Jun 092015
 

uen_logo_print_colorUEN, in partnership with USOE, SUU and the U of U, have been working hard to make earning your Educational Technology Endorsement (ETEP) a LOT easier – especially if you live and teach outside of the Wasatch Front.

The purpose of this updated program is to break down the barriers of distance, cost, and opportunity. In the process course requirements were realigned with the ISTE standards. Through a new partnership with SUU, teachers can now complete the endorsement entirely online and at a low cost. This updated program is not designed to replace those offered by districts who already have an endorsement program. Although open to all, this program is a great opportunity for teachers in rural areas or districts without an endorsement program.

The ETEP requires nine credits from Utah Education Network and nine credits from either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah. The ETEP program is focused around the ISTE Standards for Teachers. Participants will take various courses from standards 1-4. Standard 5 is achieved through participation in the ETEP program and attendance at an EdTech conference.

Also designed into the program is the opportunity for teachers to continue their education with a Master Degree from either SUU or U of U using courses that they have already taken in the ETEP.

Learn more about the new UEN Educational Technology Endorsement Program or check out the SUU ETEP Google Group.

Sep 182012
 

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Thanks for joining me today to learn more about some great ways to integrate the iPad into classroom education, and for general productivity. I’ve attached a PDF and PPT version of the presentation below – the links are active there as well as listed below. You can also get back to this post anytime by using the permalink above or the barcode to the right. You can also access the iPad or SUU tags on my site to learn more.

iPads_for_Education_and_Productivity_SUU.pdf
iPads_for_Education_and_Productivity_SUU.ppt
Jan 042012
 

UPDATE!

Not more than an hour after the second presentation of the day, I participated in a Faculty Lounge presentation from UEN on apps for the iPad that will allow you to create those Khan Academy-style recordings and podcasts. With just one app, you have everything you need – even the tablet to write on! You might want to look at a stylus to make writing easier, but this solution is MUCH less trouble and expense (unless you don’t already have an iPad!).

Here are my two favorites from what I saw:

  • ScreenChomp from TechSmith (Free): Basic app that gives you a white board and a pen to sketch out your ideas. Bring in images from your camera roll and records your actions and voice. Recordings are saved to their site, but you can download the videos from there.
  • Explain Everything ($2.99): A more full-featured screencasting app that allows you more flexibility for your lessons like bringing in documents for annotation, multiple slides, and far more sharing and exporting options.

Presentation available here:


Links from the presentation: