We are excited to provide the GEAR UP Summer Camp for this year’s 9th Grade students! This camp features five days of technology-based learning fun, provided through the GEAR UP Grant for 9th grade students at specific schools.[Read more…] about GEAR UP Summer Camp 2021
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This weekend (August 7-9, 2020) is the first ever Craft Lake City Virtual DIY Festival in Salt Lake City. Admission is free of charge.[Read more…] about Craft Lake City Virtual DIY Festival | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
Post by Cherie Anderson, Educational Technology Specialist and Team Leader. Photography and video by Tom Sparks, School Technology Specialist at Morningside Elementary and Spring Lane Elementary.
On January 26, 2019, Granite School District held a regional qualifying event for FIRST LEGO League teams. Check out the photos and videos in this post for highlights from the event. Congratulations to all the Granite School District FIRST LEGO League teams who participated in the regional and state tournaments!
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, over 300 students from elementary and junior high schools across Granite School District, 44 coaches, 67 volunteers, and bleacher-filling numbers of supportive family and friends came together at Granger High School for Granite’s FIRST LEGO League 2018 Qualifier. Student teams were judged on their robot design, project presentations (researched, innovative solutions to real-world problems), core values, and performance in the robot games.
Overdue congrats to GSD First Lego League. 44 coaches, 67 volunteers, 300+ kids came together Feb 3rd to show CRAZY design/ programming skills. Teams advancing to state, Arcadia El (2 teams), Stansbury, Westlake Jr., Eastwood, Moss, Monroe, Fremont, Jefferson Jr. #GSDEdTech pic.twitter.com/YibYCbYnsp
— Cherie Anderson (@cheriemecque) February 12, 2018
These teams advanced to the state competition, held the following week at Weber State University:
Many thanks to the coaches, volunteers, and parents who made this experience possible for our students. [Read more…] about Highlights from Granite’s FIRST LEGO League 2018 Qualifier
High school students in Utah are invited to submit innovative business ideas to the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge for a chance to win $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes. [Read more…] about Now Registering: High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge
— Joell Wilkins (@JoellWilkins) January 28, 2017
Granite School District welcomed 28 FIRST LEGO League teams to the 3rd GSD sponsored qualifying tournament on Saturday January 28th at Granger High School. Students participated in robot games, showed off their ability to work collaboratively on a problem, explained to engineers how they designed and built their robot, and presented a solution in the form of a product or service to enhance the relationship between animals and humans.
Winning trophies were: [Read more…] about Highlights from Granite’s FIRST LEGO League 2017 Qualifying Tournament
On January 28, 2017, student teams from schools throughout Granite School District will compete in our annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament at Granger High School. Twenty-five elementary and junior high schools are fielding thirty teams for this tournament.
From the FIRST website,
FIRST LEGO League . . . immerses kids in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams of kids ages 9 to 14 are challenged to design their own solution to current scientific problems, then build LEGO robots that perform autonomous “missions.” In the process, they develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities in science and technology. They even discover that they, too, can make positive contributions to society.
Karen Tinsley, school technology specialist at Stansbury Elementary and coach of a FIRST LEGO League team, recorded the Robot Game in action at a recent scrimmage at her school, shared above. [Read more…] about Upcoming Event: Granite’s FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament
The Digital Harbor Foundation will be providing a free 3D printer and multi-day training to one educator from each state. They will be accepting applications from interested educators throughout the summer. For more information and to apply, visit their Innovation Access Program page. [Read more…] about Grant: 3D Printer and Training from Digital Harbor Foundation