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Saturday, March 3
 

9:15am

1st-3rd grade Language Arts Made Spectacular
Engaging ways to teach and review early elementary skills will be shown in this session. Participants will learn ways to teach langaguage arts and writing to very young students while engaging them in multi-sensory learning. Every participant will receive software from Lakshore Learning and be in the running for additional products.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1546

9:15am

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

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

9:15am

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

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

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.

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

9:15am

Digital anthologies using ekphrastic writing
This is a great workshop that will show teachers how to create a student anthology of writing and will explore the use of ekphrastic expression in the creative writing or language arts classroom. This project contains examples and assignments that teachers can use immediately and ideas for classroom projects and web quests that they can incorporate into many different areas of study. It can be hands on or presentation.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
2006

9:15am

EEE Pad - Applications for Special Education
This session will focus on the Asus EEE Pad and how it can be used in Special Education settings. The session is especially for UAAACT team members who would like to receive an Asus EEE Pad for their team assessment kit. All UAAACT teams that have at least one team member in attendance at this session will receive an EEE Pad during the session. We will then review some practical applications, describing how this device might help middle school and high school students in special education settings.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
I-209

9:15am

Electronic Adventure Stories
Engage students by having them write stories with alternate endings. The stories can then be made available for others to enjoy on the web. The step-by-step process from first idea to the final posting will be presented.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
J222

9:15am

Finding Scientific Research Opportunities for You and Your Students
Good science teachers know that activities are more meaningful if they are inquiry-based, using real data acquired by the students themselves. The challenge is finding authentic research opportunities and projects. We will share the successes we've had and some of the programs available to teachers and/or students to do real, open-ended research using authentic data from NASA and elsewhere. We'll also talk about alternative research projects, such as podcasts, vodcasts, internships, job shadowing, and research on the history of science.


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
I-207

9:15am

Formative Assessment Strategies Using a Student Response System
A collection of formative assessment strategies to use in your class with your student response system. Identify intervention needs more quickly and accurately to help your students before their misunderstanding becomes a larger problem. The presentation will show the strategies implemented using Smart Response on a Smartboard, but the same strategies will work just as well with any other type of clickers, such as Promethean Activote, Active Expression, iClicker, Quizdom, Examview, Etc.


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
A102, Band Room

9:15am

How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Ten Ways to Enhance Student Learning using Common Core Standards.
Okay, I know about the Common Core Standards, now where do I go from here? This session is geared towards helping teachers enhance student learning using common core standards, by adapting their current curriculums to meet the Common Core Standards and incorporating the newer portions of the CCSS standards (including argument writing, informational texts, etc.).

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
E104

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

Keyboarding Online--Real Skills! NO Hunting & Pecking!
60-DAY FREE TRIAL! Keyboarding Online--Real Skills! will lead participants in group discussions covering common problems and solutions of web-based software--such as cheating, Internet down, bandwidth. See current web-based technology that addresses these concerns and especially solving the #1 problem in teaching keyboarding--breaking/preventing Hunting & Pecking. Other solutions include individualizing for slow/fast learners, automatic grading and recording of scores and grades, a video presentation of correct keyboarding techniques, FREE Formatting lessons (letters, memos tables, job skills, etc.), FREE Microsoft Applications lessons (Windows, Publisher, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), and more. Affordable!!! 60-DAY FREE TRIAL!

Speakers
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Barbara Ellsworth

CIO, Ellsworth Publishing
Masters Degree in Computer Information Science Senior Software Engineer and programmer for Ellsworth Publishing Company for 10 years. Presenter at many State Educational Technology Conferences.


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
F102

9:15am

Livescribe Smartpen: 50+ uses
Come see how to use the Livescribe pen for creating talking word walls, study guides, tests, worksheets, communication displays, and much more. This session will also demonstrate how to use Pencasts.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
I-208

9:15am

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

Speakers

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

9:15am

NASA CONNECT: MEASUREMENT, RATIOS, AND GRAPHING: 
3, 2, 1…. Crash!
Using the NASA award winning Mathematics on line program, participants will learn how NASA improves aircraft performance and safety by conducting extreme tests such as crashing planes, skidding tires, and blasting water. Participants will build small “fizz” rocket vehicles using measurement, ratios, and graphing to make predictions and draw conclusions during their extreme tests. Participants conduct simple classroom rocket car experiment to (1) measure and collect data, (2) develop ratios and graphs to analyze their data, (3) compare their results, and (4) predict possible solutions for their real-world problems.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
J218

9:15am

Pixie 3 Creativity and Collaboration for Today's Learner
Explore ways you can use Pixie, Tech4Learning's 21st century student creativity tool, to unlock learning and build thinking skills in your classroom curriculum. Learn how collaboration improves student learning and a how a video project, interactive stories, and animations can help motivate students to produce their best work and meet Common Core Standards in a creative way.

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Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1023B (Lab A)

9:15am

Preparing for the rigors of writing under the Common Core Standards.
One of the biggest challenges facing schools with the introduction of Common Core Standards is the rigors of writing across the curriculum. Come get hands on with Renaissance Learning’s interactive keyboard the NEO 2, and see how these great devices are helping students across the country improve their writing and keyboarding skills. These interactive keyboards allow students to work in the classroom on writing and keyboarding saving valuable computer lab time. Students can wirelessly transfer their writing to their teacher, and wirelessly receive writing assignment from their teacher. Writing is not all these powerful little keyboards can do, the NEO 2 also has a full classroom response system built in, a Math Facts in a Flash practice software, and works with multiple software programs like: Accelerated Read, Accelerated Math, Google Docs, My Access, Study Island, and many more. So come see the NEO 2 in action and see how it can help your students.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1041

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

Scratch in the Elementary Grades
Recently we introduced fourth- and fifth-grade students to programming with Scratch. Our experiences with these young students, including challenges and rewards, will be described. Some samples of students' work will be displayed.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
J220

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

Using the 'i's every day: iPods, iPads, iTunes
We use the iPods, iPads, and iTunes every day in math, fluency, guided reading, writing, and science. In our 4th grade classrooms we have found ways to build mastery, increase engagement, and differentiate our instruction with the "i"s.

Speakers
AO

April Olsen

4-6 Teacher, Adams Elementary, Logan City School District


Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
1048

9:15am

Visual multimedia for learning: What, When, and How?
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Have you found yourself looking for digital images to augment your lessons and engage your learners? Should you pick a website with detailed pictures or abstract diagrams? In this session, research findings from studies on learning with visual representations will be used to engage teachers in thinking about what types of visuals are most useful for instruction, when they should be used, and how to support students in thinking deeply about visuals presented in the classroom. In this session, we will discuss how to reconcile and implement varied findings from the research literature. For example, research has found that abstract representations support knowledge transfer to new tasks but that novices need concrete representations that can be connected to background knowledge. The first half of this session will be an interactive presentation, in which examples will be used to facilitate discussion. The second half of the presentation will be a demonstration of how to use readily-available digital tools (e.g., PowerPoint and Google images) to create and modify optimal visuals for instruction and learning. Teachers are encouraged to bring a laptop equipped with PowerPoint and wireless access in order to follow along and try out hands-on techniques.

Speakers

Saturday March 3, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am
J223

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