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Bear and Deer Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the "Bear and Deer" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.  Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
C-Forum Dec 21: COVID-19 and Utah’s Digital Divide - Educational Leaders’ Response to the Need for Equitable Home Technology Access
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Camille Cole and Chandra Martz from Canyons School District and Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt from the Utah Education Network present to C-Forum about their doctoral research project. Their research focused on Utah educational leaders' response to the digital divide during COVID-19 school dismissal. They analyze how the lessons learned from their research can guide digital teaching and learning efforts moving forward.

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Educational Technology
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Author:
Camille Cole
Chandra Martz
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
12/21/2021
C-Forum Dec 21: Model of Equitable Technology Access Discussion
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Katie Blunt from the Utah Education Network leads C-Forum in a discussion of how the four elements of the Model of Equitable Technology Access (Physical Access, Motivation/Attitude, Digital Skills, and Usage) are interconnected and how Utah educators can use the model to support digital teaching and learning and bridge Utah's digital divide.

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Educational Technology
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Author:
Camille Cole
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
12/21/2021
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Capturing Utah's Symbols and Landmarks
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Students will take digital pictures of Utah symbols and landmarks they find in their neighborhoods or communities. They will email them to their teacher, and the teacher will put them into a slideshow or movie to share with the class. This lesson was created by Traci Rindlisbach. 

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/20/2020
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Coyote Loses His Eyes Lesson Plan
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This is the detailed lesson plan. Students will be guided through the strategies included in reciprocal teaching as they read/listen to the Goshute tale "Coyote Loses His Eyes." based on the Goshute story booklet adapted by Kathryn Hurst and Cultural Consultants Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and Frog Race  Lesson Plan
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This is the detailed lesson plan to create a story map based on the "Coyote and Frog Race" Goshute story booklet adapted by LeeAnn Parker and Cultural Consultants Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and Mouse Make Snow Lesson Plan
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The students will write a story to activate their prior knowledge. They will then read a story and identify the characters, problems, and solutions within that story. After reading the story, the students will retell it in comic strip form. Possible extensions tie in with the Science Core. This concept map is based on the "Coyote and Mouse Make Snow" story booklet. According to Goshute tradition, Coyote tales should only be told during the wintertime. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and the Rolling Stone: Language Arts and Dance Lesson Plan
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This lesson utilizes the experience-text-relationship method to enhance comprehension of the story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone," a traditional Goshute tale. It includes an experience-eliciting discussion/activity, a discussion about the students' reading of the story, and a discussion relating students' experiences to the content of the story. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center. These stories come with glossaries of traditional language vocabulary and teaching points. The Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge "Elements of Dance" lesson plan (http://bit.ly/2Em9JZN) for teaching dance elements can be tied in with "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" by incorporating the action words used in the story for choreographing a dance movement experience as a class.Lesson Plan Author: LeeAnn Parker

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Dance
Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Coyote and the Rolling Stone Lesson Plan
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Students will use predicting, questioning, commenting, and connecting to the text as strategies while they read. They will also practice retelling the story to a partner to demonstrate comprehension. This detailed lesson plan is based on the Goshute story "Coyote and the Rolling Stone" story booklet adapted by Merry Adams; Cultural Consultants: Genevieve Fields and Chrissandra Murphy. This story should only read told or read during the winter months. The Native American Indian Literacy Project was made possible by funds from the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). It is a joint effort of the USOE and San Juan School District Media Center.Lesson Plan Author: Patricia Helquist

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Elementary English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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Eating Healthy (Food Groups)
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This is a second grade lesson plan about nutrition and building blanaced meals. In this lesson, students will review the five food groups and create a video presentation showing a balanced meal they created with their family. This lesson plan was created by Sydney Blake. It aligns with 2nd Grade Standard 5 Nutrition - Standard 2.N.1: Identify food and beverage choices that contribute to good health. https://www.uen.org/core/core.do?courseNum=7020

Subject:
Health Science Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
11/20/2020
Lesson Plan Template
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This is a lesson plan template created by the Utah Education Network. It is meant to guide educators through creating lesson plans that contain all the necessary components for teacher and student success. Remix this template each time you create a lesson to share in eMedia. When you edit each section of the lesson plan template, delete the template description and add your own content. Add files and links to each section as needed. Remember to replace the preview image with an openly licensed image or screen capture that represents your lesson. After completing each lesson plan section included in this template, you will click "next" at the top of your screen. This is when you will replace this overview with your own brief description of your lesson. You will also be asked to finalize your lesson details (metadata), including connecting it to state curriculum standards. Please do not skip these details. These choices are what align your lesson to state standards and help others search for resources in eMedia. Thank you for contributing to eMedia!

