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
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!
Exciting things are happening every day in classrooms, libraries, labs, and makerspaces throughout Granite School District, and a few of these learning activities are shared on social media. We’re going to highlight activities from January involving the Educational Technology Department by rounding up social media posts shared by those who participated.
- Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Site Visit, Upland Terrace Elementary
- Granite Elementary Beehive Reading Challenge
- Mock Caldecott with Elementary Media Clerks
- Classroom Snapshots
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.