Media Conferences

We were excited to welcome our new attendees and partners from UELMA. Their support, along with our friends from Washington County School District and UEN made The SUMS conference a great success.

Attendees can access all the presentations and handouts here. https://goo.gl/5IaI0x   

Keynote Slidshow from Edna LaMarca and Garrett Rose-click here

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Jean Truman

Summer Cornelius

Sherry Paxton

Caitlin Gerrity

Ann Diekema

Research Tools for High School

A panel discussion about the  collaboration between Utah academic and school librarians to increase college readiness in terms of information research skills. This group of librarians is creating an instructional tool kit for use in Utah school libraries."

Jared Covili

 
 
 

Using Makerspace to Promote Discovery Learning

This workshop is designed to get teachers and students "hands-on" with their learning. Based upon ideas from the Maker Movement, participants will explore a variety of activities that provide creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering.

 

Michael Hakkarinen

 

 
 
 
 

Utah's Online Library: Elementary

There have been many updates in the last year to the Online Library.  In this workshop we will explore many of the licensed products available to Utah teachers, students and their parents through Utah's Online Library. With increasing emphasis on non-fiction and reading and writing in all subject areas, there is a greater need now than ever to make the most of the fantastic resources in Utah's Online Library. See maps, web-based interactives, encyclopedias, images, sound and video, lesson plans and more

Click here for handouts

 

Clint Stephens

 
 
 
 

Painless Password Management

In this session I will start you down the road to login and password nirvana by introducing you to a few tools that will help you create, track and remember your passwords for you! These tools will create complex passwords and save them so that you will only need to remember ONE more password for the rest of your life. Bring your logins and passwords that have been jotted down on the note pads in your desk and sticky notes from under your keyboard so that we can get them secure!

Link to Web site post

 

Chris Haught

 
 

Overdrive

Come take a look at the Overdrive Platform and see how easy it is for students to check out ebooks. We’ll look at some of features like taking notes, highlighting and adjusting settings.

 

Ann Riding

 

 

Grant Writing

What grants are available? How do I apply? What data do I need to collect for a grant application? These and more questions will be answered to help you find extra funding for your library.

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Jared Covili

 
 
 
 

Pride and Prejudice and Chromebooks

Google Chromebooks are one of the fastest growing devices being used in Utah classrooms. With their low cost and ease of use they are becoming the go-to device for 1:1 schools. Learn strategies for using the Chromebooks with students. We will share their advantages and limitations. We will also explore Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based software that works on Chromebooks.

 

Michael Hakkarinen

Secondary

 
 
 

Better Research with NoodleTools

NoodleTools has a brand new interface.  Come see what is new.  Educators will learn a systematic research and literacy process utilizing a free resource in Utah's Online Library called NoodleTools. NoodleTools is ideal for upper-elementary through university students and includes tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation and collaborative research and writing.

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Josh Kleinke

Scott Harpster

KOHA

See some of the new features planned for KOHA, how to create reports, bulk edit, inventory and see the new Dymo label printer in action!

 

Derek Larson

 

Nearpod and Kahoot

Learn how to use these tools to engage and challenge your library patrons

 

Mark Swensen

 
 
 
 

World Book Online

Digital Encyclopedia Databases - World Book Kids & Student

An introduction to the immersive learning experience of World Book Online. Learn about the leveled articles tailored for different reading levels. Experience the multimedia and activities designed to increase comprehension and stimulate all the senses. Discover the teacher resources that provide curriculum correlated materials and teaching tools. See how World Book Online can be educational and fun for your students.

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Sarah Herron

 
 

Every Student Succeeds with Strong School Libraries!

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has sections that can be directly linked to the school librarian/library program. Come learn how we as Utah Library Workers can advocate for our programs and funding using the ESSA framework and the strategies discussed with AASL.

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Michael Hakkarinen

 

 
 
 
 

Utah's Online Library: Secondary

There have been many updates in the last year to the Online Library.  In this workshop explore many of the licensed products available to Utah teachers, students and their parents through Utah's Online Library. With increasing emphasis on non-fiction and reading and writing in all subject areas, there is a greater need now than ever to make the most of the fantastic resources in Utah's Online Library. See maps, web-based interactives, encyclopedias, images, sound and video, lesson plans and more

 

Clint Stephens

 
 
 
 
 
 

Going Beyond Google Docs with Creative Chromebook Apps

Google Docs & Drive provide classrooms with amazing tools for productivity, basic word processing and presentations. But what if you want your students to dig deeper, be more creative and deeply understand what is being taught? If it's "Just a Chromebook," what sorts of projects and products can your students create with web-based apps? Surprisingly, quite a bit!
This session we will take a look at apps that students can use to edit photos, create artwork from scratch, as well as make eBooks, concept maps, video screencasts and even full blown movies! We will also take a look at which web apps can get your students to the different Depth Of Knowledge (DOK) Levels.

Link to web site post

 

Jared Covilli

 
 
 

Using Makerspace to Promote Discovery Learning

This workshop is designed to get teachers and students "hands-on" with their learning. Based upon ideas from the Maker Movement, participants will explore a variety of activities that provide creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering.

