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. [Read more…] about The Four Cs of 21st Century Learning
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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. [Read more…] about #GraniteTechChat Archive: Digital Learning (2/26/2015)
These educator-created videos illustrate the tremendous value of Twitter as a tool for professional development, as well as some its possible applications in the classroom.
Why Tweet: A Personal Journey Through the Twitterverse
Educator Skip Via relates his journey to discovering Twitter as a tool for professional learning and his experiences in introducing it to his fellow faculty members and students in higher education.
How To Use Twitter in the Classroom
Dani K. Sloan, one of Granite Ed. Tech’s own school technology specialists, shares ways educators can use Twitter to grow a professional learning network, share and promote positive images and messages from the classroom, and provide students with hands-on practice in digital citizenship.
Re-Imagine Your Professional Development Experience… with Twitter!
Educator Victoria Olson introduces Twitter and describes three stages of utilizing social media for professional development: lurking, participating, and authoring.
In “Obvious to You — Amazing to Others,” author Derek Sivers gives a simple, inspiring reason for all teachers to share their ideas and practices via social media.