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Amanda McRary is the Digital Learning Facilitator and Media Coordinator at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School. As a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Elementary Education licensure from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and AIG licensure from High Point University. She has a Master of School Administration as well as a Master of Library Science, both from Appalachian State University. Her educational experience includes elementary teacher, AIG Lead teacher, and middle and high school assistant principal. She enjoys reading, organizing, and crafting.

NCMS AIG Students Attend CVCC “Day of Security”

student in VR headset

On February 22nd, sixty-two AIG students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade attended in CVCC’s “Day of Security”. They participated in games and activities focusing on technology structure, uses, and safety. Students had a great time while making connections to real world technology issues!               Read More »

ClassroomScreen – A One Stop Management Tool

textbox, traffic light, clock, and timer on a grass background

There are many digital tools that help teachers keep their classrooms organized and well-managed.  For example during a single lesson, teachers may want to digitally display a timer, noise monitor, and some written directions on the screen to help students with self-pacing.  Instead of having to resize several different windows which include these different tools, allows teachers to open ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Attend National Gifted Conference

Five NCCS educators at the NAGC conference

On Thursday, November 9th through Sunday, November 12th, five NCCS educators traveled to Charlotte, NC to attend the 64th annual National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference.  Cheryl Rhea (District AIG Coordinator), Tanya Barrymore (NCMS ELA Teacher), Drew Eddins (NCHS English Teacher), Felicia Goodman (NCHS Science Teacher, and Amanda McRary (NCMS Digital Learning Facilitator) attended this year’s conference which had ... Read More »

Chromecasts Enhance Collaboration

Chromecast Collaboration

Students coming to work in the NCMS media center have a great option for easy collaboration.  Using Google Chromecasts and Chromebooks, students can display websites, videos, documents, and presentations onto a television screen which allows them to work together on projects more easily.  There are currently four “Think Tank” stations in the NCMS media center available for students to use. Read More »