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Thursday, April 3
 

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

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

Digital Showcase
Presentation Site
Transitioning from paper to digital can be daunting. Come and see how Mountain Heights Academy students benefit from digital resources, then create their own digital projects that can then be used in the course. Specific examples will come from Social Studies, Foods, Financial Literacy and Spanish, with links to other resources in all subject areas.

Speakers
LF

Lindsey Fairbanks

Spanish Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
avatar for Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Online FACS Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
I teach at an online school where I interact with students mainly through emails, instant messaging and video chats. All of my content is presented to my students in weekly topics in a variety of ways with videos, presentations, interactive websites and games. Despite not being in... Read More →
JK

Jennifer Klein

Social Studies Department Chair, Mountain Heights Academy
Jennifer Klein is a graduate of Utah State University where she majored in Social Studies Composite Education and minored in History and Geography. She has a passion for learning and education and is excited to be a part of Mountain Heights Academy. Jennifer has a deep love for traveling... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 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

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

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

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Ogden School District
NO

Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 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
RH

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

What is the Flipped Classroom All About?
Presentation Site
Have you heard of a flipped classroom model, but aren't sure what it is all about? Are you interested in learning more about this innovative instructional method that gives you more time to create in class while still delivering the required course content? This session will provide you with opportunities learn what a flipped classroom looks like through hands on examples and projects.

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 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Using Digital Resources to Boost Literacy Skills and Engage Readers

Digital eBooks and educational databases are changing the landscape in and outside the classroom. Kids no longer want to read flat pages in a book or on a computer, but kids get excited when they can use technology to queue-up their favorite genre in fiction and non-fiction. Learn how to customize instruction to the medium you are using, whether it is for individual learning, large group and even at home while supporting common core standards.


Learning Outcomes:
Capstone Interactive eBooks are built on the same principles that make print libraries successful - content that spans the curriculum and covers the spectrum of reader interest and ability. All while being accessible through each schools existing digital cataloging system. This session will show educators how to link digital products into their instructional practices while aligning the information to Common Core. Using eBooks or databases will encourage the instruction of perspectives, text analysis, instruction & practice and reading across the curriculum. We will talk about the benefits of digital accessibility and show methods used by educators to incorporate our products into the classroom including lesson plans and activities. Let’s discover how Digital products with mobile accessibility from school and home, encourages reading and research for beginning, at level, and striving readers. Each attendee will receive a 60 day trial for Capstone’s Interactive eBooks and PebbleGo research and reading databases.

Speakers
avatar for Anderson Jeremy

Anderson Jeremy

Direct Sales Consultant, Capstone
Jeremy Anderson - Capstone Direct Sales Consultant for Digital and Library


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Edmodo-Social Networking as a Classroom LearningTool
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Social networking and online classrooms have become part of our students' present academic reality and will continue to be important platforms for them to interact and learn. Edmodo provides a safe platform for teachers and students to learn netiquette, develop socially, and do their school work. Teachers can monitor the online environment, deliver assignments to students, collect and grade student work, and create a collaborative virtual classroom. This workshop will give you the tools you need and the hands on experience to get started using this valuable resource. You will experience, in real time, the nuts and bolts of creating, joining, and running a web based classroom.

Kent Thompson has used edmodo.com in his classroom for the past two years. He will share his experiences and successes along with tips and tactics to get the most out of edmodo. Come and try out edmodo for yourself. If you are looking for an interactive social networking activity or an online classroom, you should take a look at this great solution. Students stay engaged and involved, communication and collaboration are enhanced, and it is a fun way to flip the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson

Teacher, Salt Lake School District
Dr. Kent W. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology. He has been teaching with technology for the past 15 years in middle school, community college, and university settings. For the past two years he has been using edmodo in the classroom... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 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

UEN Cheese Science Goes Geeky and Cross Curriculum
Presentation Site
UEN Cheese Science has taken a fun food loved by all and created a STEM connection, gathered loads of fantastic resources and made them available for teachers. Geography, Engineering, Education, Careers and Science stands for GEECS. Join UEN Cheese Science GEECS and learn more about adding this fun resource to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
Lisa Cohne, MSW - has been an an educator and leader for community partnerships and engagements for almost 15 years with the Utah Education Network.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
KH

Kyle Hansen

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

Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


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

2:00pm PDT

APPS CAN HAVE AN IMPACT
Presentation Site
As a reading expert and teacher for 30 years, I want to share with you the success we have had with apps in the classroom and school. Apps have proven to be impacting our test scores favorably. This session will demonstrate how apps are achieving extensive growth with traditional students, special education and below grade level students. Join us to see how your elementary-age students can benefit from Reading and Math Apps based on the common core.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Miner

Bev Miner

Vice President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner, M.Ed, Reading, 32 years as a teacher, presently Reading Specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine District and vice-president of BugbrainED, an educational app development company. I think tablets will change the way we teach, and kids learn.
avatar for Misty Rocha

Misty Rocha

Elementary Math Coach, Wasatch School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 253 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

2:30pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

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


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

10:40am PDT

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

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
ES

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

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

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Ogden School District
NO

Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

The American Bridge Project - A Collaboration with NASA
This session details how through a collaboration with NASA, Ron Fortunato, a US McAuliffe Educator is able to provide students with real world opportunities working in collaboration with NASA to build a better safety system for small aircraft, predict earthquakes and many other amazing STEM related projects. Come and learn about this exciting collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 233 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

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
ES

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

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

Speakers
KH

Kyle Hansen

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

Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


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

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

CANCELLED: Flipping for Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
We've been hearing about the Flipped Classroom for a while now, but it seems overwhelming, and there are definitely some challenges. Teaching flipped computer technology classes for over a year has taught me a thing or two about what works and what doesn't when using this new pedagogical model. In this session, I will share my experiences flipping classes at the high school and college levels. Tips will include how to structure resources, how to introduce the model to students and use it with them on a daily basis, and what you do during class time. I will also focus on answering your questions about how to make this model work for you. Time permitting, we can also explore some of the tools that can be used to flip your class.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Suzy Cox

Dr. Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University. She has been teaching technology integration and educational psychology courses for over ten years and has presented all over the country on topics ranging from technology tutorials to adolescent... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 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

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