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Friday, March 2
 

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.

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

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.

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

2:30pm

Come See the New SMART Stuff for 2012
Come and see what is new! See all the features that have been added recently, and get a sneak peak at the upcoming Smart Notebook 11! See some new features of Smartboard, Smart Response, Mixed Reality with the Smart Document camera. If you have a Smartboard you won’t want to miss this session!

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Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A102, Band Room

2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm

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 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1538

2:30pm

Deep Dive into Math - Take the Technology Plunge!
Learn to launch terrific tech tools (VoiceThread, Smart Notebook, GeoGebra, Screenr, SlideRocket, Adobe Connect, Khan Academy, Glogster, Google Docs,and Oneeko) to assess a deeper level of understanding from your students. Glide past multiple choice tests and dive into tech and project-based evaluations that will make deeper connections with students. Assessments anchored to the common core help students conceptualize and apply the material as well as make connections via technology. Walk away with practical projects you can present to your own students immediately!


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J214

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!

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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.

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

2:30pm

Education World
An introduction to the website, Education World. A vast, free collection of resources for teacher, adminstrators and students.

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Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2004

2:30pm

eMedia Activities

Utah Education Network and the Utah Instructional Media Consortium provide a wide variety of really amazing resources for use in the classroom. Come learn how to download, sync and stream eMedia onto iOS, Android and other handheld devices. Also participate in a hands-on strategy for getting more out of the resources in eMedia. BYOD if you have one.


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 →


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

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.

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avatar for Victoria Rasmussen

Victoria Rasmussen

technology professional development, UEN,


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

2:30pm

Fillable Forms with Microsoft Office 2010
Learn to create fillable forms where students can enter information without being able to change the form. These are then sent back to the teacher, making it a paperless experience.

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Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G101

2:30pm

Foreign Language Resources from Utah Education Network
Come see some of the best world language resources available on the Internet. We'll look at great Utah Education Network services like eMedia and CultureGrams, as well as other tools including Quizlet digital flashcards, Voki digital avatars, and more. You'll also see a sneak preview of Duolingo, an exciting new project that will make language learning fun and free. You'll walk away from this session with practical tools that you and your students can use immediately.
http://my.uen.org/myuen/64050

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Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1536

2:30pm

Free Resources to Use in the Classroom
In this session, participants will learn to use free software internet resources that will enhance classroom instruction.

Many of the tools used in this workshop will be used to encourage collaboration between students as well as professional colleagues.


Speakers
avatar for Colleen Bliss

Colleen Bliss

Educational Technology Special, Ed Tech, Canyons School District
I have taught school for a good long time. In 2008 after going back to college with my youngest son, I earned my Masters in Instruction Technology. Opened Canyons School District as an Ed Tech Specialist in 2009. My motto "Learn something new every day!" Nothing like technology to... Read More →
avatar for Sallie Warnecke

Sallie Warnecke

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
As an educational technology specialist, I use Plickers with teachers and students in grades 2-5 on a regular basis.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
F118

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.

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

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

2:30pm

iPads and Low Vision:Accessing the Curriculum the
We would present practical ideas on how to access the curriculum for low vision students K-12 on the iPad1 and iPad 2's, in the following areas:
1. scanning and accessing textbooks and other books
2. note taking
3. worksheets
4. student to student share sessions


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
I-209

2:30pm

iTunesU – How My Content Can Be Made Available to the World
In this presentation learn how Wasatch School District has leveraged iTunesU to enhance the experience of the substitute teacher and celebrate student work. Substitute teachers facilitate learning at Wasatch High School because of iTunesU. iTunesU has also worked well as a tool to motivate students in utilizing their planning, writing, critical thinking, and creativity in implementing what they are learning in the classroom. We will give you a short peek at the start to finish process of setting up your own iTunesU presence. iTunesU, a tool for any public classroom, not just the universities.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J219

2:30pm

Kindles in the Secondary Library Media Center
The Kindle e-book reader is a device that can be utilized effectively in the secondary library media center. This workshop will include hands-on experience with Kindles as well as information about how the device operates. Library cataloging of the Kindle, management information (permission and other forms) , utilizing free e-books from the public domain, and library promotion of the Kindle will also be addressed.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J221

2:30pm

Language Arts Resources from Utah Education Network
Learn about the resources available from Utah Education Network that can enrich your classroom! See where to find videos, interactives, content units and lesson plans to support your curriculum!

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1539

2:30pm

Magnificent Math K-3
Magnificent Math will combine engaging strategies, manipulatives and games for exciting Common Core Math learning. Lakeshore will provide software to each participant along with the opportunity to recieve other learning products.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1546

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

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

Reboot your Teaching: Using Technology with Common Core Standards
Using numerous online tools and strategies, teachers can meet the Common Core writing requirements, increase student writing, improve students' reading comprehension WITHOUT increasing teacher work load.

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Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
E104

2:30pm

simplifying proloquo2go
Proloquo@go is a speech output application for the iPad. For some kids this program can be overwhelming and confusing. This class will focus on how to simplify the program and how to individualize it for the students with whom you might be working.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
1048

2:30pm

SMART Camera & Other Tools
The SMART Document Camera™ offers a convenient way to display and explore images of objects anytime without losing the momentum of a lesson. The document camera works with SMART Notebook and allows the teacher to capture images and instantly add them to a SMART Notebook page. The SMART Document Camera works with SMART's education-specific mixed reality content. Incorporating mixed reality (3D, animated and audio-enriched content) into your lessons will be easy and seamless. This will be a beginners course on how to immerse the students in a rich 3D world by virtually connecting physical objects with 3D content in SMART Notebook.

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Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J220

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

Smartpens: Computerized Audio Pens. . . definitely NOT your grandma’s ballpoint!
It’s a digital audio device, a computer that digitizes your notes, it’s a calculator, a piano, and an audio-visual teacher. . . it’s AMAZING! This session will highlight the array of educational applications for the
Livescribe Smartpen, including: assistive technology for note taking and lecture review; possibilities for use in language arts, math and science curriculums; creating talking tests; oral worksheet answers; creating audio labels; use as an augmentative communication tool; and use for articulation and pronunciation practice; as well as an introduction to pencasts. The possibilities are endless.


Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
J218

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

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

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

Using iPads with Severely Involved Students
This session will address ways to use iPads with students who are severely disabled. Apps that support Cause/Effect, communication, and emerging concepts will be presented. Learn how to use switches with iPads, mount and position iPads on wheelchairs, and discover what kinds of cases and keyguards are available.

Speakers

Friday March 2, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
G103

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

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