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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

Online Teaching Tips
Top do's and a few don't's for those interested in teaching online. If you have been unexpectedly assigned more online responsibilities, or would like to explore online teaching as an option, we will offer some suggestions of what to expect and how to meet the needs of online learners.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1536

10:45am

Qwest Grants
2011 Qwest grant winners will present on their experiences with technology funded by the Qwest grant.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
I-207

10:45am

Security Trends and Tactics: Personal Security Online
Personal security online is something everyone should be conscious of whether at school or home. Come and learn about today's latest and greatest information security trends and tactics. This session will explore common miscreant tactics and how to help protect yourself with your information and being aware of what's out there. Join Utah Education Network's security expert for an enlightening and timely discussion.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J211

10:45am

Smartboard Training Series – Session 1 of 5
This is the very basics of using a Smart Board and Smart Notebook (Smartboard software). This covers the basics of how to plug it in, turn it on, use the basics of the board including basics of the software, and how to find lessons other teachers have created. This session is part of a 5 part series on Smart Notebook software for Smartboards. Check out all the sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
A104, Choir Room

10:45am

Social Media in the Classroom

I will share my real life classroom experience using social media. I have had an excellent experience using social media in my classroom and would love to share with others. I've researched social media as a graduate school project in the IDET program at the University of Utah and would like to share issues, challenges and successes with other teachers to encourage them to be as social networking friendly as possible. I'd like to share the benefits of edmodo, twitter for students (and teachers), titan pad and a few other classroom friendly websites. I would love to be able to help teachers set up with accounts and mobile devices to begin using social networking to enhance their classroom and grow their Professional Learning Network.


Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1023B (Lab A)

10:45am

Teaching the Common Core with Smartboads and iPads (or similar technology)
How to use a technology-enabled classroom that includes interactive white boards together for strategic student learning of the Common Core. This session will include strategies for using different technologies together and to complement each other. We will talk about uses for the different tools and how to get the most out of them. We will discuss app selection strategies for selecting the best apps that will give you the best learning experience for your students. Also some other strategies for using technology to engage students in learning activities that will enhance their learning of the common core.

1.) What each tool is for:
a.) Their independent strengths
b.) The levels of using them together
2.) Management:
a.) Empowering students through learning (not restricting)
b.) Etiquette
3.) Strategies for using both together:
a.) Email
b.) Wikipedia
c.) Small group collaborative work
d.) Google Docs
e.) Clickers, assess as you go, before projects
4.) Collaboration
a.) Teacher
i.) Find other teachers with similar setup to collaborate with
b.) Student
i.) Sharing ideas
ii.) Working to create together


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
A102, Band Room

10:45am

The Adventures of Dr. Dweeb
Using a webcam, You Tube, and Screencast-o-Matic, develop online video lessons and tutorials. Create vignettes for instructional use. This presentation will provide hands-on practice in the use of on-line, digital resources that will enhance instruction and save time and effort for teachers and students. Dr. Dweeb demonstrates the use of these exciting technologies.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
F118

10:45am

The End is Near? Common Core Standards in Your Classroom
2012 may be the end of the world, but it won't be due to implementing the common core in your classroom. Come participate in this informative session and learn how using common core strategies in your classroom can improve student literacy and help you address national standards. We promise the world won't end if you attend!

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
E104

10:45am

Understanding student responses to online feedback and digital recommendations
What kinds of feedback are most useful to students? How do students respond to feedback presented in a digital environment? As part of a research team designing educational technology interfaces, we conducted a set of user design workshops that explored how students prefer to receive feedback on their work products during drafting and final submissions. The workshop also examined student preferences in receiving feedback in dynamic systems (e.g., online learning systems). Based on the workshops, we designed varying levels of online feedback, including conceptual feedback, feedback on error types, and digital resource recommendations while students worked on an essay writing task. Results inform our understanding of what constitutes adequate feedback during project drafts and final submissions, especially in online environments. In this session, we will present our findings about how students respond to feedback in an online environment and discuss implications for teaching.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J221