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Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
10/16/2020
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Matter Cycle Models
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In this lesson, students will research matter cycles in various ecosystems. They will develop a model that will show the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment. Students will choose between a variety of ways to create their model.  (Preview Image: “Food web nemo”, CC-BY-SA 4.0, from Wikimedia Commons)

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
06/03/2022
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Matter Documentary Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan utilizes filmmaking to solidify student understanding of scientific phenomena related to matter. While the plan is tied to 5th grade SEEd standards, it can be adapted to meet any SEEd standard at any grade level, particularly in upper elementary, middle school, and high school.  (This resource's preview image was created by the author of this lesson plan.)

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
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Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
04/30/2021
OER Feedback
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This resource is an image developed by ISKME showing various types of feedback that can be helpful for teachers when designing and revising OER they have created.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/22/2022
PBS Storymaker - Build the Next Generation of Media Creators
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PBS NewsHour and the Utah Education Network team up for this presentation about the PBS Student Reporting Labs project and StoryMaker platform. Together PBS and UEN provide free projects, lesson plans, storytelling resources, tutorials, support, and mentoring just for you to help you build the next generation of media creators.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Katie Garrett
Mohammad Pasha
Date Added:
04/13/2022
PCBL + eMedia
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Learn how to personalize learning using technology! Utah teachers have a large amount of technology to explore and use in their classrooms. In this episode of the PCBL + Technology webinar series, learn how to utilize eMedia to support personalized, competency-based learning in your classroom.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Matthew Winters
Date Added:
08/04/2022
PDTV: Computational Thinking
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Katie Blunt travels to Manti Elementary where computer science specialist, Julia Bratton, demonstrates how she incorporates critical thinking, project-based learning, and computational thinking into her classroom.

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Professional Learning
Computer Science
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/14/2022
PDTV: Essential Technology Skills
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In this episode of PDTV, Katie Blunt talks to Dr. Camille Cole from Canyons School District about EdTech Competency 1A: essential education technology skills. We see how three 1st grade teachers at Crescent Elementary are mastering this competency by implementing Canvas in the classroom.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
01/10/2022
PDTV: Information Fluency
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Katie Blunt discusses with Utah State Board of Education curriculum specialists Robert Austin and Naomi Watkins about information literacy in the classroom. We learn from Utah teachers Charlotte Ducos and Williams Shields on how they are preparing students to navigate the vast wealth of information they are presented with every day and how to lead challenging, yet historically accurate, discussions in the classroom.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
02/25/2022
PDTV: Instructional Design with Nearpod
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In this episode of UEN PDTV, host Katie Blunt is in Moab, Utah where she walks us through the importance of researching and strategizing to find the best ways to use educational technology tools in your classroom. Then, we see it in action as 2nd-grade teacher Abbey Martinez at Helen M. Knight Elementary explains how she’s had success using Nearpod as a digital tool to create productive and engaging lessons for her students.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
05/06/2022
PDTV: Introduction to Ed Tech Competencies
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This season of UEN PDTV we are doing things differently. We will be introducing and exploring the new Education Technology Competencies throughout the season. In this episode, Katie Blunt, the new PDTV host, goes through the Utah Ed Tech Competencies with Rick Gaisford from USBE and then sees the competencies in action at UVU!

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
08/04/2022
PDTV: Reflective Practice & Data Analysis
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, teachers from Alpine School District share the secrets of their success with mathematics instruction. Host Katie Blunt guides us in understanding how reflective practice and data analysis have contributed to positive changes in their students' attitudes, interactions, and academic achievements.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
04/09/2022
PDTV: Spaceward Bound
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Katie Blunt sits down with Dr. David Joy about his "Mission to Mars" and what he brought back with him to his classroom. We find out about the elements of a Mars simulation, how outdoor education is a passion of David's and how he has created personal learning environments.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
01/21/2022
PDTV: Student Engagement
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On this virtual PDTV, Jared Fawson brings colleague Katie Blunt in to talk about student engagement. While engaging tools and nifty websites are useful, they discuss how creating an engaging course or assignment starts before implementation.

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Professional Learning
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Media Object
Author:
Jared Fawson
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
PDTV: The 4 C's
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In this episode of PDTV, Host Katie Blunt travels to Park City, Utah, to see the 4Cs of education in action! Kindergarten teacher Amanda Lewing at Trailside Elementary shares how she’s had success using technology tools to develop creative and engaging lessons that encourage the 4Cs in her classroom.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
05/19/2022
PDTV: UCET Recap
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Katie Blunt travels to Provo to visit with attendees at the annual conference of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET). She talks to a teacher, an administrator, and a UCET board member about how the UCET conference provides them with opportunities for professional growth.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/29/2022
Renaissance 'Movers and Shakers'
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In this lesson, students will investigate and identify Renaissance 'movers and shakers' and their contributions. They will conduct research, create multimedia presentations, and design class activities centered around an important Renaissance artist, thinker, and/or scientist. Research resources and student handouts are included in the lesson plan.The lesson is intended to take about 5 class periods of 45 minutes each.The lesson is based on a lesson originally created by Diana Payne and Dirk Sprunt. 

