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New Professional Learning Initiative, NewConQuest, Launches in N-CCS

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13 members of the Newton-Conover City Schools community came together in February for the first meeting of the inaugural NewConQuest cohort.  NewConQuest is N-CCS’ Digital Teaching and Learning Academy, developed to extend the opportunity for individualized professional learning related to digital teaching and learning in N-CCS. Participants will complete four face-to-face meetings and participate in an online component between those meeting ... Read More »

“Send Messages to…” Feature in Canvas

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Send messages to … (A teacher favorite!) Drop a quick note to your students based on the submission status or assignment scores. Here is how it looks: You set-up the criteria, Canvas composes the mailing list, and you can add or subtract students as needed. It cuts teacher “nagging time” down dramatically, and makes everyone more efficient and far happier. ... Read More »

Digital Days Conference Brings Digital Learning Fun to N-CCS

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N-CCS held its Digital Days conference for N-CCS staff for the spring semester in January, at the semester break, and was an involved day of learning for all of our teachers! This Digital Days was designed completely using our Learning Management System, Canvas, where all of our session materials were housed and accessed.  Additionally, many attendees chose to engage in ... Read More »

Try Animoto

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Want your students to tell a story that isn’t boring? Try Animoto! Animoto is just one example of digital story telling tools. It is a great way for students to communicate through creating videos. Animoto’s video making software makes it easy and fun to create and share.       What’s your digital footprint? Here is an example of a digital video used to ... Read More »

Are your students documenting their learning?

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Students complete an assignment and turn it in… Now what? A stack of papers that will eventually be graded, documented (by the teacher) and then sent “home”, but do they ever really make it there? Seesaw is a student driven digital portfolio that is easy enough for any age student to use. You even have three different ways to sign ... Read More »

Get Live Snapshots & Give Instant Feedback with Formative

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Move over, Socrative and Kahoot! — there’s a new kid on the block.  Formative assessment tool, Formative, is designed to allow teachers to collect and view student responses to formative assessment questions in real time — providing teachers and students alike the ability to provide real-time feedback.  What’s more, Formative allows you to search content aligned to Common Core and many ... Read More »

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy Now Accepting Applications

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The Digital Natives that fill our classrooms every day are experiencing the world through a different perspective in their formative years.  Are you looking for ways to utilize the devices that your students bring to school every day in a way that maximizes potential for anytime, anywhere learning?  This opportunity may be for you. The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy is now ... Read More »

The Friday Institute Fall 2015 MOOC-Ed Courses Now Available

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Check out the Friday Institute’s latest MOOC-Ed Courses.    Not sure what a MOOC-Ed is?  Watch this one-minute video.  Click here to register! Read More »

Chief Academic Officer Presents to Digital Superheroes

Heather Mullins spent the last two days sharing and learning with digital leaders from around our state at the Friday Institute’s Coaching Digital Learning Institute.  The theme of this year’s institute is:  You are a superhero!  The sessions and resources from this Institute are amazing.  Check out those resources here. Resources include tons of apps, tools, information about 1:1, blended ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Technology Leaders Explore Gaming for Learning

Ten NCCS Digital Leaders who applied to the Region 7 Digital Learning Academy are attending six free digital learning sessions paid for by an NCDPI Digital Learning Grant.  Today, they attended a Gaming for Learning session with Lucas Gillispie at the Northwest RESA. Besides learning about the benefits of gaming in the classroom, participants were introduced to some really cool websites ... Read More »