10:45am

Using Google Apps to Create A Deeper Learning Experience for Students
Facilitating a deeper learning experience using online interactions can be challenging unless individuals have significant programming skills and technical resources. Fortunately, Google provides some free, online tools that make it possible to create meaningful online materials without programming, using point and click interfaces and standardized web tools. In this session, we will talk about the differences between shallow and deep learning environments and step through an interactive example on how to facilitate deep thinking and meaningful student interactions using Google Sites and Google Docs. Finally, we will discuss how you can integrate this environment into classroom activities. By the end of the session, you should have concrete ideas about how facilitate deep, Web-based learning environments using free online tools.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J219

10:45am

Using mail / merge in Microsoft Word
See how the Microsoft Word mail / merge tool is used. See how it can be incorporated into your classroom.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
G101

10:45am

UTIPS Core - Using the new system to support instruction

Have you used UTIPS Core yet? Come and learn how to use the new UTIPS Core system to create instructionally sensitive assessments, share them with your colleages and review student-level and aggregate data. Access items aligned to common core state standards. Provide feedback to the USOE about what features you'd like to see in UTIPS Core and how you'd like to use the system to support your instructional goals.



Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
Media Center

10:45am

What's NEW in eMedia
Videos can be powerful teaching resources -- come learn how! We will discuss strategies for integrating digital media with core objectives, as well as provide an in-depth tour of the latest in eMedia and help you setup your own eMedia account to save your favorite videos and searches. eMedia allows Utah educators to search, preview and download educational videos, PDF's, music, podcasts (and more!) for FREE! We will give you the tools and training you need to fully utilize this incredible resource!

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1023D (Lab B)

11:05am

Apple TV In The Classroom – The New Smart Board

Want a Interactive White board but don't have the money. Don't like the idea of being tied to the fron of the room. Lately I have using the Apple TV and the iPad as an alternative to one of the many types of interactive whiteboards currently available to instructors. This combination is amazingly magical. You will walk away with a different attitude towards the iPad in the classroom. You can find out all you need on my website.


http://www.trainerob.com

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2012 11:05am - 11:25am
Gym

12:00pm

Bringing Honesty Home
Ann Smyth, retired teacher, author of And, Why Is This Not Cheating, director of the Center for Ethical Conduct and an associate member of Coalition for Character will facilitate a lively discussion following a short presentation and five-minute clip from the movie, The Emperor's Club, starring Kevin Kline. What are the effects when the focus is on achieving higher test scores at any cost? What do educators do when faced with the pressure to have evidence of academic excellence and the threat of job and funding loss if there is not success? We will discuss how shifting the focus from achieving academic excellence to a practical, character-based education can lead to more meaningful and longer lasting results.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J214

12:00pm

Chromebook Adoption??
Experience Chromebooks first hand. This is a hands on presentation where attendees will have the opportunity to handle a Chromebook. However, the gist of this presentation will be on how Washington County has begun using Chromebooks in classrooms, and the pros and cons experienced during the implementation. The Chromebook management system will be covered in this presentation.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
I-210

12:00pm

Create Online Media with Pioneer
Pioneer Library is full of wonderful resources and tools for students and teachers. Come learn about Pioneer Library tools such as EBSCO, Soundzabound, and eMedia. Then see how you and your students can use those Pioneer resources and tools to build your own online media on websites like SuperTeacherTools, Zooburst, Voki, and more.
http://my.uen.org/myuen/64050

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1023B (Lab A)

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

Glogster Web 2.0 Tool
Introduction of Glogster web 2.0 tool for teachers. How to create a Glog and uses for Glogs in the Classroom. Promote digital literacy.

Glogster EDU Premium is a collaborative online learning platform for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1023D (Lab B)

12:00pm

Hands-on SMART Notebook Workshop
You’ll receive enough instruction to get started using your board and guidance to find ready-to-go activities and resources. Previous experience will be helpful bu not necessary. Bring your own laptop so you can save your work.


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
J220

12:00pm

iPad and Nook in the classroom – UCET grant Panel

Participants attending this session will be able to see how Ucet’s 2011 grant winners implemented their grant winning proposals: 1) Our Library Nook – The Future of the Book, 2) If iHad an iPad, 3) Flipping Presentations, and 4) Quest for 21st Century Learning.



Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
I-207

12:00pm

Pioneer, Utah's Online Library (and much more!)
If you haven't seen Pioneer lately, you haven't seen it! Explore the newest information resources such as Learning Express eBooks and test prep, more web-based activities, multimedia and movies, resources that perfectly support the new CCSS language arts core and more.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Media Center

12:00pm

Smartboard Training Series – Session 2 of 5
This is more of the basics of Smart Notebook. This also covers basics of the Toolbar, including some of the navigation tools. The Gallery is also covered. Participants will create an interactive activity using the Gallery that they can use in their classroom. This session is part of a 5 part series on Smart Notebook software for Smartboards. Check out all the sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).


Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A104, Choir Room

12:00pm

Technology in Schools Q & A
SPOTLIGHT-2nd Session-As a follow up to the opening Keynote, join Rushton in a question and answer panel dicussing issues with emerging technologies in our schools.
http://www.nextvista.org/, http://twitter.com/rushtonh

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1051

12:00pm

Wiki While You Work
Using wiki pages in the classroom can help students collaborate and communicate. It also provides a place for students to find information about assignments and to complete homework. Learn about the characteristics of wikis, how to operate and manage them, and a variety of classroom applications including how to create a free wiki site to use with students.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1045

1:15pm

A School Wide One-To-One Program
Timpanogos Intermediate School, in Wasatch School District, has an enrollment of 800 plus students. This year every fifth grader was issued a netbook during the first week of school. Next year, every student in the school will have their own netbook. In this presentation, we will discuss the philosophy behind the choice to use netbook computers, how this program was funded, the annual deployment and recovery of the computers, how they have been used over the last year, the maintenance program for the netbooks, and other fascinating things we have encountered along the way.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J219

1:15pm

Assess, Address, Success! Leveraging Data and Assessment in the Digital Age to Inform Instruction
Are you challenged with managing your assessment data over time from multiple sources? Whether it’s at the district, school, or in the classroom, one the biggest challenges educators face is effectively managing and analyzing a wide variety of data to improve student performance.

Join this session to explore strategies that best leverage a variety of data to inform assessment and instruction using an online, integrated data and assessment management system. Learn how to easily view, disaggregate, and analyze data, enabling you to focus your resources right where you need them most and make data driven decisions to positively impact student learning.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E112

1:15pm

Budget Cut Your Field Trips?
Involving students in Video Field Trips via Interactive Videoconferencing (IVC) is a great way to bring the world to your classroom, but how do you get started? What kinds of opportunities are available? Where do you get the equipment and how do you pay for it? This session will answer all the questions about IVC Video Field Trips and provide information on grant opportunities. Come armed with your questions to ask the experts!

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J211

1:15pm

I Have an iPad…Now What?
This session will focus on helping you get the most out of your iPad or other iOS devices for classroom instruction. We’ll discuss some of the myths vs. facts of what these devices can do, introduce you to some incredible apps for productivity, and spend some time directing you to some amazing resources to discover the best apps for YOUR classroom.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1045

1:15pm

Instructional Strategies for a Mobile Learning Environment

Pedagogy for teaching in a mobile learning environment incorporating Project Based Instruction, Problem Based Instruction, Classroom Instruction That Works, and other resources.


Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1539

1:15pm

Manage Your Digital Curriculum from One Simple Solution
SAFARI Montage’s Effective Digital Classroom will help schools manage their classroom technology, build digital curricula, integrate with district-wide software applications, moderate and share user-content and broadcast instruction directly into homes and all forms of mobile devices. This K-12 Effective Digital Classroom showcases interactive 3-D content, virtual interactive student response systems integrated with iPads for formative assessment, interactive projectors, audio enhancement, live digital resources, wireless solutions and much more.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
E113

1:15pm

Math FastTrack
Using UTIPS to create quick formative assessments that can be used daily, weekly, or any way you choose.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
2006

