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Thursday, April 3
 

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
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Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Is ADDIE My Granddaughter or an Instructional Design Solution?
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Some of you won’t remember the old days. Back then many teachers, who had been teaching for a time, had their curricula in their heads, the worksheets for the year run off and organized in folders in their file cabinets and life was good. They walked in their classrooms in the morning, told the kids to open their books to page 125 and do the worksheet they pulled from their very organized file cabinets.

Well, the old days are over. We even have a relatively new field of specialization in Education called Instructional Design. So, let’s think about that for a minute. At the core of all instruction is design. Designing relevant instruction is key to successful training and/or educational outcomes. While “lesson planning” may be in the DNA of most teachers, do they really understand Instructional Design? Are all teachers Instructional Designers? Are all Instructional Designers teachers? What exactly is the process? And who is ADDIE anyway?

This session will look at the steps of effective and efficient instructional design. The steps of the process will be introduced with specific details that will assist with the design of instruction. And, you will find out who ADDIE is.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Faculty, Walden University
Dr. Mitch Pratt began teaching almost forty years ago and yes, that may be longer than some of you have been alive. Being an old timer has not slowed down his interest in educational technology. He began his ed tech journey in 1984. He saw, he touched, and he used a Macintosh computer... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Managing and Supporting iPads in the Classroom with iOS 7
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The management and deployment of large numbers of iPads has been a true headache in the past. With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple has made this Herculean task much more manageable.

Join me today and we’ll discuss the new tools iOS 7 has made available to you handle the initial setup and user profile management of your iOS devices. We’ll also cover syncing of iOS devices - including the set up of wireless networks & email - even turning off the App Store and iTunes for purchases. We will tackle the Volume Purchasing Program that Apple has in place that will not only help you manage the purchase and distribution of apps, but could also save some money by buying apps in bulk at a 50% discount.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 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.

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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

Tablet, Chromebook or PC – finding the right options
Darrell Black will discuss new technologies and Intel based platforms coming to the educational marketplace. Are there any differences in Chromebooks? What is an SoC? Is Atom a good or bad choice for a student device? Tablets or PC's? What is a 2-in-1? Get a peek and see some interesting technologies coming to a device near you… soon. Come prepared to ask questions and see some fun and exciting demo's.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 238 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.

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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