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April 2015

Now Registering For Web 2.0 Tools For the Classroom

Digital Conversion Kick Off In Granite School District

Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

Shake Up Learning's Google Cheat Sheets and Guides







































Now Registering For Web 2.0 Tools For the Classroom

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Class Description:

In the class: Web 2.0 Tools For the Classroom, participants will experience and learn how to use several web based educational tools that work across grade levels.
Each can be used to enhance standards based lessons and a few of the tools are great for reviews.
Some of the tools covered will be: Kahoot, Socrative, Powtoon, and several Web based activities that will liven up your end of year reviews.

When: Monday April 27th
Where: GEC Lab D228
Time: 4:30-7:30 PM

Click Here to Register For: Web 2.0 Tools For the Classroom


This class is open to all GSD teachers. There is no charge for the class and 3 licensure points will be awarded upon successful participation in and completion of the class.
































Digital Conversion Kick Off In Granite School District

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On Friday March 20th, secondary ELA teachers from the Granite School District came to the GEC for a half day of professional development for the Digital Conversion Kick Off.


Teachers received a Chromebook and individualized training to help them become familiar with the Chromebooks and explore the unique capabilities teachers and students will have to transform teaching and learning. The main objective is to increase student learning using these tools and resources.

The 4 C's, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking are emphasized for transforming a digital tool like the Chromebook into a tool that will help students learn and practice the 21st century skills needed to live and work in a connected global society. Classroom Chromebooks for secondary ELA students will be rolled out at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.


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Resources

Digital Conversion Resource Page

Additional Recommended Digital Resources


GSD Student thoughts on Chromebooks, Impact On Practice, Initial Successes and Initial Struggles





Exploring the 4 C's - Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking

















































Shake Up Learning's Google Cheat Sheets and Guides

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Every staff member and student in the Granite School District has a Google account set up in the granitesd.org domain. Everyone has unlimited storage with their granitesd.org Google account. Below the instructions for logging into your district Google account, you'll find links to some cheat sheets and guides to make learning Google apps easy.


Staff members can log into their granitesd.org Google accounts by:

  • going to google.com

  • sign in with your username followed by @granitesd.org (where your username is what you login to your district computer with followed by @granitesd.org) example: username@granitesd.org

  • use your district computer password


Students can login to their granitesd.org Google accounts by:

  • going to google.com

  • sign in with their 444combo followed by @granitesd.org (where the 444 is the first four letters of their first name, then the first 4 letters of their last name, then the first 4 digits of their student number followed by @granitesd.org) Students with a 2 or 3 letter first or last name will just use that. Example: John Reynolds 9876543 would use johnreyn9876@granitesd.org

  • they will use their district computer password


Below you'll find some Google Cheat Sheets to help make navigating and using some of the Google's apps even easier than they already are.

Google Chrome Cheat Sheet

Google Drive Cheat Sheet

Google Docs Cheat Sheet

Google Forms Cheat Sheet

Google Slides Cheat Sheet

Google Sheets Cheat Sheet

Google Drawings Cheat Sheet

Google Drive for iOS Cheat Sheet

The Guide To Google Drive Sharing






































Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

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