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Where is my milk from?


Looking for a fun bell ringer for science or just a way to help your students become more informed about the origin of the food they consume?  Go to and input the dairy code from your milk carton to see how far your milk traveled to reach your mouth.  This cool site includes Google Maps to local dairies and a blog ... Read More »

Using Poll Everywhere for Formative Assessment


Poll Everywhere​ replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It’s the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv, print — anywhere. And because it works internationally with texting, web, or Twitter, its simplicity and flexibility are earning rave reviews. With a free account, you can poll up to 40 individuals for each ... Read More »

10×10: 100 Images that Define the Times

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We have learned from brain-based research that students are drawn to images.  Often, students will conduct a Google Image Search for specific information and will select the article or information they read based on the image associated with the image.  Because the quality of the information students access could be quality or biased, it is important that students are media ... Read More »

Make Digital Collages!


Are you looking digital tools that students can use to make collages?  Check out this post from MakeUseOf that describes a solid list of tools for making photo collages across any computing platform. Thanks to John  Robinson, principal of Discovery High School, for sharing this resource in his staff newsletter.   Read More »

Using Google Drive to Promote the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning

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Jessica Luby, the 2013 NCHS Teacher of the Year, shares ways Google Drive can be used in the classroom to support collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.  We are fortunate in Newton-Conover to have Google Drive at our fingertips.  Jessica Luby has found some creative ways to use Google Drive with her students. One way I use Google Drive throughout ... Read More »

Using QR Codes to Enhance Learning

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A QR (Quick Response) code is a type of matrix code first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the auto industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background, and the information encoded can be made up ... Read More »

Remind 101: Communication with Parents and Students Made Easy

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Remind 101 is a free, safe way for teachers to send parents and students class updates via text without sharing their personal cell phone numbers.  The site is so simple that you can set up your account in less than two minutes!   Amanda Griffin at Newton-Conover Middle School uses Remind 101.  She shared how she uses Remind 101.  “I ... Read More »