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Check out these 36 Digital Formative Assessment Tools

Kathy Dyer shares 36 great digital formative assessment tools for your classroom.  Click here to access her list. Read More »

Tar Heels, Read

  Working with a struggling reader who is older and is not motivated by “cute” pictures and “baby books” can be difficult. Upper elementary, middle, and high school students will benefit from a website where teachers can create books based on the students’ personal interests. is a website of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of ... Read More »

Get Ready! Spring Digital Days has a New Format

On January 2, 2014, NCMS will host our second Digital Days event of the 2014-15 school year.  We will begin at 8:00 am in the NCMS auditorium with an overview of Canvas, our district’s new learning management system (LMS). Following our introductory session, all participants will be released to attend  two digital days concurrent sessions of their choices. At the end ... Read More »

Great Grade Tool!

Grading papers can now be fun and easy with! This app/website allows you to grade assessments with ease, and it will even do the dirty work of analyzing the data for you! Sign up for your account here! Confirm your email address Select “Classes” from the top, and “Add a New Class.” You can import your class list from an Excel document ... Read More »

Plickers- Formative Assessment

If you are using exits tickets in your classroom or a form of formative assessments then you might want to try out Plickers! This app allows teachers to collect data instantly and can help teachers organize their instruction. Follow the steps below to try out Plickers for yourself! Sign up for an account here Add a new class Enter the ... Read More »

Newton-Conover to Pilot Blended Learning Classroom in Conjunction with L-R

Newton-Conover is excited to announce an innovative blended learning initiative that will be piloted at North Newton Elementary School during the 2014-15 school year. Expected Outcomes for the NCCS Blended Learning Academy: Provide a flexible, self-directed, individualized learning environment for students. Maximize the affordances of technology to increase learning for each student. Provide growth and leadership opportunities for teachers. Partner ... 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 »

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 »

Send that E-mail Later with Boomerang

Boomerang is a chrome extension that allows you to schedule E-mails to be sent or returned at a later date.  Here’s how it works!   Just go to the Chrome Web Store and search for Boomerang.  Download the app, and start using it today. Read More »