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
This December many teachers and school technology specialists in Granite School District will be leading Hour of Code activities with their students. As part of Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative designed to provide a one hour introduction to coding and computer science for students around the world, increasing access and exposure to this important field. In December 2013, over 15 million students participated in Hour of Code activities, and this year the organization’s goal is to reach over 100 million students during the week of December 8-14, 2014.
If you are a teacher who would like to do an hour of code activity with your students, you can start with this How to Teach One Hour of Code guide for ideas, resources, and tutorials for your students. Code.org, the sponsor of the Hour of Code, provides a collection of coding tutorials and activities for students of all ages and experience levels – including “unplugged” coding activities for classrooms without devices. The Hour of Code is not limited to the K-12 classroom, however. Interested students can also access these tutorials and participate in Hour of Code on their own, and parents can use these resources to do an Hour of Code activity with their children. Adults interested in getting experience with coding are also invited and encouraged to participate.
We are curating more resources for teaching and learning how to code on our Hour of Code / Coding Resources Pinterest Board. Follow it or see the board below for these resources.
Pioneer provides Utah students with a library of digital reference materials, tools, and resources for research, including EBSCO, Digital Science Online, NoodleTools, SIRS, Culturegrams, World Book Encyclopedia, Utah Digital Newspapers, and much more.
To obtain the student home access login information for Pioneer please contact a school or district library or technology staff member. You can also contact the Utah Education Network for help or additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-866-5852. (Pioneer is only accessible to students within the state of Utah so the login information cannot be shared on this public website.)