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
Sora is open for reading all summer! Sora is a reading app for Granite students, filled with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks you can borrow and read or listen to on any computer or smart device.[Read more…] about Sora | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
During school dismissal and this period of distance learning, Granite School District and the Educational Technology Department have created two centralized resources to provide students, families, and teachers with access to essential digital tools, best practices, and resources for distance teaching and learning.
You can find all updates from Granite School District on school dismissal and COVID-19 at this link: https://www.graniteschools.org/blog/category/covid-19/
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
Did you know that there is a video editor already installed and available on all PCs with the Windows 10 operating system? It is found in the Photos app, and although a slightly hidden feature it is very functional and simple to use. It includes all the video editing basics you would expect, as well as inking and animated special effect options that students and teachers can use to quickly polish or spice up a video. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Windows 10 Video Editor
This resource was first featured in our November 2019 Ed Tech Newsletter for Teachers by Teresa Bruin, Educational Technology Team Leader
Engaging Math Challenges for Students
Figure This! demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Figure This! Math Challenges For Families
Looking for great resources for summer reading and summer learning? In this post series we round up programs and resources from Granite School District, community organizations, and other resources from the web in general. Today we are featuring the Kids Summer Passport from the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program.
[Read more…] about Summer Reading and Learning 2019: ZAP Kids Summer Passport
Looking for great resources for summer reading and summer learning? In this post series we round up programs and resources from Granite School District, community public libraries and organizations, and other resources from the web in general. Today we are featuring the upcoming summer programs and events of the public libraries in our community: the Salt Lake County Library, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and the Murray Library.
Post by Teresa Bruin, originally published in our monthly Ed Tech Newsletter for teachers.
We often get asked to recommend a way for students to create digital portfolios. There are several online tools for creating portfolios, but Google Sites is free and easily started straight from their granitesd.org Google Drive.
The new Google Sites has been completely made over. You can create a new Google Site in a short time with its intuitive design.
Students will enjoy creating a place to showcase their best work and have an easy way to share it with family and their teacher(s).