Media & Technology
Shenna Russell Creech
Director of Digital Teaching & Learning
(336) 633-5164 Fax
Director of Information Systems
Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist
Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist
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Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers and Administrators
The teaching and learning process is a complex balance of content knowledge, pedagogical strategies, and technological resources. The Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers, informed by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the NC Professional Teaching Standards, are to be viewed within the context of the current North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards as extensions in relationship with the ways that digital technologies impact and affect schools.
The Digital Learning Competencies for Administrators are to be viewed within the context of the current North Carolina Standards for School Executives as extensions in relationship with the ways that digital technologies impact and affect schools. School and district administrators should use these competencies to improve their practice, build capacity in their staff, and drive student learning within their schools. Each Focus Area carries with it a subset of competencies that help to explain and ‘unpack’ the Focus Area.
Throughout all of the competencies is the underlying assumption of leadership and excellence with regard to digital citizenship. Administrators should model the behavior they expect from their staff and students and should continually seek to represent their schools and districts with the way they convey themselves both on and offline.
Teachers and administrators should use these competencies to improve their practice and drive student learning within their classrooms.
Chrome Google Apps
If you would like to request a Google App to be made available, click the image above to submit a request.
(You may be prompted to login to your RCSS Google account to access the request form, if you are not already logged in to your account.)
Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright law promotes innovation, creativity, and progress by protecting one's ability to make a living from one's intellectual property. Educational fair use acts to balance an individual's right to his/her work and an educator's or student's need to use that work for educational purposes.
NCWiseOwl provides copyright resources for both educators and students. Click here to access NCWiseOwl's Copyright Support.
G Suite For Education
This web site is designed to provide links for tips on safe surfing and internet use. It is very important for parents to talk with their children about Internet Safety. The schools are doing their part in teaching our students to be safe online. Parents, please help us keep your children safe by staying up to date on Internet Safety.
Web Sites concerning Internet Safety
Common Sense Media- Free to educators, the free student curriculum empowers students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. The site also offers reviews of various media to help parents make informed decisions.
NetSmartzKids- NetSmartz is an Internet safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that uses the latest technology to create high-impact educational activities for tech-savvy kids of any age group.
NC Department of Justice
Learn about simple steps you can take, like putting your home computer in a central spot, to protect your children from Internet dangers like predators and pornography.
OnGuard Online- Safety Tips
Your kids’ personal information and privacy are valuable — to you, to them, and to marketers. Fortunately, there are ways you can safeguard that privacy when your kids are online.
Google Presents Interland- Be Internet Awesome- To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
Learning.com- for the 2021-22 school year, RCSS students in grades K-8 can learn about digital literacy, problem-solving and programming skills through a comprehensive, customizable, easy to implement platform. Students have access to Learning.com through their ClassLink Dashboard.
NC Book Competitions/Awards
NC Children's Book Award
This program is sponsored by NCSLMA and the Children’s Services and School Librarian sections of the North Carolina Library Association. To register for the NCCBA program and to access the Activity Booklet, please go to https://ncslma.wildapricot.org/Book-Awards.
The PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY honors a picture book, suitable for grades K-3. This award is intended to broaden students' awareness of current literature for youth, to promote reading aloud with students in the early grades as a means of introducing reading as a pleasure, and to recognize and honor children's favorite books and authors.
The purpose of the JUNIOR BOOK CATEGORY is to encourage students in grades 4 through 6 to become better acquainted with noteworthy writers of contemporary books, to broaden their awareness of literature as a means of personal satisfaction and as a lifelong pursuit, and to give recognition and honor to their favorite books and authors.
North Carolina Young Adult Book Award
The North Carolina Young Adult Book Award was started in 2008 to encourage reading at the middle and high school levels by involving students in the process of selecting and voting on the best books for their age group. Studies consistently show that reading for pleasure begins to wane as children reach middle school age and the goal of this award is to get these kids interested in reading good, current books that appeal to their age level. Each year, the committee selects ten books for middle school readers and ten books for high school readers to make up their two NC YA Book Award lists. Every book on the list is current fiction or nonfiction having been published within three years of award year. The titles are chosen from nominations submitted by students and media coordinators across the state. Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to read from the lists and think critically about what they read. Then, in March, they vote for their favorite book. After tallying the student votes a winner is announced in April and the new book lists are published.
Battle of the Books- Middle School
This program is for middle school students, grades 6-8. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.
Battle of the Books- Elementary
This program is for elementary school students, grades 4-5. Students at participating schools read books from a list established by the state Elementary Battle of the Books committee, and then compete in quiz-bowl-style tournaments to test their knowledge of these books.