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Khan Academy

The Khan Academy app or website is a great learning tool for students.  The program has short videos and lessons on all kinds of subject matter.  Recently my students have been using Khan Academy to help them better understand fractions.  They have been more engaged and are showing better understanding since we have incorporated the app into our stations.  The ... Read More »

Quizlet: Live!

If you like creating and using study sets on Quizlet, then you might enjoy their new gaming environment called Quizlet Live.  Students sign on with a newly generated class code to access the “game” created from any study set developed in Quizlet. Once all students have joined you are ready to begin. Just hit “Start” and Quizlet Live randomly sorts ... Read More »

New Resources Available in the NCLOR

What is the NCLOR? The NCLOR is a digital repository that provides one system to house your teaching and learning, research, media and library content. This FREE resource lets teachers from around the state search the NCLOR, find resources appropriate to the subjects they are teaching, and use them in their classes.  Click here for more information and how to ... Read More »

Canvas PD + SAMR = Canvas FastTrack Video Series!

What is the Canvas FastTrack Video Series? The “Canvas FastTrack Video Series” is a quick video guide for teachers to help with the alignment of Canvas tools with SAMR and the ways to perpetually increase user engagement! For the next 40 days, Canvas will present a new 2 1/2 minute video to the Community starting with the Substitution level of SAMR. ... Read More »

Tips and Tricks to Chromebooks

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Student: “There’s something wrong with my Chromebook” or “I don’t know what button I pressed… but something is wrong….” If you would like to learn some tips and tricks to helping your students use chromebooks in the classroom, then check out this presentation that has some basic tips about the chromebook keyboard, applications, and troubleshooting that you might find helpful while ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Easy peasy video lessons

Do you know you are going to be out and you need to leave a lesson for your substitute and students?  Have you ever had a student that has been absent and they need a quick and easy way to get the material missed?  Perhaps you need to post additional review materials on your website that can be easily accessed ... Read More »

NCCS Hour of Code Challenge!

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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). ... Read More »

Introducing NewConQuest!

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N-CCS Teachers: Are you ready for a new journey? For the first time, Newton-Conover City Schools is excited to begin offering a cohort-based Digital Teaching and Learning course for teachers! Dubbed “NewConQuest,” this course will offer professional learning experiences designed to enhance the digital learning environment for students in N-CCS.  Watch the video below or check out this Tackk for ... Read More »