Author: Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson has worked for Park City School District since 2005. In July 2013 she moved from Education Technology Specialist to Online Learning Administrator. She has been a member of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) Board since 2008; becoming Past President in 2015. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Spanish at Utah State University. Lesley University awarded her a Master of Technology in Education in the spring of 2011. Over the last few years, Tricia worked on the Awards, Grants, Program, Conference Credit, and Registration committees for UCET. This work includes: streamlining communication methods, implementing folder structures and naming conventions, using Add-ons in Google Spreadsheets to review and process member submissions to reduce paperwork, continuing refinement of the program creation process via Sched, creating participant and vendor registration forms via BlackPlum, and updating various webpages. She was also instrumental in bringing Jay McFarland and Vicki Davis to UCET 2015 as Keynote Speakers. Tricia enjoyed presenting on time management at SUECON 2015 (

Posted! October Newsletter

The October Newsletter introduces us to this year’s conference theme (#YOUcet) and speakers (Manoush Zomorodi and John Couch). We also have a spot on EdCampUT set for November 4. Some of the other topics covered:

  • Google Keep
  • UCET on YouTube
  • Online Learning
  • STEMSpark
  • MinecraftEDU
  • Excel Tutorials
  • Arts and Understanding
  • iOS 11
  • Eco-Schools
  • Watson 1.0

and many more! Missed an issue? Check it out at Newsletter

Connecting Globally and Locally as Educators

We live in a day where teaching is no longer limited to the four physical walls of your classroom, or even your school building. We can connect with people across the globe and increase the chances of our students becoming global citizens. How can we make sure we are connecting safely as well as teaching our students to do the same? Do we have to always think globally or are there resources that are available more locally as well? We need to make sure and take the time and effort to both reach out to the world as well as nurture the face to face connections we have available to us in our own backyards. – – Derek Larson

Teacher Spin

Teachers have the power to spin their story and become their own PR agents. By using social media tools like instagram, snapchat, pinterest and becoming an awesome example of digital citizenship, teachers can take control of how their community views their classroom and how the world regards teachers. – Dani Sloan

A Recipe for Positive Learning

In this life, there are some things that never stop. A prime example is learning. Even if you don't notice it, your brain is constantly taking in new information. But, how do we know if we are getting the most out of what we learn? Julia Henry and Josie Chesley are students and Leaders at Treasure Mountain Junior High. They want to teach people to look at their learning environment and decide how to bend it so that they can learn in an effective, comfortable way that makes everyone happy. – Julia Henry, Josie Chesley

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