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Make Classroom Presentations More Interactive with Nearpod

Need to get information to your students?  Need to make sure they are understanding that information? Want to do it in a format that can both engage and assess your students?   Nearpod is a tool that can be used in classes to create interactive presentations allowing the teacher to build assessments and understanding checks right in! Rather than a presentation ... Read More »

PowToon

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Use PowToon to create professional looking videos and animations in your classroom. This website is easy for students to use and it is FREE! Students can create a book report, show what they know about a topic, create a commercial, or give a lesson overview. It is easy and fun! Read More »

High Density WiFi Coming to All Schools in NCCS

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The NCCS Technology Department has worked diligently to secure state and federal funding to purchase and install high density wireless in all of our schools. They have secured $449,815.28 in funding for this project. NCHS, Discovery, NCMS, North, Shuford and Conover School will be equipped with new Cat 6A cabling, new access points in every classroom and new switches. Please ... Read More »

N-CHS Receives a Lowe’s Home Improvement Grant to Support Technology Efforts!

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N-CHS was recently named the recipient of a grant from Lowe’s Hardware through their Charitable Educational Foundation. The grant is valued at $11, 314. 18 and will allow N-CHS to purchase a Google Chromebook Cart. The grant was written by Dorothy Dae and Billy Cannon. Each of them gathered information needed for the grant, and Mrs. Dae constructed the application document. ... Read More »

Dale Wolf Voted onto NCET Board

Dale Wolf

Dale, our district Network Engineer, feels privileged to be nominated and voted in as a member of the North Carolina Educational Technicians (NCET) Board. He is truly honored to serve and represent the NCET organization. The NCET organization provides training from volunteers from various school technicians and Network Engineers within the State of North Carolina that all I.T. staff can ... Read More »

NCCS Leaders Present at North Carolina Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement

Tammy Hayman, Judy McLaughlin, and Dr. Aron Gabriel

Over 2500 educators attended the 2015 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA).  This year, NCCS leaders presented two sessions.  Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent; Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer; and Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology, presented on leveraging technology to improve productivity, communication, organization, and branding.  Dr. Aron Gabriel, Assistant Superintendent; Judy McLaughlin, Dropout Prevention Coordinator; and Tammy Hayman, ... Read More »

The Power of iMovie

The fourth grade students in my class have been completing a month long project where they have learned about a famous African-American. They completed all of their research using NCWISEOWL and different biography websites. The students then took the information they researched and created a cereal box that tells about their famous African-American. The students also came up with the ... Read More »

Blogging in the Classroom

Kidblog, are you using it in your classroom? Each year I use Kidblog in my room for reading responses, journal entries, and beginning of the year get to know you activities. By midyear Kidblog has lost it pizzazz for many of my students. How can Kidblog be more meaningful in your classroom? Connect your classroom with another class ANYWHERE IN ... Read More »

Digital Learning Day

Reminder that Digital Learning Day is here! It’s Friday, March 13. Teachers/Schools add your DLD activities to the map. Digital Learning Day was created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012 as part of a nationwide celebration for students and educators to show how technology can transform and personalize learning for all students. Digital Learning Day is a powerful ... Read More »

Create Rockin’ and Engaging Presentations with Nearpod

Nearpod has become one of the greatest tools Stacey Mrazek uses in her classroom for differentiated instruction. Please take a minute to check out the benefits to using Nearpod in your classroom! I am embarking on a new journey this year to “flip” my classroom.  I have used the Nearpod app to aid me in this endeavor by multiplying myself.  Isn’t ... Read More »