During their recent annual conference in San Antonio, the International Society for Technology in Education released an update to the ISTE Standards for Educators. These standards complement the ISTE Standards for Students, updated last year, with a focus on “helping students become empowered learners.” Keep Reading
The 6th Grade students at Oakridge Elementary have been working with their teachers in Project Based Learning. The focus of their projects has primarily been around how we can support refugee students in our area. With the support of their teachers Krystal Bowen, BJ Nelson, and Laurel Myers, students researched areas of need and then created videos that would support a student’s transition to our school. This allowed them not only to explore new cultures but also utilize new technologies such as screen casting, video editing and voice-overs.
Here are examples of their work, produced and shared using Adobe Spark. Click on a screenshot to view the video.
Spotlight Author: Melissa White, School Technology Specialist at Oakridge Elementary and Valley Crest Elementary.
Teresa Bruin, one of our district educational technology team leaders, recently brought Chromebooks to kindergarten classes at Hunter Elementary for students to try. The goal was to see how easily the young students could work with the Chromebooks in various hardware configurations (touch screen, trackpad, large mouse, or small mouse.) She recorded this rough video, which shows just how quickly the kindergartners learned to use the devices and how excited they were about their success.
On March 9, 2017 we brought back the #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat with a discussion about information literacy. Check out the archive for some great ideas and resources.
Last week our school technology specialists (STSs) shared information and resources on digital citizenship with parents as part of parent teacher conferences. In preparation, Krystal Plott, STS at Howard R. Driggs Elementary and Gearld Wright Elementary, created the following printable posters and images for digital citizenship displays. She has generously allowed us to share them here. You could print these out for classroom displays, add them to presentations or websites, etc. Click on any image below to download a printable PDF version of that poster series.
You can also find videos, presentations, printable pamphlets, links and many more resources on our Digital Citizenship Resources page.
Digital citizenship is the ability to participate safely, intelligently, productively and responsibly in the digital world.
Digital citizenship should also include positive, creative, deliberate use of technological tools and skills to create, connect, communicate, and collaborate in ways that make a positive contribution to family, school, and community life.
— Digital Citizenship Utah (http://digcitutah.com/)
In the post below we curate resources on digital citizenship, useful for students, parents, teachers, administrators, community councils, and any other interested community members. This collection of resources will also be permanently available on our Digital Citizenship page (http://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/digcit/). Keep Reading
A digital citizen is someone who is able to understand and fully participate in the digital world. They have the technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe. Keep Reading