Teachers, are you interested in learning how to bring Minecraft for Education into your classroom to leverage it as a teaching and learning tool? Join us for a four day teacher academy to learn basic navigation, multiple forms of assessment, in-game tools, teaching modalities, and lesson simulation within Minecraft EDU.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Minecraft for Education Teacher Academy
This post is adapted from a presentation given by Educational Technology team leaders Kacie O’Maley and Amber Palmer and school technology specialists Ashley Moore, Keith Reidford, and Melissa White.
Educators and students in Granite School District have access to Minecraft: Education Edition for classroom use, and it can now be used on Chromebooks! Read on to find out how to access Minecraft: Education Edition, as well as why and how to share it with your students.[Read more…] about Featured Resource: Minecraft Education Edition
Granite teachers joined in a video and chat meet to share ideas and learn from one another in the final session of our Spring 2020 GSD Tech Meet series. This meet focused on ways to celebrate students and provide closure at the end of the year in a distance learning environment. Below we share a recording of the live meet, as well as ideas, links, and resources shared by participants in the session.[Read more…] about Highlights and Resources from GSD Tech Meet, May 12, 2020
In our third GSD Tech Meet, held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Granite teachers joined up in a video and chat meet to share ideas and learn from one another. This week’s discussion focused on providing student choice and personalization during distance and face-to-face learning. Below we share a recording of the live meet, as well as ideas, links, and resources shared by participants in the session.[Read more…] about Highlights and Resources from GSD Tech Meet, May 5, 2020
Ways to Increase Student Participation in Distance Learning
We held our second GSD Tech Meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, with more great discussions and sharing of ideas between Granite teachers. The discussion focused on techniques and ideas for increasing students’ engagement and participation in distance learning.[Read more…] about Highlights and Resources from GSD Tech Meet, April 28, 2020
Over 100 Granite educators joined us for our first GSD Tech Meet, a live virtual meeting for teachers held in Google Meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The meet was facilitated by Kacie O’Maley, School Technology Specialist at Upland Terrace Elementary and an incoming Team Leader for our department next year. In this first session, Kacie introduced the meet as a collaborative space for teachers to connect and share with one another, putting forth discussion questions that encouraged participants to share successes, ideas, and solutions they have developed during the distance learning period.[Read more…] about Highlights from the First GSD Tech Meet, April 21, 2020
Teachers, join us for our first live GSD Tech Meet on Tuesday, April 21st at 11:00 AM. Join the meeting by using the nickname “GSDTechMeet” in Google Meet. For our first meeting we’ll be sharing out ideas for connecting with students and best practice for distance learning. If you can’t join us live, the meetings will be recorded. Reach out to Chris Larsen in Educational Technology with questions.[Read more…] about Join Us for GSD Tech Meet, Live at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Kim Gardner, fifth grade teacher at Upland Terrace Elementary, and Kacie O’Maley, school technology specialist, were featured in the most recent episode of UEN’s PDTV web video series. The episode focuses on the innovative ways their students are exploring and creating worlds in Minecraft EDU to engage in social studies core curriculum and showcase their learning. Watch it below!
Earlier this month the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) and the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) held their annual conferences. Many teachers, school technology specialists, and library media educational technology specialists from Granite presented at these conferences, and we collected links to their presentations in the table below. [Read more…] about Granite Presentations at UCET 2019 & UELMA 2019
Exciting things are happening every day in classrooms, libraries, labs, and makerspaces throughout Granite School District, and a few of these learning activities are shared on social media. We’re going to highlight activities from January involving the Educational Technology Department by rounding up social media posts shared by those who participated.
- Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Site Visit, Upland Terrace Elementary
- Granite Elementary Beehive Reading Challenge
- Mock Caldecott with Elementary Media Clerks
- Classroom Snapshots