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Thinking Ahead to 2021-2022

This past year has certainly been full of challenges. Teachers, students and families were pushed and pulled in many directions. However, in all of these hardships were opportunities for growth. It is often in the most difficult of times that we dig deep to find our creativity, resilience and strength to move things forward. It […]

Introducing Wakelet Student Accounts

Introducing Student Wakelet Accounts

What?!? Student Accounts in Wakelet? Wakelet is one of our favorite multipurpose instructional tools. Until now, students under 13 could add to a teacher’s collection of resources and create content in Spaces. But now, thanks to listening to the voices of teachers, Wakelet has added the ability to create secure student accounts simply by using […]

What is Cloud Search?

Cloud Search Makes Finding Things Even Easier

Have you ever needed to find something in your Google life only to not remember if it was a calendar event, email, or document? Of course there is search within Calendar to look for events, search in Email to find emails, and search in Drive to find particular files. But did you know you can […]

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Technology in the Classroom: Getting Back to Basics

Now that the majority of students have returned to in-person learning, it’s time to talk again about Technology Integration strategies that will make best use of the digital tools we have in the district. For the last year, we have been thrown into an environment where every lesson, every activity and every strategy you were […]

Google Workspace Updates

Google Workspace Updates

There are several new features coming your way within Google Workspace!  Check out these useful updates! Google Classroom: Rich Text Formatting Now you can create assignments and posts with rich text formatting. This includes bulleted lists, bold, italics and underlining. Now you can bring emphasis and organization to your Google Classroom! Google Slides: New Presentation […]

Coming To Google Workspace

Coming to Google Workspace

Thank you, Google for Education! There are some exciting changes and updates coming to Google for Education! Here are a few we wanted to highlight for you; End a Meet Call for ALL participants This is a feature that has been highly requested in order to prevent students from rejoining meetings. Staff will be able […]

MotivatED NCTIES Conference 2021 50th Anniversary March 4-8

NCTIES Conference 2021

The North Carolina Technology Education Society (NCTIES) has been presenting the annual North Carolina-based Technology Conference for many years. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the conference, so there has been great stress in trying to find a way to offer this professional development opportunity to educators in our state and beyond. We are […]

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Google’s New Classroom Video Series

With the help of Google Certified Trainers worldwide, Google has created a Google Classroom video series. This series is a collection of videos focused on solving teaching and learning challenges facing classrooms. These videos are categorized into Assessment, Communication, Creativity & Innovation, Differentiation, Family Engagement, Hybrid Learning, and Planning and Preparation.  Each category contains a […]

Google Classroom Tips

3 Google Classroom Tips for Management

Google Classroom is a wonderful instructional tool for teachers whether you are teaching face-to-face, online-only or in an hybrid environment. Staying organized can help you and your students stay on top of things! Here are a few tips for managing your students through Google Classroom. Tip #1: Use Topics for Organization Organize your classroom into […]

Discover Smithsonian Open Access

Smithsonian Open Access

Are you ready for awesome, high-quality resources? The Smithsonian Institute has opened “Smithsonian Open Access” for everyone in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture. You can share, download and reuse Smithsonian’s images with no worries of copyright! There are millions of images from which to choose. These are great for instruction, research projects, inspiration for […]

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