UCET 2017 Vendors

Written by Sallie Warnecke on . Posted in #UCET17, #ucet4success, #utedchat

This year, our conference will be better than ever for our vendors. We have expanded this year! We've added spaces in the Student Union, playground, and even more vendor spaces in the beautiful new Warnock Engineering building next door to the Student Union building. The playground vendor spaces are hands-on, interactive spaces that showcase a product or program. We are very excited for this year's conference. 

Please visit our web site to register and get specific details about the vendor spaces and pricing.


Looking forward to meeting you at UCET 2017!

Sallie Warnecke

Vendor Liaison


Meet Alice Keeler

Written by Michael Hakkarinen on . Posted in #UCET17, #ucet4success, Newsletter

Our Keynote Speakers for #ucet17 are in place and you're going to love them both! 

Prepare yourself to hear Alice Keeler on Thursday, March 16th, talk about how you can make your classroom just as engaging as a game of World of Warcraft… without the combat of course.  Alice, a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, and Microsoft Innovative Educator will present her keynote address first thing in the morning on the subject of "Gamification & Student Engagement."

alice-headshot-resized-small-sizeAfter the keynote you can get even more from Alice in one of her three breakout sessions:

Intro to Google Classroom
Get started the right way with Alice's simple steps for setting up Google Classroom.  Learn how to create a classroom, add students, insert content, and create paperless activities for your students with Google Docs, Sheets, and more.  Note – Google Classroom is only available to teachers in a Google Apps For Educator enabled school district.

Advanced Google Classroom Tips
If you've already been using Google Classroom then this is the presentation for you.  Find some new best practices to try with your students, learn new shortcuts, explore interactive features you can leverage to increase engagement, and take your Google Classroom Game to the "Next Level".

Google Expeditions
An exciting afternoon math lesson adventure withwhich will include a virtual reality trip to the mountain peaks of Yosemite National Park.

To learn more about Alice visit her website at http://alicekeeler.com/  

Also be sure to purchase your own copy of Alice's book 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom at Amazon.com

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What’s In Your Backpack?

Written by Michael Hakkarinen on . Posted in #UCET17, #ucet4success, Grants & Contests

Or more importantly, do you have a nice backpack? osprey-white-oval-logo-withglow-double-res
No? Would you like one?
If so, keep reading!

pixel-caspianThis year UCET has teamed up with Steph Davis and Osprey Packs to give away one "Pixel Daypack" each month starting in October 2016. To win, all you have to do is tell us "What's In Your Backpack" on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Post a picture of you and/or your students using Instructional Technology to enhance learning. Use the hashtag #ucet4success with your post. We will scour the web each month and select the best image that captures the spirit of UCET and award the educator who posted it a free Osprey Pixel Daypack and two tickets to next year's UCET Conference. From now until March that's six opportunities to snag one of these awesome packs.  You'll be the coolest educator carting around your edtech gear at #ucet17!

To learn more about the Osprey Pixel visit the official Osprey Packs website.  

To learn more about Steph Davis, our keynote speaker on Friday, March 17th, check out her website StephDavis.co