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Thursday, April 3

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!

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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

12:00pm PDT

Exploring the Geometry of Piles of Salt
Presentation Site
Participants will pour salt on varies shapes and make conjectures regarding the ridge-lines of the piles of salt. Then the conjectures will be verified or rejected based on geometric properties. Using technology, participants will be shown how to construct models of the salt piles using dynamic 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry software.

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Troy Jones

Math Teacher, Westlake High School
I see math everywhere. I actively think deeply about simple things, wondering and pondering and exploring. I am passionate about helping my students see their world with new (mathematical) eyes. I am exited to share what I am learning with you in hopes that it will ignite in you a... Read More →

Marissa Utterberg

Math Teaching Fellow, Math for America

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Edmodo-Social Networking as a Classroom LearningTool
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Social networking and online classrooms have become part of our students' present academic reality and will continue to be important platforms for them to interact and learn. Edmodo provides a safe platform for teachers and students to learn netiquette, develop socially, and do their school work. Teachers can monitor the online environment, deliver assignments to students, collect and grade student work, and create a collaborative virtual classroom. This workshop will give you the tools you need and the hands on experience to get started using this valuable resource. You will experience, in real time, the nuts and bolts of creating, joining, and running a web based classroom.

Kent Thompson has used edmodo.com in his classroom for the past two years. He will share his experiences and successes along with tips and tactics to get the most out of edmodo. Come and try out edmodo for yourself. If you are looking for an interactive social networking activity or an online classroom, you should take a look at this great solution. Students stay engaged and involved, communication and collaboration are enhanced, and it is a fun way to flip the classroom.

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Kent Thompson

Teacher, Salt Lake School District
Dr. Kent W. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology. He has been teaching with technology for the past 15 years in middle school, community college, and university settings. For the past two years he has been using edmodo in the classroom... Read More →

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Friday, April 4

10:40am PDT

Transforming Today’s Learning Environment through BYOD and Mobile Video Applications
Video-based learning increases retention by 400% according to the Visual Teaching Alliance.

According to Gartner, mobile video software client users grew 340% between 2010 and 2012. It is expected that mobile video users will grow from 429 million to 2.4B in 2016. How are we as educators leveraging this phenomenon?

As the use of live interactive video increases in education - with students and teachers/administrators all connecting - we are increasingly seeing students and teachers issuing devices or promoting use of student own technology devices. In fact, some say that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. How are we, as educators, capitalizing on student or faculty owned mobile devices to radically change the learning environment?

In this interactive session, the presenters will provide an overview of desktop and mobile video applications and how they are being used in the collaborative classroom:
• Students become engaged in a “hate to miss” learning environment where they use various devices and software to collaborate, work on projects, participate in problem-based learning whether physically on campus, at a remote site or while traveling.
• Faculty meet face-to-face remotely with one or many pulling in subject matter experts from content providers or businesses. Learn how we can leverage desktop or mobile devices while incorporating other tools in their arsenals such as interactive whiteboards.
• Learn about different education institutions as they share best practices in flexible distance learning and collaboration.


Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with... Read More →

Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

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Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
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Chandra Martz

Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is currently a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist for Canyons School District. She has been supporting Educational Technology since 2012. Chandra has a Masters in Education, a technology endorsement, and a K-8 math endorsement. In Spring 2021, Chandra graduated... Read More →

Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Getting Started with Prezi
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will introduce first-time users to the online presentation software Prezi. Prezi is a powerful online-based presenter that uses motion to navigate through presentations rather than traditional slide format. The workshop will cover the basics of Prezi tools, adding multimedia, creating interesting transitions, enhancing templates, and options of sharing and presenting finished Prezi presentations.

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Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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