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Take The Leap, Breakout!

Break the Room Box

If you’re interested in ultra-engaging learning games for any age, consider introducing your students to breakout sessions.  Breakout sessions allow students the opportunity to work collaboratively, problem solve, and use critical thinking skills to solve problems.  Breakouts can be used to teach any core academic subject to students of all ages!  How does technology factor into a breakout session?  From guiding ... Read More »

NCCS’ Network Redesign

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Newton-Conover City Schools Technology Department is excited with the network redesign that happened over the summer. We are now able to provide a stronger, more stable, secure network for our staff and students. All staff and students sign into our network through their Active Directory (AD) account. Through AD, you are then placed on the appropriate network according to your ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Welcomes New Teachers During Boot Camp Week

Beginning Teachers at Boot Camp

What could be better than spending a full week with brand new teachers?  The curriculum team at Newton-Conover City Schools has this honor once each year.  We hope you will help us welcome our first year teachers (BT 1s) to Newton-Conover.  We have an amazing group of first year teachers this year, and we hope you will welcome them to ... Read More »

Check out the latest STEM Connection Night on Video!

Check out this video below, showcasing this year’s last STEM Connection Night for Newton-Conover Middle School!  This night focused on Technology, had a full Hot Dog dinner, and welcomed sponsors from Conover Fire Department, Catawba Science Center, Lenoir-Rhyne University, GKN, Sarstedt, Barnes & Noble, and Catawba Valley Community College. If you’re interested in learning more or getting involved in another STEM ... 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 »

Engage with Edpuzzle

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I’m always on the hunt for Tech Tools that truly ENGAGE my students. Allow me to introduce you to EdPuzzle!! My students LOVE watching videos. In my classroom, videos are a great engagement tool. One thing we have learned as educators, is the importance of our students thinking critically about information vs simply consuming the information. EdPuzzle is an easy-peasy way to truly ENGAGE the learners in your ... Read More »

Need something to check student learning?

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Help your students close the achievement gaps with exit tickets created by Zeal Exit Tickets. Using the Zeal Exit Tickets, you can see what your students are still struggling on after you have taught a lesson. Then you can adjust your teaching to help those students in their area of weakness. You can assign exit tickets in reading and math ... Read More »

Coding into the Future

The future is wide open for students to enter into the coding career but most kids do not know what coding is about. The students in my classroom are learning how to code simple things on the iPads using Code.org. The students are going through courses to teach them how to move the bird to the pig, how to debug ... Read More »

Tools for Grading Assignments in Google Drive

Below are three great tools to help you with creating, grading and distributing class assignments. While Chalkup is directly integrated with Drive, Flubaroo and Super Quiz are add-ons that you need to install on Google Sheets.1- Flubaroo Flubaroo is a free add-on to Google Forms/Sheets which lets you quickly grade and analyze student performance on multiple choice and fill-in assignments. ... Read More »

Team of the Month for October 2015: N-CCS School Technology Team

This year, N-CCS has started a new initiative in which staff members nominate ​a team who they feel is deserving of being named ​Team ​of the Month. This ​team​ will be awarded with district recognition and a $100 stipend. Throughout the month, ​teams are nominated through a Google form, and a committee votes on the winner of the ​Team​ of ... Read More »