

Five Free Apps for Engaging Lessons and Increased Productivity
Presentation Site
Did you recently get an iPad but you still aren't sure how to use it for instruction? You are not alone. In this session you will learn about 5 easy to use, FREE apps that you can learn with just a few minutes of practice to transform the way you create and share content with your students. This class is ideal for teachers who have one iPad, but all of the information can be adapted for student use in classrooms with iPad carts or 1-to-1 programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 205 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

Exploring the Geometry of Piles of Salt
Presentation Site
Participants will pour salt on varies shapes and make conjectures regarding the ridge-lines of the piles of salt. Then the conjectures will be verified or rejected based on geometric properties. Using technology, participants will be shown how to construct models of the salt piles using dynamic 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry software.

Speakers
TJ

Troy Jones

Math Teacher, Westlake High School/Math for America
I have presented on this topic at the Park City Mathematics Institute, the University of Utah Math Teacher's Circle, and the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference. I have done other presentations using dynamic geometry software at several National Council of Teachers... Read More →
MU

Marissa Utterberg

Math Teaching Fellow, Math for America


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 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

Visualize Information and Data with Infographics
Presentation Site
If you've ever asked your students to gather and display information or data, this is the class for you! Infographics are graphic displays of information or data. The class will focus on free infographic tools (easel.ly and piktochart.com) to create these visual masterpieces.

Speakers
JH

Janae Hunt

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

Maria Jones

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 4th year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 201 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

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

TEACHER, 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 29 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

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

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

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

Teacher, Canyons District


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

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

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

1:30pm 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

5 Minutes of Creativity
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle, it needs to be practiced and work on daily. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with 5 minutes and a bit of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada and worked for 24 years for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada as a classroom teacher and technology consultant. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom and holds a Masters of Education... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Language Arts with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Make a collection of language arts resources and tools. Use Symbaloo to send students to websites. A click is better than typing a huge URL correctly. Picture links are better than a list of URLS. Instant updating is better than revising and resending. Embedding in the website you already have is better than starting over. My favorite dozen Language Arts iPad apps.

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 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Turn Those Boring Writing Samples into Epic Productions
Presentation Site
Using simple iPad apps, learn how to take student writing samples and turn them into screencasts, video productions, and music videos. Teachers will learn new writing topics interesting to their secondary students and turn them into dynamic productions. Apps to use include, but not limited to ComicLife, Doodlecast, iMovie, PDF Notes, Notemaster, Pages, and Google Drive

Speakers
avatar for Dallin Miller

Dallin Miller

Library Media Specialist, Northwest Middle School, SLCSD
I've been teaching with technology for most of my teaching career. Right now I have a cart of iPads that I use for my 7-8 grade writing classes. My goal is to create a paperless/PC-less classroom using only iPads and apps that fit my students.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 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

Documenting Behavior Management Effectively
Presentation Site
Learn how to utilize excel for a daily behavior-tracking system that will change the way you do behavior management. This tracker is used to keep track of students’ daily behavior data. Whether it’s a clip chart, card-pull chart, or any other color-coded behavior-tracking system, this file has everything you need to track classroom behavior with ease! Each day you take approximately three minutes to write the first letter of the color that the child ended on that day. At the end of the month you will have a printout of each of your students’ behaviors for that month that they can take home for to show their parents (it also includes an option for parents to sign and return the note.) The spreadsheet will also give you a summary with percentages, for the whole year, which is helpful for students with behavior IEP's or in need of data-based behavior tracking. This class will primarily focus on how to use a pre-designed layout; however, you will also be able to learn ways to create a behavior track that will work best for you and your class!

Speakers
KB

Kelli Babbitt

Teacher, Elk Run Elementary
Kelli is the creator of the Excel Behavior Program being presented. She is fluent in excel functions. Kelli has presented at school faculty meetings on various programs she creates.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

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

Easily Create and Publish Your Own Website Using Weebly
Presentation Site
Do you feel you need a website, but don't have the skills to put one together? Let me show you how easy it is to create and publish your own website for free, using Weebly. It's drag-n-drop easy to build a website. You can choose from hundreds of professional templates. Add images, videos, discussions, contact forms, columns, etc. There's even Weebly for education!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Cool Tools for Science
Presentation Site
Websites for science. The interactive and the interesting. My favorite dozen iPad apps for science

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 →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

American Fork High School Student Showcase
Student work from 10-12 students at American Fork High School

Speakers
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Wendy Frazier-Snyder

Teacher Librarian, Cedar Valley High School
Frazier-Snyder is a high-school Teacher Librarian in the Alpine School District. Her background includes 25 years of classroom teaching (English and then Photography/Media) and recently transitioned into the art of being a Librarian. She also spent several years as a photojournalist... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

STEM-ulating Curriculum
This year was the first time I ran 4 Lego League teams in my classroom. I also taught the students how to make videos using Movie Maker. We will be sharing videos that the students made during the year from all different aspects of our curriculum.

Speakers
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Patti White

Teacher, Morningside Elementary
Patti White began teaching for Granite School District in 1981.  After graduating from the University of Utah with a BS in Elementary Education, she received her gifted endorsement, and then her Masters of Education from Utah State University. For the last twelve years she has been... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 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
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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

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
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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

Language Arts with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Make a collection of language arts resources and tools. Use Symbaloo to send students to websites. A click is better than typing a huge URL correctly. Picture links are better than a list of URLS. Instant updating is better than revising and resending. Embedding in the website you already have is better than starting over. My favorite dozen Language Arts iPad apps.

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 →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 215 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
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Jamie Hagan

TEACHER, 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 29 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 →
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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
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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

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
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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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Brandi Gollinger

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

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
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Jayanne Unander

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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
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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

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
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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.
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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

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
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Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 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

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
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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

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

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

Speakers
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Mark Besendorfer

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

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

Teacher, Canyons District


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

2:00pm PDT

Visualize Information and Data with Infographics
Presentation Site
If you've ever asked your students to gather and display information or data, this is the class for you! Infographics are graphic displays of information or data. The class will focus on free infographic tools (easel.ly and piktochart.com) to create these visual masterpieces.

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Janae Hunt

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

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 4th year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 206 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
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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