In this latest addition to our series of collaborative resource lists we share a growing collection of digital tools, apps, and web sites that provide online reading for students to use in and out of the classroom, as well as book selection helps and other literacy resources. If you have any favorite resources for reading and literacy that aren’t already listed, please add them at the bottom of the list.
Click here to open the collaborative document and add suggestions, copy, or print the list. You can also simply browse through the list in the frame below. [Read more…] about Collaborative Resource List: Digital Reading Tools
When Granite students and teachers return for the new semester next week, Canvas will greet them with a fresh new user interface. Check out these videos to get a sneak peek at the updated look and feel of Canvas.
For more information and help resources with Canvas, please visit our Canvas information page.
December 7-13, 2015 is Computer Science Education Week, and it is a great time to host or participate in an Hour of Code activity. Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to give young people (as well as teachers, parents, and other adults) an introduction to coding and computer science through an engaging one hour activity. [Read more…] about Hour of Code 2015
A digital citizen is someone who is able to understand and fully participate in the digital world. They have the technical and social skills that enable a person to be successful and safe. [Read more…] about Brochure: Digital Citizenship Tips for Parents
The Educational Technology department in Granite School District is sponsoring our first ever Digital Citizenship Week on September 28-October 2, 2015. School technology specialists and library media educational technology specialists will be sharing presentations and information on digital citizenship for parents during parent teacher conferences. Each day this week we will also be posting information and resources for parents, students, and teachers here on this blog, always accessible under our Digital Citizenship category. Follow along for daily thoughts, videos, and more. [Read more…] about #GraniteEdTech Digital Citizenship Week 2015
The following brochure or similar information will be distributed at parent teacher conferences throughout Granite School District by school technology specialists and library media educational technology specialists.
Do you worry about your kids and social media? We hope these tips help. [Read more…] about Creating A Positive Digital Footprint: Digital Citizenship Helps for Parents
Brainfuse HelpNow provides online live tutoring, homework help, and test preparation for K-12 students and adult learners. It is a new service provided to Granite students and community members via Salt Lake County Library Services. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Brainfuse HelpNow
PowerMyLearning is a free personalized learning platform that allows teachers and parents to design and assign custom activity playlists for students by choosing from thousands of games, interactives, videos, and simulations selected from across the world wide web. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: PowerMyLearning
Reading Recommendations for All Ages
NoveList is a reading recommendation database for teachers, parents, and students. The Utah State Library provides all Utah students, teachers, and parents with access to NovelList K-8 Plus (for younger readers) and NoveList Plus (for teens and adults.) [Read more…] about Featured Resource: NoveList