Utah’s Code to Success program is once again being offered to students of Granite School District in June and July 2019. The program is open on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who will be entering grades 9-12 in the 2019-2020 academic year, and is free of charge.
Parent Student Information Night on 3/11/19
There will be a parent student information night about the program on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6 P.M. in Auditorium C of the Granite School District Offices at 2500 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.
Visit https://www.ctsutah.com/ to register and find more information about the program, or read on for a few more details. [Read more…] about Now Registering Students: Code to Success Summer 2019
In this post we’re rounding up activities and moments from Granite classrooms that were shared with us this past month. We know this is only a fraction of the awesome things students and teachers are doing in classrooms every day. If you’d like to share with us and be included in future round-ups use the #gsdedtech or #gsdlibraries hashtags in your tweets or instagram posts, or mention us: @edtechgsd on twitter, @edtechgsd on instagram, and @librarymediagsd on twitter.
Social Media Round Up, February 2019
- Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Site Visit, Diamond Ridge Elementary
- Classroom Snapshots
- Granite Teams at FIRST LEGO League State Competition
- Countdown to Granite’s Battle of the Books 2019 Elementary Competition
The Granite District competition for 5th-6th Grade Battle of the Books teams is coming up on March 14, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Jim Bridger Elementary.
Our @LibraryMediaGSD Twitter account is counting down to the event with daily tweets featuring videos and other information about the competition, the participants, the books, and more. The countdown tweets are also being gathered into a Twitter Moment, which you can view right on this page:
Post by Cherie Anderson, Educational Technology Specialist and Team Leader. Photography and video by Tom Sparks, School Technology Specialist at Morningside Elementary and Spring Lane Elementary.
On January 26, 2019, Granite School District held a regional qualifying event for FIRST LEGO League teams. Check out the photos and videos in this post for highlights from the event. Congratulations to all the Granite School District FIRST LEGO League teams who participated in the regional and state tournaments!
Post Author: Nikki Gregerson, District Elementary Library Specialist. Originally shared on Granite Media, our library media program website.
As we begin to prepare for our school scrimmages and competitions, here is a look at some of the progress we have made with our Battle of the Books program this school year.
Students who want to participate in team competitions need to have read and passed off at least five books on their list by January 31, 2019. Students who have read five books are also eligible for special prizes and rewards. The district’s big annual prize drawing is done right before Winter Break and prizes are delivered to students and staff members at participating elementary schools. Check out some of the winners for this school year below!
Our District Battle of the Books competition will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 5:00 PM-7:30 PM at Jim Bridger Elementary. 5th and 6th graders will compete as teams in a family feud style competition that will test their knowledge of the 15 books on our list. If your school is interested in participating in the program for next year, but not exactly sure how it works, watching battles at our district competition is a really good way to get a sense of how it all works. Here is a quick breakdown of the sequence of events for that evening:
If you have questions about our Battle of the Books program, please contact Nikki Gregerson. Also, check out our highlights from the 2018 Granite Battle of the Books Competition.
Post Author: Teresa Bruin, Educational Technology Specialist and Team Leader. Originally appeared in our Ed. Tech. Monthly Newsletter for Teachers.
NPR Student Podcast Challenge
NPR is currently hosting a student podcast challenge. Teachers of students from grades 5-12 can submit student-created podcasts until March 31, 2019. Two teachers of student groups will win the opportunity to have NPR and/or station reporters come to their school to meet and interview them and their student(s) and have the winning podcast discussed in a news segment that will appear on an episode of NPR’s All Things Considered or Morning Edition.
Using Synth For Student Podcasting and More
Synth is a simple podcasting tool that can be used to create short podcasts of about 4 1/2 minutes using audio or video.
Bring more people into the conversation. Others can add on their own short podcasts to an original conversation starter. There are lots of ways to use podcasting with students. Use it for interviewing, global collaboration, creating your own audio story, practicing a foreign language, and so much more. Here is a list of 50 ideas for using podcasting with students to get started.