Click through this presentation to find a wealth of digital resources and web tools for using Chromebooks (or other devices) for reading, including text-to-speech tools, online reading materials, annotation and note taking tools, and much more. This collection was created by Stephanie Seely, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist at Granite Connection High School, and presented to secondary English Language Arts teachers as part of Granite’s August 17, 2015 professional development sessions.
Will you be using Chromebooks in your classroom this year for the first time? The presentation above is filled with valuable tips, ideas, and resources for preparing, managing, and using Chromebooks in the classroom. [Read more…] about Chromebooks: What We Know Now
Earlier this week, the Granite Educational Technology Dept. hosted a Summer Chromebook Camp for teachers in Granite School District. [Read more…] about GSD Chromebook Camp 2015 in Photos and Tweets
As you are exquisitely aware if you are a student, teacher, or parent in our community, today is the last day of school for the 2014-15 year. We would like to thank you for following us this school year and wish you a wonderful break.
We’d encourage you to continue following this blog and our social media channels during the summer. We will be slowing down the posting schedule, but we intend to continue sharing quality resources throughout the next months. In addition, we suggest that you get involved in other social media channels to find ideas and inspiration for the coming school year. You could explore some of the educational hashtags on twitter and follow or join in the conversations happening there. You can stay connected with your Granite Educational Technology colleagues and other Granite Educator colleagues who have presences on twitter. You can search, browse, and pin thousands of educational resources on Pinterest; our humble boards barely scratch the surface of what you can find there once you start looking. You could check out our sister site, Granitemedia.org, to find some great summer reading. Come back in August and share with us what you found (or share it with us immediately in the summer in any of these places.)
Looking forward, in 2015-16 we will be getting Digital Conversion under way with secondary English Language Arts teachers, starting another cohort in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program, and otherwise continuing to provide professional development, library services, and technology support throughout the district. On this site we will begin curating an interactive list of top apps and websites for teaching and learning. We will also be providing more online and blended professional learning opportunities and resources, and we have some exciting social media activities planned. More details on all of this to come with the new school year.
Thanks for following us and sharing with us! Have a great summer!
On March 20th, secondary English Language Arts teachers will participate in Granite’s Digital Conversion Kick-Off. Please watch the video above for details on the March 20 professional development session. For more information on Granite Digital Conversion, please see our Digital Conversion pages. Also feel free to join in the digital conversion conversation on twitter by following and using the #GraniteDC hashtag. [Read more…] about Granite ELA Digital Conversion Kick-Off
Last week Patrick Flanagan, Director of Educational Technology for Granite School District, reported to the Granite Board of Education on proposed plans and timelines for Digital Conversion, an initiative to place mobile computing devices in the hands of every student and classroom. [Read more…] about Digital Conversion: Granite School District and 21st Century Learning