All staff and students in Granite School District have been provided with Google Apps for Education accounts on the granitesd.org domain. [Read more…] about Google Apps for Education in Granite School District
Our department’s monthly newsletter was recently sent out to all teachers in Granite School District, but you can also access it here.
This month’s highlights Include:
You can now find Granite’s Educational Technology Department sharing resources and engaging in conversations on numerous social media channels. Here are a few of the ways and places to connect with us and join in the conversation.
Like us on Facebook to see snapshots of awesome things happening in Granite classrooms and libraries, as well as great digital learning resources and technology tips, once or twice daily in your news feed.
Tweets by @EdTechGSD
Follow us on twitter for the latest learning resources, conversations about educational technology, spotlights on granite classrooms and libraries, and news of the department.
Individual Granite educators are also using the #graniteedtech hashtag on Twitter to share resources and talk about ways they are using technology in the classroom. We similarly use the #granitelibraries hashtag to talk about great things happening in our school libraries. Everyone is welcome, just use these hashtags in your own tweets to join the conversation!
Soon to come on this blog and on our twitter account we will be curating lists of Granite educators to follow and classrooms to connect with on Twitter. Watch for these and let us know if you’d like to be included.
Visit Granite’s profile on Pinterest.
Follow and collaborate with us on Pinterest as we begin to curate educational technology and library resources for students, teachers, and librarians.
Ed. Tech. Monthly Newsletter
This e-newsletter is sent out to all teachers in Granite School District each month, and past issues are archived at the website linked above. The newsletter features notices of professional development opportunities and technology classes for teachers, tips for technology use in the classroom, website spotlights, and more.
Granite Educational Technology Blog
If you are reading this post, you have likely already found our blog. This is our hub for news, resources and content that we share via the other channels already mentioned above. If you use an RSS feed reader, you can point it to this feed to subscribe to our blog: https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/feed/
Granite’s SAFARI Montage digital media library has just been updated with new licensed content for the 2014-2015 school year. [Read more…] about New 2014-15 Content in SAFARI Montage
- Now Registering: Updating Your UEN Classroom Website (Beginner and Advanced)
- Twitter 101
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem of the Month
- Earn 2/3 of Your Tech Endorsement in SHIFT’s Big Screen Science Professional Development
- See What’s New In the Ed Tech Blog
What Is Utah Ed Chat?
#UTEdChat is a weekly online conversation on educational topics open to all Utah educators. This chat happens on Twitter every Wednesday night from 9-10 PM MDT. To participate, follow the #UTEdChat hashtag on Twitter, and include the same hashtag in your tweets to join the conversation. If you’re new to Twitter or haven’t participated in a Twitter chat you can watch the video below for more information. Also scroll down for a full schedule of topics and hosts for September 2014. Dani Kauerz Sloan, one of Granite’s own school technology specialists, will be hosting tonight’s discussion on engaging new teachers in technology.
#UTEdChat Schedule – September 2014
September 3, 2014, 9-10 PM MDT
Host: Dani Kauerz Sloan (@daniksloan)
Topic: Engaging New Teachers in Technology
September 10, 2014, 9-10 PM MDT
Host: Jared Covili (@covili)
Topic: Building Community at School
September 17, 2014, 9-10 PM MDT
Host: Derek Larson (@lars3eb)
Topic: Why Use Twitter?
September 24, 2014, 9-10 PM MDT
Host: Josh Decker (@edtechucation)
Topic: Instructional Technology Philosophers Unite!