Find a perfect story for the first day of school in Granite’s Sora![Read more…] about Welcome Back!
The Sora Sweet Reads collection of “always available” ebooks and audiobooks expires on August 17, 2022. Borrow one or two today![Read more…] about Find a Sweet Read in Sora Before Summer Ends!
This post is adapted from a presentation given by Educational Technology team leaders Kacie O’Maley and Amber Palmer and school technology specialists Ashley Moore, Keith Reidford, and Melissa White.
Educators and students in Granite School District have access to Minecraft: Education Edition for classroom use, and it can now be used on Chromebooks! Read on to find out how to access Minecraft: Education Edition, as well as why and how to share it with your students.[Read more…] about Featured Resource: Minecraft Education Edition
Each week we add new ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, Granite’s digital library for students and teachers, as well as curate collections of new and featured titles in the Explore area. We also share printable and sharable posters for some of these collections on granitemedia.org, our sister site for Granite’s school libraries.
Log in to Sora with your student number or staff username and password to browse and borrow books from these collections today!
Read on for printable and sharable posters and more details about our recent collections.[Read more…] about Featured Book Collections and New Releases in Granite’s Sora
Adapted by Davina Sauthoff, Educational Technology Team Lead, from “The Fundamental Five: A Framework for Improving Communication Processes,” by Trenton Goble of Instructure.
The “Fundemental Five” are simple but essential questions students should ask as they navigate content and coursework their teachers have shared with them in Canvas. (Canvas is the learning management system used by students and teachers in Granite secondary schools to support both face-to-face and distance learning.)
Read on or download the infographic for tips and features available in Canvas that will help you succeed in your classes.[Read more…] about Canvas: ‘The Fundamental Five’ for Students and Parents
Students in Granite School District can now access the children’s and young adult titles in the county’s collection using their Granite login; no separate library card number is needed. This increases by thousands the titles and copies available to students. Read on to learn how to find these books.[Read more…] about The County Library Now Shares Digital Books in Granite’s Sora
Screencastify (https://www.screencastify.com/) is an extension for recording and editing videos. Students and staff in Granite School District now have unlimited recording and editing when they sign in to Screencastify with their @granitesd.org Google accounts.[Read more…] about Featured Resource: Screencastify
A version of this post was first shared in our GSD Ed. Tech. Monthly Newsletter for Teachers, authored and curated by Teresa Bruin, Educational Technology Team Leader. We’ve also included help resources created by Davina Sauthoff, Educational Technology Team Leader.
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has secured a statewide contract to provide Scrible Edu Pro to all Utah K-12 educators and students! Find out more about this contract here and read on to find out how Granite students and teachers can access this resource.[Read more…] about Featured Resource: Scrible
We’re adding new ebooks and audiobooks to Sora all the time, and also adding resources to help students and teachers with Sora. In this post we round up a few of those resources.
For example, you can
- browse our book lists and latest releases,
- suggest an ebook or audiobook for purchase, and
- see which schools are reading and listening the most.
Even though the branches of the The County Library are not open for in-person visits, they are still providing all sorts of virtual services to Granite students and community members, including their summer reading challenge![Read more…] about SLCO Library Summer Reading Challenge | Summer Reading and Learning 2020