Diamond Ridge Elementary
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
Blended Learning at Diamond Ridge Elementary
Diamond Ridge has one Chromebook for every student in all grade levels this year. Their School Technology Specialist, Ashley Moore, works with teachers and students in the classroom to help them integrate the technology in fun and meaningful ways.
On this visit to Diamond Ridge, Ashley pushed into a fifth grade class with Mrs. George and a first grade class with Mrs. Harbaugh.
Cindy George, 5th Grade
Mrs. George’s 5th graders learned about using onomatopoeia in their writing and picked up some new tech skills along the way.
They then posted their poems to a shared wall using Padlet, where all the poems could be enjoyed by the whole class.
Stephanie Harbaugh, 1st Grade
Mrs. Harbaugh’s 1st graders learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin and practiced using the Chromebook trackpad.
Ashley taught Mrs. Harbaugh how to use LanSchool with her students, so that getting websites and documents out to her little learners is easy.
Many thanks to Mrs. Moore, Mrs. George, Mrs. Harbaugh, and their students at Diamond Ridge Elementary for allowing us a peek into their blended learning classroom activities.
Spotlight Created by Teresa Bruin, Educational Technology Specialist and Team Leader.
During the first week of school, Granite’s elementary media clerks gathered in small groups for professional development sessions held at five different elementary school libraries in the district. In this setting they were able to collaborate with other clerks who work in library spaces of the same or similar design, exploring the spaces to gain ideas for improving organization, flow, displays, and atmosphere. In this post we feature display ideas from these five libraries as they stood ready to welcome back students in the coming days.