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Educational Technology - (Grades 6-8)
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Standard 4
Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research. (3, 5)
 
  • Change Maker
    Students: An interactive site! Practice making correct change - using small and large amounts - it's fun !
  • Hot Shot Business
    Teachers & Students: With this interactive business entrepreneur program, students may open a pet spa or one of three other businesses!
  • How to Start a Business
    Students: Scroll down to the interactive tools section to assess costs and profits, and read other articles on starting a business.
  • Insure.com: All about Insurance
    Students: There is a lot at this website: 1) Use this life insurance needs calculator to see if and how much insurance you might want to buy 2) Scroll down to find out more about other types of life insurance in the "More Help" dropdown box and 3) Check out the FAQ for auto, health and home insurance
  • Interactive Crossword Puzzle (pdf)
    Teachers & Students: Use Excel to make an interactive crossword puzzle. Teaches some capabilities of Excel while focusing on your subject area.
  • Making a Mess o' Mousse
    Students: Create an Excel spreadsheet to calculate recipe-size adjustments for this mousse recipe!
  • My Own Business
    Students: Scroll down to the "Sound Byte Transcriptions" section -- listen to various business owners describe their business ventures. They may have a tip that you never thought of!
  • Research Quest: What Dinosaur Did These Bones Come From?
    Developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah, this program engages middle school students in SEEd standards aligned online investigations that use real museum objects and scientific research to support deeper learning.
  • Research Quest: What Happened at Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosuar Quarry?
    Developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah, this program engages middle school students in standards aligned online investigations that use real museum objects and scientific research to support deeper learning.
  • Research Quest: What physical features helped a dinosaur survive?
    Developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah, this program engages middle school students in standards aligned online investigations that use real museum objects and scientific research to support deeper learning.
  • Teaching with Primary Sources - European Explorers in the Americas
    This Annotated Resource Set was developed by Andrea Hogan as part of the Teaching with Primary Sources Western Regional Center - a pilot program funded by the Library of Congress.
  • Virtual Lighting Designer
    Students: Click on the "Before" or "After" picture to activate the virtual lighting designer, then begin your own simulation !

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Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov
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