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Friday, March 2
 

10:45am

Brainpop.com Kerpoof.com and Edublogs.org
Learning can be fun and effective through technology. Brainpop instructional videos and games are not only on the core, but they help students understand the concepts in a clear and simplified way. Kerpoof is a free online tool that enables students to design storyboards and prewrite their stories in an easy to make, animated way, making their writing come to life. Edublogs allow your students to share their writing and collaborate safely online. My students have loved using these tools in their learning this year!


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
I-208

10:45am

Bringing the New Common Core to the Classroom
This session will include simple, practical ways to bring the New Common Core into your classroom by integrating subjects. Participants will make items, play with software and other fun games and tools. Lakeshore will provide many of the materials used in the session and each participant will leave full of new tricks and materials.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1546

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

10:45am

Cool Tools on the Web for Science
Free online resources to teach science that you may not have found yet. Some of the best downloads, interactives, video sources, and more. We will also discuss some free presentation tools for your computer. Upper elementary through high school emphasis.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
2004

10:45am

Creating Virtual, Online, and Blended Programs in Your Schools

Virtual Learning, Online Learning, Blended Learning -- What does it all mean? This session will explore how a school can begin the process of offering Virtual, Online, and Blended Solutions in their school and district. What are the considerations when creating these programs? How can these programs benefit schools and students? What are possibilities and what the pitfalls?



Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1538

10:45am

Don't know where to start? Effective Lesson Planning with Technology
Do you have exciting technology in your classroom? Do you struggle with time for planning technology-rich lessons? Go beyond projecting an object with a visual presenter (aka document camera) or using an interactive whiteboard as an overpriced screen to integrating the technology into your lesson planning. Learn how visual presenters can add dimension and how students can actively use interactive whiteboards to learn. This presentation explores best practices for utilizing tools to engage students and accelerate learning. Examine sample lessons and discover how to examine them for effective technology use. A helpful checklist is used to evaluate tasks to make sure they are standards-based, engaging, problem-based and/or using technology to enhance academic achievement. Characteristics from the checklist are seen in lesson plans that successfully integrate technology. Learn steps to follow when planning to help decide when, how and if you will use technology tools. In addition, I will share resources to help you on your journey to a fully integrated classroom. Walk away with tips, strategies & more to help you successfully use your technology tools to accelerate student learning.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
E109

10:45am

Effectively using Flip Cameras in Your Classroom
How to use Flip Cameras in the classroom. Easy ways to have children practice vocabulary, fluency, spelling, and more. Learn how to conduct performance assessments with Flip Cameras for several subject areas. Students can also film each other for different activities after given a few easy to remember rules. It is easy to use these cameras, so why not know how to let your students extend their learning by filming. It makes learning more exciting!

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
I-210

10:45am

Garageband as a Language Arts Tool
Few deny the power of music in both learning and inspiration. How many of us learned the alphabet with the power of a song?

This class is meant to instruct teachers how Apple's Garageband software may open up new avenues for learning. Even teachers who can't carry a tune in a bucket may benefit from these musical tools.

Come see how poetry and songwriting can complement your teaching and inspire a few reluctant learners.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1541

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.

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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

Introducing: SIS2000+, the USOE's free solution for managing students.
Did you know the the Utah State Office of Education offers a FREE student information system? Introducing SIS2000+. SIS2000+ is the free solution for maintaining and managing student grades, attendance, and courses. Includes such features as: enrollment, academic history,test history, special programs, grade book, transcripts, lunch services, SEOP, behavior, and much, much more. Web access for teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Automatically exports daily to UTREx. No cost for application software. No annual maintenance fees.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
I-206

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

Mind-Blowing Apps to Enhance the 6 Traits of Writing
Do you want to use your iPad or Ipod Touch to engage students in your classroom?

