Yesterday was Digital Learning Day, and we marked the occasion by hosting our monthly #GSDEdTech Teacher Chat. The chat was a celebration of digital learning, with teachers throughout the district sharing snapshots of the digital learning happening in their classrooms, examples of tools and resources they are using, and ideas for what to try next. Thank you to everyone who participated. Read on for a complete archive of the chat. Keep Reading
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 4:30-5:00 PM
Topic: Celebrating Digital Learning – Digital Learning Day (Check out these hashtags and sites ahead of time for ideas — #DLDay, #DigitalEquity, http://www.digitallearningday.org)
- What did you do to celebrate Digital Learning Day at your school? (Sharing pictures in your response is encouraged, with hashtags #DLDay and #GSDEdTech)
- What is your favorite digital tool? (Please include a link or twitter handle for the tool in your answer)
- Browse the #DLDay hashtag and retweet a tweet you liked best. (Be sure to add #GSDEdTech in a comment to your retweet.)
- What digital tool are you interested in using next?
The response and participation in the January Twitter Chat was great! We had educators from all over the district who participated and benefited from this unique opportunity to collaborate.
The Ed Tech Dept. would like to congratulate Malia Allsop for being last month’s Chromebook Drawing winner and receiving 6 Chromebooks for her classroom. As a way of encouraging technology integration into teacher practice, the Educational Technology Department will again be holding a drawing in February. Each Granite teacher who participates in the February 17th Twitter chat will have their name placed in a drawing where they will have the chance at winning 6 Chromebooks for their classroom.
Please feel free to pass along this information to any teachers and administrators with whom you work.
Today is Digital Learning Day!
Digital Learning Day is a special opportunity for teachers, librarians, and administrators to highlight and share examples of the technology-infused learning happening in their classrooms, libraries, and schools. It also provides the chance and reminder for teachers to find a new digital resource, tool or activity to try with students. Check out some Digital Learning Day tweets and some easy ways to participate:Keep Reading
Our department’s monthly newsletter was just sent out to all teachers in Granite School District, but if you missed it you can also access it here.
This month’s highlights include:
- Now Registering For: Shift Your Reading Into Overdrive
- Now Registering For: Google Your CANVAS Parts III AND IV
- Now Registering For: Collaborating With Google Docs, Presentations and Forms
- Educational Technology’s Website Gem of the Month
- Digital Learning Day: March 13, 2015
- Pi Day: March 14, 2015
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