KCS Toolkit

Name:IconBrief DescriptionType:EssentialsGrade:
Learning Plan TemplateA series of important questions to ask when designing a learning plan.Planning ToolKCS Instructional FrameworkProfessional
KCS Instructional StrategyToolbox SiteThis site holds a variety of instructional strategies and routines for engaging students in any grade and any content area.Website, Instructional StrategyProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Working with Categories in PowerTeacher ProHow to set up grading categories in PowerTeacherProTutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Top 10 Strategies for Differentiation with Discovery EdDifferentiation of content, delivery, and / or demonstration of learningInstructional StrategyDiscovery EducationK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
PadletPadlet is an app and website used to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic.iPad AppProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
RewordifyRewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching.WebsiteOtherK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Flippity Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool StuffInstructional StrategyGoogle ProductivityK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
NCEd Cloud-Logging InNCEd Cloud is a storehouse, single sign-in program where you will access many state and local apps and programs.TutorialCanvas, Discovery Education, iReady, School Net, NCWiseOwl, Edgenuity (6-12), PowerTeacher ProProfessional
Answer GardenAnswer Garden is a real-time feedback tool that allows for student response, brainstorming, and participation.Instructional StrategyGoogle Classroom3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Weather by TinybopExplore the weather and the science behind the weather that we experience on a daily basis.iPad App5-Mar
Clips AppStudents can use the Clips App in order to record short snippets of video in order to put together a longer film as a "how to" or a story.iPad App3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The Human BodyAn app that allows students to explore the different systems in the human body and their functions.iPad App5-Mar
PlickersAn assessment tool for teachers, that will easily check for understanding.App on phoneProfessional, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
QR Code Generator and Qrafter AppTeachers can create various links using QR codes and students can then access the links using the Qrafter App.Website3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Poll EverywhereThis website allows you to present a question for an audience or your students to respond to in real time.WebsiteProfessional, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Resource Lists for DestinyTeachers can create specific lists of websites and book resources from their school media center that can be curated to a specific list for future use.WebsiteProfessional
Using DPI Math ResourcesA video on how to use the DPI's math resourcesTutorialProfessional
NCEd Cloud User Data & Password changeAccess your students' NCEd Cloud user information and change passwords.TutorialProfessional
ScreencastifyScreencastify is a free screen recording extension for ChromeGoogle App/ExtensionGoogle ProductivityProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
RemindA private message platform to enable communication between teachers, students, and parents.Communication ToolProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Khan AcademyOnline tool to help educate students in just about any subject.Website3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Shadow PuppetShadow Puppet allows students and teachers to create videos to show their learning or assist in developing a blended learning environment. Using Shadow Puppet Edu, students can create video slideshows, adding their own narration and text. Videos can be up to 30 minutes long and can include up to 100 images, free for classroom use.iPad App3-5, 6-8
ChatterpixChatterpix is a fun app for students to create a video of an inanimate object which is able to come alive and speak in order to show what students know.iPad AppK-2, 3-5
QuizletA learning tool to let your student study anything.Instructional StrategyK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Google Forms for Student AssessmentGoogle Forms is a question-based tool used to gather data.Google App/ExtensionGoogle ProductivityProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Felt Board AppFelt Board is an easy app for younger students to show what they know in a fun and engaging way.iPad AppK-2
Printing Instructions for Standards-Based Report CardsInstructions on how to print K-5 standards-based report cards from PowerSchoolTutorialPowerTeacher ProProfessional
QuizizzA quiz in game format for every subject.Game/SimulationK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
KahootKahoot is a website that allows teachers and students to create fun learning games with multiple choice questions.Game/Simulation3-5, 6-8
Green Screen by Do InkGreen Screen is a wonderfully easy app that enables students to create visually engaging videos to share what they have learned about specific content.iPad AppK-2, 3-5
Adobe ScanTurn pictures into PDF'siPad AppCanvas, Google Classroom, SeeSaw, ShowbieProfessional, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
GimkitThis site provides an alternative to Kahoot and Quizlet style learning games.Website6-8, 9-12
Move Their Bodies, Grow Their BrainsMovement activities and ideas that can be implemented right away to engage students with what they are learning, review content, assess student learning, and most importantly get students moving!Instructional StrategyOtherK-2, 3-5
Big Huge LabsThis website has resources for students to use in creating final products that are both engaging and interactive.Website3-5, 6-8, 9-12
EdPuzzleThis website allows you to turn any video into a lesson.Website3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Setting up Grading Preferences in PowerTeacher ProHow to set up grading preferences in PowerTeacherPro.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Belkin Stage: Interactive WhiteboardThe Belkin Stage App combines the convenience of a document camera with the power of an interactive whiteboard.iPad App5-Mar
How To Import Assignment Groups from PowerSchool into CanvasKannapolis City Schools has adopted both Canvas LMS and PowerSchool SIS as enterprise student academic management applications. This resource will help you understand how they communicate with each other.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Using PowerTeacher Pro in CanvasKannapolis City Schools has adopted both Canvas LMS and PowerSchool SIS as enterprise student academic management applications. This resource will help you understand how they communicate with each other.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Using Canvas on a Teacher Mobile DeviceClassroom teachers work on school activities outside of their classrooms. This resource will help you work inside Canvas LMS from your Mobile DeviceTutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Creating a Google Drive Assignment in CanvasClassroom teachers in a one-to-one computing environment will benefit greatly by using Google Drive as linked content to share resources and assignments digitally with their students.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Using Discussions in CanvasClassroom teachers in a one-to-one computing environment will benefit greatly by using Canvas LMS to discuss content digitally with their students.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Syncing Grades Between Canvas and PowerTeacher Pro - Short VersionIf you get stuck passing grades between PowerTeacher Pro and Canvas LMS refer to this guide for answers.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
How do I Sync Grades Between Canvas and PowerTeacher Pro - Long VersionIf you get stuck passing grades between PowerTeacher Pro and Canvas LMS refer to this guide for answers.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Getting Help with Canvas (Instructor)If you get stuck using Canvas LMS refer to this guide for links to answers.TutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Comprehensive Instructor Guide for CanvasThis 24 page guide is packed full of tutorials designed to help you maximize your efforts using Canvas LMSTutorialCanvas6-8, 9-12
Slides CarnivalThis site provides free templates to help "jazz up" your Google Slides presentations.WebsiteGoogle ProductivityProfessional
FlipGridFlipgrid is a video making platform that allows students the opportunity to teach and explain their learning, thinking, and opinions.WebsiteK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
HyperDocsHyperDocs allow a teacher to guide students through a self-paced lesson with embedded instruction, assessment with opportunities for enrichment, remediation, and meeting with the teacher.Instructional StrategyGoogle Productivity6-8, 9-12
Career and College Ready PlanningThese lessons make use of existing online resources to help students plan their route to post-secondary life.Website6-8, 9-12
DesmosFree collection of engaging digital math activities for grades 6-12 that focus on investigation and conceptual understanding.Website6-8, 9-12
Actively LearnAn online literacy platform that helps students overcome the barriers to reading for depth.Digital Resource3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Video AssessmentsUsing videos to assess to reach those student who are not the greatest with regular assessments.Instructional StrategyOtherK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Peer ConsultancyThis is a structured protocol that can be used when students or peers give each other feedback or discuss a dilemma.Instructional StrategyProfessional, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12