Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library provides students and teachers with access to a large collection of popular ebooks and audiobooks for independent, recreational, or teacher-assigned reading. These books can be read on a computer web browser or checked out and downloaded to a wide array of mobile devices via the OverDrive App. [Read more…] about OverDrive: Granite School District’s Digital Library
Reading Recommendations for All Ages
NoveList is a reading recommendation database for teachers, parents, and students. The Utah State Library provides all Utah students, teachers, and parents with access to NovelList K-8 Plus (for younger readers) and NoveList Plus (for teens and adults.) [Read more…] about Featured Resource: NoveList
More About Student Email and Office 365
Did you know that all students K-12 in Granite School District have access to Microsoft’s Office 365 Education for Students? This includes several valuable tools and services: [Read more…] about Video: How Students Access Email
This December many teachers and school technology specialists in Granite School District will be leading Hour of Code activities with their students. As part of Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative designed to provide a one hour introduction to coding and computer science for students around the world, increasing access and exposure to this important field. In December 2013, over 15 million students participated in Hour of Code activities, and this year the organization’s goal is to reach over 100 million students during the week of December 8-14, 2014.
If you are a teacher who would like to do an hour of code activity with your students, you can start with this How to Teach One Hour of Code guide for ideas, resources, and tutorials for your students. Code.org, the sponsor of the Hour of Code, provides a collection of coding tutorials and activities for students of all ages and experience levels – including “unplugged” coding activities for classrooms without devices. The Hour of Code is not limited to the K-12 classroom, however. Interested students can also access these tutorials and participate in Hour of Code on their own, and parents can use these resources to do an Hour of Code activity with their children. Adults interested in getting experience with coding are also invited and encouraged to participate.
We are curating more resources for teaching and learning how to code on our Hour of Code / Coding Resources Pinterest Board. Follow it or see the board below for these resources.
All staff and students in Granite School District have been provided with Google Apps for Education accounts on the granitesd.org domain. [Read more…] about Google Apps for Education in Granite School District
Pioneer provides Utah students with a library of digital reference materials, tools, and resources for research, including EBSCO, Digital Science Online, NoodleTools, SIRS, Culturegrams, World Book Encyclopedia, Utah Digital Newspapers, and much more.
To obtain the student home access login information for Pioneer please contact a school or district library or technology staff member. You can also contact the Utah Education Network for help or additional information at email@example.com or 1-800-866-5852. (Pioneer is only accessible to students within the state of Utah so the login information cannot be shared on this public website.)
SAFARI Montage is an educational video library and digital content management system for students and teachers in Granite School District. It provides thousands of licensed educational videos that can be played in the classroom or accessed from home. It also provides the ability for teachers to upload their own video and other digital content to share with students or archive.
To watch SAFARI Montage videos on a home computer, a plugin program called the SAFARI Montage Media Player needs to be installed on the computer:
- Click Here to Download the SAFARI Montage Media Player
- SAFARI Montage Media Player Installation Instructions
SAFARI Montage videos can be accessed on iOS and Android mobile devices with no plugin installation necessary.
You can find more resources and help for SAFARI Montage at http://granitemedia.org/safari.
Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library provides students and teachers with access to a large library of popular ebooks and audiobooks for independent, recreational, or teacher-assigned reading. These books can be read on a computer or checked out and downloaded to a wide array of mobile devices via the OverDrive Media Console apps. OverDrive is currently available to all students and teachers grades 7-12, and is also being piloted at several elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year. Students log in to OverDrive by choosing their school name and using their student number. Teachers and staff members log in by choosing “Teachers” as their school name and entering their district computer username and password.