UEN Teacher Tips


Teacher Tips Videos:

Making Technology-Aided Music with Your Students
Premiered: May 21, 2024

Amplify engagement with music! In this short video, Matt shares practical tips for creating engaging lessons using readily available digital music tools. Discover how these tools can spark student creativity and inspire them to create their own music!

End-of-Year Celebrations and Activities
Premiered: May 7, 2024

Need a little help planning year-end celebrations? This video by Kayla Towner guides educators on creating unforgettable end-of-year activities, from choosing meaningful themes to selecting the right tools for virtual excursions, artistic projects and more.

Empowering Secondary Students Through Media Making Challenges
Premiered: April 22, 2024

This tutorial-style video will show you how to get the most out of StoryMaker, a free resource from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Dr. Katie Blunt shares her expert tips for navigating StoryMaker and explains why it's the perfect tool to increase student engagement and promote deeper learning.

Fighting Mis, Dis & Mal Information
Premiered: April 9, 2024

Empowering students with the skills to navigate today's complex information landscape is crucial for their future success. This UEN Teacher Tip offers a quick-start guide to help you, as an educator, equip your students with the knowledge to navigate the complex information landscape confidently, engage in meaningful discourse and combat the spread of misinformation.

Revolutionize Elementary Math
Premiered: April 1, 2024

Nearpod is a must-have tool for elementary math education! Learn how to turn lessons into engaging and accessible experiences that captivate young learners with this UEN Teacher Tip.

Using Nearpod's Draw-It Tool for Formative Assessment
Premiered: February 26, 2024

Want to improve formative assessments in your classroom? In this video, Braxton shares a few tips and tricks on using Nearpod’s interactive tools to elevate your assessments by encouraging student creativity and providing valuable insights into their learning progress.

Tech Tools to Enhance Effective Classroom Management
Premiered: February 12, 2024

Looking for ideas to improve classroom management? In this quick tutorial, Rob shares three tech tools available to help you create a focused and positive learning environment in your classroom.

The Art of Note Taking
Premiered: January 29, 2024

Taking great notes is a key skill for student success, but knowing where to start can be tricky. In this week's Teacher Tip video, Kayla Towner shares her favorite note-taking strategies to engage K-12 students.

Better Discussions, Better Engagement
Premiered: January 15, 2024

Online discussions can be a secret weapon for creating engaging lessons. In this video, Dani shares practical tips to ignite student engagement, encourage participation and deepen understanding.

Get Ready for UCET/UELMA 24 with UEN Tools
Premiered: January 2, 2024

Utah Coalition for Educational Technology is excited to partner with UELMA, Utah’s librarian association, for an amazing 2024 conference. Join UEN, along with speakers from across the country, on March 19th-20th at the Salt Palace.

Universal Design for Learning Tools in Canvas | UEN Teacher Tips
Premiered: December 18, 2023

Are you having trouble reaching every learner in your class? Check out these tools available in Canvas LMS that can help both you and your students access learning materials and showcase mastery in multiple ways.

Utilizing Student-Generated Resource Banks
Premiered: December 11, 2023

Have you ever been mid-lesson when a student who's been absent asks, "What did I miss?" Or maybe you see a few students struggling, wishing you had extra resources on hand. This video explores how Student-Generated Resource Banks can support all students, from those catching up to your high-achievers seeking extension opportunities.

Three Ways to Ensure All Students Have a Chance to Answer Content Area Questions
Premiered: December 4, 2023

In this video, Rob Bentley shows us 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
Premiered: November 27, 2023

Join Kayla Towner as she shares five tips for incorporating holiday celebrations into your classroom. Discover how to navigate school policies, introduce new holidays and foster inclusive learning experiences. Plus, gain valuable insights on selecting engaging activities and celebrating throughout the school year.

Screen Time: It’s About Quality
Premiered: November 20, 2023

Join Dani Sloan as she guides you through practical strategies to transform your students' screen time into a valuable tool for learning and growth. Discover how to foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and effective communication through engaging digital activities.

Safely Try Out AI Tools in Your Classroom
Premiered: November 13, 2023

In this UEN Teacher Tip, Matt Winters will show you how to explore large language models and generative AI tools in your classroom using tools you may already have. Learn how to use these powerful tools to create engaging and interactive learning experiences for your students.

Time-Saving Tips for Finding Premade Teaching Resources
Premiered: November 6, 2023

In this quick video tutorial, Katie Blunt will demonstrate how to search within 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
Premiered: October 30, 2023

Looking for ways to streamline your grading and enhance your students' comprehension of their scores in Canvas? In this video, Val O’Bryan will guide you through the different feedback methods available in Canvas.

Tips For Building a Supportive Classroom Culture
Premiered: 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.

Text to Image In Adobe Express
Premiered: October 16, 2023

Increase student engagement with a new Adobe Express feature, Text to Image. In this episode of UEN Teacher Tips, Rob Bentley shows you how to create unique images using the built-in generative AI tools in Adobe Express and shares ideas for incorporating them into your presentations, language arts and world language classes

How to Evaluate Online Sources to Find Credible Information
Premiered: October 9, 2023

Teaching students how to evaluate online sources for credibility can be tricky, but it's essential for success in school and life. One way to practice this skill is to use a secure online database like Utah's Online School Library.

5 Tips To Talk About Digital Citizenship Every Day
Premiered: 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.

Tools for Helping with Feeling Overwhelmed
Premiered: September 25, 2023

Feeling overwhelmed or in need of inspiration? Join UEN's Senior Technology Trainer, Matt Winters, as he shares tips and essential tools to support your classroom. In this episode, we explore three adaptable resources that will be helpful even on the toughest days.