Are you a teacher just getting started with using Chromebooks in your classroom? Are you a parent or student curious about how Chromebooks and Google Apps work in education? The Granite Educational Technology department has just published the Chromebook Basics and G Suite Online Training with a new site and updated content. Keep Reading
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 March 2017 Newsletter:
- Educational Technology’s Writing Website Gem – BoomWriter
- Google Docs Add On For Scoring Online Writing
- Spotlight: First Graders and the 4 C’s With Breakout EDU
- Tech Tip – Make Websites Into App Icons for the Chromebook Shelf
- Using LanSchool With Your Chromebooks
- Have You Checked Out the New Google Sites?
- Now Registering For: Code.org For Elementary
- Join the GSDEdTech March Twitter Chat
Helen White is a 6th Grade teacher at Whittier Elementary in West Valley City, Utah. Ross Pope is the school’s technology specialist. Mrs. White and Mr. Pope co-teach lessons often. In the lesson featured in the spotlight above, they led students in a collaborative writing exercise, which proved a great way to integrate the 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning in the classroom. Students utilized classroom Chromebooks and the collaborative writing capabilities of Google Docs to co-author stories based on pictures from The Mystery of Harris Burdick. Thank you to Mrs. White for sharing this great classroom activity with us!
Spotlight created by Heidi Meenen, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
Kirsten Carroll is a 3rd grade teacher at Redwood Elementary. She makes excellent use of the technology in her classroom, creating fun and meaningful learning opportunities for her students. She finds online resources that help her students better understand the concepts they are learning in class. With several of the online tools, she is able to monitor their progress in real time. At a glance she can see who is struggling and needs help. She is able to provide reteaching and individual instruction in a timely manner. Kirsten’s class recently gained access to a set of Chromebooks for their classroom, and she didn’t waste time putting them to good use. She uses Google Classroom to manage and send out assignments. The students are then able to submit their assignments digitally, creating more efficiency and saving paper at the same time. Some of the other excellent online resources they are using are: goformative.com, xtramath.org or the XtraMath Chrome App, the Prodigy Chrome App, Google Docs, Google Drawings, and so much more. Thanks Kirsten Carroll for being such an awesome teacher!
Spotlight Creator: Teresa Bruin, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
As we start the school year, check out this new collaborative book list to find and share favorite books to read aloud at the first of the year, funny or inspiring books about school life, and more.
In the lead-up to next year’s Digital Conversion implementation, we will be featuring spotlights and discussions from teachers and students who participated in pilot classroom Chromebook programs during the 2014-15 school year. In today’s video, teachers discuss how cloud-based collaborative tools such as Google Drive/Google Docs and classroom Chromebooks enable students to easily collaborate on projects and give immediate feedback to one another through peer-editing of writing.
Spotlight Created by Patrick Flanagan, Granite School District Director of Educational Technology.
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
Our department’s monthly newsletter was recently sent out to all teachers in Granite School District, but you can also access it here.
This month’s highlights Include: