Best of UCET 2013

Last weekend we had the amazing opportunity to present at the UCET (Utah Coalition of Educational Technology) Conference. The hot topic this year was all about using iPads in the classroom. Most of the classes we attended focused on all of the cool apps available to support education. Here are 4 apps that we're dying to share!!

Three Ring (top left) - This is Natalie's favorite thing she learned throughout the conference! Three Ring is an online digital portfolio for your students! You can upload files to each student's name or simply snap a picture of your student's work and it places it directly into that student's online digital file. It's amazing - such a great way to organize student work electronically!

Doceri (top right) - Great app for turning your iPad into an interactive whiteboard. Allows you to access your iPad  through your computer.

Reflector (bottom left) - An app for your computer that allows you to access your iPad from your computer/projector. This is all you need to project your iPad on your whiteboard which bypasses the need for an Apple TV and/or the iPad projector connector.

Splashtop2 (bottom right) - An app that lets you access your computer remotely. Allows you to navigate your entire computer through your iPad. It's extremely helpful when showing websites and PowerPoints to students as you are no longer tied to your computer - you can walk around your room and still navigate your computer!

We had a fun time presenting our sessions. A few of our followers even came to meet us! I think we can officially say that Susie Q is our cutest follower - she came to both of our sessions and even brought some friends along! We also met the sweet Joell from Totally Terrific Teaching.

{Natalie, Susie, Rachelle}

I {Natalie} attended two of Lorrie Cook's workshops and was wowed both times! She's the one that convinced me to purchase the subscription to Splashtop2 and to buy Reflector. She also sold me on the iMovie app which my students are already enjoying!! I felt a little silly asking for her to take a pic with me, but I felt like she was so inspiring that I had to put her on the blog!

{Lorrie and Natalie}

Other highlights of the conference included an inspiring keynote address by Adam Scott Bellowshanging out with our friend Megan (she went to college with us and is our sorority sister), and the day when both Rachelle and I showed up wearing animal prints!

{Natalie, Megan, and Rachelle}

Overall, this conferences was a wonderful experience and we hope to continue presenting in the future! 


teacher3momof2 said...

Was there good aps for Android?

Heather said...

I love using iMovie in my classroom! The parents love being able to watch the movies for years to come! It's a cheap investment and you'll be glad you downloaded it! :)

All the Dots

lcooney said...

Thanks for the information-great to know. I tried to find Reflector on my ipad and was not able to find it. Any suggestions? I enjoy your blog!

Fluttering Through First Grade said...

Great, great tips Ladies! Off to scour the App Store. :)

Christy & Tammy

A Tale of 2 First Grades said...

Don't you just love technology ? What great apps thanks for sharing .


A Tale of 2 First Grades said...

Don't you just love technology ? What great apps thanks for sharing .


Mrs. Saoud said...

You both look wonderful!

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

Can't wait to check our these apps! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

The Brown-Bag Teacher

Kelley Cirrito said...

I looove that first app too Rachelle! I wish I would have found it earlier because it would be great for parent teacher conferences!

Mamie said...

LOOOOOVED your presentation at UCET, and so did the three colleagues I dragged in with me! We were on Spring Break last week (sunny in St. George!), but today I started using Doceri, Stick Pick, and Sock Puppets - THANK YOU for these great ideas and all the others you shared. Seeing you two in person was fun, and I hope you'll present again at UCET... hey, have you heard of SUECON down here in the fall? We would love to have you!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the pat on the back Natalie. I enjoyed meeting you and I'm glad I could help.
In response to lcooney's comment:
Reflector is a program downloaded to your computer that enables you to display your iPad through AirPlay, onto your computer. This way you can project Apps on a screen from your iPad via your computer for demonstrations and class activities. Hope this helps!

lcooney said...

Thank you. I will check it out. That is just what I needed to know.:)

Annie said...

So crazy small world.. I went to SUU also..I was not part of the sorority but I did hang out with Megan frequently. I also hung out with the Sigma Nu boys..I can not believe it..
I love your blog by the way!

Carrie White said...

I couldn't find Reflector in the App store, either. Is there a different name for this application? It sounds wonderful!

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