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July 2015 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks App of the Month Professional Learning
eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 FNX 9.3 PBS Utah


All Summer
Keep Children Reading All Summer Long with summer programs from Utah public libraries.
July 4
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1774.
July 7-10
Utah Rural Schools Conference brings together educators from across the state.
July 24
Pioneer Day commemorates the arrival of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
July 30-31
The Utah Division of Indian Affairs celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valley University.
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UEN Staff Picks

Prevent Summer Math Set-Back with EdReady Utah!
Take a diagnostic test to see where you need to improve your math skills, then study the given resources and watch your score improve! Visit to learn more and create an account.
Digital Learning Task Force (SB 222)
The Digital Learning Task Force is meeting several times this summer and they would like people to see what they are discussing and the direction they are headed. Check out the webpage and share it with other interested parties.

Mountain West Digital Library
Find digital resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Montana and Hawaii.
New Password
On August 3, 2015 the password for Pioneer Online Library Home Access will change. Discover the new password by visiting from a school computer, calling (800) 866-5852, or contact us. Please share this information with Utah students, but do not post it on a public website.
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App of the Month

Merlin Bird ID
Answer five simple questions about a bird you want to identify and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for beginning and intermediate bird watchers to learn about North America’s most common birds!
Play and make your own location-based mobile game with this augmented reality (AR) game platform. Players move around and learn about real locations while interacting with virtual characters, objects and information. Check out Red Butte Garden's TaleBlazer games.

Professional Learning

ETEP - Updated
Learn about the updated Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) now offered through UEN in partnership with USOE, SUU and U of U. This updated program aims to break down the barriers of distance, cost and opportunity. Learn more...


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eMedia Features

Celebrate America
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • Reading Rainbow: My America
  • Schoolhouse Rock: America Rock
  • Destination America. The Golden Door
  • The Scrambled States of America

Utah History
  • A Peoples' History of Utah
  • Geography of Utah
  • The Mormons
  • Utah: A Portrait
  • Utah: Struggle for Statehood
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UEN-TV 9.1

Innovation Nation - new series
Monday at 8:00 p.m.
What will the future look like, and who are those inventing it? Innovation Nation travels the globe to present an exciting, in-depth and visually stunning look at the scientific discoveries shaping our planet and our future.

MHz Worldview 9.2

A French Village
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.
This drama centers on the German occupation of France during World War II and its effects on the inhabitants of Villeneuve, a small village in Jura.

FNX 9.3

Yamba's Playtime
Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
A fun and educational series that appeals to both indigenous and non-indigenous preschoolers.
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PBS Utah

Cloudstreet: Soaring The American West
Monday, July 20th at 9:00 p.m.
This visually stunning documentary showcases the experience of soaring along the Rocky Mountains.