1:15pm

Presenting with Prezi
Prezi is a great online alternative to PowerPoint, and the recent update has made it even better. Create dynamic presentations that break away from the rigid mold of slide-based presenting. Come learn how to use Prezi to build presentations that zoom! You can even feature your Prezis on your my.uen page. Prezi offers free education licenses that offer bonus features. Come watch a demonstration of what Prezi can do, or sign up for a Prezi Education account before the session, bring your laptop, and build your first Prezi during the session: http://prezi.com/profile/signup/edu/
http://my.uen.org/myuen/64050

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1536

1:15pm

Publishing Your Own Textbook is Easy
Imagine you and your students actually becoming published authors! With Lulu.com you or your students can publish paperbacks, hardbacks, textbooks, presentations, brochures, comic books, books of artwork or photography, calendars, yearbooks, portfolios, posters, and more, in both black-and-white and color. You can also publish digital media like ebooks, images, music, CDs, videos, fonts, and more. It is great for publishing your own book or for a student or class project. The publication can be publicly sold online for a profit (set your own royalty) or for no profit (only the printing cost). Or you can keep it private and get only a single copy for yourself or your class. The three presenters from Payson High School have taken different approaches. David Rockwood privately self-published a sport psychology book that is being used all across the nation. Brian Blake took an open source biology textbook, edited and customized it to fit his own class’ needs, and published it; It is being used by the Nebo School District. Linda Walter co-wrote a chemistry textbook to be used by her own classes, which is also being used by the Nebo School District.

Speakers
LW

Linda Walter

Teacher, Payson High School
This is the first presentation that I have made on this particular topic. I have taught Chemistry and Physics for 30 years and am teaching Math for the first time in many years at this time. Canvas has been challenging, especially for mathematics and AP Physics. My Open Math has bridged... Read More →


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
I-206

1:15pm

Smart Response Training Series – Session 1 of 2
This is gets into the basics of Smart Response. You will learn the basics as well as how to insert a question, insert a title page, use instant questions, use existing paper test with Smart Response, deliver your questions with Smart Response, and briefly look at the results. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A104, Choir Room

1:15pm

Technology to Increase Vocabulary Complexity in Writing
Teaching students to use Microsoft Word Spell Check, Dictionary.com, My Access Word Bank, and other online resources to increase the complexity of the vocabulary words used in their writing.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G102

1:15pm

The Dummies Guide to Designing and Teaching Hybrid Teaching Courses
Hybrid courses couple technology with innovative teaching practices to increase flexibility and engagement. Hybrids transform one or more face-to-face sessions into online experiences, reducing physical seat time without diminishing educational outcomes.

Because hybrid courses require significant re-thinking of teaching practices and understanding of new technology, this workshop will help you design your next hybrid course.

In Hybrid courses, the pedagogical focus shifts more responsibility to students, who do work online, either in self-paced activities (e.g., use of courseware for announcements, quizzes, asynchronous discussion boards) or small groups (e.g., discussions, chats/forums, projects/assignments).

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J214

1:15pm

Troubleshooting Your Technology-Enabled Classroom WHEN Challenges Arise
Basic information to share among teachers and tech leads on how to create resolutions to challenges that arise. We will discuss basic troubleshooting steps, Support structures, where to go for more help, and how training helps ease problems in the classroom.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A102, Band Room

1:15pm

Updating Your Teaching Style
SPOTLIGHT-3rd Session-Tired of looking at the same old things in your closet? Want to update your look and add style and flair without breaking the bank? In this fun, hands-on class, you will learn how to see what's really hanging in your closet, combine existing articles of clothing for a new look, wear accessories in imaginative ways, and dress to emphasize the positives in your body. We'll also look at wardrobe essentials and discuss what to keep, what to toss, and what to buy to round out your wardrobe.
http://www.chiconashoestring.com/


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
1051

1:15pm

Using Smartboards to improve student participation and retention.
This session will discuss ways teachers can use notebook software to plan rigorous, interactive, effective lessons. We will look at ways to use the smartboard as lesson planning tool. We will incorporate elements of the lesson activity tool kit, linked video clips, sound, the flick capabilities of notebook to create affective lessons and reviews. Attendees will see unique ideas on how to use the tools in notebook, as well as gain access to prebuilt lessons and review templates.


Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J220

1:15pm

UTIPS Core Training
Learn the ins and outs of the new UTIPS Core Program. Move your old UTIPS assessments to the new system. Leave the conference ready to use the program in your classroom. NOTE: You must either have a new account set up in the new system or contact your district’s UTIPS administrator to get an “enrollment code”. Your old account login will NOT work to get into the new system.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
G104

2:30pm

Collaborative Writing and Research Using Google Docs
Do you want students to work together on a project or just share ideas in real-time? Can you provide a way for multiple students to create, revise, and edit content all at the same time? Ever have trouble where a student takes a writing assignment home and never brings it back? Or can you picture the student that you don't trust to take the assignment home in the first place?

Google Docs offers a free solution that engages all students to collaborate together to share ideas and create content together. All you need is a Gmail account to get started.

Reviewing the new Common Core, I noticed that students in elementary grades are now required to create content online. This last summer I started to create and post some content myself and found it to be quite exciting. I tried to bring this excitement into my classroom by using Google Docs and also Wikispaces. We found that Wikispaces is a great place to publish the work and that Google Docs is better for the prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and overall collaborative approach.

My intent is to show teachers how to create and share documents in Google Docs as well as how students can go do research together or go through the writing process. Teachers will see the power of multiple students accessing the same document at home or at school to complete a project. Of course, this power extends beyond writing and the elementary grades.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1023B (Lab A)

2:30pm

Creating Movies using Windows Movie Maker
Instruction on how to use Movie Maker to create movies using songs that help teach curriculum.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2006

2:30pm

Discover best practices of a BYOD program!
From school board buy-in to CIPA to policy updates to the technology infrastructure, discover the challenges, benefits, and best practices of a Bring Your Own Device Program! Anyone considering a BYOD or mobile learning initiative will benefit from technical and curricular information, best practices, and real-world examples. In addition to a presentation, attendees can expect a collaborative discussion and question and answer period around this hot topic!

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
F102

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

Excel: Full Color Data Management
Learn to use sort, filter, conditional formatting, charts and a couple basic functions that will make managing your data more colorful and fun. Get tips for working with dates and flagging problems or highlighting highs to draw attention to the places you need it focused in a big sheet of raw information.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G104

2:30pm

Increasing Student Engagement with Online Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum

Maximize learning with online courses! Whether your model is blended, hybrid, completely online, or in a classroom, the ability to employ technology in a facilitated learning environment enables teachers and students to engage in a supportive learning environment.

Recognized by the United States Distance Learning Association with a 2011 Distance Learning Award, Education2020’s online learning system offers opportunities for students in grades 6-12 at both ends of the learning spectrum. Advanced students can take courses beyond their grade level or study subjects not offered. For students who are struggling, e2020 provides crucial supplemental and remedial support.

Students are engaged in the learning process through a completely multi-media online environment including animations, simulations, video-based presentations, vocabulary development, and exploration activities that support each lesson presented by a highly-qualified virtual teacher via recorded video. Online homework, evaluations, and other engaging activities reinforce student understanding ensuring content mastery.
• Core content
• Dropout prevention
• Targeted interventions
• Overage programs
• Credit recovery
• Credit advancement and AP courses
• Career education electives
• STEM courses

The USchool DistrictLA Awards acknowledge major accomplishments with demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies.

“As a premier organization for the distance learning profession, we honor e2020, Inc., as an industry leader,” said Dr. John G. Flores, executive director of USchool DistrictLA. “e2020, Inc., has raised the bar of excellence and we are truly honored by its contributions to the distance learning industry.”

Come hear what others are talking about!



Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1041

2:30pm

Integrating Technology and the 1:1 Classroom
Learn about many tools for integrating technology into your lessons and curriculum. See how to ready yourself for a 1:1 environment in your classroom (one device for each student). Learn how four schools, two elementary and two junior highs, have implemented 1:1 technology.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
I-206

2:30pm

Making the iPad work for you and your students in the classroom.
A collaborative discussion on using the iPad to deliver instruction in the classroom. The goal is to share some ideas on effectively using IPad in the classroom setting. Included will be mistakes to avoid, management of the lab (settings on the iPad to use and to avoid), websites that work well with the iPad, free apps, good apps, and apps worth buying. (I teach math, but if you have found a good app for your curriculum, please bring the name so we can all share what we know.)

