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March 2015

Now Registering For: Shift Your Reading Into Overdrive

Now Registering For: Google Your CANVAS Parts III AND IV

Now Registering For: Collaborating With Google Docs, Presentations and Forms

Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

Digital Learning Day: March 13, 2015

Pi Day: March 14, 2015













































Now Registering For: Shift Your Reading Into OverDrive

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Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your Granite's OverDrive library – anywhere, anytime.

Join us to learn how you and your students can use Apple, Android and Microsoft devices to access our growing library collection and how you can use OverDrive to improve learning and access in your own classrooms.


Churchill Junior High School, Room 207

East Oakview Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)


CLICK HERE to register for: Shift Your Reading Into OverDrive

























































Now Registering For: Collaborating Using Google Docs, Presentations and Forms


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Class Description:

Come and collaborate with us using your district Google account and Google docs, presentations and forms.

We'll cover logging into your district Google account and explore what is available to you with that account.

Then we'll practice using Google docs, presentations and forms.

With each of these, you'll learn how to create them, share them and collaborate in real time on them.


Tuesday, March 24th 2015
4:30-7:30 PM
GEC - Lab D228

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

CLICK HERE to register for: Collaborating Using Google Docs, Presentations and Forms


































Google Your CANVAS Part III

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Class Description:

This course is designed to help teachers use the Google tools to save time in course creation in Canvas and to make their courses more interesting,

interactive and easy to use. Learn how to embed Google charts and update them live, how to use the Google Draw with your courses and how to help student collaborate asynchronously and synchronously for your Canvas courses.


Granite Education Center, #D-228

2500 South State

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MST)


CLICK HERE to register for: Google Your CANVAS Part III


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Google Your CANVAS Part IV


Class Description:

This course is designed to help teachers use the Google tools to save time in course creation in Canvasand to make their courses more interesting, interactive and easy to use.

Learn about forms and embedding them in your Canvas, how to students can edit responses after submission, how to collaborate on a form, using spreadsheets with good,

forms with a grid for easy rubric information and even how to start a Google Hangout on air in Canvas.



Granite Education Center, #D-228

2500 South State

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)


CLICK HERE to register for: Google Your CANVAS Part IV









































Digital Learning Day: March 13, 2015


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Digital Learning Video Profiles


Real stories of digital learning in action.

While it is important to note that digital learning strategies look different in each district and school setting, most successful examples of digital learning share a common narrative.

Critical elements include an emphasis on high-quality instruction and access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and

anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure that all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.

These video profiles represent a series of real-life practical stories about how district and school leaders are improving student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology.

The profiles feature perspectives from students, teachers, and school and district leadership about successful digital learning strategies.





CLICK HERE to learn more about Digital Learning Day 2015










































Pi Day: March 14, 2015

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Click Here to learn about Pi.


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Pi Day Resources

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Click Here or on the image above to get the Pi Day print out for your classroom.


Pi Day -- 3.14 -- is the perfect opportunity to show young students in your life that math and science is in the world all around them.

Raytheon celebrates Pi Day to highlight the importance of pi calculations in science, technology, engineering and math --

and to thank teachers for inspiring the next generation of innovators!



















































Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

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Interactive Sites For Education has numerous educational activities in the content areas of:

These activities are especially fun to use with an interactive whiteboard, but can be used in a variety of settings.

This month we are highlighting the Grammar Interactives.

If your students are learning:

  • Contractions

  • Homophones

  • Idioms

  • Prefixes and Suffixes

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

CLICK HERE or on the Grammar Picture below to find digital activities to go along with your lessons.


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