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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 »

MobyMax Program

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This year our school received a grant for the online math/reading program MobyMax.  This online program can be accessed on apple devices and windows operating system at www.mobymax.com.  Students take placement tests to place them on their grade level. When students log on it is self-paced for their reading and math. Teachers can set the order of the concepts, can ... Read More »

Chief Academic Officer Serves on Digital Learning Plan Advisory

Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer, has been selected to serve on the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Plan Human Capacity Advisory as a representative for district and school leaders that have demonstrated progress in transitioning schools to digital learning.  The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from ... Read More »

The Best Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms

These amazing tools are sure to impress!  You will see several old favorites in this presentation, but there are some new ones to try out as well.  Happy surfing!       The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms from jonathanwylie Read More »

Museum of National History Virtual Tour

Virtual tours are a great way to introduce students to amazing sights they may never experience.  Check out  www.mnh.si.edu/vtp/1-desktop for an amazing visual tour of the Museum of National History in Washington D.C. Read More »

Tellagami Takes Animated Story Telling to the Next Level

Tellagami is a mobile app  available in for Apple or Android devices that lets you create and share a quick animated Gami video. Tellagami provides users with a fun, new way to share animated messages. Customize your character. Change its mood or outfit. Record your voice or add dialogue. Then, share your Gami.  You can make your video in three easy ... Read More »

STEM Apps to use in the Classroom

If you are looking for apps that can help you incorporate the STEM concepts into your classroom, try some of these. D. Bones, iPhone/iPad, Android $1.99 This app helps children learn the skeletal system in an engaging. It is divided into three sections–a puzzle, a quiz, and text to give users information and basic descriptions of the bones. Codecademy: Hour of ... Read More »

Middle School Apps for Math

Below are five apps that are said to help boost math skills in middle school.  Give them a try! Questimate!  –Grade range: 4-7 What is it? Estimation becomes a fabulous math game. Pros: Exposes kids to estimation in fun ways, with concrete math explanation. Cons: Number ranges aren’t limited at first, so it’s easy for answers to be way off. Bottom ... Read More »

NCCS Teachers Share Expertise Statewide as Featured Presenters for NCDPI

NCCS teachers Angie Sigmon, David Schouweiler, Jamie Frye, and Jody Dixon had the opportunity to share how they are implementing the 4Cs into their technology-enhanced lessons on March 13, 2014.  NCDPI offered their first MOOC-let – Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom during the spring of 2014, and Newton-Conover was selected to share innovative strategies ... Read More »