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
I-210

2:30pm

Smart Response Training Series – Session 2 of 2
This is gets into more depth in Smart Response. You will learn to create your class list as well as look at the results in Smart Response a bit deeper, including running reports to analyze formative data. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A104, Choir Room

2:30pm

Speaking Web 2.0
Do you have troubles easily keeping in touch with your students and their parents? Do you know what a 'tweet' is? Want to learn about some great FREE tools available to you online that will help you enter the 21st century of collaborative communication? Then this is the session for you!

We'll look at some very effective ways to utilize the technology that your students are providing to you for no cost and are dying to use in class - their mobile phones - to poll your class to instantly check for understanding on their part, and provide feedback to them as well. We'll also take a look at unequivocally the easiest way to maintain a web page to catalog your class happenings. I'll also show you how to simultaneously communicate this information to parents and students automatically where they already are - Facebook and Twitter, as well as give you a Facebook-like option classroom community builder that is not blocked in your schools.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1045

2:30pm

Symbaloo-Your Online Life on One Page
We will demonstrate how we have used Symbaloo to organize bookmarks and make internet use easier and safer with Early Elementary,ELL, and Special Needs students. Attendees will set up a free Symbaloo account, create a web mix, search for pre-made web mixes, and learn how to create their own tiles. Ideas would be applicable to all age ranges.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1541

2:30pm

UTIPS Core is Ready
Learn about the new version of UTIPS, how to merge your current UTIPS account into your UTIPS Core account, how to create new assessments, add equations, websites, and media, how to administer assessments to your students, and how assessments can be easily shared by you and your colleagues. UTIPS Core includes items aligned to the Common Core for math – come see how to access those!


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Media Center

2:30pm

Why this Tech Stuff Matters
SPOTLIGHT-4th Session-Our professional experiences as teachers are shaped by so many things each day - the words of colleagues, the attitudes of parents, the directives of administrators, and even the facial expressions of our students. How has technology made the experiences of teachers and students better or worse, and what do these changes remind us about who we are and what we do? Come join Rushton for an exploration of values and possibilities, and bring your humor and your heart - they're required.
http://www.nextvista.org/, http://twitter.com/rushtonh

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1051
 
Saturday, March 3
 

8:00am

Google Contacts and Calendars
In this session the presenter will address two of the most commonly used Google Applications; Contacts and Calendars. Many users have not taken the time to learn how to take full advantage of these two directly accessible desktop applications. Spend an hour exploring the settings and most common uses. Bring your own laptop (BYOL). The focus is on teacher and administrator use and time will not permit working with mobile interface. It is imperative to have a Google Mail account to take full advantage of this session.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
G103

8:00am

Hands-on Promethean ActivInspire Workshop
You'll receive enough instruction to get you started and guidance to find ready-to-go activities and resources. Work with teachers in similar grade level or content area or create and share lessons. Previous experience is needed to have the full experience. Bring your own laptop so you can save your work.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1536

8:00am

Managing iPads and Androids Implemented in your School

With an influx of mobile devices flooding the market and educational institutions it is imperative that students and educators alike learn how to properly utilize these devices within the classroom and out. This presentation will discuss how to capitalize on the features that these mobile devices offer to be used for beneficial and interactive education, with some extra focus spent on securing and managing district owned devices.


Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
J223

8:00am

Safe Web 2.0 in Education: Blogging, Messaging, Sharing, and Collaborating
The benefits of collaborative, engaging, dynamic education are touted again and again. But the task for IT is to figure out how to open up those learning opportunities while still ensuring safety, security, and CIPA compliance. See how you can extend the traditional classroom into a safe online learning environment that gives teachers and students access to Web 2.0 tools and resources they need for more engaging and active learning--but also provides IT with safety, monitoring, and reporting.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
F102

8:00am

Smartboard Training Series – Session 3 of 5
This is gets a bit beyond the basics of Smart Notebook software. This will include tools such as cloning, digital ink, the line and shape tools and the magic pen. Participants will create an interactive activity for their classroom using these tools. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
A104, Choir Room

