UEN Teacher Tips


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Three Ways to Ensure All Students Have a Chance to Answer Content Area Questions

December 4, 2023

Research has shown that active student participation, such as engaging in class discussions, leads to improved learning outcomes compared to passive listening to lectures. In this article, we explore three effective strategies to ensure that all students have the opportunity to actively participate in class discussions and share their insights.

Five Tips for Embracing the Holidays in the Classroom

November 27, 2023

Celebrating holidays in the classroom can be an exciting and fun experience, albeit somewhat exhausting. In this article, Kayla Towner shares five tips for incorporating holiday celebrations into your classroom. Learn how to foster an inclusive learning environment, introduce students to new cultures and traditions and make your lessons engaging and educational throughout the school year.

Screen Time: It’s About Quality

November 20, 2023

As educators, we often struggle with the question of screen time for our students. Instead of focusing on time limits, let's reframe our approach and focus on the quality of screen time. High-quality screen time aligns with the 4 C's: creating, collaborating, critical thinking, and communication, by prioritizing these we can transform screen time from a passive activity into an enriching learning experience.

Safely Try Out AI Tools in Your Classroom

November 13, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in education, but many educators are unsure how to use it safely and effectively in the classroom. In this article, we'll discuss a few safe ways to explore large language models and generative AI tools using tools that may already exist in your classroom technology toolset.

Time-Saving Tips for Finding Premade Teaching Resources

November 6, 2023

Finding time to make high-quality teaching resources can be challenging. In this tutorial, Katie Blunt demonstrates how to find engaging learning materials in an eMedia collection. eMedia is a digital library that provides access to a wide range of educational resources, including videos, images, articles and more.

Grading Strategies and Reteach Opportunities

October 30, 2023

Looking for ways to streamline your grading and enhance your students' comprehension of their scores in Canvas? Join Val O’Bryan to learn a few tips for grading student work and providing substantive feedback.

Tips For Building a Supportive Classroom Culture

October 23, 2023

It's important to check in with our students regularly to see how they're doing and ensure that they're feeling supported. In this UEN Teacher Tip episode, Nicole Johnson shares four quick and easy check-in activities that you can use in your classroom to enhance student well-being and promote a positive classroom experience.

3 Surefire Ways To Increase Student Engagement

October 16, 2023

As we settle into the school year, it’s sometimes hard to keep students engaged. Luckily, Rob Bentley has some great ideas to keep students motivated. Join Rob as he explores educational games, animations and artificial intelligence.

How To Evaluate Online Sources To Find Credible Information

October 9, 2023

In this quick tutorial Kayla Towner shows you how to find and use Utah's Online School Library Nearpod Scavenger Hunts. These scavenger hunts are a fun and engaging way for students to learn about the different resources available in the library and how to evaluate them for credibility.

5 Tips To Talk About Digital Citizenship Every Day

October 2, 2023

Need ideas for talking about digital citizenship in your classroom? UEN Product Manager, Dani Sloan, suggests making it a daily practice. In this episode, learn five ways you can model digital citizenship every day.

Helpful Tools For When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

September 25, 2023

The first few weeks of school were always some of my favorite weeks of the year. The getting-back-to-school energy always made me so excited to be an educator! However, these weeks can also be overwhelming, especially for new teachers. There’s so much to do and plan, and finding time to create engaging lessons can be hard