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April 2013 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks App of the Month Professional Learning
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National Poetry Month when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Want more poetry? Sign up for Poem-A-Day email from the Academy of American Poets and great Educator Resources for teaching poetry.
April 14-20, 2013
National Environmental Education Week encourages students to have a positive environmental impact in their schools, homes, and communities.
April 18, 2013
National Poem in your Pocket Day, select a poem you love and carry it with you to share with friends, family, and co-workers. You can also share your poem on Twitter using hashtag #pocketpoem.
April 22, 2013
Earth Day adopted by the United Nations in 2009 and coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. More than 192 countries hold events worldwide on this day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was started by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.
April 24, 2013
Administrative Professional's Day - be sure to thank your hard-working and dedicted school admnistrative support staff.
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UEN Staff Picks

Earth Day, Everyday
Celebrate Earth Day with our UEN Climate Science videos and teaching resources - named the 2010 Environmental Education Project of the Year! And explore our Earth Day Resources page.

App of the Month

This free mobile app uses visual recognition to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.  Developed by researches from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.  Please note that there are separate free apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch and the iPad. Compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad (FREE)
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Professional Learning

UEN YouTube Channel
Join the 1.3 million viewers learning from our UEN Video YouTube Channel. These short UEN tutorials are great for brushing up on your tech skills from the comfort of your own desktop or mobile device.

Teaching Channel
Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets (2 min) Use tickets to assess learning and plan future lessons. Watch the video.


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eMedia Features

Recommended series: UEN Climate Science
  • Climate Science. Episode 1: A Sick Planet
  • Climate Science. Episode 2: What is Climate?
  • Climate Science. Episode 3: Evidence of a Warming Planet
  • Climate Science. Episode 4: Why is the Earth Heating Up?
  • Climate Science. Episode 5: Where Does Carbon Dioxide Come From?
  • Climate Science. Episode 6: Climate Change in the American West
  • Climate Science. Episode 7: Climate Change Around the World
  • Climate Science. Episode 8: Rapid Climate Change and the Oceans
  • Climate Science. Episode 9: Climate of the Future is in our Hands
  • Climate Science. Episode 10: How the World Can Tackle ClimateChange
  • Climate Science. Episode 11: You Can Make a Difference


Recommended series: Poetry Everywhere
  • Poetry Everywhere. The Wild Old.
  • Poetry Everywhere. Stopping by Woods.
  • Poetry Everywhere. Marilyn Chin
  • GED Connection. Episode 114 - Reading: Poetry.
Environmental Science
  • Digital Science Online: People and the Environment
  • NOVA ScienceNOW: Climate Scientist Lonnie Thompson
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UEN-TV 9.1

Environmental Science
Enjoy the Emmy-Award winning program Green Fire exploring the numerous accomlishments of Aldo Leopold, tracing how he shaped the modern environmental movement, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. Watch Saturday April 20 at 9:00 pm.

Environmental Science
Glaciers and Icecaps: The Melting explores locations the world's great ice sheets and polar caps and the warming of the Arctic with stunning video and science explanations. Monday April 15 at 8:30 pm. Teachers Guide.


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MHz Worldview 9.2

Ireland Nightly News
New this month, RTE is a specially produced Irish news bulletin (in English). Watch daily at 5:00 pm.


Nature: What Plants Talk About reveals an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other and talk to their allies. April 3 at 7:00 pm
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