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Thursday, April 3

12:00pm PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
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Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

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Clint Stephens

Past President, UCET
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Accessibility Literacy software for Chromebooks, Macs, PCs. Cloud or Desktop
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Make Google Apps for Education accessible for those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or English Language Learners.
Read&Write for Google offers unprecedented access for Google Docs, PDFs, ePbus, Bookshare and Kes files within Google Drive on PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks including Web-simplifier.
See supports such as:
Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting, Word Prediction, Translator, Web Simplify, Screenmasking, Highlights and Collect Highlights, Annotations, Navigational tools, Homophone and Phonetic Spell Checker.

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Beth Molaskey

Territory Sales Director, TextHelp - Read&Write Gold
Beth is the Read&Write Gold Territory Sales Director for OK, TX, CO, AZ, UT and NM. Beth has worked in the Assistive and Educational Technology industry for over 12 years. Previously, Beth worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she sold special education curriculum software to... Read More →

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Engage Students Through Digital Signage
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The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. Whether using a laptop plugged into a display or a dedicated content player, we will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

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Rebekah Berry

Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Rebekah Berry is the Marketing Manager for GENCOMM. Ms. Berry specializes addressing both the practical and creative aspects of Marketing. After nearly a decade of managing international business for Dyno Nobel, Ms. Berry returned to school for Bachelor of Science in Marketing (University... Read More →

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

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Student Achievement

Ogden School District

Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Inside the HP Personalized Learning Project
Would you like to double the rate of learning for all students? The key is true personalization of learning. Unfortunately in many cases “personalized learning” has become a meaningless tag line with no real results.
This session provides a behind the scenes look at the research-based HP Personalized Learning Project. The Project implemented multiple personalization strategies including a novel statistically-based personalized learning engine. The lessons learned will be useful to anyone that is truly interested in dramatic improvements in student achievement.


Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district... Read More →

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Microsoft Certified Educator
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The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. Through a single exam, MCE demonstrates that educators have achieved technology literacy competency in six content areas, mapped to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, Technology Literacy:
•Education policy
•Curriculum and assessment
•ICT/technology tools
•Organization and administration
•Professional development
MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators. Microsoft offers a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, Teaching with Technology, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.
Free online training and test vouchers are available to teachers in Utah.

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Carl Lyman

Utah CSTA, Utah CSTA
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... Read More →

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm 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.


Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.

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 →

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

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
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Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

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Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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