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3-5 Computer Science Curriculum
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SFUSD's creative computing curriculum introduces computer science as a creative, collaborative, and engaging discipline to children in third through fifth grade.

Across 15-20 lessons at each grade level, students will learn about algorithms and programming, computing systems, the Internet, and impacts of computing, while developing strong practices and dispositions. Lessons are designed to be implemented in 45 to 60-minute periods approximately once per week.

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Information Technology Education
Educational Technology
Computer Science
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Adapted primarily from Creative Commons licensed resources developed by the ScratchEd team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Code.org. See also the original ScratchEd Creative Computing curriculum guide.
Created by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Computer Science team: CSinSF.org.
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03/21/2019
EBSCO
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This video tutorial gives an introduction to using EBSCO from Utah's Online Library.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Michael Hakkarinen
Date Added:
12/08/2020
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)

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Professional Learning
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Media Object
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UEN
Date Added:
10/04/2021
Gale Introduction
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This video introduces what you can learn by using the Gale Reference Library in Utah's Online Library.

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Educational Technology
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Media Object
Author:
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Gale Kids
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Kid's Info Bits is an amazing resource for your students to use when doing research, and it's FREE in Utah's Online Library. Learn how to use it with your c...

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Educational Technology
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Media Object
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Jared Fawson
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
12/02/2020
Gale Reference Collection LTI for Canvas
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The Gale Reference Collection are research databases that reside in Utah's Online Library. These resources are free to all Public Utah Schools. These resources are free to all Public Utah Schools. These resources are divided into three grade categories within the Online Library. Each grade group has one or more research database. There is a separate LTI for each resource in the Online Library. The Canvas Admin can install this LTI at the Canvas Instance Level or or a Sub Account Level. The LTI makes it much easier for teachers to share content within Canvas, Including news articles, magazines, and academic journals.
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Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Date Added:
12/08/2020
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:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
01/29/2021
Learn @ Home: Exploring Wonderopolis
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In this video, Jami Gardner shows us the fun and hidden Utah's Online Library resource, Wonderopolis! This resource is ideal for exploring little-known facts and engaging students' critical thinking skills.

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Educational Technology
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Lesson
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Learn @ Home
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Tech Tips for Remote Learning
Author:
Jami Gardner
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Learn @ Home: Gale Opposing Viewpoints
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In this video, Jared Fawson teaches us how to use Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints for research. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's issues and can be found in Utah's Online Library.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Learn @ Home
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Tech Tips for Remote Learning
Author:
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Learn @ Home: Preschool Pioneer Tools
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In this video, Dani Sloan informs us about the resources available in Preschool Pioneer for our youngest learners. You will learn about preMedia, activity calendars, resources just for parents and online learning games.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Learn @ Home
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Tech Tips for Remote Learning
Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Reimagine Learning: Better than Google - Utah's Online Library for Student Research
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Dani Sloan guide a session for K-12 teachers and library media specialists in how to enhance student research through effective use of the wealth of resources in Utah's Online Library. Participants will explore online databases through each step of the research process, learning how the research tools can help them cite, gather, organize and collaborate on their research.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Lecture
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Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Reimagine Learning Virtual Conference
Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
07/29/2020
Reimagine Learning: Bringing Utah's Online Library into your LMS
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Shannon Ririe guides educators through tips and tricks for adding content from Utah's Online Library to a learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas or Google Classroom.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Lecture
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Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Reimagine Learning Virtual Conference
Author:
Shannon Ririe
Date Added:
07/29/2020
Reimagine Learning: Google Slides and Utah's Online Library Assignments ÒYouÕve Got This!"
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Sidney Miller presents on how to create high quality online assignments using Google Slide with UtahÕs Online Library. The session includes ready-made ideas teachers Grades 3-6 can using for online and in-person instruction.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Reimagine Learning Virtual Conference
Author:
Sidney Miller
Date Added:
07/29/2020
Scrible Utah USBE Webinar 2020-10-08
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This webinar was created for Utah educators to help them learn how Scrible Edu Pro fills a gap for distance learning during the pandemic by supporting remote instruction for research and writing. You can scroll through this webinar recording to find portions of interest. For example, the "how-to" portion starts at 23:00 mins and contains a variety of questions, each with an answer and accompanying demo. For example, at the 25:50 mark, you'll see info about the question, "How do I curate and annotate articles".

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Scrible
Date Added:
10/16/2020
Soundzabound
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The video tutorial introduces students to the Soundzabound music library from Utah's Online Library.

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Educational Technology
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Media Object
Author:
Rob Bentley
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Soundzabound
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This resource is a tutorial video showing how to use Soundzabound on Utah's Online Library to find royalty-free music that can be used in student or teacher projects and lessons.

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Music
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Shannon Ririe
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
12/02/2020
UEN Mini-Lessons for Students
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UEN has created mini lessons for students. These lesson will teach students how to use the resources in Utah's Online Library. These are all self-paced lessons that are less than 60 minutes in length. These are great for teachers who want to import them into their Canvas course. They can also be used as a substitute teacher lesson plan.

These lessons are available in Canvas Commons under the UEN-K12 consortium. You will find this consortium under Canvas Commons using the Filter UEN-K12. Once you have selected the UEN-K12 consortium search for "uen library lesson". These resources include: CultureGrams High School, CultureGrams Middle School, CultureGrams Elementary, World Book Online, Gale Research in Context, Gale, Reference Collection Secondary, LearningExpress Library, Soundzabound, eMedia, EBSCO.

These lessons are only available for Utah teachers with a district/charter school Canvas account.
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Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
UEN
Date Added:
12/08/2020
UEN PDTV: Utah's Online Library
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The Pioneer Online Library has a NEW name - Utah's Online Library. In this episode we will talk about the changes that along with this new name and review some of the great tools available from UEN.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Case Study
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Utah Education Network
Provider Set:
UEN PDTV
Author:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
11/16/2018
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 March 2021 Librarian/Product Highlight - Heather Price
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Dani Sloan and Heather Price, a Teacher Librarian from Skyridge High School, explore NoodleTools. Heather shows us how NoodleTools makes it quick and easy for students and educators alike to cite their research sources.

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Media and Communications
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
05/07/2021
UOL May 2021 Librarian/Product Highlight - Melinda Overson
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In this edition of Utah's Online Library Product & Librarian Spotlight, Dani Sloan and Melinda Overson, a librarian from Bryce Valley High School, explore NoveList Plus. NoveList Plus is a database of book recommendations for all library workers who do readers' advisory.

Subject:
Literature
Media and Communications
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
05/07/2021
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?

Subject:
Media and Communications
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Katie Blunt
Date Added:
05/07/2021
Utah's Online Library January Product & Librarian Feature
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Dani Sloan and Chris Haught, Technology Mentor from Southwest Educational Development Center, dive into Gale InfoBits. Chris teaches us ways to engage students by adding the tool to Canvas lesson plans. Gale InfoBits has many embedded tools to customize the resources for your students.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Date Added:
01/29/2021
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Utah's Online Library Research
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In this lesson plan series, students will practice using Utah's Online Library to research about Utah Counties in a nearpod activity. This will prepare them to research a county of Utah of their choice.  Students will then choose a county to research and create a slideshow using the template provided them. One slide of the template has the link to the Utah County section of Utah's Online Library.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Jolene
Date Added:
06/02/2021