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March 10 & 11
Utah Valley University

 

Rob Bentley
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Wednesday, March 11

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Animations in the Creative Classroom
Animations can be an expressive and magical method for explaining difficult concepts simply. Many of us, though, lack artistic talent and never even consider creating animations to help students learn concepts. In this session we'll learn about animation tools like Adobe Character Animator, Animaker, Biteable, and Google Slides, and how they can be used to explain concepts effectively. We'll also consider how student animation projects can help students demonstrate their knowledge in engaging ways.

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Get in the Game: Customizable Educational Games
Come learn about some of the newer and more exciting educational games that you can customize and use with your students. Game-based learning can be an effective and engaging way to help students study the curriculum, but it can be next to impossible to find educational games that perfectly match what you teach. Online educational games like Baamboozle, Educandy, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can be customized to exactly match the material you want your students to review. Time permitting, we’ll also learn about Quizalize and Kupiter.

Justin Brooksby
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Tuesday, March 10

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Creating VR Video using Adobe Premiere
Virtual Reality is a completely new form of learning that we are only beginning to understand. In this session we will explore the principles of virtual realty and demonstrate some of the design and technical skills required to create a VR movie using Adobe Premiere. This session is aimed at K-12 teachers of all skill levels. This is a great tool to integrate ISTE standards into your classroom and targets the 4 C's, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity.

Wednesday, March 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Reality Video Playground
Get hands on experience using Adobe Premiere to create virtual reality videos. Learn how to film using a 360 degree camera, use some simple editing techniques to make your video and see what a VR experience looks like. This is a great tool to integrate ISTE standards into your classroom and targets the 4 C's, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. Bring your own laptop or use one of the two machines we will have available. Spend as much or as little time as you like learning that Adobe Premiere is not as intimidating as you might think.

Charice Carrol
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Wednesday, March 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bringing the World to Your Classroom with Video Conferencing
This poster session will introduce opportunities for teachers to bring the world right into their classroom with the help of video conferencing technologies. Options for finding resources and collaboration partners will be presented along with resources for connecting to video field trips with experts, museums, and authors, just to name a few. We will show you how to get started and take away the intimidation factor of using this amazing resource. Free UEN Interactive Videoconferencing resources will be highlighted as well as other FREE options.

Jared Covili
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Tuesday, March 10

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ignite Day 1

Wednesday, March 11

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Utah Podcasters Unite! A Panel Discussion Featuring Utah Education Podcasts
In this panel discussion, hosts of three Utah education podcasts chat about all things audio. Jake from the Teaching Literacy Podcast, Jared and Dani from UEN Homeroom, and Jim and Tracy from Little Things First are all Utah educators who started podcasts to influence classroom learning.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ignite Day 2

Kimberly Davis
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Wednesday, March 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bringing the World to Your Classroom with Video Conferencing
This poster session will introduce opportunities for teachers to bring the world right into their classroom with the help of video conferencing technologies. Options for finding resources and collaboration partners will be presented along with resources for connecting to video field trips with experts, museums, and authors, just to name a few. We will show you how to get started and take away the intimidation factor of using this amazing resource. Free UEN Interactive Videoconferencing resources will be highlighted as well as other FREE options.

Jared Fawson
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Tuesday, March 10

10:35 am - 10:55 am

ISTE Certification: the what, why, and how
In this over the shoulder session we will look into the ISTE certification process. It will be explained what the certification entails, how to get certified, and why you should get ISTE certified. There will also be tips and resources provided for those interested in becoming certified.

Wednesday, March 11

10:15 am - 11:15 am

The New Digital Citizenship - Empowering Digital Learners
In this interactive session, participants will learn the four indicators of the ISTE standard on Digital Citizenship. We'll share ideas and resources to help you empower your students to manage their own digital footprints, examine online resources, make a positive impact online, and understand intellectual rights and property.

Jami Gardner
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Wednesday, March 11

10:15 am - 11:15 am

The New Digital Citizenship - Empowering Digital Learners
In this interactive session, participants will learn the four indicators of the ISTE standard on Digital Citizenship. We'll share ideas and resources to help you empower your students to manage their own digital footprints, examine online resources, make a positive impact online, and understand intellectual rights and property.

Max Gonzales
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Wednesday, March 11

10:15 am - 10:35 am

College ROI with Launch My Career
What is the value of a college degree? Utah Education Network has a new tool that may help us answer that question...

Michael Hakkarinen
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Tuesday, March 10

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Mobilize Learning with the Canvas Student App:
Canvas has become the go to LMS here in Utah, and now we're learning from our students that it's the tool they use while learning on the go. With more and more students using Canvas on their smartphones and iPads we are forced to ask ourselves - are we designing our course content correctly for consumption on mobile devices? In this presentation we will cover tips and tricks for designing your Canvas content to work right and look good in the Canvas Student App.

Wednesday, March 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fight Fake News with Utah's Online Library
For the last four years "Fake News" has become the political buzzword in a "Post Truth" era where the media industry is more interested in getting the news out first than getting the news accurate. But how do we prepare the students of today for a future full of alternative facts? Stop by this poster session to see some of the built in tools available to Utah educators FOR FREE in Utah's Online Library for teaching your learners how to be critical thinkers, fact checkers, and truth finders.

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

Neaten Up Your Nearpod with Google Slides
In 2019 Nearpod introduced a new way to build your own lessons with Google Slides. In this over-the-shoulder presentation you will learn how to turn on the Nearpod Add-On in your Google Slides and turn on some cool new ways to create engaging learning activities that look great.

Shannon Ririe
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Tuesday, March 10

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Computational Thinking- What does it look like in YOUR classroom?
Have you heard the term "Computational Thinking", but don't quite understand what it is? Although it is a term used in Computer Science, the skill/process of Computational Thinking is one that will benefit your students, regardless of the subjects or ages you teach! Come learn and discuss what it is, experience some hands-on activities to help you better understand what you're ALREADY doing with Computational Thinking in your classroom, and what changes you can make in order to make Computational Thinking a greater part of your classroom!

Wednesday, March 11

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Research using Utah's Online Library
Teaching your students research skills can be challenging as it is, and directing them to credible sources can add an additional challenge to the process. Enter Utah's Online Library. Completely, totally 100% FREE for Utah educators and students, UOL is the perfect resource for finding quality, age-appropriate resources for your students in their research projects, and also for you as you're looking for content to share with your class!

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Teaching Computer Science: What am I supposed to teach and where do I get help?
A lot has happened with computer science education in Utah in the last year! Perhaps most significant for most of us is the development of new K-12 computer science standards for ALL students, not just those who elect to take CS courses. So what do these standards say and where can you turn for help so that you can teach them? In this session, we will help participants unpack the standards to gain better understanding of what they are and what they will mean for us. We will also share online and upcoming resources to help each of us better teach these standards.

Dani Sloan
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Tuesday, March 10

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Creating a Digcit Plan with Your Students Not at Them
It took us a decade of experience and a masters in technology to come up with our own digital citizenship plan; however we expect our fourteen year olds to do it with way less experience. In this session we will talk about all the elements that students should master before graduating high school and provide a form for you to edit and personalize with your students.

Wednesday, March 11

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Utah Podcasters Unite! A Panel Discussion Featuring Utah Education Podcasts
In this panel discussion, hosts of three Utah education podcasts chat about all things audio. Jake from the Teaching Literacy Podcast, Jared and Dani from UEN Homeroom, and Jim and Tracy from Little Things First are all Utah educators who started podcasts to influence classroom learning.