06 November 2015

#SUECON2015 Conference


I am so excited to be a part of the SUECON 2015 Conference as both a presenter and staff for the 3rd time. This amazing conference will be held at the beautiful Desert Hills High School! I will be presenting four different sessions, so if you are in the Southern Utah area, stop by today or tomorrow for some great educational sessions about how to be a better educator with or without technology, although I prefer with whenever possible! If you aren't able to attend this great conference in person, feel free to attend digitally through the hashtag #SUECON2015. There will be lots of information to learn, so follow along and join in the learning process. 

I will be presenting the following sessions and would love to see you there!

Friday, November 6th:

4:50pm: 6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using - Room 125 (In the Green Hall)
  • Slides (pdf) - Coming Soon!
  • Handout - Coming Soon!
  • Dropbox Video - http://bit.ly/15CoDmd
  • LastPass Video - http://bit.ly/WKRVOY
  • Whether you are a techie teacher or a techno-novice, there are a number of online tools available to help you increase your productivity and perfect your computer skills. This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of the five areas include multiple options to help allow for both flexibility of choice and availability of assortment. The different areas contain multiple tools, including; online flash drives, applications to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save your Internet bookmarks to multiple web browsers and computers, sharing your bookmarks with others, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, Twitter, and URL shorteners. Each of the areas contain both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances.
Saturday, November 7th:

9:50am: Bringing Fun to Formative Assessment - Room 201 (In the Pink Hall)
  • Google Slides (View Only) - Coming Soon!
  • The last thing many people think of when they hear the word “assessment” is fun, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Come learn how to more effectively assess your students in ways that help the assessment to still be fun and not just another boring test! We will discuss great tools like clickers (SRS devices), Plickers, Kahoot!, and maybe even a QR code or two!
  • Come learn how you can help your next Formative Assessment be more fun and engaging for your students!
12:00pm: Solving the Case of the Mystery Skype Classroom - Room 201 (In the Pink Hall)
  • Google Slides (View Only) - Coming Soon!
  • Get ready to load up the Mystery Machine and put on your Sherlock detective hat because it's time to solve the case of the Mystery Skype Classroom! Do you want to find ways to help your students learn more about other states or counties here in Utah? How about connecting with different classrooms across the U.S. or world? How can you do all these things with a shrinking or non-existent field trip budget? Come find out and learn how Mystery Skype can help you make learning fun again! 
2:50pm: Everything You Need to Know About #UTedChat & Other Twitter Chats - Room 125 (In the Green Hall)
  • Google Slides (View Only) - Coming Soon!
  • Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. 
  • As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap!
  • We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available! 

If you do come out, please feel free to come and say Hi! I would love to meet you. Happy learning!

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