In the 2017-2018 school year, students and staff in Granite School District checked out nearly 1.7 million items from school libraries. Just as last year, we’ve compiled and analyzed this circulation data to determine the most popular book titles in the district, both overall and among new books published in 2017-2018. [Read more…] about 2017-2018 Top Circulating Library Titles in Granite School District
In this spotlight video, first grade students at Bennion Elementary work with school technology specialist Amber Palmer to solve critical thinking puzzles as part of a Breakout EDU activity. The video also highlights the centrality of the Four Cs of 21st Century Learning (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity) to our teaching and learning practices in educational technology. [Read more…] about Spotlight: First Graders and the 4 Cs with Breakout EDU
What Is #UtahEdChat?
Utah Educational Chat (#UTEdChat) is a weekly online conversation exploring educational topics. The chat happens on Twitter every Wednesday night from 9-10 PM MDT. It is geared toward Utah educators but is open to anyone who is interested in participating.
Our very own Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology in Granite School District, will be moderating this week’s #UTEDCHAT. The topic is, “Why Isn’t Technology Getting Results?”
Here is the full upcoming schedule for September-October 2016:
|Sept. 21, 2016||Why isn’t technology getting results?||Chris Larsen||@misterlarsen|
|Sept. 28, 2016||Teacher-led Innovation in Schools||Tami Pyfer||@tpyfer|
|Oct. 5, 2016||TBD||Michael Hakkarinen||@EdTechHakk|
|Oct. 12, 2016||Beyond the Classroom: Blended Learning||Chloe Demars||@TesTeach|
To participate, follow the #UTEdChat hashtag on Twitter, and include the same hashtag in your tweets to join the conversation. The moderator will ask questions in tweets starting with Q1, Q2, etc. Participants share answers in tweets beginning with A1, A2, etc.
You might find our quick tutorial on Tweetdeck helpful as another way to participate in Twitter chats.