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Everyday Education: What? Computers In Elementary Schools?

The third grade student in Tammy Buckner's Rosman Elementary School classroom is proud as punch. Her job this week is technology. She is unplugging the Chromebooks from the charging cart and...

 

Everyday Education: RMS Students Breakout! For Learning - Rosman, NC

The eighth graders entering Rosman Middle School science teacher Kristy Ontko's classroom are excited. Today is a breakout day. Today they will divide into groups, solve a series of chemistry problems...

 

Everyday Education: BMS Juice Squad Rocks!

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools'...

 

Scientists And Teachers Make TIME Possible!

Most of us in Transylvania County recognize Brevard High School's TIME program, a scientific research program that encourages 9-12th graders from the Transylvania County School System to invest one...

 

Everyday Education - Can It Be Learning If It's Fun (And Delicious)?

Perhaps you were fortunate enough to see the various stories and photos, or even visit Pisgah Forest Elementary School before Christmas, during their gingerbread Community of Brevard STEAM project. Al...

 

T.C. Henderson: Science And Tech Magnet School

There's a new school here in Transylvania County. Actually, T.C. Henderson Elementary has been around since the 1950s, but this year they are a theme-based magnet school, T. C. Henderson School of...

 

The Invisible Hand Of Technology In Schools

By now, most of us know that the Transylvania County School System is known for its robust, efficient 1:1 teaching and learning environment. One-to-one means that every student and teacher has access...

 

It's A Battery-Powered Buggy Challenge!

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools'...

 

Three Grants = One 6-Week Unit Reaching 240 Students – Brevard NC

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools'...

 

Planting A Seed Is Just The Beginning

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools'...

 

Where In The World Is Rosman, North Carolina? – Rosman NC

(Editor's Note: The Transylvania Times is featuring a short series about the competitive grants that the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) awards Transylvania County Schools'...

 

Everyday Education - Transylvania Is Being Invaded By Robots!

Transylvania County Schools is being invaded by robots—robotics, that is. Across the county, middle school students are learning to build, problem-solve, explore, and collaborate as they compete in robotics competitions both formal and informal....

 

Hour Of Code Brings Programming To Classroom

You probably saw the wonderful photo story of Pisgah Forest Elementary students spelling out "PFE Codes" on the recreation department parking lot in the Dec. 7 issue of The Transylvania Times. They...

 

A SMART Use Of Modern Technology!

Technology in schools isn't always about computers. It can encompass all kinds of devices: telephones, Kindles or Nooks, GPSs, calculators, even sewing machines. Interactive whiteboards, often called...

 

BHS Students Are Designing Their Futures

It's been said that life imitates art; in Katrina Ronneburger's Graphics Arts classroom, however, art imitates life. Ronneburger's Brevard High School classroom has the feel of a graphics design...

 

Technology Is Changing How We Teach

In my last column, I reported some of the conversations I had with Brevard and Rosman Middle School students at the end of the Golden LEAF Foundation's 1:1 Teaching and Learning grant for...

 

What Students Say About Using Technology

On March 5 and 6, I had the privilege of talking to both students and the adults who teach them at Brevard and Rosman middle schools. The county's Golden LEAF Foundation 1:1 Teaching and Learning...

 

Merrill's Career Paralleled Technology's Rise

Retirements are always bittersweet, but occasionally a few take on greater significance. Such is the case when Donys Kaye Merrill retires from the Transyl-vania County Schools (TCS) in February. In a... Full story

 

Rosman High Students 'Catch Fire' – Rosman NC

The Capitol and District 12 were on full display during "Catching Fire" Day at Rosman Middle and High School media center Thursday. The brainstorm of the school's library media specialist, Sarah... Full story

 

A Teacher's View Of 1:1 Initiative

In the fall of 2012, the Golden LEAF Foundation awarded a grant to the Transylvania County Schools (TCS) to implement a 1:1 teaching and learning initiative in both the Brevard and Rosman middle schools. (1:1 means that every teacher and student has... Full story

 

What 1:1 Technology Can’t Replace

Several weeks ago, Meredith Licht (Brevard High School English teacher) and I wrote columns about the recent 1:1 learning initiative at all Transylvania County high schools. Remember that 1:1 means that every teacher and student has a computing...

 

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