December 7-13, 2015 is Computer Science Education Week, and it is a great time to host or participate in an Hour of Code activity. Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to give young people (as well as teachers, parents, and other adults) an introduction to coding and computer science through an engaging one hour activity. [Read more…] about Hour of Code 2015
In the first of our collaborative resource lists we are gathering apps, tools, and web sites that provide free copyright-friendly and/or K-12 student search-friendly images and clip art. If you have any favorite sites or tools for images, please add them to our list.
Click here to open the collaborative document and add suggestions, copy, or print the list. You can also simply browse through the list in the frame below. [Read more…] about Collaborative Resource List: Images and Clip Art
The Educational Technology department in Granite School District is sponsoring our first ever Digital Citizenship Week on September 28-October 2, 2015. School technology specialists and library media educational technology specialists will be sharing presentations and information on digital citizenship for parents during parent teacher conferences. Each day this week we will also be posting information and resources for parents, students, and teachers here on this blog, always accessible under our Digital Citizenship category. Follow along for daily thoughts, videos, and more. [Read more…] about #GraniteEdTech Digital Citizenship Week 2015
Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and images for classrooms, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other project in an educational setting.
Brainfuse HelpNow provides online live tutoring, homework help, and test preparation for K-12 students and adult learners. It is a new service provided to Granite students and community members via Salt Lake County Library Services. [Read more…] about Featured Resource: Brainfuse HelpNow
In this video screencast and how-to guide for Granite School District teachers, we show you how to quickly upload your own videos and digital content to SAFARI Montage and share it with students at your school. [Read more…] about SAFARI Montage Tip: Uploading Content
This video screencast shows several ways to discover content for your classroom in Granite’s SAFARI Montage, including content created by teachers in Granite School District. [Read more…] about SAFARI Montage Tip: Discovering Content
WolframAlpha is a self-described “computational knowledge engine,” an extensive database of knowledge and a powerful calculator in one. It differs from a search engine such as Google in that it does not search the web for answers, rather it computes answers to questions and queries utilizing its own algorithms and a curated collection of peer-reviewed data sources.
Want to see what WolframAlpha can do with different queries? [Read more…] about Featured Resource: WolframAlpha