The items listed below are some of the best new and emerging educational technologies and tools that we have come across in our travels and work in schools. If you have something new that you love, let us know and we’ll add it here!

  • UEN PDTV – Quick, On-Demand Professional Development

    UEN PDTV logo

    UEN PDTV is on demand, YouTube hosted, streaming professional development for teachers in the state of Utah. These 10 minute episodes will focus on the latest tech tools and resources built around standards-based technology integration in the classroom. View all episodes on the UEN PDTV YouTube Channel  or episodes are also available in UEN’s eMedia. You can also subscribe to the YouTube Channel to get the latest videos automatically. 

    Note: Visit this page if you are having trouble viewing the YouTube videos.

    Would you like a sample? Take a look at Canvas in Elementary Schools below:

  • Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions

    Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions

    Chrome extensions allow you to unlock the full power of Google Chrome and student Chromebooks, but how do you find exactly what you or your students need? This amazing Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions, created by Denise Henry-Orndorff (@dhorndorff) of Shenandoah County Public Schools in Virginia, highlights a vast array of extensions for your classroom, organized by their main uses. 

    A few of our favorites from the list include:

    • OneTab – Collapse all of your browser tabs into a single window of links. When you need them, open up each tab again, or open them all up back into the window where they were!
    • Bit.ly – Shorten those too-long-to-type URL’s to share with students and colleagues. 
    • Screencastify – Quick screen recording tool that will also allow you to record video from the web cam, or record both and annotate the screen at the same time. 

    Take a few minutes to explore the many many tools included to use when you are back with your students in the fall!

    Periodic Table of Google Chrome Extensions

  • Integrate Google Keep into Your Math Instruction

    Integrate Google Keep into Your Math Instruction from Google for Education

  • Science Journal – App for Data Collection – 2018 Update

    Science Journal – App for Data Collection – 2018 Update

    Science Journal App IconScience Journal is a tool for doing science with your Android or iOS smartphone. You can use the sensors in your phone or connect to external sensors to conduct experiments on the world around you. Organize your ideas into projects, make predictions, take notes and collect data in multiple trials, then annotate and explore your results. It’s the lab notebook you always have with you.

    Need more ideas for your Science courses? Here are 8 Apps that Turn Citizens into Scientists from Scientific American.

  • Innovation in Garfield County – School-Based LTE Broadband for Students at Home?

    Innovation in Garfield County – School-Based LTE Broadband for Students at Home?

    Will a new push for free wireless internet help rural students get online? Pending FCC rule change could help close the ‘homework gap’

    by CHRIS BERDIK, November 12, 2018

    PANGUITCH, Utah — Both before and after classes at Panguitch High School, a low-slung brick building nestled in the high desert of southern Utah, students find their way to Shawn Caine’s classroom. They settle in at the computers where Caine teaches coding and software, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or they head to the back room for the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and robotics kits.

    Some kids come to log extra time on class projects. Others show up just for the internet. Caine oversees the school’s Chromebooks. Her district of Garfield County has provided a computer to every student since 2016. And yet, reliable broadband is far from guaranteed in this region of towering plateaus, sagebrush valleys and steep canyons.

    Like much of rural America, Garfield County is on the wrong side of the “homework gap” — a stubborn disparity in at-home broadband that hinders millions of students’ access to the array of online learning, collaboration and research tools that are enjoyed by their better-connected peers. Many of Garfield’s students trek to internet oases such as Caine’s classroom or one of the local businesses willing to host a district Wi-Fi router.

    Going without isn’t an option. “All their work is on that computer,” said Caine, “and they need that access.”…

    Continue to the full article on The Hechinger Report

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