Resources for Digital Teaching and Learning

We hope that the resources listed below will help support your teaching and learning practices. Please contact us if you need additional resources to assist you in your LEA or charter.

Funding Home Base

Home Base

Home Base is North Carolina’s suite of digital tools and instructional resources designed to empower teachers, engage students, support administrators and connect parents to their child’s personalized learning. Since its inception in 2013, Home Base has developed into a comprehensive suite of tools that provides management of student data, educator evaluation, professional development for educators and access to learning resources aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Home Base includes six key components: Schoolnet, PowerSchool, NCEES, Canvas, Imagine Math, and Learning.com. Please visit the Home Base site for in depth information about each of these resources.

 

 

IMPACT

IMPACT

Through the State Board of Education’s Strategic Plan for Excellent Schools, every child has the opportunity to achieve at his or her highest potential in the fast-paced, ever-changing environment of the 21st century. The rapid advance of technology requires that all educators continually upgrade their skills, knowledge bases, and perspectives.

Media and technology programs are an integral part of education. Collaboration is the key.  Teachers and media and technology personnel collaborate to create a 21st century learning environment in which student learning is the focus. Students simultaneously collaborate with each other and their teachers to learn how to solve problems, complete real world tasks, and take charge of their own progress. The added value of this collaborative, media and technology-enhanced environment is thoughtful planning, differentiated instruction, and smaller class size.

IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs, released in 2000, provided guidelines for school library media coordinators and technology facilitators in North Carolina. The 2005 revision of the document updates information in the original, continues to reflect national, state, and professional standards, and adds a step-by-step guide to becoming an IMPACT school. It also provides recommendations for programs, personnel, budgets, policies, resources, and facilities that will guide media and technology programs as they support a resource-rich, technology-rich learning environment.

Documents are available for download below.

School Library Media

School Library Media

Our NCDPI school library site provides answers to many questions including:

  • What would you like to learn about school library media programs?
  • Did you know that years of research positively correlates effective library media programs with student achievement?
  • Are you interested in resources to strengthen your school's library media program?

Kathy Parker,
Sandhills Regional Consultant
School Library Media Support

NCWiseOwl

NCWiseOwl

NCWiseOwlNCWiseOwl (NC Windows for Online Learning) has been providing online subscription resources for our schools since 1999. Our mission is to ensure that all public and charter school students have access to a collection of online resources for use in educational pursuits, without regard to the economic status of their local school system. NCWiseOwl has three major strengths as an educational resource:

  • Quality - Information on the Internet at-large is often unreliable and inappropriate for use in the K-12 education field. NCWiseOwl’s subscription databases provide access to articles from thousands of magazines, from online encyclopedias and reference sources, and from a variety of other sources that are only available to paying customers.
  • Economy - By purchasing databases at the state level we are able to achieve an economy-of-scale that saves taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the cost of individual school systems purchasing the same resources.
  • Safety - Using NCWiseOwl for online research places students in a safer, advertising-free environment with age-appropriate information and tools that assist students with the research process.

NCWiseOwl resources are available anywhere that Internet access is provided. School systems may register their networks so that no passwords are required when using computers on campus. Passwords may be obtained from the school or system-level media and/or technology personnel to permit access outside of school facilities for students, parents and local educators.

Cynthia Sartain
North Central Regional Consultant
NCWiseOwl Support

Organizations

Organizations

The Digital Teaching and Learning Division collaborates with the following organizations to advocate and support library media and instructional technology programs in schools. Each provides a state conference and additional professional development resources to support the professional development of School Library Media, Instructional Technology, and Technology Services professionals.