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Digital Days was a Success!


Newton-Conover City Schools hosted the district’s third semi-annual day of instructional technology learning affectionately called Digital Days on October 7. Two hundred and seventy-two staff members each attended at least two classes that day.  There were 30 different tiered classes offered.  Staff members were excited with the variety of choices that were offered from Google Docs for Beginners to MineCraft. ... Read More »

Predict-O-Gram: A Vocabulary Strategy for Pre-Assessment


Looking for a new way to introduce a concept, unit, or theme?  Provide students with a list of terms, vocabulary words, or concepts found in an upcoming reading. For example, if the students were preparing to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the teacher might share the following terms: depression, segregation, jury, trial, South, Alabama, lawyer, racial segregation, kids, jail, ... Read More »

SUCCEED! District Focus Aligned to School Improvement Plans

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Our NCCS district focus should come as no surprise as it fully embraces the philosophy that has served as the underpinning of our district’s success in recent years.  During our 2013-14 school opening at NCMS, Dr. Stegall shared our district focus with all staff.    As you vote on your School Improvement Plans, you are certain to see elements of ... Read More »

10×10: 100 Images that Define the Times

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We have learned from brain-based research that students are drawn to images.  Often, students will conduct a Google Image Search for specific information and will select the article or information they read based on the image associated with the image.  Because the quality of the information students access could be quality or biased, it is important that students are media ... Read More »

Digital Days Returns to NCCS on October 7

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Mark your calendars and think TECH!  On October 7, we will host our third annual Digital Days at Newton-Conover Middle School.  Digital Days is the required technology training for all NCCS staff. Each staff member will select at least two classes to attend.  Remember, everyone is required to take four technology training sessions this school year. Two of your sessions will ... Read More »

NCTIES Announces Call for Proposals for 2014 Conference


 March 5th – 7th at the Raleigh Convention Center NCTIES will be accepting concurrent session proposals for the NCTIES 2014 Conference. NCTIES members, non-members and students of all levels are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is: October 31, 2013. Click here to submit a presentation proposal.  The mission of NCTIES is to provide ... Read More »

NCDPI to Webinar: Exploring the 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning on the Web – Interactive Tools for Creativity

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When:  Friday, September 27, 11:30am – 12:30pm Description:  Exploring the 4 Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity on the web will provide educators with the opportunity to maximize the interactivity of the internet to enhance teaching and learning. Each webinar will examine a variety of resources with potential for growing 21st century learning skills in students by focusing on ... Read More »

Emily Smith Published in NCSCA News

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Emily Smith, School Counselor at North Newton, recently co-wrote an article with her college adviser,and has written yet another article that is due to be published this fall.  Her first article can be found in NCSCA News: The Official Publication of the North Carolina School Counselors, Spring 2013 edition.  It is entitled “Dancing or Dragging into the Digital Data: Tools for ... Read More »

Using Google Drive to Promote the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning

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Jessica Luby, the 2013 NCHS Teacher of the Year, shares ways Google Drive can be used in the classroom to support collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.  We are fortunate in Newton-Conover to have Google Drive at our fingertips.  Jessica Luby has found some creative ways to use Google Drive with her students. One way I use Google Drive throughout ... Read More »

Using QR Codes to Enhance Learning

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A QR (Quick Response) code is a type of matrix code first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the auto industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background, and the information encoded can be made up ... Read More »