Loading…
UCET has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Technical-Infrastructure-Networking-\'Gearhead\' [clear filter]
Friday, March 2
 

10:45am

BYOD: A Blessing or a Curse in Today's K-12 Instructional Environment?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the new mantra for today's budget-strapped K-12 IT and Instructional officers, however, it comes with a several potential surprises that can overwhelm a school district. Schools must have three key ingredients for a successful BYOD strategy: 1 - Having a solid plan to separate key assets from certain user groups, 2 – Having pedagogy re-training, and 3 - Having very robust and reliable wireless connectivity. Discover why Ruckus' ZoneFlex technology is the Wi-Fi of choice for K-12 technologists and teachers. This session goes far beyond the typical product 'show and tell'.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
F102

12:00pm

Using Prezi and Google Docs for Collaborative Curriculum Development
The presentation focuses on using Prezi.com as a format for collaborative curriculum mapping between teachers, in conjunction with Google Docs to create a shared database of teacher resources. Both Prezi and Google Docs are free, collaborative, and cloud-based. Using these tools in a synergistic way, educators can work together and share resources in real-time without the need to schedule face-to-face communication. The curriculum map we are developing in Prezi.com outlines a simple to follow visual representation of the Utah State Core. Each of the lesson summaries in the curriculum map have a resources section where shared docs are listed by file name and owner/creator. This allows any teacher that is added to the shared system access to a year-long curriculum flow with available resources to choose from. The strength in the project is the more people collaborate in it, the better it will become.

This is not a training on the "how-to's" of Google Docs or Prezi and assumes the participant is somewhat familiar with these programs.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1536

12:00pm

Wireless School: Confused Yet?
Going wireless but confused by industry hype and buzz words? Got questions? Do I need a controller? How many channels do I need? What needs to be physical and what needs to be virtual? Do I need to worry about device types and who owns those devices? Do I need students, faculty, and guests to be treated separately? What are the requirements for implementing a successful BYOD initiative? Don't let confusion dictate your network. Come out of the wiring closet and learn about reliable wireless networking with secure mobility as as complete visibility and automated management for all wireless devices.

Topics to be covered inclue:
* Key decisions and requirements for planning for persuasive wireless in schools
* Setting goals and deliverables around educational initiatives like digital curriculum, online testing, 1:1 programs and BYOD initiatives.
* Performance planning and capacity planning for K-12 implementations.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
F102

1:15pm

Aliens, Androids, iPads and Transformers – Managing the BYOD Invasion
BYOD has breached the campus and won’t be stopped. Administrators are examining the financial advantage and social values it brings and IT departments are having to adjust. This means re-engineering the network infrastructure to account for client densities and diversity at numbers never previously expected. This session identifies the components required for you to be successful in the face of BYOD learning environments.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
F102

2:30pm

Internet Content Filtering and Reporting

This session would cover in detail what Utah Education Network currently provides to education to help them filter internet content, mitigate AUP violations, and in general be CIPA compliant.


Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J211
 
Saturday, March 3
 

9:15am

Backing Up and Managing Your Digital Files
Ask yourself this question: “If my computer went up in a ball of smoke right now, in how many ways would that affect my life?” This session will take an informative look on how we can use free programs to help manage our digital files, as well as discuss strategies to ensure everything we care about is backed up safely. For the purpose of this presentation, we will focus primarily on providing a “how to” guide in using Microsoft SyncToy and Task Scheduler to maintain and backup your files using additional computers, hard drives or other types of media.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1536

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

Personal Computers: maintaining and troubleshooting your home computer
This session will take a comprehensive look at your home computer. We will talk about safe computing strategies such as using anti-virus and malware scans, suggestions on things you can do if your computer is slowing down, as well as basic upkeep that you can do at home. As time permits, we will talk about troubleshooting tips (identifying common hardware failures) and a discussion on data protection for that inevitable scenario when something goes wrong. All programs we will introduce may be found FREE on the Internet!


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
1536

10:30am

Using Prezi and Google Docs for Collaborative Curriculum Development
The presentation focuses on using Prezi.com as a format for collaborative curriculum mapping between teachers, in conjunction with Google Docs to create a shared database of teacher resources. Both Prezi and Google Docs are free, collaborative, and cloud-based. Using these tools in a synergistic way, educators can work together and share resources in real-time without the need to schedule face-to-face communication. The curriculum map we are developing in Prezi.com outlines a simple to follow visual representation of the Utah State Core. Each of the lesson summaries in the curriculum map have a resources section where shared docs are listed by file name and owner/creator. This allows any teacher that is added to the shared system access to a year-long curriculum flow with available resources to choose from. The strength in the project is the more people collaborate in it, the better it will become.

This is not a training on the "how-to's" of Google Docs or Prezi and assumes the participant is somewhat familiar with these programs.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
I-207