Technology Resources

Technology-Rich Lessons

  • logo: NC DPI
    Tech Toolkit from NCDPI
    Tons of examples of how you can use equipment, online tools and software with your classes.
  • 4Teachers - tools to help with technology integration.

Information & Technology Essential Standards (ITES)

The Information Technology Essential Standards (ITES) for the middle grades are integrated into all subject areas. Download the ITES here.

Sources of Information

I can analyze and evaluate sources to get the best answers to my questions.

Technology as a Tool

I can analyze, evaluate, and choose the correct tool and skill for the assigned task.

Research Process

I can use the steps in a research process to complete a project individually or with other students.

Safety & Ethical Issues

I can demonstrate appropriate use of computers and responsible behaviors when using information and technology resources.

The Five Pillars of Technology Resources

Durham Public Schools' Educational Technology (EdTech) Department has organized the district's technology portfolio into five categories:

Standards & Policies

...including ITES (above), Common Core standards, and state and district policies.

Best Practices

...including Project-Based Learning, the Big 6 / Super 3, IMPACT model, flipped instruction, and BYDS

Tools for Teaching & Learning

...including Edmodo, GoogleApps, Activinspire, Power Teacher, Nextpert, SMART Boards and student response systems

Curriculum Support Resources

...including Atomic Learning, Discovery Education, DEPOT, NC Wise Owl, Destination Success, Destiny, Learn NC, SAS Curriculum Pathways and many more


...including Next Network, Lexile Framework, Scholastic inventories and others

Technology Integration Tools

Leverage the power of technology in your classroom!


logo: GoogleApps

Google Apps for Education
Great for collaborating with colleagues and students

logo: Edmodo

Safe social networking for education

logo: Dropbox

Store files in the cloud and access them anywhere you have internet.

logo: Linoit

Share ideas with group members: arrange virtual sticky notes on a online canvas.

logo: Popplet

Collaborate on timelines, graphic organizers and other visual ideas.

logo: Symbaloo

Your personal internet desktop

logo: Trello

Collaborative project organizer

QR code for RHMS

QR Codes in Education
Learn how you can use Quick Response Codes in education, and create your own!

Online Learning

logo: NC Write

Students can practice writing, receive instant feedback, learn with engaging tutorials, and track improvement online.

logo: Discovery Education

Discovery Education
Extensive database of educational videos

DPS Video Database

Poll your Students

Engage your kids with instant formative assessments!

logo: Socrative

Instant student response system, with educational exercises and games

logo: TodaysMeet

Students can comment, ask questions, and give real-time feedback so you can address their needs.

logo: Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere
Engage your class with a poll or a question, and see results in real time. Students can respond using text messaging, a custom URL, or even Twitter.

This page last updated January 13, 2016