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April 2014 Highlights

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


April 22
Earth Day
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UEN Staff Picks

Adobe Connect
The web conferencing solution selected to replace Wimba Classroom, is now available to Utah K-12 Public educators via their my.uen page.  Visit the support page to learn more.
Anne Frank Educator Guide
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Month UEN recently redesigned the popular Anne Frank Educator Guide. If you haven't seen it - check it out.


Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Classroom – Animal Adaptations
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy is an effective way to develop engaging learning activities on a continuum of complexity to improve teaching and learning.
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App of the Month

An interactive App designed for the iPad, lets users explore the Earth's history with the touch of a finger by scrolling through 4.5 billion years of geological evolution.

Professional Learning

Join UEN at the UCET Conference
April 3 and 4 at Murray High School.  UEN Staff will be presenting in over 25 sessions.
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Teaching Channel

NEW! 50+ Videos on Deeper Learning
This new video series highlights what can happen when the Core is approached with innovative teaching models that emphasize real-world experience, academic mindsets, and collaborative project work.

USOE Resource

Secondary English Language Arts Blog
Each week USOE’s Secondary English Language Arts Specialist, Christelle Estrada adds a new blog post.  Her current blogs include:  The Brain: Life’s Natural Answer to Learning, Argument Writing, and Literacy Across the Content.
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eMedia Features

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


Recommended Series: Poetry Everywhere
  • Belle Isle
  • Daddy Long Legs
  • Daisy Zamora
  • Facing It
  • Lines for Winter
  • Maxine Kumin
  • One Boy Told Me
  • Selected Haiku
  • Started Early
  • Why Are Your Poems So Dark?
  • Won't You Celebrate With Me?
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UEN-TV 9.1

Through the Eye of the Needle
This inspiring 30-minute award-winning documentary examines the life of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz - how she survived the Holocaust as a teenager and how she came to tell her life story in a series of 36 fabric collage and embroidered panels. Watch Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

MHz Worldview 9.2

In the Newsroom
"In the Newsroom" brings you the behind the scenes of each headline, in a real, dynamic and novel format.  Watch Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
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The Address
A Ken Burn’s documentary that tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year students are encouraged to memorize, practices, and recite the Gettysburg Address. Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00. Visit for ideas on how to incorporate the Gettysburg Address into your classroom.
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