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Friday, March 2
 

10:45am

How to use TED Talks in your school
How to use TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks in all classrooms, but especially the math, music, science, art, health, and at risk, classrooms; also for teacher professional development. and to learn about TED copyright issues. Learn about and the differences between TED and TEDx conferences/talks.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J218

10:45am

Innovative Assessment Tools
In this session you will be introduced to several web-based assessment tools that will move you and your students beyond multiple choice tests, written essays and oral reports. Innovative assessment tools such as Glogster, Prezi, VoiceThread and Google Lit Trips will allow your students to express their knowledge, ideas and skills in a whole new way. We will show you real-world examples of how these tools are being used in classrooms today, and you will leave this session armed with ways to immediately implement these ideas into your curriculum. Throw away those bubble sheets and #2 pencils, and join us as we learn to make assessments FUN!


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1048

10:45am

LanSchool
LanSchool is very simple to use, keeping your focus on teaching, not managing software.
LanSchool is designed to be completely tamper proof; this provides reassurance to teachers and IT Managers that the software stays reliable.
LanSchool allows the teacher to control what applications and web site the student’s can use therefore keeping the student’s focussed on their work.
LanSchool allows teachers to view thumbnails of all students’ screens from their computer, thus offering a quick snapshot view of all student progress.
LanSchool allows teachers to assist users by connecting remotely to their PCs in times of difficulty. This saves time and removes the need to visit the student computer.
With LanSchool you can prevent cyber-bullying by alerting on banned words.
LanSchool is a complete solution which does not require add-ons in order to block the Internet, Applications, Printing and USB drives.



Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
G102

10:45am

Portable Applications - Your Life Close at Hand
An overview of the PortableApps.com Platform for Windows computers. PortableApps.com has put together an solution for taking your documents and useful programs with you at all times. The latest release is polished, expansive and customizable. Install your life on a USB hard or flash drive and never miss your stuff. We will go over the platform and several essential programs like Firefox, Audacity,

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
2006

10:45am

Research, Technology & National History Day
Teach research using primary sources and support student project creation with technology. National History Day hosts a fabulous contest, supported by the state of Utah that provides a format to motivate students through the excitement of competition. Students receive recognition for their work and the opportunity to work with and analyze historical documents and other primary source material, and refine student presentation skills in writing, visual projects and performances. This presentation will show you the basics of getting started on a worthwhile collaboration.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J214

10:45am

Smartboards for beginners
Got a Smartboard? Wondering how to use it? Learn how to use this useful tool to teach concepts with Language arts, math and computer applications.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J220

12:00pm

DropBox and More
DropBox is a great tool for teachers to use so that they always have their files where theyt need them. Prepare lessons when you are at home. Save them instantly to your school computer, or any other computer in the world that you might use regularly. Your files can be saved to many computers, phones, or pads all at the same time. There are ways to have students' work instantly sent to your domuments folder as well. Come and discover how easy it is to have electronic delivery of student assignments all by using the free DropBox tool. Never leave home without all the important files that you may need at some other location.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G104

12:00pm

Survey Stumped?
What do you think? (We're about to find out!) Come learn the why and the how to creating and using great looking surveys in the classroom. This quick, easy tool also compiles data, making it accessible and valuable. We'll be using Google Docs, so if you have a Google account, bring a laptop and play!

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
G103

1:15pm

Amazing Race: Science & Social Studies Combined
Learn how to use GPS units (or GPS apps on a device) as the tech tool to combine social studies and science-or any other subject, especially PE. See how Granite District has created a cross-curricular projects using GPS units. Particularly great for 9th grade geography/earth sytems or for 4th grade curriculums.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J221

1:15pm

New Improved Starfall
Learning about the new things available on the More Starfall.com

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J218

1:15pm

QR Codes - Connecting the Material World to the Digital World
QR codes or quick response codes are popping up all over. Just look in a magazine, your junk mail or a poster at a store. Advertisers have jumped on the bandwagon, but how can they be used in education. Well these little codes connect the material world with the digital world through the use of smartphones. Put one on a math worksheet that takes students to a YouTube video on how to solve the problems. Create a scavenger hunt with learning tasks. Put them on the backs of books directing students to the authors website or a book trailer. Your only limitation is your imaginatioin.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-208

1:15pm

Stop Motion Animation Part 1 of 2
Stop motion animation is a video made with a series of still photographs strung together. Participants in this session will create a short video with this technique, which involves creating a storyline, taking multiple still photographs, then importing them into a movie-making program.

Participants should plan to attend both sessions, part 1 and part 2. Cameras and tripods will be provided, but participants need to bring their own laptop with either Windows Movie Maker (PCs) or iMovie (Macs) software installed.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-207

2:30pm

App Creation - Nuts and Bolts
This session is an beginning look at mobile application creation. We will use an iPad App, Codea, to create a mobile application and examine many, many resources that exist for you to teach yourself how to create your own basic apps.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
I-208

2:30pm

Easy Response To Intervention? easyCBM!
Do you need help making the transition to RtI? easyCBM offers a complete solution at every tier of the RtI process.

