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Tap Into Creativity with Crayola’s First Creativity Week

Say the word Crayola and it conjures so many different activities and colors and projects. Whether your January view out of the window is showing a blanket of snow or there’s a tropical scene, Crayolas’ first ever Creativity Week is bound to bring something for everyone. The company makes it easy to sign up and […]

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Encourage Writing to Learn with the NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program

Although we are halfway through the month of November, it’s never too late to celebrate National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo was developed to give a “fun, empowering approach to creative writing” by offering up a yearly challenge to writers of any age or experience level to write a novel in 30 days. The main site […]

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Classroom Management Made Visual

Classrooms are busier than ever covering standards, scaffolding, grouping and working to make lessons engaging and meaningful. This means sometimes going to multiple windows or utilizing multiple apps to keep everything balanced and running smoothly. Posters around the room display procedures or directions for class behavior, but wall space and time are at a premium. […]

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Podcast Power Part One

There are so many uses for podcasts that go well beyond just having great listening material. Not only can you create a wealth of information for your students in an engaging format but you can also extend that same creativity and empowerment to your students! Need some inspiration? Check out Jeff Glade’s amazing curation of […]

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New Features for Edit and Version History In Google Docs & Sheets

In the past, you have been able to use the File menu to see the version history in Google Docs and Google Sheets. This would allow you to see all of the versions by date, time and the name of the person who edited the file. Although this has been extremely helpful, Google is now […]

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 asks everyone to thank a teacher

We Appreciate You!

Thank you! These two words are often lost in the shuffle of life, and over the past year teachers have been asked to go way beyond the norm in order to support student learning, growth and well-being. We just wanted to pause from our regular how-to or tech integration posts to take a moment to […]

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Using Materials in Google Classroom to Support Student Success

Before Learn From Home and Return to Learn were a part of our everyday vocabulary, we shared resources and materials with students in a variety of ways: photocopied packets, learning maps, school directory pages, websites. Now that all teachers are using Google Classroom for instruction, we wanted to give you an overview (or a reminder […]

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NCWiseOwl Monthly Feature: Professional Educator Resources

This month we want to highlight the Professional Educator Resources housed inside NCWiseOwl. This area is provided to support teachers in using digital & blended learning with tools such as: Educator References Databases of Publications Toolkits for Teachers Copyright Support Library Science and Technology Resources In addition, this section of NCWiseOwl contains links to digital […]

ISTE Standards Coming to a NC School Near You

ISTE Standards for Students

In September, 2019 the North Carolina State Board of Education adopted the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students. Although this will not be fully implemented until the 2020-21 school year, we thought you might want to take a look at the standards and their indicators. Take special note of the fact […]

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