Media Program

Welcome to SEDC Media!

Add a DVD to your Classroom or Library!

The SEDC Media Library has over 1100 DVDs that can be duplicated for participating schools in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Millard districts for only $1.25 per copy. 

We have two deadlines per school year to request duplicated videos; November 1st and May 1st. 
For information on ordering, check this page.

 Please contact SEDC at 435-586-2865 if you have any questions!!

Borrow a DVD or VHS

To reserve a DVD, please visit the DVD Library here, find the video you would like and then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:

  • Name
  • School
  • Barcode
  • Date required
 
You will notice there are still VHS titles, some are still available, we have been weeding them out, and if you are interested in them , we will give them to you to keep if we still have them.
 
You will also notice ebooks available in this library, currently we are providing them to 7th to 12th grade students and teachers. Contact Chris for more information.

Need a Video now? 

Search eMedia to download educational videos from UEN’s eMedia website! Not sure how to get started? Here's the training handout (PDF).

***The use of educational videos and DVDs is a service provided to educators in participating districts. 

 

Learning Kits

The Utah Museum of Natural History has created Teaching Toolboxes designed to help teachers or group leaders introduce, teach, and reinforce science topics. Each toolbox is filled with museum specimens, activities, and content information to help excite students about natural history.

  • Box of Fossils
  • Box of Plants
  • Box of Soil
  • Box of Rocks
  • Seasons and Mowon Phases
  • Dinosaur Kit

If you are intertested in learning more or checking one out, click here.

 

 eBooks

Want to read an eBook? Students and Teachers in the Region's Middle and High Schools have access to our eSTRIDE library on Overdrive. These books are curated by the librarians and they will be happy to show you. Click here for more info.

SW Educational Development Center expands access to reading by pooling resources

50,000 students in 100+ K-12 schools spread across six rural districts. Very few certified librarians, with part-timers with very little training and support managing most libraries. Almost nonexistent library budgets at many schools.

These were just some of the challenges facing the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in providing recreational reading resources to students in its expansive service area in southwest Utah.

“Many of our schools are in very rural areas with no access to public libraries or a school library that could meet the needs of students,” Media Mentor Chris Haught said.

A few libraries in SEDC schools had experimented with loaning out devices loaded with eBooks, but this proved unsuccessful for several reasons. There was the time spent physically managing the devices; the inability to provide students choice in what they wanted to read; and the fact that once all the titles on a device had been read, there wasn’t funding to load it with fresh content, so they often went unused.

“We knew that type of model wasn’t going to work,” Haught said. “We needed to find something that would allow us to pool resources together on a regional level.”

Continue reading the full story here from Overdrive.

 

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Visitors to the Pioneer Library may have noticed some changes recently. This incredible collection of Databases is maintained by Utah Educational Network and used by students, teachers and librarians all over Utah.

If you have not visited the library, you should! Head to http://uol.uen.org to take a look.

There are great tools and resources like the following:

  • CultureGrams

  • Digital Science Online

  • EBSCO

  • eMedia

  • Gale Kids InfoBits, Research in Context and Reference Collection

  • LearningExpress Library

  • NoodleTools

  • Soundzabound

  • World Book Kids, Student, Timelines, Discover and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

If you would like to learn more, there are a few options as well:

  • Contact Chris at SEDC for a training (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Contact UEN for a training

  • Visit the UEN Page here

  • Visit the Utah Online Library support page here

Need materials to teach a unit on Rocks, Soils, Fossils or Solar System?

Then check out these toolboxes!

To see more detials on the contents, visit the Natural History Museum of Utah.

 

Lego Robotics Kits: Mindstorm EV3
20160929 100539SEDC has 4 Mindstorm EV3 Robotics Kits avalable for checkout. Each Core Set kit includes 541 elements that can be used to build robots to help students learn science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science. The Lego Mindstorms software, that is used with these kits, contains instructions on how to build four example robots:
  • GyroBoy - A robot that shows off the Gyro Sensor and balancing. Think Segway!
  • Sorter - This robot sorts colored blocks after a student scans several different colored blocks and puts them into the sorter.
  • Puppy - A robot dog that responds to different stimuli using a touch sensor and color sensor.
  • Robot Arm H25 - A programmable arm that can pickup and move close objects.

The required software, LME EV3 Software (4544), can be downloaded here
Additional information and support including Curriculum Ideas can be found here

 

Soils
Soils1Why is forest soil different from desert soil? What organisms are able to survive in the harsh alpine ecosystem? Learn about the processes that contribute to soil formation in Utah's amazing landscape. See complete contents here.

 

Fossils
fossilsCheck out some of the Museum's latest fossil discoveries. See casts of Utah-finds like the Allosaurus, Ceratops, Falcarious, T-Rex, and more. Learn more here.

 

Rocks & Minerals
RocksExamine the differences between rocks and minerals and learn how each was formed. Discover how rocks and minerals are important in our everyday lives. Compare specimens in the different stages of the rock cycle. See complete contents here.

 

Plants
plantsPlant specimens from Utah's diverse habitats are accompanied by curriculum, activities and resources for studying adaptation and classification. See examples of Utah plants from wetlands, forests, and deserts. Learn to sort and classify using seeds, plant specimens and important botanical resources. See complete contents list.

 

Digging Dinosaurs
dinoThis toolbox provides teachers with one-of-a-kind Museum casts of dinosaurs unearthed by Utah paleontologists. Learn more here.

 

Moon and Sun Phases
solarExplore the Moon and Sun Phases. This kit has all the equipment needed to allow students to create the Moon and Sun Phases.

