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We Symbaloo EDU! Do you?

Screenshot of computer program

Symbaloo EDU has the appearance of a game-board including a specific starting point and a checkered flag for a finish!  A standard is listed at the start of each lesson which becomes the focus for information students receive.  Teachers can embed videos, songs, skill sheets, recorded lessons, and more.  Teachers are also able to electronically track student progress along the ... Read More »

Take the N-CCS Hour of Code Pledge!

Screenshot from Hour of Code website

According to Ashley Cronin, Digital Resources Curator, chances are high that computer science literacy will be increasingly relevant for jobs of the future. Some theorists even suggest that the ability to read and write code is a fundamental 21st-century competency. Yet, according to an August 2015 Gallup survey, many students get little exposure to these concepts at school; opportunities are even more limited for low-income students (2015).    Most of ... 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 »

Hooking reluctant readers with tech

Student on iPad

Students use iPads to read selections with YouTube audio linked as additional supports.   Read More »

SAS Curriculum Pathways available to all!

Screenshot of SAS Curriculum Pathways

SAS Curriculum Pathways has offered digital lessons for quite some time at a cost to the school.  These great resources are now available for FREE and offer virtual ways for students to explore content.  In addition, there are online lessons aligned to the Science Olympiad events for the elementary, middle, and high school tournaments.  Talk with your school’s Science Olympiad coach ... Read More »

Discovery adds new Apps to VR experience

Mr. Salva tries Virtual Reality

Discovery High School recently upgraded their VR experience by adding new destinations and new apps to their VR program.  Discovery continues to push the envelope regarding their use of VR and recent upgrades have added even more diversity to their offerings.  Apollo 11 and Stonehenge are new additions along with a new Google Earth application and the Fantastic Contraption app.  Students and ... Read More »

Students Can Discipline Themselves With “Cold Turkey”

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Now that 1:1 classrooms are becoming more common…so are students distracted by the internet.  “Cold Turkey” can be strong when the students are not! Cold Turkey can be set to block websites while working, but has other features such as: motivational messages, timers, and scheduled breaks. It reminds students when they should be working, and students can set it to block the websites ... Read More »

Students Create Their Own Stories

Student writing

Students can write their own stories and increase their writing skills by using WriterReader  app. The students take their stories and plug them into the book platform. They can also add pictures to go along with their stories. Great app to use for struggling readers and writers. Read More »

Wonderopolis is Wonder-ful

Wonderopolis logo

Have you ever wondered why green means go or how to get rid of hiccups?  Maybe you have wondered why birds fly in a V or how a snake’s fangs work.  If you have wondered about any of these things or more then Wonderopolis is the site for you.  Wonderopolis is a website that explores what we wonder about.  The ... Read More »

Check out our 2016-17 Tech Tuesday Session Schedule!

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Interested in learning more about how to advance your teaching and learning practices with technology?  Look no further than this year’s Tech Tuesday session line-up!  Click here to review the session line-up, also embedded below (use the scrollbar on the bottom to see all session details), along with descriptions for each session.  Check your e-mail for instructions on how to ... Read More »