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Place: Iron School District Offices, 2077 W Royal Hunte Dr, Cedar City, UT 84720 (map)
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

 

Agenda:

Breakfast & Networking: Upstairs, Board Room A, 9:00 to 9:30

Welcome, Prizes, and Overview of the Day: Edna LaMarca, Director of SEDC, 9:30 to 10:00

Morning Sessions: 10:00 to 12:00

Calendaring and Gmail – Chris Haught - Board Room A - Session Resources/Links
Is your inbox out of control? Do you spend more time searching your email than answering? Do you have more than 100 emails in your box? Are you constantly getting asked by parents and students, "when is the play, field trip, etc?" Are teachers forgetting about important dates?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join us and learn how to organize your inbox, create calendars and more!

Social Media for Schools – Troy Lunt and Cori Flanigan - Board Room B - Session Resources/Links
This session is designed to bring an awareness to the growing trends of Social Media in our schools. This becomes an important topic as teachers adopt creative ways for including these services into their curriculum. Equally important is educating all staff of the ways students use these services to communicate outside of class. Social Media provides great opportunities for people to connect and share information, however, it also provides platforms that can be very concerning due to both intended and unintended downsides. Awareness of these social media services are key, and, in an environment and era where new services are being made available on a (sometimes) weekly basis, being able to stay on top of these technologies is most critical. Social Media has grown in vast proportions and knowing of the signs to look for will help staff remain aware of these new and trending apps. This session will cover the dozen (or so) of the most common Social Media services and will delve into those used most frequently by students in positive as well as potentially harmful ways.

Windows 10, Tips & Tricks – Scott Harpster - Board Room C - No Handout
Learn how to use Windows 10. Personalize Windows to be what you want. Bring your questions!

Take and Share Better Digital Photos – Clint Stephens - Mac Lab - Session Resources/Links
Let's face it, the best camera is the one that is with you all the time, and that is usually your cell phone camera. Getting good photos this way can be challenging. This session will teach you strategies to capture the the moment the right way the first time - with a cell phone or regular digital camera - so that they can be shared and posted quickly with little fuss.

Lunch: 12:00 to 12:30

Afternoon Sessions: 12:30 to 2:30

Calendaring and Gmail – Chris Haught - Board Room A - Session Resources/Links
Is your inbox out of control? Do you spend more time searching your email than answering? Do you have more than 100 emails in your box? Are you constantly getting asked by parents and students, "when is the play, field trip, etc?" Are teachers forgetting about important dates?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join us and learn how to organize your inbox, create calendars and more!

New & Innovative Technology for Secretaries – Rick Gaisford - Board Room B - Session Resources/Links
There are many new technologies that can help secretaries do their job. Come and participate in this workshop to see several of these new and amazing technology tools and ideas that you can use in your everyday profession.

Fighting Viruses & Password Management – Josh Kleinke - Board Room C - Session Handout (PDF)
Learn how to stop relying on sticky notes for password management, and how to make sure you are safe from viruses when opening email and surfing the web.

Sharpen Your Excel Skills – Clint Stephens - Mac Lab - Session Resources/Links
Microsoft Excel is a Swiss Army Knife for organizing and analyzing your data. We will start with some of the basics, showing you how to make Excel do a lot of work for you, and we will end up with some advanced skills such as conditional formatting and creating 3-D formulas to summarize data from multiple sheets (it's easier than it sounds). We will also take a look at the Microsoft 360 version of Excel in case you have the latest and greatest. No matter your skill level with Excel, you should learn something useful!.

Door Prizes: 2:30 to 2:45 

Adjourned!

 

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