Analyzing Exercises in P.E. with Ubersense

In both Middle School and Upper School, the P.E. Department has been experimenting with  an app called Ubersense to allow students to monitor and evaluate their exercises and technique. With Ubersense, students create videos demonstrating their exercises. P.E. Teacher Kyle Lawhead explains: The goal is to have students analyze their technique early in the semester (this […]

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Math Demonstrations with Explain Everything

One way in which students use tablet computing at U Prep is to record their own “explainer videos” in which they demonstrate their process or knowledge on a given topic. This is inline with one of our school-wide Professional Development goals to make thinking and learning visible in order to work on critical thinking and […]

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Freehand Thinking in French with Tablets

Students learning a foreign language try to process information through a variety of formats: oral/aural, written, and visual. Picture-based flashcards are a staple of language instruction because of the link between imaging and recall and the benefit these play in helping students memorize vocabulary. Max Likin has taken this process a step further using the […]

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Students use Faculty-Designed Tool to Monitor Deadlines

University Prep students are busy, hard-working and are learning to balance involvement in academics, extra-curricular involvement and athletics. The U Prep faculty knows that helping students assume increasing responsibility for their work means that students must be able to advocate for their needs as well as to take on ownership of their schedule. Sometimes deadlines need […]

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Student Calculates Volume using Minecraft

Meg Shortell’s 6th Grade Math classes have been ending the year studying Geometry. She writes: “In class, we worked on transforming pictures of monuments into 2-D representations and 3-D models on paper. Then, they had to calculate the area, surface area and volume of their models. For an E-level (ed. note: “Exceeds standards” on our Middle […]

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Social Justice Class Projects

Laura Zaugg recently shared class projects from her Upper School Social Justice elective. She writes: “In our Social Justice elective, students picked topics where they would like to make a difference and created action steps to see progress.  Below are the students’ topics with links to their blogs.” Claire Mao is working to eliminate child […]

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U Prep Student Films Festival

Fine Arts teacher Ty Talbot shared a playlist of the student films premiered at our Student Film Festival last week. These films were produced between three classes: French 5, Filmmaking 1, and Student Produced Works. Students used a variety of devices and software to produce their works. All are fairly short (1-13 minutes), so take […]

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