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Read. Actively Learn

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Do your students need to work on close reading skills or practice being an engaged reader? Check out read.activelylearn.com! When using Actively Learn, students will attain a deeper understanding of a text by establishing meaning, analyzing the text, and applying prior and current knowledge. Teachers activate thinking by modeling close reading, asking higher-order questions, facilitating discussion, and encouraging students to ... Read More »

Using EdPuzzle to Flip Learning

Flipped learning is a model of blended learning in which students receive content through video at their own time and pace. Meanwhile, class time is devoted to the teacher working one-on-one with struggling students or enriching students who are ready to move on. EdPuzzle allows students to watch educational videos while answering comprehension questions embedded throughout by the teacher. Engagement ... Read More »

Why use Canvas Learning Management System?

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Please see information below on why Newton-Conover and North Carolina use Canvas LMS! Video Link: Why Canvas?  Choosing a Statewide LMS to Make Teaching and Learning Easier   Why Canvas? In April 2015, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) began providing negotiated Canvas pricing to all local education agency (LEA) and charter schools statewide. Schools and districts purchase Canvas ... Read More »

Try the Google Calendar App

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Are you having sync issues with your iOS device and Google Calendar through iCal? If so, try the Google Calendar app which is available in the App Store. You will you not experience any sync issues, and you will love the added features such as graphics representing your calendar events. Try Google Calendar on your iOS device at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-calendar-make-the-most-of-every-day/id909319292?mt=8 or on your ... Read More »

How to Integrate Google Apps with Canvas

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Good news, Google users!  Google and Canvas have collaborated to form a BRAND new, hot-off-the-press Learning Tool Integration (LTI) in Canvas — that will integrate all of Google Drive!  This has been enabled for our Canvas instance this summer (you will see the Google Drive link in the left sidebar in your Canvas courses), and it is available for you to test!  You must simply ... Read More »

And YOU Get a SWIVL, and YOU Get a SWIVL, and YOU Get a SWIVL!

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Thanks to our NT3 Grant, now all schools have at least one SWIVL in the building, and our pilot schools have even more.  What’s SWIVL?  Watch this short video to learn more. SWIVL can be used to record your National Board videos, to review and evaluate instructional practices during PLCs, for flipped instruction, to provide direct instruction to students who ... Read More »

Digital Learning Facilitator Team Prepares for 2017-18 Professional Learning

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The Digital Learning Facilitator Team met on August 2nd and 3rd to plan for professional learning for teachers and administrators for the upcoming school year.  The newly established team discussed the instructional coaching process, digital and personalized learning approaches to instruction, the 2017-2021 Digital Learning Strategic Plan, Digital Learning Professional Learning Communities in N-CCS, and the Digital Learning Competencies for ... Read More »

Register by 8/14 for our 5-Steps to Personalized Learning Workshop! (Stipends Available!)

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Back to the Future: 5 Simple Steps to Creating Personalized, Technology-Enhanced Learning for Every Student Workshop Registration Link Have you ever wondered whether or not it was even possible to truly individualize learning for every student in your classroom, all while also ensuring that your students achieve content mastery and perform well on formative and summative assessments?  Look no further! ... Read More »

Free Code.org Summer Workshops for Teachers

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STEM West and NCCET are hosting TWO Code.org summer workshops! Choose the date below and register for this free 3-hour training by the wonderful Dr. Sharon Jones in CS Fundamentals. Training is open to K-12 teachers, scout leaders, after-school providers, librarians, etc. July 17th: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/1973/enroll July 31st: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/1974/enroll Read More »

Innovative Resources within DESMOS and GEOGEBRA

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No matter the name – Learning Labs, Stations, Centers, etc. – these collaborative, and quite often kinetic, learning opportunities provide students exciting variation for learning opportunities. Many folks already use Desmos and Geogebra as powerful online calculators, however, an even greater component of these two resources lies within the classroom activities built on both websites: DESMOS CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES  and  GeoGebra. ... Read More »