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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 »

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 »