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Cast Your Vote for the N-CCS 2017 Inno Awards Winners

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It’s that time of year again.  This year, Newton-Conover funded 11 Innovative Grants. As is our custom, each winner has developed a 3-5 minute video to capture the implementation of the grant.  We ask all faculty, staff, and community members to review the grants and cast a vote for the best grant.  Winners will receive a grant for the 2017-18 ... Read More »

ESL Family Nights

This spring, ESL Family Nights were held at all three elementary schools. At South, there were performances by students themselves in addition to a guest performance by University Christian High School. At North, parents and children participated in Easter activities with a global twist. At Shuford, spring-themed, language development games were played with the children while the parents had a ... Read More »

World War II speaker speaks at DHS

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World War II  speaker Ute Huckabee came to Discovery High School recently and spoke to several of the social studies classes about her childhood in Germany before and after World War II. Ute lived in Germany before and during World War II and she experienced firsthand the changes that Hitler incorporated during his time as a leader.  She was able ... Read More »

PicCollage for the Littles

PicCollage is a creation app that is used frequently in my Kindergarten classroom. I feel it is important to give our children a voice and choice in their education. PicCollage allows me to do just that. After a short lesson with all of my kiddos, they were PicCollage Pros! PicCollage allows you to import photos from your Camera Roll. Students ... Read More »

Space for Creativity

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What can you do with a paper plate, excited students, and the media center Makerspace? Students in Mrs. K. Smith’s 7th grade English Language Arts classes at Newton Conover STEM Middle School were given the task of composing a narrative about a lesson that they had learned. Following the completion of their a short stories, the students used the media ... Read More »

Yogas in Kindergarten!

This week students in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s class are exploring a new device- Lenovo N23 Yoga Touch Screen!  This device just came out on the market.  Students are excited about using Yogas to access material in a new way and to try new things. Read More »

Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin Named North Carolina Deputy State Superintendent

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The State Board of Education hired Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, former NCDPI chief academic and digital learning officer and Thomasville City Schools’ superintendent, last week as the new deputy state superintendent at the NC Department of Public Instruction. Pitre-Martin has assumed her new duties. State Board Superintendent Advisor Freddie Williamson praised the selection of Pitre-Martin. “I am extremely satisfied by this ... Read More »

Haiku Deck Allows Fast and Friendly Way To Build Presentations

Haiku Deck (from the makers of Padlet) bring a presentation tool to teachers and students.  Their format is one that attempts to make gorgeous presentations very quickly.  With Haiku Deck it’s possible to avoid a lot of the typical formatting issues and “clipart-quality” images.  In fact, a subscription includes over 40 million royalty-free images.  It works with iPad, iPhone, Chromebooks ... Read More »

Student Voices Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

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State Educational Technology Directors Association is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2017 Student Voices Award are open now through May 15. Each state has the opportunity to nominate up to two schools or districts to present during our Student Voices Panelat the Leadership Summit on October 25, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. SETDA is looking for a school ... Read More »

Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom: A PD MOOClet

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NCDPI is offering a free MOOClet to interested educators.  Check out some quick facts below! 6 Weeks (20 hours)course Credits:  2 CEUs Maximum registration: 250 Minimum registration 100 Please note that this participant-driven course is structured for active, collaborative learners who are self-driven, motivated, flexible and enjoy sharing information and resources. Description: Course focuses on using digital tools and strategies ... Read More »