Sunday , 21 January 2018
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Embrace Instructional Technology, but Check the Approved List!

apptoolWelcome back from what we hope was a summer of leisure, fun, and rest!  As you begin making lesson plans and firing up the Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops, take a moment to review the Approved App/Tool List to ensure that you remain in compliance with district policy as well as CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA regulations.

You can use the Ctrl+F function to search the list for a specific app or tool.  If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can request an app or tool be reviewed an added to the list.  Just open this Google Form to request an app or tool review.

The goal is to keep both you and our students safe.

If you have questions, contact Jamie Frye, Instructional Technology Facilitator and PIO.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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