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January 2016 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


January 1
New Year's Day
UEN wishes you a fantastic 2016 and hope you stay connected with us all year long.
January 15
Free Educator Preview: Mummies of the World
The Leonardo is inviting Utah K-12 educators to experience Mummies of the World for FREE, plus receive a copy of the exhibit’s Educator Guide. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. RSVP Now...
January 15
'Excellence in Teaching' Awards
UEA and KUED are joining forces on Teacher Awards. Submit your nomination for 2016 awards by January 15, 2016 and meet the Winners Of The 2015 KUED Teacher Innovation Awards.
January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Check out UEN's Themepark page on Civil Rights and download the "Great Hearts of Courage: Martin Luther King, Jr." video in UEN's eMedia. MLK Day is also National Day of Service.
January 25
Opening Day of the 2016 Utah Legislature
Visit often to stay on top of proposed bills and legislation.
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UEN Staff Picks

UEN Network
The UEN network serves public education, higher education and libraries. It is one of Utah’s greatest assets and is the envy of many states. Take a moment to learn more about the Utah Education Network.

UtahFutures Training
Learn how to implement and enhance UtahFutures while discovering new features. allows counselors, administrators, adult educators, technology colleges and more to request instruction and guidance to make the site effective for our users!
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Pioneer Online Library

Gale & Google Apps for Education
The Gale Reference In Context Collections now integrate with Google to make research even more efficient. When a student or teacher connects their Google account they are able to save articles, highlights, and notes directly in their Google Drive.

NoodleTools Teacher Resources
  • 21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World
  • Curriculum Collaboration Toolkit: Tools for Shared Teaching and Learning
  • The Ethical Researcher: Tools for Teaching Academic Integrity
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App of the Month

This puzzle game, developed by the National Council of Mathematics, reinforces the skills for powers of ten, negative numbers, fractions, decimals and more.

Professional Learning

New Flex Courses
UEN now offers Flex Courses. Experience learning with the best of both worlds, online and in-person. Flex courses allow you to spend one day in the UEN lab and complete the remainder of the course online.
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Canvas Resources
Resources for exploring, learning and teaching others about the Canvas learning management system.

USOE Resource

Science Student Activities
These online interactives are included in the Open Educational Resources Science Textbooks.
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eMedia Features

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

  • 150+ titles from PBS
  • Common Craft: Algorithms
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Great Hearts of Courage: Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Empires: Martin Luther Episode 1 - Driven to Defiance
  • Empires: Martin Luther Episode 2 - The Reluctant Revolutionary
  • In Remembrance of Martin
  • A Ripple of Hope: A True Story of Personal Courage and Responsibility
  • American Experience: Citizen King
  • Black American Experience: African Americans Who Left their Stamp on History: Rosa Parks - The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement (+)

Goals and Planning
  • This is ONLY a Test! - Goals
  • FDIC Money Smart Guides - Budgeting and Savings:
  • Savings Tips and Action Plan
  • ¢ents & $ensibility - Women & Money: A Man is Not a Financial Plan
  • Workplace Essential Skills Episode 01 - Planning to Work
  • Real Life 101 Event Planning (+)
  • Creating Mobile Apps - Mobile App Research and Planning (+)
  • Life Skills Financial Fitness for Young Adults. Saving Here, Saving Now. (+)
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UEN-TV 9.1

UEN-TV January 2016 Highlights
UEN is proud to broadcast programs that highlight education, the environment and technology.

MHz Worldview 9.2

NHK Live
Weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
NHK Live provides the latest news, sports and entertainment from Japan and other Asian countries.

FNX 9.3

Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
This animated children's program shares the story of an Algonquin boy who is destined to become Kagagi, a super hero who must stop his nemesis Wendigo, from gaining universal power.
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PBS Utah

PBS NewsHour: Coverage of the State of the Union Address
January 12 at 7:00 p.m.
President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address.