Teaching the UEN Course “Mixed Reality In Education” has helped expose many Utah teachers to the benefits of using AR and VR tools in the classroom. One participant, Alison Ence, took the course content to a completely new level. Rather than simply provide Augmented and Virtual Reality resources for her students, she has taught her students how to create their own mixed reality content. Using a variety of tools like CoSpaces, Merge Cubes, Classroom VR, Oculus, and much more, Ms. Ence has provided authentic experiences in computer science to entire class at Green Canyon High School.
Check it out and see what students can create in this short 12 minute UEN PDTV video. And to register for this course keep your eye on uen.org/register. New courses for the summer semesters will be posted on April 1st, 2020.
Educators and students may shy away in fright at the prospect of teaching or taking computer science classes. Coding can be scary! Especially when you see those super smart heroes hammering away on keyboards with super fast typing skills trying to save the world through a computer screen. How is an educator expected to become an expert in computer science so quickly? Well you don’t have to be an expert, you just have to be willing to take a few risks.
The brave teachers in the Juab School District’s Innovation Center have found some amazing ways to incorporate coding and computer science into multiple grade levels. In this video you’ll meet Heather Westering, and Krystle Bassett to find out how they’ve integrated coding, design thinking, and computer science skills into the curriculum.
There is no better way to start a new year than going to Richfield, Utah and working with excellent educators from the Sevier School District. These people know how to return to school after a nice winter break… with a day of Professional Development!
Thank you Brandon Harrison of CUES for inviting us down to share with you. Today I had the pleasure of leading three breakout sessions. All of the content from each one is available in the links below. And if you have questions that aren’t answered there, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Happy New Year!
Nearpod 101: An Introduction to Nearpod In this hands-on session we will cover the basics of using Nearpod. What is it? How does it transform learning? What kind of content is included? After a short demo of a simple lesson demonstrating the differences between running a “Live Lesson” in Nearpod and running a “Student Paced” version, teachers will also practice signing into the Nearpod.com website, looking through the Nearpod Lesson Library, and adding lessons to use with your students.
And if you want to learn more about Nearpod, be sure to sign up for the UEN “MOOC” here at uen.org/register
Neaten Your Nearpod Lessons with Google Slides
In 2019 Nearpod introduced a new way to build your own lessons with Google Slides. In this session you will learn how to turn on the Nearpod Add-On in your Google Slides and turn on some cool new ways to create engaging learning activities that look great.
Video Editing Made Easy with Adobe Rush Adobe Rush makes it easy to go straight from shooting video to publishing on the web. This easy to use app works across multiple platforms. Powerful tools like graphic overlays and editing resources are simple to access. Publishing is also a snap with direct uploads to YouTube, Facebook, and more. In this session we will go over the basics of getting started with Adobe Rush so you can easily use it with your students.
Overview: The Utah Education Network has created a series of online video stories called UEN PDTV. Learn about the process for creating, developing and producing a web series like UEN PDTV to provide high-quality online professional development to educators.
Did you miss the presentation? No worries – here is a video summary that we prepared the week before the ISTE Conference.