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
09/14/2020
Short Story Extravaganza
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In this student-facing activity, students will explore various TED videos as examples of digital short stories. After watching a video, students will complete a questionnaire and participate in a class discussion.  (Public speaking image - free to reuse - from Pixabay.com)  Resource Author: Matthew Winters, adapted by Katie Blunt

Subject:
Secondary English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Katie Blunt
Matthew Winters
Date Added:
08/23/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 3 Back to School: Stronger Together
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On the third episode of Some Good Education News, we head into a new school year and are amazed at the incredible work teachers are doing. Thank you, educators! Dani introduces our new host and recent UEN addition, Katie Blunt. After diving into some good education stories, Katie interviews special guest, Tami Pyfer, Education Advisor from the Governor's Office.
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, be kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 4 Finding the Good
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In this episode, we see how schools and educators are innovating throughout this unusual school year. Katie Blunt, continuing her role as host, shares uplifting highlights from the past few months. From tractor parades to students helping communities in need, the highlights prove that there is always some good education news. This episode's in-depth interview is with none other than the 2021 teacher of the year, John Arthur from Meadowlark Elementary School - Salt Lake City. It's not one you'll want to miss!
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, be kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
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Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 5 Making Teachers a Priority
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In the fifth episode of Some Good Education News, we get personal with educators about the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, be kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
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Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 6 Students Lead
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In episode 6 of Some Good Education News, we shift our view to higher education! Host Katie Blunt sits down with four student body presidents to find out what it’s been like to lead during the past year.
Share your good education news with us with #uengoodnews. Stay safe, stay kind and keep learning!

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Some Good Education News Ep. 7 Thank a Librarian
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In episode 7 of Some Good Education News, we finally give both school and local libraries the shout-outs they deserve! Host Katie Blunt gets the inside scoop on how big of an impact the Salt Lake County Library system has had on our local community. Find out how you can use their services and more!

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
04/09/2021
UCET 21 - COVID-19 and Utah's Digital Divide
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Chandra Martz and Camille Cole from Canyons School District and Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt from UEN present to virtual attendees about their doctoral research surrounding Utah's digital divide at the 2021 Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Conference.
This panel discussion provides a look the digital divide in Utah, and educational leaders' response to the need for equitable home technology access. The panelists will share solutions and challenges that some urban, suburban, and rural districts in Utah experienced during the COVID-19 school dismissal, lessons learned, and their recommendations for addressing the digital divide in education.

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Educational Technology
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Media Object
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Utah Coalition for Educational Technology
Author:
Camille Cole
Chandra Martz
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
01/31/2022
UCET 21 - eMedia: Explore, Create, Collaborate
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Katie Blunt from UEN presents to virtual attendees about eMedia at the 2021 Utah Coalition for Educational Technology Conference.
eMedia is a digital library of educational resources created specifically for Utah educators. It is a collection of state-licensed and open educational resources -- from videos and images, to lesson plans and activities, to textbooks and full courses. In eMedia, you can explore materials cerated by others, create, remix, and share your own resources, and collaborate with educators across the state in the eMedia online community.

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Educational Technology
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Media Object
Provider:
Utah Coalition for Educational Technology
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
01/31/2022
UEN Professional Development Highlights
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This resource includes a pdf file of an infographic. The infographic displays a quick overview of web resources and productions provided by the Utah Education Network (UEN) professional development team. These resources were the focus of UEN's presentations at UCET 2021.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/24/2021
UOL Product Update April 2021
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Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt give us the newest updates with Utah's Online Library and eMedia. Gale in Context now offers ebooks for young learners! Also, did you know eMedia includes a hub for Utah's Online Library?

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Media and Communications
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
05/07/2021
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VR Tour Template
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This is a VR tour template created by the Utah Education Network. It is meant to guide educators through sharing virtual reality tours that contain all the necessary components for teacher and student success. Remix this template each time you share a VR tour in eMedia.   When you edit each section of the lesson plan template, replace the template description with your own content. Add files and links to each section as needed. Remember to replace the preview image with an openly licensed screen capture that represents your tour. After completing the sections included in this template, click "next" at the top of your screen. This is when you will replace this overview with your own brief description of your tour. You will also be asked to finalize your resource details (metadata), including connections to state curriculum standards. Please do not skip these details. These choices are what align your tour to state standards and help others find it in eMedia.   Thank you for contributing to eMedia!

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Activity/Lab
Author:
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/30/2022