8:00am

The end is near? Common Core Standards in Your Classroom
SPOTLIGHT-5th Session-2012 may be the end of the world, but it won't be due to implementing the common core in your classroom. Come participate in this informative session and learn how using common core strategies in your classroom can improve student literacy and help you address national standards. We promise the world won't end if you attend!
http://www.schools.utah.gov/core/

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1051

8:00am

Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 1
Welcome to PEARSON The Next Generation!
Come and see what the future holds for digital instruction. Join Pearson for a exclusive technology symposium for K-12 technology directors, administrators and educators. Experience the newest educational technologies, dashboards and instructional tools. See how Pearson is reinventing teacher support for the 21st century classroom.


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
1538

8:00am

What's New with Polycom
Distance Learning and more with Polycom. Elaine Shuck has earned a global reputation for melding unified communications to support educational achievement. Elaine knows the hard constraints facing today’s educators while recognizing the high expectations of digitally connected students. She has designed and implemented programs that not only stretch scarce dollars but also inspire students as they collaborate with renowned thought-leaders. Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the US Distance Learning Association (USchool DistrictLA). An authority on social media, collaborative learning, and the use of best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with a host of educational groups and serves on the Board of USchool DistrictLA.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
A102, Band Room

8:00am

Beginning Photoshop for All Content Areas
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
Through this hands-on workshop, you will develop a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CS5. This class is designed for teachers of all content areas with little to no previous knowledge of Photoshop, and will teach skills applicable to any classroom curriculum. Techniques include Content-Aware Fill, compositing, using Layers, adding text to images, preparing images for the web and more. Learn the tools necessary to create fliers, handouts, and images for websites, tests and assignments. Written tutorials will also be provided.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 11:30am
1023D (Lab B)

8:00am

Getting (Rm Change) More out of (and into) your eReader with Utah Education Network's Pioneer Library (Location Change)
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Are you thinking about getting an eReader. Come learn about the features of some of the most popular new devices. Also learn how to get more out of and put more into the different devices. Public Pioneer provides books through your local library system and K-12 Pioneer has great resources for use on many eReaders. We will also discuss tools for converting PDF's to ePub and how to create ePub books with online and desktop tools. Come get your book on!


Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2012 8:00am - 11:30am
F118

8:00am

Google Tools for Teaching and Learning
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
They said this many powerful and free Google resources couldn't be packed into a single session. They were wrong! Step inside, buckle your seatbelt, and get ready to get excited about possibilities that won't cost you or your school a dime. We'll cover both the tools and the projects one might do with them, and finish with info about becoming a Google Certified Teacher.
http://www.nextvista.org/, http://twitter.com/rushtonh

Speakers

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

9:15am

How to become a video Ninja

Do you want to get video off the Internet or more specifically, YouTube? Would you like to be able to use a clip from your favorite commercial video in your classroom? How about having a DVD on your computer HD? We'll be moving fast, but will introduce you to tools that will do all this and more. Check out www.trainerob.com for the list of tools.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with... Read More →



Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 9:35am
Gym

9:15am

Building a Class Website with Weebly
Beginner to intermediate tips and tricks for building and maintaining a class website using Weebly. Learn the basics of building a site to more advanced features like embedding documents and media, managing content, custom editing and more. Participants will have a functional website by the end of the session.

Will also share multiple examples of teacher websites and student created sites that have been built using Weebly.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
G104

9:15am

How to Effectively Create Google Forms
With Google Docs, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet.

Since forms are filled out online, there’s no need to enter in results manually. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Docs spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information.

You can send forms to anyone - even those outside of your school Apps domain. Respondants can access the form via email, a published webpage, or embedded on a site.

