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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

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

Douglas Rolley

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


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

10:40am PDT

Learning with TED Talks & TED-Ed - Ideas Worth Spreading
Presentation Site
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, & Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED talks are riveting talks by remarkable people and are free to the world. This session is designed to introduce participants to the wide variety of resources available on the TED website and how to use them in the classroom. During this session, participants will:
- Create a TEDEd flipped lesson in order to enhance classroom learning and instruction. Participants will use the TED.Ed platform to choose video resources and then add discussion prompts, short answers, quiz questions, and further research links to create an interactive flipped lesson.
- Curate curriculum content from TED playlists to provide real-world examples. Using TED talks, participants will find real-world examples which provide meaning to required core curriculum.
- Explore mobile app alternatives to incorporate digital tools to promote student learning. Participants will investigate a variety of TED mobile apps that can be utilized on a wide range of devices.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Presenter, Granite School District
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 205 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

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

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

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
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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
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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

10:40am PDT

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
avatar for Montgomery Suzi

Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

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

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

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


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

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

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 237 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

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

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

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

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

What About Chromebooks? Using these Mobile Devices Successfully with Students.
In this session, we’ll discuss several ways to use Chromebooks with students in a collaborative and creative classroom experience. Student examples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Draper

Darren Draper

Director of Education Technology, Canyons School District
Director of Education Technology in the growing Canyons School District in Sandy, UT, USA. Husband, dad, leader, teacher, learner, presenter, tech-lover, tech-hater. Sometimes gets distracte
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She served as a Board Member of UCET for 5 years. In a world... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 204 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

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

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

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:30pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

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


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

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

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

Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

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


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

10:40am PDT

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


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 206 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

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Favorite iPad Apps
You have an iPad - now what?! This student showcase will highlight favorite teacher and student apps for a variety of subjects and projects. Join my students from Hillsdale Elementary as they walk you through some of their all-time favorites.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lookinland

Kelly Lookinland

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


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

Language Arts with Symbaloo
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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
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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

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

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
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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

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

Using Technology to Implement Common Core Shifts
Presentation Site
Are you a teacher librarian who wants to an active participant in implementing the new Utah Common Core? This session will discuss how librarians can work with teachers using the Common Core standards and make six instructional “shifts” that connect the library to the classroom; it will also show ways to incorporate these shifts in school libraries using technology.

Speakers
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Marianne F. Bates

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

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


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
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TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
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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
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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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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 →
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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

Get Inspired with ActivInspire
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
In this 2 hour workshop, Christine Ferrin and Ryan Wells will introduce participants to several tricks of the trade in ActivInspire to make your Promethean ActivBoard more interactive and student-oriented. We will use object hiding, labeling, actions, layering, and more in creating interactive flipcharts for your classroom.

In addition to creating your own flipchart pages, participants will leave with example pages and instructions. You will get the most out of the workshop if you bring some content or lesson plan material. Bring your laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed. This workshop is for teachers who are already familiar with ActivInspire and want to learn more.

Speakers
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Christine Ferrin

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District
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Ryan Wells

TSA - Teacher on Special Assignment, Orchard Elementary


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 135 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
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Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
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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

TRA: A new Resource for Teachers
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Now you can get reviews on educational apps from, by, for teachers on the TRA website. Teachers Rate Apps is a place you can go to review apps that are offered for free from app developers. Each month an iPad mini will be given away to teachers who review apps on the site. Only teachers will be allowed to review the apps on this site. You will know the subject, grade level, and common core standard of each app to help you make intelligent decisions for app purchases.

Speakers
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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.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
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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 →


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

2:15pm PDT

Hidden features of Google
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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