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Middle school teacher gives language arts a creative infusion of modern technology.

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On a recent day, Ewell’s students had to respond to a prompt: "And then a box appeared."

As a follow-up to the short stories they wrote, they gathered in groups, drew up storyboards and then scattered throughout the school with iPads to film their tales.

They followed Ewell’s tips about using multiple angles and filming each scene several times.

Copper Mountain Principal Kim Baker nominated Ewell for the award, saying all the technology she uses helps kids develop their creativity.

"It’s a scream," Baker said of watching the kids run around the school filming stories. "They have no idea that they’re learning."


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Innovation documentary airs Thursday

Five Utah teachers have been selected for KUED-The Salt Lake Tribune Teacher Innovation Awards, which celebrate their creative use of technology in classrooms.

The awards were given in the categories of arts, math, language arts, science and social studies.

The winners were profiled in a continuing Tribune series this week and in a half-hour documentary airing Thursday at 7 p.m. on KUED-Ch. 7.

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