During this interactive class, you will learn about some astonishing apps for iPads and other iOS products to increase engagement and motivate students while teaching the 6 Traits of writing. Each participant will be given a list of apps to enhance teaching the 6 Traits through projects and activities, and will be shown how to use many of them with confidence. The apps will provide a variety of activities to engage and motivate every learner and create success in the writing process. Using these apps for writing is a new approach that will provide interest for the students rather than packets and textbooks.

Here is a preview of some of the kinds of apps you will see and use during this presentation:
Total Recall, Teleprompt+ for iPad, Utah Write, English Gr5 Lite, SimpleMind+, PuppetPals HD, and InAWorld Drama.

Whether you are new to the whole technology scene or just want to pick up a few new tricks, this presentation is for you! Hope to see you there.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1045

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

Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum
Now you have obtained that shiny new iPad to use in your classroom. Then the realization hits . . . how do you integrate? What are some awesome apps for students use? How can your iPad help you stay focused and on task as a teacher? Can I use my iPad to help my students master their basic math facts? Is it possible to improve fluency using an iPad? Some of my students have very poor penmanship, how can my iPad help? How do I turn my iPad into an interactive whiteboard? If you find yourself asking these questions, come find some answers.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
G103

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,

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

10:45am

Presenting and Teaching with the iPad
Take the mystery out of presenting from the iPad. Learn all the options for connecting the iPad to a projector. See the best whiteboard, presentation and interactive apps. Even learn how to use the iPad as a remote control for your laptop. Also why you may want to take another look at Apple TV.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1041

10:45am

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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).

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

10:45am

SMARTboarding, bridging the gap between teachers and technology.
SMARTboarding is a start-up education consulting, and an educational technology resources provider. Our mission is to share news, resources, and information to promote the using of technology to support high quality education.
We have just launched our web site and we would like to take the UCET opportunity to share it with all the education industry.
Our session will include:
- Web site general overview.
- Educational basis and design of our resources.
- Smartboard resource activity example.
We hope you will enjoy it!
Feel free to take a look of our web site here: http://www.smartboarding.es


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
G104

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.

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

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.


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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.

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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!

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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 Cell Phones for Learning (Even When They Are Banned)
Stop fighting and start embracing the power of cell phones for learning by becoming aware of and ready to use many FREE cell phone tools such as Wiffiti, Poll Everywhere, Twitter, ChaCha, iPadio, Voki, group texting & more. Cell phones are student-loved devices that can be used to enhance learning.
Participants will:
-Learn a 5-Step progressive plan for using cell phones in education.
-Become aware of the effective uses of cell phones professionally.
-Learn how to strengthen the home-school connection.
-Become aware of how cell phones can be used for homework (even in schools where they are banned).
-Gain experience using the tools during the session.
-Take home a get started guide with links and steps for getting started with each of the free tools.
-Experience examples of effective AUP, permission letters, privacy and boundaries procedures, and successful classroom management plans for when cell phones are used in class.
-Understand how cell phone tools support research-based instructional strategies.
Leveraging technology that staff and students know and love is motivating for all. The five-step plan provides a progression that enables educators to sensibly use cell phones for learning in a way that will make sense for students, their families, and themselves. More and more schools across the country are rewriting policy and providing professional development in order to harness the power of cell phones for teaching, and for learning. The result is increased communication, 21st century skill development, and enhanced lessons.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
1539

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

Using What You Have or Finding It for Free
We will explore different technology options that are either free or you may already have to help students with reading or writing to access their curriculum and create and edit their own unique work.

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Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
J222

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!

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

10:45am

Writing Assistance Using Desktop and Portable Word Prediction
Do your students have difficulty spelling but can choose a desired word from a written list? Would they benefit from having a computer speak word choices and constructed sentences to them? Do your students have challenging fine motor skills that inhibit handwriting or need help increasing productivity with keyboarding? Co:Writer, a word prediction program, may be the solution. This session will demonstrate the steps to using Co:Writer 6, including how to customize vocabulary to meet student needs and classroom curriculum. We will also discuss the Neo, a portable solution to make Co:Writer accessible anywhere.


Friday March 2, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
I-209