On May 11, 2017, Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology, led our monthly #GSDEdTech twitter conversation. This month’s topic was #letthemlead: Empowering Students to Take the Lead. You can check out the archive for great ideas for empowering students.
Our monthly #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat series continues in May with the topic #letthemlead: Empowering Students to Take the Lead. This chat will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4 P.M via the #GSDEdTech hashtag on Twitter. To go along with our theme of student empowerment, a chat participant will be randomly chosen to win a classroom set of Canon PowerShot digital cameras, which their students can use to record video and take high quality digital photos. Keep Reading
We continue our new monthly #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat series in April with the topic #letthemlead: Empowering Students to Take the Lead. This chat will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4-5 P.M via the #GSDEdTech hashtag on Twitter. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology in Granite School District. Keep Reading
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.
We are excited to announce the return of the #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat to your Twitter feeds. This first in a new series of monthly chats will happen on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 4-4:30 P.M via the #GSDEdTech hashtag on Twitter. The Educational Technology department will sponsor this monthly educational chat to provide an easy way for diverse educators throughout the district to connect with each other and share ideas specific to our community. The chat is open to all K-12 educators, staff members, and any interested community members.
Our March 2017 chat will focus on Information Literacy. We hope that you will join us in sharing and learning about tools and strategies for increasing our students’ information literacy and resource evaluation skills in whatever grade or content area you teach. Look for the chat questions and more details to be posted on our twitter feed next week. If you are new to twitter chats, you can find out how to join them here.
[Edit: The time of the chat was originally posted here as occurring from 4 until 5 P.M., but the chat will actually only last 30 minutes. Sorry for any confusion.]
Thanks to all the Granite teachers who joined us in our most recent chat and shared STEM-related classroom ideas. Check out the archive of the chat below.
Theme: Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) in Education
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM (Mountain Daylight)
Location: #GSDEdTech Hashtag on Twitter
- What is your favorite low-tech STEM activity?
- Check out #STEM to find inspiring educational ideas. Be sure to share at least one idea by retweeting with #GSDEdTech.
- What is a good STEM activity you can use regardless the content area you teach?
- Share something new that is STEM related you have learned in a recent PD in which you have participated. (ie. share something from #UCET16, #UELMA)
For this month’s twitter chat we would like to explore ways to utilize STEM activities and ideas from STEM in the classroom. For a place to start exploring this topic, you can search twitter hashtags including #STEM, #STEAM, #makered, #makerspace, #scichat, and #mathchat. We are also beginning to collect resources via our Maker/STEM/STEAM Resources Pinterest Board.
We look forward to having you join us to share and gain new ideas and resources.
Yesterday was Digital Learning Day, and we marked the occasion by hosting our monthly #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat. The chat was a celebration of digital learning, with teachers throughout the district sharing snapshots of the digital learning happening in their classrooms, examples of tools and resources they are using, and ideas for what to try next. Thank you to everyone who participated. Read on for a complete archive of the chat. Keep Reading
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 4:30-5:00 PM
Topic: Celebrating Digital Learning – Digital Learning Day (Check out these hashtags and sites ahead of time for ideas — #DLDay, #DigitalEquity, http://www.digitallearningday.org)
- What did you do to celebrate Digital Learning Day at your school? (Sharing pictures in your response is encouraged, with hashtags #DLDay and #GSDEdTech)
- What is your favorite digital tool? (Please include a link or twitter handle for the tool in your answer)
- Browse the #DLDay hashtag and retweet a tweet you liked best. (Be sure to add #GSDEdTech in a comment to your retweet.)
- What digital tool are you interested in using next?
The response and participation in the January Twitter Chat was great! We had educators from all over the district who participated and benefited from this unique opportunity to collaborate.
The Ed Tech Dept. would like to congratulate Malia Allsop for being last month’s Chromebook Drawing winner and receiving 6 Chromebooks for her classroom. As a way of encouraging technology integration into teacher practice, the Educational Technology Department will again be holding a drawing in February. Each Granite teacher who participates in the February 17th Twitter chat will have their name placed in a drawing where they will have the chance at winning 6 Chromebooks for their classroom.
Please feel free to pass along this information to any teachers and administrators with whom you work.
Our first chat of 2016 centered around digital tools and resources that aid students in reading and research. Granite teachers also shared books that inspire them professionally and inspire their students as readers and learners. Thank you to everyone who participated! We will be compiling all of the resources and books you shared in the chat and sharing them on this blog next week. Read on for a complete archive of the chat. Keep Reading