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The Snowball Technique

The purpose of the snowball fight strategy is to predict, summarize, justify, and think critically.  Teachers can adapt the strategy to their own purposes. First, have students write the answer to a poignant content-related question on a piece of paper.  Students then crumple their paper into a “snowball.”  Then, students throw their “snowballs” across the room and retrieve one that ... Read More »

NCCS Professional Development Smackdown

On Wednesday, March 19, educators across Newton-Conover will take part in the first ever NCCS Professional Development Smackdown!  Every teacher, coach, and administrator who has attended a conference or professional development session this year will be asked to share one big idea, resource, or understanding from the session attended. In the spirit of collaboration and sharing, we will use a ... Read More »

NCDPI Offers Webinars on the 4 C’s

Many know that our district has placed a focus on the 4 Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity with their application to our classrooms.  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has presented and posted all their recorded webinars on the web to provide educators with the opportunity to maximize the interactivity of the internet to enhance teaching and ... Read More »

Realtime Board: A Great New App for Collaboration and Creativity

 This online app combines the best features from multiple apps. It’s a collaborative, creative, organizational Realtime Board, based on the idea of a whiteboard, which allows groups to create presentations, infographics, papers and more. It’s a little more high-tech so older students will benefit the most from this one. One of the bonuses is that when a document is pinned to the board, you ... Read More »

Organize Your Crazy Life with Trello

        Are you looking for a way to help organize your crazy life?  Trello is the tech tool that can help.  Trello is a website and a free iOS app for your iPad and iPhone.  This tool allows you to create “to do” lists.  The lists are called boards, and the items on the “to do” list ... Read More »

Changes to Prezi are Impressive

Prezi is a tool to share ideas, present work, and persuade in an engaging and visual way. Over the past couple of years, Prezi has undergone significant changes that make the platform much easier to navigate and edit. Prezi provides a fresh outlook on traditional slideshow presentations. The use of one big canvas and zoom function both allow for emphasis ... Read More »

Pre-Assessment Strategy: Brain Dump

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Whether you need a pre-assessment or quick focus and review, Brain Dump will provide you with information about how much information your students know or have retained about a specific concept or topic. Ask students to either dump all information they know on a sheet of paper or orally with a partner or group. Ask students to share information with the group ... 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 »