Forms also generates an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
G103

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

Min to win with IT
SPOTLIGHT-6th Session-Minute to win with Instructional Technology will demonstrate various online tools and examples of how they can be used in the classroom. We will attempt to cover one tool a minute, can you keep up?
http://my.uen.org/myuen/2182

Speakers
GW

Glen Westbroek

I am a Science Teacher and my School Science Department Chair. I am also the District Science Specialist. I am an amateur radio operator, like to ride a bicycle, go camping, hiking, and canoeing. http://tinyurl.com/ojh-sci... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1051

9:15am

Promethean Expressions - Taking your Interactive Assesment to the Next Level
Students today expect the ability to engage interactively with information and technology. Promethean Active Expressions engage students with a regular QWERTY keyboard that enables students to respond with complete sentences. Tie this to the ActivBoard interactive whiteboard and anything that can be seen or done on a computer screen to be projected – bringing the classroom to life. The next generation Interactive Whiteboard that offers a true collaborative learning experience has arrived, the ActivBoard 500 Pro system.


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
E113

9:15am

Smartboard Training Series – Session 4 of 5
This is gets a bit beyond the basics of Smart Notebook software. This will include tools such as Dual Page display, Screen Capture, Document Camera tool, Flip, Picture Transparency, Grouping, Locking, and clearing the screen. Participants will create an interactive activity for their classroom utilizing what they have learned. This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
A104, Choir Room

9:15am

Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 2
Welcome to PEARSON The Next Generation!
Come and see what the future holds for digital instruction. Join Pearson for a exclusive technology symposium for K-12 technology directors, administrators and educators. Experience the newest educational technologies, dashboards and instructional tools. See how Pearson is reinventing teacher support for the 21st century classroom.


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1538

10:30am

Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) and Clickers
Using mobile devices and online resources to create interactive environments without purchasing expensive hardware.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
2004

10:30am

Animation Made Easy
Ever wanted to create an animation to teach a lesson, do a book review, share classroom procedures, or just have fun? Learn how to make your own animation with an easy, free website called Xtranormal. Preview at http://www.xtranormal.com/

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
1023B (Lab A)

10:30am

Creative Tools on the Web
SPOTLIGHT-7th Session-With the Web 2.0 revolution, the Web has become the home of hundreds of creative tools that students and teachers can use to build their own exciting projects and media. Learn about tools like Go Animate, which makes it fun and easy to create animated cartoons online, and Creaza, which has a suite of creative tools including a great mind mapping tool. These creative tools, as well as others we'll discuss, empower your students' imagination and learning!
http://my.uen.org/myuen/64050

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
1051

10:30am

Document Camera Strategies
Learn how to maximize the use of your document camera with strategies based on Bob Marzano’s Classroom Strategies that work. Get beyond using your document camera as a glorified overhead projector by engaging your students and utilizing the great resources of your computer. This session will be shown on a Smartboard with a Smart Document Camera, but the strategies shown can be used on any type of document camera (Elmo, Avervision, Avermedia, Samsung, etc.) with any interactive whiteboard (Promethean, Interwrite, Mimeo, Etc.).


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
A102, Band Room

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

10:30am

Smartboard Training Series – Session 5 of 5
This is gets a bit beyond the basics of Smart Notebook software. This will include tools such as Layering, Fill tool, recognizing languages, and text tool. Participants will create an interactive activity for their classroom utilizing what they have learned.This session is part of a 2 part series on Smart Response (clickers) within Notebook software (also for Smartboards). Check out both sessions to see which concepts are taught in each. You will learn strategies for integrating those tools into your curriculum. Bring your own laptop with the software installed if you would like to follow along. (You can download it at www.smarttech.com/downloads).


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
A104, Choir Room

10:30am

Teaching With Canvas
If your school or district has licensed Canvas, join me to see how this innovative course management tool can be used to deliver online courses, or support a regular face-to-face classroom, with rich content and student interactivity, as well as help students gain skills needed for success with online learning.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
I-208

10:30am

To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Twitter as an instructional tool? Yes! Tweet props to your students, post the word of the day, hurl Elizabethan insults, the answer to a math problem, play by play historical events and much more. Walk away with simple to implement Twitter tips!


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
1048

10:30am

Welcome to Mobile Learning Part 3
Welcome to PEARSON The Next Generation!
Come and see what the future holds for digital instruction. Join Pearson for a exclusive technology symposium for K-12 technology directors, administrators and educators. Experience the newest educational technologies, dashboards and instructional tools. See how Pearson is reinventing teacher support for the 21st century classroom.


Saturday March 3, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
1538