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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Dimick

Brittany Dimick

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

Dani Sloan

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


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

10:40am PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. 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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


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

10:40am PDT

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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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
BD

Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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

Podcasting - Assessment tool
Presentation Site
Walk out of this session with a podcast of your own, from start to finish. Learn the tools and tricks needed to teach students how to create an audio podcast. Once they have this tool in their tool box use it as an assessment tool across disciplines. Used with a rubric, podcasting is a great way to assess understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goddard

Emily Goddard

CTE Instructor, Maria Montessori Academy
Business Education Endorsement CTE Introduction Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. 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 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Summer Marshall

Summer Marshall

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
EW

Esther Worker

Esri Education Manager, Esri
Esther Worker is a member of the Esri Education Team which focuses on spatial literacy, STEM and STEAM Skills and the integration of GIS technology. John Schaefer, CEO of SLC based Children's Media Workshop, helps transforms classrooms into 21st Century learning communities and... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
BB

Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Clark

Alicia Clark

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


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

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

UEN's NROC Resources for Teachers
The USOE has purchased rights to NROC for all Utah teachers. This session introduces what NROC resources are available to Utah teachers and students, the playlist and other functions of HippoCampus and explores possibilities for using NROC content in your classroom. As a Utah teacher you have access to over 4,000 learning objects from screened collections at HippoCampus site, an advertisement-free site. Instructional materials will be mapped to the Utah State Standards for Mathematics. Another benefit is the ability to import modules and courses into Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Twitchell

Ron Twitchell

Director of Instruction, Provo City School District
I currently serve as the director of instruction and mathematics in Provo City School District. I have presented assessment professional development for teachers in my district.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 213 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
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Summer Marshall

Summer Marshall

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


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

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

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


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

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
BB

Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


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

10:40am PDT

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

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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

Programming with Scratch
Presentation Site
Explore the world of programming with Scratch. Learn how to engage and motivate students to program their own educational resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Captain America, UCET Board
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Asst. Principal, Freedom Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. 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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

Hour of Code
Presentation Site
Learn how to integrate STEM into your curriculum through The Hour of Code. Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming through a program called Blockly.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Captain America, UCET Board
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Asst. Principal, Freedom Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Clark

Alicia Clark

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


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Gollinger

Brandi Gollinger

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

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
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Jayanne Unander

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

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Claudia Empey

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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George Couros

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
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ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Ginny Sivak

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Podcasting - Assessment tool
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Walk out of this session with a podcast of your own, from start to finish. Learn the tools and tricks needed to teach students how to create an audio podcast. Once they have this tool in their tool box use it as an assessment tool across disciplines. Used with a rubric, podcasting is a great way to assess understanding.

Speakers
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Emily Goddard

CTE Instructor, Maria Montessori Academy
Business Education Endorsement CTE Introduction Instructor


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107