Last week was Computer Science Education Week, and many Granite teachers took the opportunity to introduce students to programming with Hour of Code learning activities. Scroll down to see our round up of social media posts from Granite classrooms where students tried out coding projects. If you missed CSEdWeek it’s not too late to share these activities with students. See the “Let’s Get Coding” section below for activities that can be used in the classroom or at home at any time. [Read more…] about Let’s Get Coding / Granite Hour of Code Social Media Round Up
School Author Visits, March 2018
We’ve been pleased to assist in hosting several author visits in our schools this month. We capture a few highlights from these visits in this post. [Read more…] about School Author Visits, March 2018
Teacher Spotlight: Mandee Cossa, West Valley Elementary
Mrs. Cossa is a fantastic sixth grade teacher at West Valley Elementary. She incorporates technology into the classroom daily, creating lessons that are both meaningful and fun. In this video, students in Mrs. Cossa’s class are working on multimedia projects after studying figurative language. The students use the Chromebooks, YouTube, the WeVideo Chrome app and Google Presentations to complete their projects. Mrs. Cossa has created a creative and positive learning environment where students work collaboratively on a regular basis.
Spotlight Author: Teresa Bruin, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist