Jeffrey Horne is not your average teacher. His students regularly use laptops and 21st Century skills to expand and invigorate their learning. [Read more…] about Teacher Spotlight: Jeffrey Horne, Skyline High School
Granite School District’s Ed. Tech. department sponsors 30 FIRST LEGO League teams. In the FIRST LEGO League program children learn about coding, programming, and problem solving to prepare their robot for the robot games and to solve a real life issue or challenge. In the course of creating a solution to this real-world issue and designing a robot, they also learn and apply the social skills of teamwork, collaboration, respect, and persistence. Educational Technology is proud of our devoted coaches and our super awesome FIRST LEGO League kids. This video shows the team from Stansbury Elementary hard at work with their teacher/coach, Karen Tinsley. We would also like to invite you to drop into our Robot Games and Regional Qualifying event, January 17th, at Granger High School. Come see all the fun (and learning!)
Spotlight Author: Cherie Anderson, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist
Whether you’ve been curious about AppSmashing or you’ve never heard the words ‘app’ and ‘smash’ used in the same sentence, it’s sure that AppSmashing is a fun way for students to learn and present content.
What’s an app smash, you ask? An app smash is when multiple apps are used to create a finished project. Your students might already be AppSmashing and not even know it! The most important app is already on your device – the ‘Photos’ app or camera roll is where you save each piece of the smash. Then, put them all together using a different app (like iMovie or ThingLink).
Check out these websites created by GSD School Technology Specialists for more information and resources:
Hope you’ll have a smash!