 

Selene Campbell

Secondary

 

Talk that Book!- Book Talks Made Easy

Book talks are a great way to engage students to read.  Find out about resources and strategies for fun and effective book talks. Session handouts will be available.

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Rea Gubler

Peggy Wittwer

Karen Houser

Elementary

See For Your Shelves: Book Talk 2016

If you are 'Passionate for Picture Books' or 'Starving for STEAM Resources' this presentation is for you!

Come experience a variety of the latest titles in children's literature for children of all ages.

 

Chris Haught

 

 

Research 2 Write

Join Chris and learn how to use Google Classroom, Research Tools, and Utah’s Online Library to help students become published authors. Click here for link.

 

 

Southern Utah Media Conference 2015

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Teaching in the Library-Jana Dettamanti
Suggestions for how to use great picture books to teach simple language arts concepts and concepts from the core.
Library Planner  Best Picks Cure for the Common Core Books  Slideshow   Alvan Thayne

Best Practices with Using Koha-Cory Stokes and Chris Haught
In this workshop we will discuss and share best practices with using Koha.  We will look at searching, cataloging, and administrative features of the system.
Handout

Finding and Writing Grants for your Media Center-Cory Stokes
There are a lot of grants available for you to write/complete that will help fund projects for your media center, please attend this workshop to learn how to find grants and to write successful grants.
Handout

Taking The Pain Out Of Password Management-Clint Stephens
In this session I will start you down the road to login and password nirvana by introducing you to a few tools that will help you create, track and remember your passwords for you! These tools will create complex passwords and save them so that you will only need to remember ONE more password for the rest of your life. Bring your logins and passwords that have been jotted down on the note pads in your desk and sticky notes from under your keyboard so that we can get them secure! 

Website

You Know You're a Bookaholic If......Rea Gubler, Karen Houser and Peggy Wittwer

A twelve step program designed for addicts who are Passionate about Picture Books and Starving for STEM Connections. Presenters will share a variety of the latest titles in children's literature for grades K-6.
Come feed your addiction!
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Take Your Students on a Virtual Field Trip!-Chris Haught
 Explore the possibilities that await and see what equipment is needed and just how easy, and cost effective, it is to take a virtual field trip without ever leaving your school.  Learn about doing Book Clubs with other schools, Lit trips and more!
Virtual Field Trips

Utilizing Gale’s Amazing Resources-Summer Cornelius

This class offers an overview of the incredible resources from Gale now accessible free on Pioneer.  The Gale resources expand your library’s research collection not only in available materials but also in ease-of-use for patrons and anywhere, anytime access.  Learn how to navigate the databases and helpful tools, and consider new ways to incorporate Gale into classrooms across the curriculum.

Databases vs. Google-Jean Truman

Google is everywhere. As popular as it is, is it the most reliable resource for student research? While Google has undoubtedly shaped the way we operate in an online environment, is it the best resource when it comes to complete and through data collecting? Come enjoy a discussion on the pros and cons of Google vs. databases.

eSTRIDE and eBooks-Chris Haught & Cory Stokes
Have you heard about eSTRIDE? Our regional ebook library for Middle and High Schools? Come and see what is available for your students. For the Elementary Librarians, come see what books are available online, no downloading!
Ebooks

GMail and Google Tools-Clint Stephens
We all know the basics of using Gmail and searching Google for quick access to the world's knowledge, but there are SO many things that you can do with Gmail and search that you probably don't know about and could save you a LOT of time. Join me today to take your Gmail and Google Search Skills to the Ninja level!

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Why Symbaloo?-Stephanie Frazier
Symbaloo is a free, easy way to provide quick bookmarking for your students or yourself. 

You will create your own account, learn the basics, and see a few ways that Symbaloo could make your life easier!

E-Books and Audiobooks: What the Vendors Didn't Tell  Us-Colleen Eggett
Our students and staff are clamoring to know how to get downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from the school library.  No techie answers, just what to do. Come and learn the best practices of teaching people to use these new downloadable parts of our  library collections.  You may just learn how to do it yourself. Topics include:

1.  How to really teach school staff about eBooks and Audiobooks: what works and what doesn’t

2.  The audience may be different for reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks

3.  What you need to know

4.  What your students need to know

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Using Your Noodle:  Technology to Improve Student Research-Jared Covili
In this session, educators will learn strategies for teaching students how to use technology to plan, develop, and cite content for research projects using Noodle Tools. Participants will also gain familiarity with Pioneer Library for information literacy, research projects, strategies for finding and citing online information. Join us and come use your Noodle!
Noodle Tools

Makerspaces-Jared Covili

What is a makerspace and how can this enhance your media center as the learning hub of your school?  We'll explore the basics of the Makerspace movement and share ideas for self-directed student projects.
Presentation

eBook Creation-Dani SloanCreation is a powerful tool for teachers and students. Learn how to use apps and online tools to create your own eBooks. We will explore apps for the iPad as well as tools that can work on any device to create eBooks.
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Pioneer Library and the NEW GALE Reference Collection-Dani Sloan
Pioneer Library and the NEW GALE Reference Collection. We will explore apps for the iPad as well as tools that can work on any device to create eBooks.
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