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Animal Habitats Lesson Plan
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This lesson plan is designed to help lower grade teachers teach their students to compare different types of animal habitats.  The activities in the lesson can be completed in 30-45 minutes in small groups as part of a whole group lesson in person or online.  The lesson plan is created by the author (Jalizabeth Hamberlin) using resources from Youtube, EBSCO, and National Geographic Kids.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Jalizabeth
Date Added:
04/12/2021
April C-Forum: Effective Practices Students NEED Teachers to Continue
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Darren Draper, Director of Innovative Learning in Alpine School District, teaches C-Forum about lessons learned by educators during the COVID-19 pandemic and the practices students need their teachers to continue moving forward.

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Professional Learning
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Author:
Darren Draper
Date Added:
05/11/2021
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Bees and Pollination
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This is a Pre-K to K lesson about bees and how they help our food grow by pollinating plants. The lesson includes Keynote slides identifying bees from other insects, repetition of the word pollination, a video of the author with backyard bees, and a worksheet assessment.Students will learn how to spot a bee vs other flying insects, what pollination means, what a beehive looks like, and will see bees pollinating flowers and carrying pollen to their hive.

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Agriculture
Biology
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Media Object
Author:
Misty
Date Added:
06/11/2021
Creating Asteroids
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In this activity, students familiarise themselves with asteroids. They discuss and build their own model asteroids. They learn how asteroids are formed in the Solar System. At the end of the activity, each student has their own model asteroid made from clay.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
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astroEDU
Author:
Angela Perez
Tibisay Sankatsing Nava
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Evening Sky Watching for Students
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Nursery (or Kindergarten or Preschool) students enjoy seeing the evening sky with the teacher from the playground or through a big window (indoor). This is especially relevant for students who stay for extra-hour care. During late evening hours, some students feel a little lonely waiting for their parents, but they have a wonderful natural treasure: the evening sky. By observing the evening sky with the naked eye, they will notice many colours, changing colours, the first star, the subtle colours of stars, twinkling stars, and the movement of stars. Nursery teachers who think they are not science-oriented will also gain guidance skills of introducing science to students. This activity is also useful for primary school students, especially younger-grade students.

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Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Akihiko Tomita
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Get Set 4 Kindergarten
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This amazing guide to school readiness includes four sections that change monthly: kindergarten skills readiness, getting ready to read, health and wellness, and an information printout. Notably, each section includes book and website recommendations.

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Elementary English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Date Added:
01/15/2019
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How Birds Move
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This is a lesson plan for preschool students about how birds move.  It is intended for a special needs preschool, but could be used in another preschool.  It should take from 15 to 25 minutes and can be broken into sections.

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Music
Mathematics
Science
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Assessment
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Author:
Peggy
Date Added:
06/09/2021
January 2021 Utah's Online Library Updates
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Dani Sloan and Katie Blunt unveil and show us the new Utah's Online Library product page! They tell us about essential resources available and how easy it is to find what you need using this page. See the page at uen.org/UOL

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
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Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
01/29/2021
Lunar Day
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Two children act as the Moon and the Earth. By holding hands and spinning around they mimic the tidal locking of the Moon. They note that the Moon always keeps the same face towards Earth.

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Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Sethanne Howard, US Naval Observatory
Date Added:
12/10/2020
PDTV: 2021 UCET Recap
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In this episode of PDTV, the Professional Development team recaps their virtual UCET conference experience. They chat about the flexibility of the online format, the disadvantages of technical difficulties, and more!

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
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Author:
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
03/31/2021
PDTV: Canvas Templates
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On this virtual PDTV, Jared Fawson explains to viewers how using Canvas templates makes customizing your Canvas page easier than ever! From uploading your own images to Canvas-provided icons, Jared will guide you through making the course uniquely yours.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
03/19/2021
PDTV: Using Tech to Make Time
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Dani Sloan and Katie Garrett from UEN go through some tech tools that help maximize time and keep things organized. Even if you are into the old-school method of writing notes down, they have a tech tool for you!

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
04/09/2021
PDTV: Video Made Easy with Adobe Rush
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Jami and Michael take us through the essentials of Adobe Rush, a video editing app. All Utah teachers have access to Adobe products and grades 7-12 have them in their schools. Learn more about what you can do with Adobe with UEN Professional Development!

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Jami Gardner
Michael Hakkarinen
Date Added:
03/19/2021
PDTV: Virtual Conferences
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In this episode of PDTV, Jared Fawson and Jami Gardner share their top ten tips for attending a virtual conference. Virtual conference pro, Clint Stevens, also shares how to best navigate the 2021 virtual UCET Conference.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
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Author:
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
03/19/2021
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!

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
03/19/2021