On May 11, 2017, Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology, led our monthly #GSDEdTech twitter conversation. This month’s topic was #letthemlead: Empowering Students to Take the Lead. You can check out the archive for great ideas for empowering students.
The latest edition of our department’s monthly newsletter recently went out via email to teachers in Granite School District. If you missed it you can access it here.
Highlights from our October 2016 Newsletter:
- Now Registering For: Hyperdocs For Every Classroom
- Hyperdocs and How To Use Them
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem
- Free Microsoft 2016 at Home Installation For GSD Staff and Students
- Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
- #EdcampUT 2016 is Almost Here! Now Registering
The Granite EdTech Monthly Newsletter is edited by Teresa Bruin, District Educational Technology Specialist. You can access all of our past newsletters at http://etnewsupdate.wikispaces.com/.
Digital citizenship is the ability to participate safely, intelligently, productively and responsibly in the digital world.
Digital citizenship should also include positive, creative, deliberate use of technological tools and skills to create, connect, communicate, and collaborate in ways that make a positive contribution to family, school, and community life.
— Digital Citizenship Utah (http://digcitutah.com/)
In the post below we curate resources on digital citizenship, useful for students, parents, teachers, administrators, community councils, and any other interested community members. This collection of resources will also be permanently available on our Digital Citizenship page (https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/digcit/). Keep Reading
A digital citizen is someone who is able to understand and fully participate in the digital world. They have the technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe. Keep Reading
The following brochure or similar information will be distributed at parent teacher conferences throughout Granite School District by school technology specialists and library media educational technology specialists.
Do you worry about your kids and social media? We hope these tips help.Keep Reading
The Granite School District Educational Technology Department seeks to leverage the power of technology to support the “Four Cs” of 21st Century Learning: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. Keep Reading
We’re continuing to compile great resources on our Pinterest account. Check out our recent pins!
Have cool suggestions or ideas? You can send us pins to add in Pinterest, you can comment below, or you can use the #graniteedtech hashtag in a tweet, and we will re-pin, re-tweet, and otherwise re-share your stuff!
The Granite Education Technology department sponsors a monthly twitter chat on teaching with technology called #GraniteTechChat. This chat is open to any interested parties, but is especially focused on the participation of school technology specialists and library media educational technology specialists in Granite School District. Archives of these chats are kept on this website using the Storify service.
— Joell Wilkins (@JoellWilkins) February 26, 2015
The February 2015 chat focused on digital learning, and technology specialists shared some ways they have incorporated technology with teaching, taught digital citizenship to students. They also shared ideas for activities for the upcoming Digital Learning Day (3/13) and Pi Day (3/14.) See the full archive of the chat below. Keep Reading