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.
Archives for April 2016
Author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson will be visiting Granite School District to talk about their 2016 Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor-winning picture book Last Stop on Market Street. The evening event happens March 18, 2016, 7 PM at Granger High School (3580 South 3600 West, West Valley City, UT.)The evening event happens March 18, 2016, 7 PM at Granger High School (3580 South 3600 West, West Valley City, UT.)
Matt de la Peña has authored numerous young adult and middle grade novels, including The Living, The Hunted, We Were Here, and Mexican Whiteboy. Christian Robinson has illustrated many notable and award-winning picture books, including Josephine, Rain!, Gaston, The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade, and Leo: A Ghost Story.
Visit the King’s English page for additional information on this event, including access to the book-signing queue at the event.
For our secondary teachers and students, as well as those using Canvas for professional development, here is a screencast showing new features and changes in the latest update to Canvas, which was applied to our system yesterday.
Check out the comprehensive release notes: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-6638
To view subtitles for this video, click the CC button in the tool bar and select a language.
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Access all of our help resources: http://community.canvaslms.com
View the script for this tutorial: https://goo.gl/cQJViH
Participate Learning is an educational resource discovery and curation tool for teachers. Users can search through thousands of expert-vetted educational apps, web sites, and videos by subject area, grade, category, keyword, or Common Core State Standard. Many of the resources and apps include expert reviews, which the site states are written by “professional educators, actively working in the field.” Users can also add their own reviews for any app or resource.
A Google education summit is coming to Granite School District this June.
We invite interested educators to join us for the EdTechTeam Utah Summit Featuring Google for Education, hosted at the Granite Education Center. This two-day event will provide educators with intensive learning on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning.
June 16-17, 2016
Granite Education Center
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84115
|Early Bird Registration (before April 15, 2016)||$279|
|Granite Staff Registration*||$229|
Registration is open now but is limited to 350 persons. For more information on the summit, including the list of speakers/trainers and the topics of the deep-dive workshops, please visit http://ut.gafesummit.com/2016. You can also contact Heidi Meenen or Larry Hudgins in the Granite Educational Technology department with any questions.
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.
With this post we start a new series of quick and easy tech tips for teachers, students, and parents.
About Web Browsers and Windows 10
Windows 10 comes with a new default web browser, Microsoft Edge. Edge includes several nice features, but many web sites, including some of our district’s web-based programs, do not yet support Edge. For this reason, you may not want to keep Microsoft Edge set as your default browser. Keep Reading
— Pam Moeai (@pammoeai) April 7, 2016
Teachers from one of our cohorts of ETEP — Educational Technology Endorsement Program recently shared updates on the projects and activities they are engaging in with their students. Many great ideas were shared and it was exciting to have a glimpse into the incredible work these teachers are undertaking with their students. Pam Moeai, one of our ETEP trainers, shared snapshots of their portfolio updates on Twitter, and so we gather and share these tweets with you below. Keep Reading
Once again, author James Patterson has made an exceedingly generous pledge (1.75 million dollars) to support school libraries nationwide. Click here to find out more information and apply for a grant for your school library now. Applications/nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2016.
Applications may be submitted by teachers, librarians, administrators, or parents on behalf of any U.S. school that services students in grades PreK through 12. Applications must be made online by completing and submitting the application form found at: scholastic.com/pattersonpartnership. In all cases, the vetting process will include obtaining approval from the principal of the school to confirm that requested funds will be accepted for the purpose defined in the application. A total of $1.75 million will be available for distribution in awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The full list of grant recipients will be announced atscholastic.com/pattersonpartnership by the end of 2016. It is anticipated that all entrants will be notified if they’ll be receiving a grant by the end of September 2016.
In addition to facilitating the Patterson Grants, the Scholastic Reading Club site has some good downloadable resources with tips on spreading the word about your school library, enlisting volunteers, building community partnerships, and finding additional funding sources for your library.