usemenew.png

December 2014


Now Registering For Web Tools For the Classroom

Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

Guide To Using Twitter In Your Teaching Practice

GSD Educational Technology's Teacher Spotlight

First Lego League In the Granite School District

Granger High LMETS, Michelle Asay, Takes Students On a Reading Roadtrip
























































Now Registering For Web Tools For the Classroom

web2-sites_1.jpg


*Sorry, we did not have enough participants to hold this class at this time.

We will offer it again in the spring. Please watch for it in our monthly newsletters.

Class Description:
Do you have the same few students who always want to answer and share and other students who never do?
Come join us to learn about and experience using a few fantastic web tools that can be integrated in the classroom and will involve all your students simultaneously in classroom feedback and discussions. Kahoot, Plickers and Infuse Learning are a few of the Web Tools we'll be trying out.

We realize that participants will have varying technology available in their classrooms and schools, but hopefully this overview of a variety of web tools that are available will spark some ideas as to what might be possible. We hope to see you there! Register soon. Space is limited.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 16th 2014
Time: 4:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: GEC, Lab D228

Web Tools For the Classroom is open to all GSD teachers.
There is no charge for this class. Participants will receive 3 licensure points upon successful participation in and completion of the class.


















































Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

emerald-birthstones.jpg
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 7.52.34 PM.png

Learn more about Nearpod Here. Nearpod is free to use or upgraded features are available with different pricing options.

Nearpod works with mobile devices, PC and Macs.


Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 7.53.35 PM.png
Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 7.52.58 PM.png




































Granger High LMETS, Michelle Asay, Takes Students on a Reading Roadtrip

Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.27.41 PM.png

Library Spotlight: Michelle Asay, Granger High School

Spotlight Author: Cindy Moyle, Granite District Secondary Library Media Specialist

IMG_0311-e1416421387704-225x300.jpg

Michelle Asay is the Library Media Educational Technology Specialist for Granger High School. Mrs. Asay has one of the highest digital and print circulations in the district. She is very creative and offers a different library promotion each month to promote school wide literacy. She is an avid reader herself and keeps up on all the current YA literature trends.

Take a Reading Roadtrip Across the USA!

The Granger High Media Center theme for the 2014-2015 school year is Take a Reading Roadtrip Across the USA!

IMG_0304-1024x768.jpg
Reading-Road-Trip-Bochure.png

Mrs. Asay is featuring books that take place in various geographic regions of the United States via book talks and book displays throughout the year. Students have punch cards where they can keep track of which regions and states they have covered, and they must read at least one book from each region to beat the yearlong challenge. Students also have access to lists of YA Books by state and region online via G-House Center, the Granger High Media Center web site, on which are curated several state book lists from Destiny, Goodreads, the collaborative Google Doc YA Novels by State, and The United States of YA.

Library Orientation with QR Code Scavenger Hunt

This year students used QR Codes and iPads to participate in Mrs. Asay’s library orientations. Students explored the library searching for QR codes that introduced them to the “Take a Reading Roadtrip Across the USA” school literacy promotion, Destiny Library Catalog, OverDrive Digital Library, how to locate different genres and sections in the library, how to place a hold on a book, and more.

IMG_0308.jpg

Granger High Media Center QR Code Library Orientation Activity

This is just a sample of the displays and activities in the Granger High Media Center. You can see more examples of Michelle’s displays and promotions, as well as displays from our other schools, on our Granite Media Library Displays Pinterest Board.


















































Educational Technology's Teacher Spotlight



Erin Evans makes learning meaningful and fun using various forms of technology in her Kindergarten class. The students use iPads with carefully selected apps during student rotations. This video highlights that, as well as Erin and the STS, Stephanie Evans, working with students who are using a new iPad suite of apps called Osmo. Osmo includes Words, Tangrams, and Newton, a critical thinking app. Students problem solve as they interact with the apps using letter tiles, tangrams and drawing in front of the mirror attachment for the iPad. The attached mirror recognizes what they have placed or drawn in front of the iPad and helps them with phonemic awareness, problem solving skills in math and critical thinking skills in the physics app as they draw lines to make a falling ball reach its target. Students also have access to a cart full of iPods (not shown in this video). Most of all, the students are fully attentive and enjoying learning in their classroom!


Spotlight Author: Teresa Bruin, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist


Apps and Resources Shown in Video:

Osmo: https://www.playosmo.com/

Homer: https://learnwithhomer.com/

Frog Hop HD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/frog-hop-hd-math-problems/id585700693?mt=8

Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.48.25 PM.png








































First Lego League In the Granite School District

Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 8.16.58 PM.png

Granite School District’s Ed. Tech. department sponsors 30 FIRST LEGO League teams. In the FIRST LEGO League program children learn about coding, programming, and problem solving to prepare their robot for the robot games and to solve a real life issue or challenge. In the course of creating a solution to this real-world issue and designing a robot, they also learn and apply the social skills of teamwork, collaboration, respect, and persistence. Educational Technology is proud of our devoted coaches and our super awesome FIRST LEGO League kids. This video shows the team from Stansbury Elementary hard at work with their teacher/coach, Karen Tinsley. We would also like to invite you to drop into our Robot Games and Regional Qualifying event, January 17th, at Granger High School. Come see all the fun (and learning!)


Spotlight Author: Cherie Anderson, Granite District Educational Technology Specialist













































Guide To Using Twitter In Your Teaching Practice


Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.31.11 AM.png

This KQED Education article is a Guide To Using Twitter In Your Teaching Practice and was produced in collaboration with the Trust and Safety Team at Twitter.


Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.31.56 AM.png
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.30.03 AM.png
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.30.34 AM.png
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.30.25 AM.png
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.30.50 AM.png
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.30.42 AM.png
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.30.57 AM.png