Archives for June 2015
Best Buy provides $2 million in community grants to nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.
Examples of program activities include:
- Computer programming
- Digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography)
- Music production
- Gaming and mobile app development
For full details about the Best Buy grant and to access all the links, please CLICK HERE.
How to Apply
- Complete the grant eligibility quiz online at http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant between June 2-29, 2015.
- Create a user profile and an organization profile.
- Preview the required elements of the grant proposal.
- Identify a Best Buy location near you at www.bestbuy.com/storelocator and enter the store or location number in the grant proposal.
- Complete the grant proposal by 8 a.m. EDT on June 29, 2015.
- Notification date: Sept. 15, 2015.
- For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-625-4350.
Earlier this week, the Granite Educational Technology Dept. hosted a Summer Chromebook Camp for teachers in Granite School District. Keep Reading
The Digital Public Library of America is currently looking for humanities educators in grades 6-14 to collaborate with them on a project to create new primary source-based education resources (curated collections of primary sources about people, places, events, or ideas) for student and teacher use, as well as evaluate new resource creation tools that will be available for teachers and students on the DPLA website. Participating teachers will receive reimbursement for travel to Boston, Massachusetts for in-person planning sessions, as well as a $1500 stipend.
Interested teachers can find more information and apply here: http://dp.la/info/2015/06/15/call-for-educator-participants/.
The Granite School District Educational Technology Department seeks to leverage the power of technology to support the “Four Cs” of 21st Century Learning: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. Keep Reading
Our department’s monthly newsletter was recently sent out to all teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can also access it here.
This summer’s highlights include:
As you are exquisitely aware if you are a student, teacher, or parent in our community, today is the last day of school for the 2014-15 year. We would like to thank you for following us this school year and wish you a wonderful break.
We’d encourage you to continue following this blog and our social media channels during the summer. We will be slowing down the posting schedule, but we intend to continue sharing quality resources throughout the next months. In addition, we suggest that you get involved in other social media channels to find ideas and inspiration for the coming school year. You could explore some of the educational hashtags on twitter and follow or join in the conversations happening there. You can stay connected with your Granite Educational Technology colleagues and other Granite Educator colleagues who have presences on twitter. You can search, browse, and pin thousands of educational resources on Pinterest; our humble boards barely scratch the surface of what you can find there once you start looking. You could check out our sister site, Granitemedia.org, to find some great summer reading. Come back in August and share with us what you found (or share it with us immediately in the summer in any of these places.)
Looking forward, in 2015-16 we will be getting Digital Conversion under way with secondary English Language Arts teachers, starting another cohort in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program, and otherwise continuing to provide professional development, library services, and technology support throughout the district. On this site we will begin curating an interactive list of top apps and websites for teaching and learning. We will also be providing more online and blended professional learning opportunities and resources, and we have some exciting social media activities planned. More details on all of this to come with the new school year.
Thanks for following us and sharing with us! Have a great summer!
Teachers and parents: are you looking for great resources for summer reading for your students? In this post we round up programs from Granite School District, our friends at the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library systems, and a few more resources from the web in general. Keep Reading
Jody Lynn Tolley teaches American Sign Language at Skyline High School, and is a member of the first cohort in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program. In this spotlight Ms. Tolley describes how having Chromebooks in her classroom has opened many new ways for her students to learn about ASL and Deaf culture. She also speaks to the value of the Canvas learning management system in keeping students up to speed when they miss her class, as well as giving them valuable skills that enable them to succeed in navigating future college classes.
Spotlight Author: Celia Powell, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist