In the Granite Educational Technology Department we celebrate learning with technology every day, but today, February 27, 2020, is Digital Learning Day! This day was created to give educators nationwide a platform to showcase the innovative teaching and learning happening in their classrooms and libraries.[Read more…] about Digital Learning Day 2020
A couple of our elementary school technology specialists recently gave us a peek into their schools’ makerspaces via quick videos posted on Twitter. Check them out!
— Mrs. Rebecca Baggett (@Rlbaggett) December 11, 2019
— Keith Reidford (@_reidford) December 11, 2019
We love it when librarians, teachers, and technology specialists share what is happening in their libraries, classrooms, and makerspaces with us. Use the #gsdedtech and #gsdlibraries hashtags or mention us in your social media posts!
After many years of having separate social media accounts for the Educational Technology Department and Granite Media, today we’re updating and integrating our accounts! New content and library highlights from Granite Media will now be shared via the main Educational Technology social media accounts, and Granite Media social accounts on Facebook and Twitter will be retired.
Computer Science Education Week is December 9-15, 2019. During the week many educators use Hour of Code activities to introduce students to computer science. These activities are fun and easy to run, and can be done not only in a classroom but as an after school or library activity, or at home. There are activities for any kind of computer or device, as well as analog “no-device” activities that teach coding and computational concepts
You can learn more about how to run an Hour of Code activity in these simple how-to guides:
You can also skip right to the collection of suggested activities by clicking on the image below, or visiting https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
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
If you host a coding activity please share it with us! You can leave a comment below or share pictures via social media including Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #gsdedtech and #HourOfCode. We will collect all the shared social media posts in this Wakelet collection.
Read on for more information and links to resources and activities for Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week. [Read more…] about Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week, 2018
What Is #UtahEdChat?
Utah Educational Chat (#UTEdChat) is a weekly online conversation exploring educational topics. The chat happens on Twitter every Wednesday night from 9-10 PM MDT. It is geared toward Utah educators but is open to anyone who is interested in participating.
Our very own Chris Larsen, Director of Educational Technology in Granite School District, will be moderating this week’s #UTEDCHAT. The topic is, “Why Isn’t Technology Getting Results?”
Here is the full upcoming schedule for September-October 2016:
|Sept. 21, 2016
|Why isn’t technology getting results?
|Sept. 28, 2016
|Teacher-led Innovation in Schools
|Oct. 5, 2016
|Oct. 12, 2016
|Beyond the Classroom: Blended Learning
To participate, follow the #UTEdChat hashtag on Twitter, and include the same hashtag in your tweets to join the conversation. The moderator will ask questions in tweets starting with Q1, Q2, etc. Participants share answers in tweets beginning with A1, A2, etc.
You might find our quick tutorial on Tweetdeck helpful as another way to participate in Twitter chats.
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 4:30-5:00 PM
Topic: Celebrating Digital Learning – Digital Learning Day (Check out these hashtags and sites ahead of time for ideas — #DLDay, #DigitalEquity, http://www.digitallearningday.org)
- What did you do to celebrate Digital Learning Day at your school? (Sharing pictures in your response is encouraged, with hashtags #DLDay and #GSDEdTech)
- What is your favorite digital tool? (Please include a link or twitter handle for the tool in your answer)
- Browse the #DLDay hashtag and retweet a tweet you liked best. (Be sure to add #GSDEdTech in a comment to your retweet.)
- What digital tool are you interested in using next?
The response and participation in the January Twitter Chat was great! We had educators from all over the district who participated and benefited from this unique opportunity to collaborate.
The Ed Tech Dept. would like to congratulate Malia Allsop for being last month’s Chromebook Drawing winner and receiving 6 Chromebooks for her classroom. As a way of encouraging technology integration into teacher practice, the Educational Technology Department will again be holding a drawing in February. Each Granite teacher who participates in the February 17th Twitter chat will have their name placed in a drawing where they will have the chance at winning 6 Chromebooks for their classroom.
Please feel free to pass along this information to any teachers and administrators with whom you work.
When: January 28, 2016 from 4:00-4:30pm
Topic: Online Tools for Reading and Research
- What online tools do you use to encourage a love for reading?
- What online research tools do you encourage your students to use?
- What book has inspired you as a teacher?
- BYU, Utah State, or Utah?
The response and participation in December’s Twitter Chat was amazing! We had 80 educators from schools all over the district who participated last month. The Ed Tech Department would like to congratulate Jude Nelson for being last month’s Chromebook Drawing winner and receiving 6 Chromebooks for her classroom.
As a way of encouraging technology integration into teacher practice, we will be holding a drawing again in January. Each Granite teacher who participates in the January 28th twitter chat will have their name placed in a drawing where they will have the chance at winning 6 Chromebooks for their classroom.
We are very excited about the January topic and can’t wait to see the amazing sharing that will take place between Granite teachers. Thanks for all you do to inspire and teach our students.
We had great participation and discussion from Granite teachers in our first ever district-wide #GSDEdTech chat. The discussion topic was “Social Media in Education,” and the chat was hosted by Patrick Flanagan, Director of Educational Technology. Read on for a complete archive of the chat. [Read more…] about #GSDEdTech Chat Archive: Social Media in Education (11/19/2015)