Teachers, join us for our first live GSD Tech Meet on Tuesday, April 21st at 11:00 AM. Join the meeting by using the nickname “GSDTechMeet” in Google Meet. For our first meeting we’ll be sharing out ideas for connecting with students and best practice for distance learning. If you can’t join us live, the meetings will be recorded. Reach out to Chris Larsen in Educational Technology with questions.[Read more…] about Join Us for GSD Tech Meet, Live at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Earlier this month the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) and the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) held their annual conferences. Many teachers, school technology specialists, and library media educational technology specialists from Granite presented at these conferences, and we collected links to their presentations in the table below. [Read more…] about Granite Presentations at UCET 2019 & UELMA 2019
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
Last week Magna Elementary hosted a site visit for the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning cohort of elementary school principals and technology specialists. During this site visit principals were able to step into several classrooms to see first-hand how teachers are transforming their classrooms using blended and digital learning strategies. In addition to taking what they saw back to their own schools, some participants shared snapshots with us via social media posts that we will share below.
Elementary school principals and technology specialists from the Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning (LBDL) cohort recently visited Lake Ridge Elementary in Magna. In this site visit principals were able to step into several classrooms to see first-hand how teachers at Lake Ridge are transforming their classrooms using blended and digital learning strategies. In addition to taking what they saw back to their own schools, some participants shared snapshots with us via social media posts that we will share below. Thanks to Karly Chavez (principal), Keith Reidford (school technology specialist), and the teachers and students featured below for allowing us into their classrooms. [Read more…] about Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning School Spotlight: Lake Ridge Elementary
Coming in September 2018, all teachers in Granite School District will receive an updated and expanded set of Technology Integration Progress (TIP) Cards!
You can download a digital preview of the card sets here:
- 2018-2019 TIP Cards (Full Teacher Version – Requires staff login to download)
- 2018-2019 TIP Cards (Public Version)
These cards provide teachers with a handy collection of quick help guides for a range of classroom technology tools and digital resources, as well as tips and ideas for new ways of using these tools and resources with students. Short URLs on the cards link teachers to a full menu of tutorials and other resources. TIP Cards comprise just one aspect of the Technology Integration Progress framework, an initiative of Granite’s Educational Technology Department. Read on to learn more about the TIP program. [Read more…] about TIP Cards Revised and Expanded for 2018-2019
Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology, and Jenny Peirce, Educational Technology Specialist Team Leader, recently presented at the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference held in Chicago, sharing our department’s Technology Integration Progress initiative.
Click here to view the slideshow from their presentation or read below for details about the initiative and links to additional resources. [Read more…] about Presentation: Technology Integration Progress Initiative
The following infographic posters share insights into the work and organization of our department, and feature a few of our current and future initiatives. These images come from a presentation given by Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology, to the Granite Board of Education in May 2018. Click here to view or download the complete board presentation, or scroll through this post for more information and links to our initiatives and projects. [Read more…] about Granite Educational Technology 2018 Infographic Presentation
The Educational Technology department is currently accepting applications for the Transformational Technology Initiative in the 2018-2019 school year. Elementary school principals are invited to apply to participate in this grant program.
This video provides a great spotlight on the program, and features Shauna Jensen, principal at West Valley Elementary, one our participants in 2017-18.
Information on the Transformational Technology Initiative will be housed permanently at this page: https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/professional-development/transformational-technology-initiative/
[Read more…] about Transformational Technology Initiative
Our monthly #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat series continues in May with the topic #letthemlead: Empowering Students to Take the Lead. This chat will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4 P.M via the #GSDEdTech hashtag on Twitter. To go along with our theme of student empowerment, a chat participant will be randomly chosen to win a classroom set of Canon PowerShot digital cameras, which their students can use to record video and take high quality digital photos. [Read more…] about Upcoming Event: #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat | May 11, 2017