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August 2013 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks App of the Month Professional Learning
eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 KUED-7


August 1, 2013
Pioneer Online Library home access password change! The password for students to login at home changes this date. To discover the new password visit from within a Utah school, call 1-800-866-5852, or contact us. Of course, teachers can always login using their personal (not to be shared) my.UEN login credentials.
NEW website! No beach vacations for the talented web team! The new UEN website will be launched just in time for your back-to-school planning. Also watch for webinars about our new statewide web conferencing tool Adobe Connect, launching this Fall. Yep, we've been busy and we'd love your feedback on the new website. You'll see a link on the homepage so tell us what you think!
August 14-15, 2013
UEN will be presenting at the 8th Annual Governor's Native American Summit at Utah Valley University.
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UEN's got your back with Back-To-School. That means you can count on us for great resources for teaching the Core, our Pioneer Online Library, Apps4Edu, eMedia and online tools are designed with and for Utah teachers. We're here to help! Please let us know what you need and how we can continue to bring useful resources to your classroom. Contact and visit
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UEN Staff Picks

NEW in Pioneer Library
NoodleTools is a brand-new addition to the Pioneer Online Library that guides students through research papers, managing research resources, bibliographic citations, connect with Google Docs for collaborative papers, and other research tools. Check it out at and watch for upcoming webinars and one-day quick-pick PD classes at UEN.


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App of the Month

Boost your tech-teaching cred. Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers with engaging classroom exercises and games. Compatible with iOS and Android devices and FREE. Learn more!

Professional Learning

Teaching Channel & Fall Courses
NEW this month - UEN launches Utah Teaching Channel with Utah specific videos and tools for professional learning communities right here in the Beehive State! Watch for more information on Our full in-person course line-up will be posted September 1st.
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eMedia Features

Back to School
  • How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
  • Buffett and Gates: Go Back to School.
  • UELMA Public Service Announcement. School Library Teacher.
  • An Excerpt from Cool Dog, School Dog
  • 21st Century Schools: Learning in the Digital Age
  • Dolley Madison: Designing the Common School - The First Educational Reform
  • Santa Fe Indian School Students Explore Identity Through Verse
  • This is ONLY a Test! - Study Tips
  • Becoming an Organized Student


Back to School Continued...
  • Stress Management
  • Reading Rainbow: Bea and Mr. Jones
  • A Place of our Own, Special Needs
  • All About Friends.
  • Diary of a Fly.
  • The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon
  • UELMA Public Service Announcement. Teacher.
  • Will I Have a Friend?
  • Reading Rainbow: Owen
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UEN-TV 9.1

Back to School
August to June: Bringing Life to School (new program) focuses on middle school intervention and innovative principals and administrators with inspiring, motivating stories of students, teachers, and entire education communities committed to learning. Watch Saturday August 25 at 8:00 pm

MHz Worldview 9.2

China Beat
On China Beat, we bring you the latest business happenings from around China. Whether it’s a slump in coal profits, a new Chinese laptop launched in the U.S. - or a U.S. innovation center launched in China. Check out China Beat and get the lowdown, to help you find opportunities in the world’s second largest economy. Distributed by Blue Ocean Network. Broadcast in English. Watch weekdays at noon on UEN's 9.2 MHz Worldview channel.
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History/Social Studies Programs
Mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with three programs August 27. Beginning at 7:00 pm In Performance at the White House presents A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. At 8:00 The March recounts the historic demonstration itself, then at 9:00 Building The Dream recounts the journey to build the national monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington D.C.


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