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November 2014

Now Registering For the Google Anywhere Technology Class

Real Time Collaboration With Google Docs For Teachers and Students

Hour of Code Coming Soon!

Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

Discounted Software Available To District Employees



















































Hour of Code Coming Soon!

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Welcome to the 21st Century

Computer science is foundational for all students today. Yet 90% of schools don't teach it. Last December, 15 million students tried computer science in one week, thanks to educators like you! Since then, over 40 million students have tried the Hour of Code.


Hour of Code 2014 - let's reach 100 million students

Please help this grassroots, teacher-driven campaign reach 100 million students by the end of the year. Sign up to participate in Hour of Code 2014 during December 8-14, Computer Science Education Week.


What's an Hour of Code?

It's an introduction to computer science designed to show that anyone can learn the basics. Code.org provides hour-long tutorials featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies — for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or with no computer at all!


No experience needed from teachers and students

We owe it to today's students to start with one hour. Let's make history.

Sign up to participate, recruit a fellow teacher, or get your whole school to join the fun!

Start now at http://hourofcode.com


Hadi Partovi founder, Code.org

P.S. Free 1-day workshops for teachers in grades K-5


Free, in-person workshops being offered in 60 cities nationwide! Get a head start on teaching computer science in elementary school with Code Studio. Try out Code Studio and Find a workshop near you.















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Real Time Collaboration With Google Docs For Teachers and Students


All GSD teachers and students have a Google account. Click Here for instructions on setting up your account for the first time.


  • Teachers and students can use their Google accounts anywhere and anytime they have a device to work on

  • Collaborate in real time with multiple people by sharing Google Docs with others

  • Teachers and students have unlimited storage in their granitesd.org domain accounts

  • Work in offline mode on Google Docs and Gmail, and your content will sync the next time your device comes back online - no down time!


Collaboration is made easy with Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Drawings and more. Work in real time with peers and leave comments. There is no need to send a document back and forth through email to get everyone's revisions anymore.


Teachers and Principals Talk About Google Docs



Learn More About Google Drive and Google Docs From GCF LearnFree.org.

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Now Registering For the Google Anywhere Technology Class

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Class Description: Come join us and learn about many of the awesome Google tools with unlimited storage that are already available to you and your students through our own Google domain!

  • Learn how to collaborate using Google Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Drawings and more!

  • Learn how to use your Gmail to organize incoming student assignments


Date: November 18th

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: GEC 2500 S. State Street in Lab D228


Click Here to Register For the Google Anywhere Class

There is no charge for this class. It is open to all GSD teachers.













































Educational Technology's Website Gem of the Month

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Learn more about using this fun and interactive game-based web tool with your academic content at getkahoot.com.






































Discounted Software Available To District Employees

To access full information and links for the various software available, please log into the district intranet from the District Homepage and look to the bottom right under Offers For Granite District Employees.

There you will see the links to the: Microsoft Home Use Program and the Utah K-12 Consortium where a variety of other software is available (visit the links for full details, pricing and download instructions).


Other types of software available are :

  • Data Analysis

  • Photo, Video and Design

  • Security and Utilities

  • Business and Office


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