 

Ethnobotany: People and Plants
botanyThis bin is a study of how people interact with plants in their environment. Lesson plans for this module are written to align with fourth grade science core, but can also be modified for other grade level science core and intended learning outcomes. Lessons are interdisciplinary and include classification, Utah biomes, Utah native plants and their use by native people and pioneers, and plant adaptations. Teachers can efficiently cover a number of other content areas in addition to science - math, language arts, social studies, fine arts – as the bins contain appealing materials and fun, hands-on activities 

See Lesson Plans here.

 

Field Tools
fieldtoolsThis toolbox includes gloves, trowels, soil sieve, soil corer, hip waders, pipettes, collection vials, water testing kit, collapsible kick net, butterfly and insect nets, quadrats for plant surveys, plant presses, Garmin eTrex Ventures with rechargeable batteries, Kestrel (monitors air, water, snow temperature, wind speed, humidity, etc.), monoculars, streak plates, Dino-Lite Digital Microscope, Brock Magiscopes with multiple powered eye pieces, hand lenses, backpacks (so your students can carry around all this amazing stuff!)

 

CIWater

CIwaterWater is the foundation of life. Discover the importance of water, its unique properties, and water modeling. Use tools to collect specimens and data to better understand water in the environment and human use and impact on water. Use models to understand watersheds, meteoric, and groundwater systems, and predict impacts based on droughts, human use, and pollution. Create art and actionable items to work for change in our communities and schools. This CI-Water toolbox is an initiative of the NSF EPSCoR project that intends to:

  • Foster STEM learning through coordinated K-12 activities between Wyoming and Utah.
  • Foster collaborative research and strategic partnerships among institutions, junior faculty, students and industry professionals.
  • Engage the general public and increase cyber-literacy and regional water understanding.

Learn more here.

 

 

How do I get these? The kits can be reserved in advance and picked up at SEDC.

Please fill this out to reserve a toolbox.

If you need one now, call Chris at 435-586-2865 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For schools in Millard, Kane, Garfield and Beaver, we may be able to deliver if one of our team is scheduled in your school.

 

 Check the current reservations below:

 

Add a DVD to your Classroom or Library!

The SEDC Media Library has over 1100 DVDs that can be duplicated for participating schools in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Millard districts for only $1.25 per copy. 

We have two deadlines per school year to request duplicated videos; November 1st and May 1st. 
For information on ordering, check this page.

 Please contact SEDC at 435-586-2865 if you have any questions!!

Borrow a DVD or VHS

To reserve a DVD, please visit the DVD Library here, find the video you would like and then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:

  • Name
  • School
  • Barcode
  • Date required
 
You will notice there are still VHS titles, some are still available, we have been weeding them out, and if you are interested in them , we will give them to you to keep if we still have them.
 
You will also notice ebooks available in this library, currently we are providing them to 7th to 12th grade students and teachers. Contact Chris for more information.

 

Need a Video now? 

Search eMedia to download educational videos from UEN’s eMedia website! Not sure how to get started? Here's the training handout (PDF).

***The use of educational videos and DVDs is a service provided to educators in participating districts. 

Learning Kits

The Utah Museum of Natural History has created Teaching Toolboxes designed to help teachers or group leaders introduce, teach, and reinforce science topics. Each toolbox is filled with museum specimens, activities, and content information to help excite students about natural history.

  • Box of Fossils
  • Box of Plants
  • Box of Soil
  • Box of Rocks
  • Seasons and Moon Phases
  • Dinosaur Kit

If you are intertested in learning more, call SEDC at 435-586-2865.

Here is a video of the Dinosaur kit, thanks to Robert Gordon for sharing!

 

 

Subcategories

HollingsheadSEDC has a large format printer that is capable of printing on just about any type of media. The prints can be up to 24" wide, and up to 100 feet long. We can also show you how to take an image like this and turn it into one like this. We can provide this to our schools for a fraction of the cost that it would if printed commercially.

Contact Chris or Clint if you are interested in training & learning about what you can print and how you can create images, posters and banners to publicize and promote anything in your school! You can also learn more with this presentation. We will provide you with the training, printing and support, but YOU will provide the creativity and images!

Many schools have used our poster printing service to promote reading in their schools. Take a look at the available READ-Themed poster templates. We can come to your school, take photos of your teachers with their favorite books and then turn them into high-quality posters to hang in your hallways.

If you want to get started making your own posters and banners, but are not sure about file types, sizes, and resolutions, we've included some starter template files using Photoshop. Included below are links to download the template files, along with a handy cost-estimation grid. All cost estimates are based on 100% or full ink coverage of the paper, so your actual cost may be less. (Note - these are not 'layout' templates, just empty starter files that have the required dimensions and resolutions that work best with our printer).

Take a look at our READ Poster Templates
and our NEW Sports Templates

Prices updated 10/2013

Paper Type 

Poster Templates

Heavyweight
Matte 
Heavy Glossy
Photo Paper 
Durable Vinyl
Banner 
Portrait Poster
(2' x 3')
$13.20 $15.30 $29.70
Landscape Poster
(3' x 2')
$13.20 $15.30 $29.70
Small Portrait Poster
(18" x 2')
$6.60 $7.65 $14.85
Small Landscape Poster
(2' x 18")
$6.60 $7.65 $14.85
4' Banner
(2' tall)
$17.60 $20.40 $39.60
6' Banner
(2' tall)
 
$26.40 $30.60 $59.40
8' Banner
(2' tall)
$35.20 $40.80 $79.20
10' Banner
(2' tall)
$44.00 $51.00 $99.00

Grommets for banners are available for $0.50 each.

Don't have Photoshop? You can always use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a suitable poster in portrait or landscape layouts. If you DO use PowerPoint, please make sure that when you send us your poster, use only high-resolution photos and images (using a 6 megapixel camera or higher) and include ALL of the image and clip-art files that you used.

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