Join this session to see how easyCBM can help you identify students at risk, monitor the effectiveness of interventions, progress monitor students or groups of students, and monitor the movement of students across instructional tiers.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E112

2:30pm

Photo Story 3 for Windows
Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Personalize with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G102

2:30pm

Stop Motion Animation Part 2 of 2
Stop motion animation is a video made with a series of still photographs strung together. Participants in this session will create a short video with this technique, which involves creating a storyline, taking multiple still photographs, then importing them into a movie-making program.

Participants should plan to attend both sessions, part 1 and part 2. Cameras and tripods will be provided, but participants need to bring their own laptop with either Windows Movie Maker (PCs) or iMovie (Macs) software installed.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
I-207

2:30pm

Using Technology to Teach/Revise/Edit Writing
Teach writing using technology. You have the tools you need to free yourself from squinting to edit chicken scratch on newsprint. If your students have access to a computer lab or better, you can have students type all drafts and save them on the computer. As teachers, we have access to these files in order to communicate with students ideas for revisions, then editing, before publishing. A color-coded guide explaining your suggestions, plus an electronic sign-up sheet, will free you from confusion over who next needs your critical eye. Use the technology you already have.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J222
 
Saturday, March 3
 

8:00am

Lessons in Online Learning
Utah Students Connect is a consortium of seven districts (Granite, Davis, Tooele, Park City, Jordan, Murray and Nebo) that have come together to offer online classes for original credit to students in our districts. We would like to share the steps taken to create the online consortium as well as lessons learned and some of the pitfalls of online learning. While most of the districts had already offered or were developing online courses, SB 65 which became law on July 1, 2011, propelled us to collaborate in an innovative, collaborative way to offer online options for students. We currently offer the core academic classes in addition to art courses with more elective offerings on the docket for summer 2012. We would like to share what we have learned about creating and running an online program with our colleagues around the state, including course development and revision, teacher hiring, professional development and helping schools with the shifting paradigms in education as regards online learning. We intend to have students in the program available via webinar to dialogue with session participants.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J222

8:00am

'Touching' Your Curriculum
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
What are the possibilities of using an iPod Touch in the classroom? There are thousands of educational apps that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your curriculum. In this session we will highlight how to integrate the iPod Touch in elementary classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Presenter, Granite School District


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 11:30am
I-206

8:00am

Teaching 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship with The.News and You.Edit
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
Help your students be informed about their world using the PBS student authoring tool the.News and the online student authoring tool You.Edit. These two tools allow students access to current event information for teens at home, in the classroom, and in out-of-school time. The.News uses journalism and video to tell topical and relevant stories about subjects of interest. It is a noncommercial, multi-platform tool designed to help teens acquire the knowledge and skills to become better citizens of the 21st century.

The accompanying tool, You.Edit allows students to mash up all the elements of PBS videos with their own original productions, provides teachers with many open ended prompts to encourage project-based constructivist teaching, and allows teachers to have classes and even to invite members.

Using journalism and technology, the.News provides educators with content specific tools while also helping them meet the civic mission of schools. An instructional design informs video and curricular content, targeted to middle and high school students, to support social studies, language arts and science learning objectives, as well as critical thinking and media literacy. Each video story is supported by lesson plans with content-based standards, discussion questions, student activities, vocabulary and primary references. The material is presented as options to fit teachers’ instructional needs and is accompanied by professional development resources.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 11:30am
G102

9:15am

Apps, Apps, Apps
iPods and iPads can be a great tool in the classroom. But you can spend hours looking for just the right app to use. Save yourself some time and come check out these fun educational apps. These apps will cover all subjects - language arts, math, science, history, etc and most will focus on K - 6 grades. Apps can also get expensive but most of the apps that are presented will be free or low-cost. Bring your own iPad or iPod or borrow one of ours to experience some of the apps on your own.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
I-210

9:15am

Information Everywhere
Do you ever feel like there is too much information online? Or, that you just don't know how to find valuable information in the sea of endless clutter? Come to this class to learn valuable searching techniques and online tools you can use everyday as well as with your students. We will explore the world of Boolean operators/searching, advanced searching techniques, and comprehensive websites such as IL2 and other peer reviewed website collections.


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
J214

9:15am

Mobile Device Management Strategies
You just recieved a lab of mobile devices at your school - what do you do now? This session will focus on many different strategies for managing labs of mobile devices, specifically the iPod Touch and iPads. We will review the ways in which Kearns High School has been managing their 1:1 program through devices restrictions, the iPhone configuration utility, and the mobile device management system called Absolute MDM. In addition, we will also discuss lesson learned, teacher concerns, student issues and the ways in which we have solved many issues over the last year.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
J221

10:30am

iThings and Saving to the Web
We will look at a few ways for students (and you) to save items to the web using an iPad. The websites will include Evernote, Dropbox and Google Docs. We will also show you some apps that sync with these Websites and how to access them on an old fashioned computer.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams

LMETS, Skyline High


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
I-210