August Highlights

This August we are highlighting the following back-to-school topics:

  • Teaching Ideas
  • Blended Learning Practices
  • Engaging Students
  • Professional Learning
  • Growth Mindset
  • Time Management
  • Creativity
  • UEN Product Updates
  • Social/Emotional Wellness
  • Social Justice/Equity
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30 Time-Saving Tips for Teachers
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Discover 30 fun and simple ideas for using built-in apps and features of iPad. Designed for teachers, these tips can help you save time on many tasks you do daily. Use Safari to easily eliminate distractions from web pages, and quickly create a PDF of any web page to share with students. Use Notes to digitize a printed handout you already have, or create engaging interactive handouts in Pages. You’ll find a wealth of ideas to help you stay organized, manage tasks, gather instructional resources, and more.

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Professional Learning
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Apple
Provider Set:
Apple Teacher
Date Added:
12/03/2021
Adobe Creative Tools in the Classroom: Beyond Adobe Spark
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The Adobe Creative Suite of tools (available to all Utah public school educators) includes several powerful and practical educational tools. Most teachers, though, primarily use Adobe Spark. In this session, we'll go beyond Spark and learn how Character Animator, Aero, and Rush can help infuse more creativity and wonder into your classroom.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Rob Bentley
Date Added:
04/13/2022
Build social and emotional skills in your classroom community with Reflect
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Each student has emotions as complex and real as their supporting adults Ð but they donÕt always have the words to express and address those emotions. To support the entire student, educators must build a safe place and appropriate scaffolding to help students learn to talk about and take action for social and emotional wellbeing in the classroom.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Microsoft
Provider Set:
Microsoft Education
Author:
Microsoft Education
Date Added:
01/11/2022
C-Forum Apr 21: Technology and Social & Emotional Wellness
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Innovative learning coaches Melissa Bostwick, Kim Jones, and Blaine Edman from Alpine School District teach C-Forum about how to use technology to promote social and emotional wellness.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Blaine Edman
Kim Jones
Melissa Bostwick
Date Added:
05/11/2021
C-Forum Feb 21: Google Assignments in Canvas
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Ian Davey from Ogden School District teaches C-Forum how to use Google files with Canvas. He shares some best practices that might help your teachers make the process simple and efficient and what he has learned when submitting Google files through Canvas with Google Assignments.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ian Davey
Date Added:
03/09/2021
Exploring eMedia Collections (May 2021)
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In this eMedia tutorial, Katie Blunt helps you discover curated topics and popular content with eMedia collections. Find out how collections can be useful to you and your classroom! (May 2021)

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
UEN
Date Added:
10/04/2021
GEGUtah / UEN - PCBL + Canvas
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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 Canvas to support personalized, competency-based learning in your classroom.

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Educational Technology
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Media Object
Author:
Matthew Winters
Date Added:
08/04/2022
How do synthetic materials impact society? Case Study: Ceramics
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Museum archaeologists and educators lead students through this phenomenon-based investigation to identify and explain the difference between natural materials and synthetic materials. Students use early ceramics as a case study to evaluate how this early synthetic material impacted the lives of people who used them.
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022
How is energy transfer and matter cycling affected in a changing ecosystem?
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Students will use a food web model to gather data and classify which roles (producer, consumer, and decomposer) each organism plays in this mountain ecosystem. In doing so, students will reason how energy and matter are impacted by the change taking place in this environment. Students will develop and use models to explain their thinking.
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022
How to Integrate Kahoot and Padlet into Nearpod
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In the third episode of Nearpod News, Jami starts us off by showing how Nearpod integrates features of your favorite tools like Kahoot and Padlet! Next, she shows us two new Nearpod tools and how to use them: Whiteboard and Annotation.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
UEN
Date Added:
08/02/2021