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September 2014 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks App of the Month Professional Learning
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September 11
Patriot Day - A day to honor the victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on 9/11/2001.
September 17-23
Constitution Week and Citizenship Day
September 17th has been designated as Constitution Day in the hope that future generations will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of our nation's founding document.
September 26-27
Utah Council of the International Reading Association annual conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
September 27, 2014
American Graduate Day 2014 on UEN-TV is a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. Airing on UEN-TV from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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UEN Staff Picks

Math Shorts Videos
UEN helped create these animated Math videos for grades 6, 7 and 8. Visit PBS Learning Media to view all of the Math resources that are in the "Math at the Core" collection.

New NetSafe Utah Video
A Conversation with the Internet
Listen in as 15-year-old Haley has a conversation with the Internet. Along the way, she learns a few things about Internet Safety.
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App of the Month

Remind: Safe Classroom Communication
This App offers teachers a free & safe way to instantly text students and parents. Teachers can send or schedule reminders, assignments, homework, or motivational messages directly to students' and parents' phones.

Professional Learning

EdCamp Utah Registration
UEN is pleased to announce our support of EdCamp Utah. This free conference is on Oct. 11 in West Valley, UT. Registration is now open - but limited to the first 200 educators.
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Teaching Channel

New Teacher Survival Guide
Teaching Channel wants to help teachers as they begin their career in education. In this series, you’ll find the videos, blogs, and other resources that will walk you through the steps you’ll need to take before the first day of school.

USOE Resource

New Textbooks
Visit UEN's Open Educational Resources page to download free textbooks created by Utah educators and specialists. Many of the Science and Secondary Mathematics textbook were just completed or updated this summer.
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eMedia Features

Request for Feedback: Ask Smithsonian
After viewing the resources we'd love your feedback.
  • How Do Boomerangs Work?
  • How Does Daylight Savings Affect the Body?
  • Is It True That Your Hair and Nails Keep Growing After You Die?
  • What Happens to Your Body in Space Without a Spacesuit?
  • Why Are Lakes Freshwater and Oceans Saltwater?
  • Why Are Planets Round?
  • Why Do We Get Goosebumps?
  • Are Humans the Only Animals to Use the Stars to Navigate?
  • Is Fire a Solid, Liquid, or Gas?
  • Why Do We Sleep?

Constitution Day
  • 18th, 19th and 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History. Maps and Documents. U.S.
  • The Amendments to the Constitution
  • Citizens Rule: Our Founding Documents
  • Constitution USA with Peter Sagal Constitution
  • Liberty's Kids: We the People

New videos added to UIMC+ eMedia
Check out the list of 80+ new video titles now available to UIMC+ members.

Schools and districts that participate in the UIMC consortium have access to hundreds of additional media titles by logging into UIMC+ eMedia through their my.UEN account. See a short video with all the directions here.

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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV September 2014 Highlights
UEN-TV programming on Health, Back to School and topics of interest.

MHz Worldview 9.2

Global Ethics Forum
Sundays at 7 a.m.
Each week different experts navigate the murky moral landscapes presented by global politics, development, and international business.
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THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History
Sunday, Sept. 14 - 19 at 7 p.m.
This Ken Burns series captures the lives of the three great Roosevelts -- Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor.

NOVA: Calling the Shots
Wed. Sept 10 at 8 p.m.
Across the world, children are getting sick and dying from preventable conditions because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots.
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