These images highlight a few of the young adult fiction titles that have recently been added to Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library. Click on the images below to download PDF files which you can print out to display in your classroom or library. You could also post the images on a school or class website. Keep Reading
Archives for October 2016
Tricia Fenton is the STS at Vista Elementary and Western Hills Elementary. She collaborates with teachers at both of her schools on the integration of technology into their lessons on a regular basis. Tricia is excellent at all aspects of her job as an STS. which includes front line tech support, helping implement district online tools, and training students and teachers in multiple programs and technologies. She notes that her favorite part of her job is going into classrooms and working with the teachers and students.
Katy Halliday is a 3rd grade teacher at Western Hills Elementary. She eagerly seeks out ways to enhance learning through the use of technology. She isn’t afraid to try new things, knowing that it doesn’t always go perfectly the first time, but that’s what learning is all about. She finds ways for her students to think critically, communicate, collaborate and create with the use of technology.
In this short video, students share the biographies they’ve been working on. They are able to wirelessly cast what’s on their Chromebook screens to the projector for the class to see by using Google Cast For Education. The students have done their research using the Chromebooks and have built their presentations using Google Slides. Katy sends out assignments using Google Classroom, which makes managing digital assignments a breeze.
Both Tricia and Katy are excellent teachers individually. Teamed up together, they make a Dynamic Duo!
Spotlight created and authored by Teresa Bruin, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
Keith Smedberg is the Library Media Educational Technology Specialist at Olympus High School in Holladay, Utah. He manages a vibrant, engaging library with programming that supports reading, learning, technology use, and the diverse interests of the students at his school. In this spotlight video, several Olympus students talk about why they appreciate the library and Mr. Smedberg.
Check out the Olympus High School library web page at http://www.theolycenter.org/.
Spotlight created by Cindy Moyle, Granite District Library Media Specialist.
Adobe Spark video feature was used to capture some of the past ETEP teacher lesson activities. Adobe Spark allows you to login using your Google account, and create a Post, a Page, or a Video. Besides choosing a theme and music, students can also have the option to narrate their pictures. Share with a link or an embed code. It was a fun way to share student learning taking place in some amazing Granite School Education teacher’s classrooms.
Spotlight created by Kristen Johnson, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
The latest edition of our department’s monthly newsletter recently went out via email to teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can access it here.
Highlights from our October 2016 Newsletter:
- Now Registering For: Hyperdocs For Every Classroom
- Hyperdocs and How To Use Them
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem
- Free Microsoft 2016 at Home Installation For GSD Staff and Students
- Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
- #EdcampUT 2016 is Almost Here! Now Registering
The Granite EdTech Monthly Newsletter is edited by Teresa Bruin, District Educational Technology Specialist. You can access all of our past newsletters at http://etnewsupdate.wikispaces.com/.