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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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator... Read More →


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

10:40am PDT

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

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

12:00pm PDT

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

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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

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

Brett Zabel

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

3 Student Projects in iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use youriPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move“untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind... Read More →


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

1:30pm 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

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

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

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
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

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


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

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

Brett Zabel

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


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

12:15pm PDT

Purpose Games
Presentation Site
Purpose games is a great way for teachers to create and use games that help students learn. Teachers can create or use already created maps, charts, anatomy, quizzes, or really anything you are teaching in a game format. For example if you are studying the United States you could have your students go online and play a game that tests their knowledge of the political and physical geography of the US. You could have your students focus on a specific region, or topic like capitals. Teachers can set up tournaments that allow students to play on another and determine a class champion

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

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


Friday April 4, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Teaching with Digital Storytelling
The presentation will instruct teachers how to use Digital Storytelling in their classrooms to teach empathy and perspective taking. The session will discuss technologies and strategies for using this method in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Bayles

Erik Bayles

Teacher - Pleasant Grove HS, Alpine School District
I worked with Dr. Suzy Cox at Utah Valley University to develop a curriculum to teach empathy through Digital Storytelling. I have been able to apply this in my psychology classes with great results. Through this work I was able to earn my Masters Degree in Curriculum Design.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 204 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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use youriPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move“untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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


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