Last week was Computer Science Education Week, and many Granite teachers took the opportunity to introduce students to programming with Hour of Code learning activities. Scroll down to see our round up of social media posts from Granite classrooms where students tried out coding projects. If you missed CSEdWeek it’s not too late to share these activities with students. See the “Let’s Get Coding” section below for activities that can be used in the classroom or at home at any time. [Read more…] about Let’s Get Coding / Granite Hour of Code Social Media Round Up
If you host a coding activity please share it with us! You can leave a comment below or share pictures via social media including Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #gsdedtech and #HourOfCode. We will collect all the shared social media posts in this Wakelet collection.
Read on for more information and links to resources and activities for Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week. [Read more…] about Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, 2018
As a theme for the 2018-2019 school year, Granite elementary libraries are focusing on the ubuntu philosophy in libraries by teaching and modeling four core principles. They are,
- Be curious
- Be considerate of the needs of others
- Create a reading community
- Leave the library better than you found it
Media clerks invited students to participate in a library poster design challenge by creating illustrations for each of the four principles. We received 1,668 entries from across the district. Congratulations to our design challenge winners, whose names and artworks are shown below. Each of the four winners will get to pick out $250 worth of books for their school library and have their design featured on our Ubuntu poster that will be hung up in all 63 of our elementary school libraries. [Read more…] about 2018-2019 Elementary Library Theme and Design Challenge: Ubuntu
Every year for the past several years, students at Valley Crest Elementary engage in a bookmark design contest to encourage reading. The winning bookmarks are printed and distributed to students in the school. Jenny Wadsworth, media clerk at Valley Crest Elementary, agreed that more people should have the chance to see these cute bookmarks, and she kindly shared them with us to share with you.
Below we present the 2018 Valley Crest Elementary Student-Designed Bookmarks!
Download a printable PDF version of the bookmarks here. We’ve also shared all of the bookmarks on Pinterest in this Library Posters and Graphics Board. The student artist names are noted in the PDF version and in the file names of the images shared above.
Thank you to Jenny Wadsworth for managing this contest each year and sharing these bookmarks with us, in addition to the many other things she does to promote a culture of reading at her school.
Bonus: Prior Year Bookmark Sets
This contest has been going for several years and printable files still exist for some of the other years, so we are sharing/archiving them below.
- 2018 Valley Crest Elementary Student-Designed Bookmark Set
- 2016 Valley Crest Elementary Student-Designed Bookmark Set
- 2014 Valley Crest Elementary Student-Designed Bookmark Set
2016 Valley Crest Student Bookmark Gallery
This article was originally posted on Granite Media, our library media program site, at https://www.granitemedia.org/2018/07/student-bookmark-designs-from-valley-crest-elementary/.
26 teams of 5th and 6th grade students from across Granite School District converged on Rosecrest Elementary last Thursday, April 19, for the 2018 Battle of the Books District Competition.
The Granite School District Battle of of the Books Competition will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Rosecrest Elementary School. [Read more…] about Upcoming Event: Battle of the Books District Competition (Grades 5-6)
Earlier this week Olympus Jr. High hosted a Literacy Night open to all students, parents, and staff in Granite School District. Jennifer Peirce, District Educational Technology Specialist, shared the following snapshots with us from the event.
Five visiting authors were in attendance,
- Shelly Brown (Ghostsitter, Mustaches for Maddie)
- Frank L. Cole (The Afterlife Academy, Potion Masters, The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine)
- Chad Morris (Cragbridge Hall series, Mustaches for Maddie)
- Bobbie Pyron (A Dog’s Way Home, Lucky Strike, A Pup Called Trouble)
- Dan Wells (Mirador series, The Partials Sequence)
Many thanks to Jessica Moody, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist at Olympus Jr. High, and everyone at Olympus Jr. High, the authors, and these other organizations for putting this event together for our community.
Granite School District is hosting an informational meeting for parents and students on the Code to Success summer coding camp. Code to Success is a free 9-week coding bootcamp open to all students grades 8-12 in Granite School District. The camp runs from June 11-August 9 on Mondays through Thursdays.
Code to Success
Parent Student Information Night
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Granite Education Center
Room D-102 (1st Floor of 5-Story Building)
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, over 300 students from elementary and junior high schools across Granite School District, 44 coaches, 67 volunteers, and bleacher-filling numbers of supportive family and friends came together at Granger High School for Granite’s FIRST LEGO League 2018 Qualifier. Student teams were judged on their robot design, project presentations (researched, innovative solutions to real-world problems), core values, and performance in the robot games.
Overdue congrats to GSD First Lego League. 44 coaches, 67 volunteers, 300+ kids came together Feb 3rd to show CRAZY design/ programming skills. Teams advancing to state, Arcadia El (2 teams), Stansbury, Westlake Jr., Eastwood, Moss, Monroe, Fremont, Jefferson Jr. #GSDEdTech pic.twitter.com/YibYCbYnsp
— Cherie Anderson (@cheriemecque) February 12, 2018
These teams advanced to the state competition, held the following week at Weber State University:
Many thanks to the coaches, volunteers, and parents who made this experience possible for our students. [Read more…] about Highlights from Granite’s FIRST LEGO League 2018 Qualifier
High school students in Utah are invited to submit innovative business ideas to the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge for a chance to win $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes. [Read more…] about Now Registering: High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge