#UTedChat Questions for 5/17 – Preparing for Summer Learning & Fun

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This week we have Krystal Plott (@MissPlott) a School Technology Specialist and Technology Integration Coach for Granite School District and former 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade teacher leading the discussion on Preparing for Summer Learning & Fun. This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share out your Summer Plans. If you haven't already followed Krystal via Twitter (@MissPlott) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: Are you going to attend or have attended any summer PD in the past and would recommend? #UTedChat

Q2: What is one professional book you would like to read over the summer? One fun book? #UTedChat

Q3: What do you do to take a break to feel refreshed and renewed for the upcoming school year? #UTedChat

Q4: What is one thing you can do now to make the upcoming school year easier? #UTedChat

Q5: What is one thing on your summer bucket list? #UTedChat

Q6: Summer: all work and no play, all play and no work, or somewhere in the middle? #UTedChat


Krystal Plott is a School Technology Specialist and Technology Integration Coach for Granite School District and former 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade teacher. She has presented at UCET and taught professional development for Granite School District's math department. She is proud to be a Utah State Aggie and holds a master's degree in Elementary Education, along with endorsements in Gifted Education and Educational Technology. She is a lover of Dr. Pepper, all things Disney and pink!

You can follow Krystal via Twitter at @MissPlott.

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#UTedChat Questions for 5/10 – #TeacherAppreciation

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This week we have Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Sydnee Dickson (@DicksonSyd) leading a discussion all about Teacher Appreciation. This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share out your favorite appreciation ideas. If you haven't already followed Supt. Dickson via Twitter (@DicksonSyd) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: Who comes to mind when you think of an outstanding teacher (past or present)? Why?

Q2: Who influenced you to become a teacher?

Q3: What keeps you energized to do your best work?

Q4: How can we encourage others to join and enjoy the teaching profession?

Q5: What's your favorite way to feel appreciated?


Sydnee Dickson is the Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is passionate about ensuring each student is future ready and loves engaging with thought partners.

You can follow Supt. Dickson via Twitter at @DicksonSyd.

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#UTedChat Questions for 5/3 – Pop Culture in the Classroom! #PlayLAP

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This week we have Quinn Rollins (@JediKermit) who is the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Granite School District and author of the popular teaching book Play Like A Pirate, leading a discussion about Using Pop Culture in the Classroom. This should be a very fun and informative topic, especially with the popularity and excitement students have towards media. If you haven't already followed Quinn via Twitter (@JediKermit) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: This week is Teacher Appreciation Week… #TeachMeYouDid uses Yoda to remind us to celebrate great teachers in our lives. Who has been a great teacher in your life?

Q2: What’s your favorite type of pop culture to use with students? TV, Comics, Movies, Music, Sports, Video Games, Fashion, Books, Magazines…

Q3: How do you use music with your students?

Q4: How do you reach into your students’ world and use THEIR pop culture?

Q5: What’s your favorite movie or TV show to use with students, and how do you use it?

Q6: We started with Yoda…which Star Wars character best describes your own approach to teaching the last month of school this year?


Quinn Rollins is the Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Granite School District and author of the popular teaching book Play Like A Pirate: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics.  He describes himself as a History Teacher, Author, LEGO Builder, toymaker, comic book reader, doodler-in-meetings, defender of Aquaman, Jedi, Muppet fan, and Obsessive Compulsive Geek. #PlayLAP #TLAP #TeamAquaman

You can follow Quinn via Twitter at @JediKermit.

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#UTEDCHAT QUESTIONS FOR 4/26 – DIGITAL Citizenship #DigCit

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat, Internet Resources, Mobile Apps

Tonight's #UTedChat is going to be a little different than usual. We are so excited to have Dr. Marialice Curran (@mbfxc) the founder of Digital Citizenship Institute and co-founder of the Digital Citizenship Summit leading a discussion about Digital Citizenship. This is quickly becoming one of the most important topics for educators to keep in mind as we move to more and more digital technologies in the classroom and pushing for more of an online presence. If you haven't already followed Marialice via Twitter (@mbfxc) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

Instead of listing out the actual questions for tonight's chat, here's how it's going to be a little different. Marialice decided she wanted to use a great newish app called Flipgrid that allows you to record short answers to questions and make discussions a little more interactive. But, even with using Flipgrid tonight, we will still have some questions via Twitter like normal. And as always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Be sure to visit the Digital Citizenship Flipgrid questions that Marialice set up and have your answers ready. This is the best way to prepare for #UTedChat tonight. But don't worry if you can't leave your videos before tonight because the #DigCit Flipgrid will stay active and open for much longer than even tonight. 

https://flipgrid.com/digcitpln


Dr. Marialice Curran is the founder of Digital Citizenship Institute and co-founder of the Digital Citizenship Summit

You can follow Marialice via Twitter at @mbfxc.

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#UTedChat Questions for 4/5 – Digital Teaching & Learning #UTDTL

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This week we have Tony Campbell (@tcamptech)  from Washington County School District leading a discussion about Digital Teaching and Learning. This is a very interesting and important topic, especially with the Digital Teaching and Learning grant here in Utah. If you haven't already followed Tony via Twitter (@tcamptech) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: What are the elements of quality digital teaching and learning?

Q2: What tools and resources do you use for learning?

Q3: How do you determine which tools and resources are effective?

Q4: What digital teaching and learning practice(s) have proven to be most powerful?

Q5: How do you engage leaders, parents, students and co-workers in overcoming those challenges?

Q6: What digital teaching and learning practice(s) have proven to be most powerful?


Tony Campbell is the Digital Learning Coordinator for WCSD, teacher, futurist, father and husband.

You can follow Tony via Twitter at @tcamptech.

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