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Friday, April 3


Cell Phones for Education
Want to learn how to create an environment to make cell phones and other devices work FOR you and not AGAINST you in your classroom? Come find out about free apps and creative ideas for you to use with students inside your classrooms in a BYOD atmosphere. Includes how to create expectations with devices. lynnelizabethshumate.weebly.com

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Lynn Smargis

Granite School District
Lynn is a tech junkie, educator and technology coach with over 10 years of experience. She is currently working in Granite School District. Lynn is a multiple grant recipient, receiving five technology grants in the past two years. Lynn's love for sharing ed tech knowledge and integrating... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Coding for Kids?
Anyone, including educators, can learn the basics of coding. Students can create and innovate using their problem solving skills in computer science. This presentation will give educators open sources that will include lesson overviews and programs that help teach students how to sequence and create simple instructions through coding. Participants will receive paid apps for their device that are coding and programming puzzles. Come prepared to receive resources that will require less prep time for teachers and more engaging learning time for students.

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Jeri Bankhead

Nearpod Pionear, Nearpod
Jeri Bankhead is currently retired and is a Nearpod Pionear, sharing with teachers the wonderful resource "Nearpod". Jeri was an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. She has 19 years of classroom experience as an Elementary teacher, and... Read More →
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PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She served as a Board Member of UCET for 5 years. In a world... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2503 McNelt


iPad Apps for Storytelling
The iPad has transitioned from being considered mostly a device for consuming media to now becoming an ideal device for creating media. Come learn to use several free iPad apps that make educational storytelling easy and joyful. Apps like Adobe Voice, TeleStory, PuppetPals, and Toontastic empower students and teachers to easily create exciting educational videos. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

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Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
I'm the creator and facilitator of an online course for UEN titled Game-Based Learning and Gamification. Before I came to UEN I was a Spanish teacher at the secondary level and used game-based learning extensively with my students. I've presented several times at UCET on similar game-related... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Maximizing on the Podcasting Renaissance
The podcast world is exploding in popularity, and now is the time to maximize this golden age of podcasting in the classroom! Come explore innovative ideas on how to use podcasts in your classroom with students, parents, and even teachers. Learn the best methods to implement it, apps to use, guidelines to follow, and gain ideas, ideas, and ideas! We will practice creating podcasts using simple-to-use-apps such as Fotobabble, Garage Band, and AudioBoom! Come gain some more tools to add to your education tool-belt to increase student engagement in your classroom! http://maximizingonthepodcastingrenaissance.weebly.com

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Samantha Mitchell

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Samantha Mitchell taught 5 years teaching in an eMINTS classroom and currently is a STS in Granite School District. She has her technology endorsement, gifted endorsement, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from the U of U. She is passionate about educational technology, and finding... Read More →
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Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


SMART BYOD - Experience Strategies for Effective BYOD or 1:1
There is so much that can be done to enhance the classroom when students have devices. Come and bring your device to get a chance to experience some of the fun engaging strategies for getting more out of those BYOD devices in your classroom. http://www.chariotgroup.com/UCET2015


Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Gruop
Bob Jackman is an expert on Smart Technologies and classroom integration of technology. He has presented at UCET for the last 7 years, as well as at SUECON. He does professional development all around the state on these topics.

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


That's One Flippin' Class
This session will provide you with tips and tricks for creating flipped lessons. Questions that will be reviewed are:

If I am not teaching, what am I doing?
What do I do with students who finish early with the classwork?
How do I know my students really watched the lessons at home?
What programs should I use to create my videos?

Come learn about the flipped classroom and try creating your very first flipped classroom lesson! None

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Dave Horan

Captain America, UCET Board
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
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William Shumaker

Asst. Principal, Freedom Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Using Technology to Drive Literacy and Instruction and Reach All Learners
From iPads to cellphones, from laptops to video games, technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. They are immersed in a technical world that has shaped their educational and literacy experiences both in and out of the classroom. For many teachers, technology is a fun addition to a lesson, but takes a backseat to learning objectives; this session will show teachers how to use technology to drive a lesson without losing focus on literacy learning. The promise of technology integrated instruction brings to life key supports of our most struggling students, students with special needs, as well as English Language Learners. So, in this session teachers experience literacy as the opening for accessing and using interactive technology while differentiating instruction and increasing student engagement.

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Jennifer Boyle

Dir., Technology in Teaching and Learning, Benchmark Education Company
Passionate to support all students as they pursue their dreams, college and career readiness. With 15 years of classroom teaching in the US and abroad, and 15 years of educational consulting, my strong interests in language and literacy acquisition and technology-enhanced instruction... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


We Haiku, Do You?
Are you ready to increase student learning and engagement in writing? Then Haiku Deck is for you! Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool available on the web and as an app for iOS devices. Their philosophy is to make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun! We will show you how to use this fantastic tool for creating and publishing student writing and presentations. We will be focusing on different writing genres including poetry, opinion writing, informational, 6 word stories, vocabulary practice, and more. We will also focus on how this can be used for content integration. This tool would be appropriate for teachers grades K-12 in all subject areas.

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Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower... Read More →
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Chandra Martz

Secondary Educational Technology Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is a Secondary Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She was an Elementary Technology Coach for Canyons School District from 2012-2019. She is currently working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License from the University... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096