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November 2015 Highlights

Themes/Events UEN Staff Picks Pioneer Online Library App of the Month
Canvas USOE Resource eMedia UEN-TV 9.1 MHz WorldView 9.2 FNX 9.3 PBS Utah


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National American Indian Heritage Month is a time to honor the contributions, achievements and cultural and legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States.
November 3
2015 Municipal General Election - Visit UEN's Voting Resources to learn about the election process and then visit to view your specific voter information.
November 11
Veterans Day - In recognition of our Veterans, participate in the University of Utah Veteran's Day Commemoration or volunteer to interview a WWII veteran.
November 12
Utah's Indigenous Day - Come and celebrate Utah's rich American Indian Heritage at the annual Indigenous Day celebration.
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UEN Staff Picks

Statewide School Technology Plan Approved
The Utah State Board of Education voted to adopt the “Essential Elements for Technology Powered Learning” master plan proposed by the Utah Digital Learning Task Force. Learn more...
Utah Women and Education Forum
The video archive of the presentation from Dr. Susan Madsen highlights many of the influences found to shape and impact the education of Utah women. This was presented as part of the Utah American Graduate initiative.

UtahFutures: School Search
November is the time of year when high school seniors start applying to colleges and universities. The hope is to have every high school senior view and complete at least one viable college or university application. UtahFutures makes this process of exploration simple and informative with the School Search data. There are many ways to search and investigate possibilities at both state and national level. Take a look!
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Pioneer Online Library

Pioneer Online Library Classroom Activities
A collection of short classroom activities that utilize one or more of the Pioneer Online Library products.

Pioneer Online Library Scavenger Hunt
Now there are two versions of the Scavenger Hunt. One for grades K-8 and another for grades 9-12!
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App of the Month

Mission US: Think Fast! About the Past
Test your knowledge of history as you race against the clock! This fast-paced trivia game introduces hundreds of fascinating facts about different eras of American history.

Professional Learning

Follow Us
Discover what the UEN Professional Development group is up to by following on Twitter and Facebook.
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Canvas App
If your school is using Instructure Canvas, grab the free Canvas app and keep your education within reach.

USOE Resource

Updated Library Media Standards
Recently the State Board of Education approved both the Elementary Library Media Core and the Secondary Library Media Core.
Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds Activities
The Utah State Office of Education and the Utah Department of Health gathered 90 short classroom activities that stimulate the brain through physical activity.
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eMedia Features

Note: UIMC+ is listed with a (+).

National Native American Heritage Month
  • A Peoples' History of Utah: The First Utahns, Utah's Indians in the 1800s, Utah's Indians and the Spaniards
  • American Experience: We Shall Remain
  • America's 58 National Parks Mountains: Guadalupe Mountains, Texas (+)
  • Great Museums: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • KUED's We Shall Remain: Goshutes, Navajos, Northwestern Shoshones, Paiutes, Utes Surviving Columbus
  • The Long Walk
  • Walking in Two Worlds

Veteran's Day
  • Ken Burns: The War
  • Korean War Stories
  • The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom
  • Utah World War II Stories
  • Otto Runs for President (+)
  • Who Counts? Election Reform in America
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: The Neighborhood Votes / The Class Votes
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV November 2015 Highlights
Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with UEN-TV. Programs include Igliqtiqsiugvigruaq (Swift Water Place) and Rising Voices: Hothaninpi.

MHz Worldview 9.2

CNC Live
Weekdays: Noon to 3:00 p.m.
World news and information distributed by China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC).

FNX 9.3

Cooking with the Wolfman
Everyday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Chef David Wolfman is an internationally recognized expert in wild game and traditional Aboriginal cuisine.
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PBS Utah

NOVA: Making Stuff Safer
November 6th at 8 p.m.
Host David Pogue explores the extent to which science and technology can protect us from monumental forces of nature like earthquakes and epidemics.

New iPad App: PBS Students
This free iOS App is designed to create a safe and trusted destination for students looking for content to help with homework or learn something new.