07 July 2016

#URSA16 - #100DayProject - Day 098

Image Source: URSA.k12.ut.us
I am so excited to be attending and presenting at the 2016 Utah Rural Schools Conference, next week, July 13-15 at Southern Utah University. I will be presenting four different sessions during two of the three days. If you are in the Southern Utah area, stop by for some great educational sessions about how to be a better educator with or without technology, although I prefer with whenever possible! And if you aren't already in the area, consider making the trip out because URSA has always been one of my favorite conferences to attend. It's like a hidden gem because so few people seem to know about it and yet it's SUCH a great educational conference!

If you aren't able to attend this great conference in person, feel free to attend digitally through the hashtag #URSA16. There will be lots of information to learn, so follow along and join in the learning process. If you have any questions or comments during or after the conference, you can connect with me @lars3eb on Twitter or on my Facebook Page.

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

Wednesday, July 13th:

10:10am: Reimagine learning with the Classroom Trifecta of ClassDojo, Kahoot!, and GoNoodle - Business Building, Room 201
  • Sched Info: http://sched.co/7EcY
  • Slides - Coming Soon
  • Handout - Coming Soon
  • Do you want to help your class run smoother, more effective, and still have time to allow your students to get their wiggles out? If so, this is the session for you! We will be going over three great FREE tools to help you get your class in order for more success and more fun.

  • First is Class Dojo, a great tool to help your students (and their parents) track daily behaviors. Next is Kahoot! an excellent way to get your students excited about review and formative assessment. Third is GoNoodle, a website that will allow you to give your students a needed movement break, even if Mother Nature isn't playing nice.

    Come see how to keep learning fun while still getting great academic results!

2:40pm: Next Gen Pro Dev - Twitter Chats & EdCamps with Jared Covili - Business Building, Room 203
  • Sched Info: http://sched.co/7EcX
  • Slides - Coming Soon
  • Handout - Coming Soon
  • Are you ready to take your Professional Development to the next level? Do you 
  • want to do something that's out of the ordinary and more enjoyable than just
    "sit and get"? Do you want to be able to choose your own adventure when it comes
    to Professional Development?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions then this session is for you! We
    will be discussing how you can use Twitter for more than just playing around by
    taking advantage of some very helpful Twitter Chats. 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'll also discuss EdCamps and why you should consider attending one as well as
    possibly starting one of your own. You'll see how EdCamps follow the "unconference"
    model and how you can actually come away from an EdCamp even more excited than
    after a full-on conference.

    Come join us as we move into the Next Generation of Professional Development, a more
    personalized form of PD that's anything BUT the standard sit-and-get!

Friday, July 15th:

9:00am: 6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using - Ed Building, Room 202
  • Sched Info: http://sched.co/7EcZ
  • 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

    This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password
    management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of
    the five areas includes 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 contains both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone
    the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances.

10:10am: Bringing the Fun to Formative Assessments - Ed Building, Room 202
  • Sched Info: http://sched.co/7Eca
  • Slides - Coming Soon
  • Handout - 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!

If you do come out to #URSA16, please feel free to come and say Hi! I would love to meet you. I hope to see you there!

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