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Free Webinar Feb 16 – Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod

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On Thursday, February 16th at 4PM, Teq will be hosting a free webinar Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod. To register, click here Learn how to engage your students with interactive lessons and better your mobile assessment techniques with Nearpod! Let Teq’s PD instructors show you the ins and outs of this interactive learning tool […]


New SMART amp Feature and Video – Interacting with SMART Notebook Files within SMART amp

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SMART amp feature makes a change for the better We’ve always been big fans of both SMART Notebook and SMART amp. However, when in SMART amp, the interaction between these two solutions left something to be desired. Now all that has changed with SMART’s latest update. Within SMART amp, users can now interact with SMART Notebook files inside of the SMART […]


New eBook: 10 Little-Known Tricks for SMART Notebook 14

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You can now download our latest eBook, 10 Little-Know Tricks for SMART Notebook 14! About SMART Notebook SMART Notebook is the standard for creating, delivering, and managing interactive lessons within a single application. With our new eBook, let our professional development specialists walk you through SMART Notebook’s features step-by-step. About the New eBook Our new […]


SMART Notebook, iPad Apps, SMART amp, & 40+ Live Courses Before September

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Teq Online PD is a great professional development resource for teachers looking to improve their knowledge and skills around classroom technology leading up to the new school year. Beginning this week, Teq Online PD will have professional development courses for SMART Notebook, iPads apps, and a new intro course for SMART amp. If you have […]


New Features in Teq Online PD

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You have 1 new notification (we “recommend” that you read it)! In the latest update to Teq Online PD, administrators now have the option to recommend courses to members of their group. This much-requested feature is ideal for schools looking to get teachers started with courses focused on a particular technology tool or curricular area. […]


SMART amp Free Trial & Setting Up a Google Apps Domain

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Did you know you can try SMART amp for free? SMART is currently offering a free 90-day trial of their new collaborative software, SMART amp. What is SMART amp? SMART amp software is a new, easy-to-use, cloud-based learning platform. It enables teachers and students to collaborate in a nearly infinite workspace, in real time, from anywhere in the […]


6 Tips for Creating Effective Virtual Classrooms

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Are you using a Learning Management System (LMS) to connect with students, provide resources, foster interaction or create assignments? With the rise of online and blended learning models, there are many varieties of LMS geared toward the creation of virtual classrooms. Whether you are using a free option, like Edmodo, or your school has implemented […]


SMART, Buncee, Educreations, InstaGrok – Teq Webinar Recap

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We’ve had six free webinars so far this year, and with one left before Summer, we thought we’d take an opportunity to recap them, and share the archived videos on our blog. We’ll be planning our webinar series for the Fall, so please let us know what you’d like to see. 10 Little Know Tricks […]


Online NYS Regents Review Courses with LearnerPal

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LearnerPal is offering live, online NYS Regents review courses for students preparing to take these exams. You can learn more about the review courses here. These will be live, online tutorials conducted by experienced teachers with a proven track record of increasing Regents passing rates. But outside of the convenience of being able to take these review […]


Things I Learned in “Choose Your Own Adventure with NAO”

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When the NAO Robot performs one of it’s many pre-programmed tasks, it always captures the attention of everyone in a room. As advanced as technology is these days, there is just something about a robot talking, responding to questions, and pulling off some serious yoga moves that always piques the interest of an audience. But […]


New Mobile and Web-Based Assessment eBook

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Our newest eBook is here: Mobile and Web-Based Assessment. “Thank you!” to Jaclyn, Kristie, and Vanessa for putting together this great follow-up to last year’s 5 Great Apps for Assessing with Quizzes. We hope this new ebook introduces LearnerPal, Answer Pad, Poll Everywhere, Zondle, and Nutmeg Education to educators who have been looking for ways […]


Choose Your Own Adventure with the NAO Robot

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For anyone unsure of how to use a NAO robot in the classroom, our recent free webinar provides a good example. It demonstrates how the NAO robot can be brought into a school and used as a platform for group work, collaboration, narrative writing, and programming (with Choreographe software). Literacy skills are also brought into […]


12 Things You Need to Know About LearnerPal

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In January we posted about the great online learning tool, LearnerPal. While it has a ton of great features that set it apart, here are 12 things educators will want to know about LearnerPal if they are looking for a solution to help them with assessment and test prep. 1. What does LearnerPal do to […]


The Importance of Coding K-12 eBook

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Last December, Computer Science Education Week  and Code.org organized an Hour of Code, during which time over 27 million people spent time learning how to code, learning about code, and understanding why it is important for our future. We were inspired to publish several blog articles that week about our experiences with coding in K-12 […]


Representing State Population with Google Earth and Polygons

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At Teq, we are always showing teachers how Google Earth is such a valuable tool in the classroom and can be used across multiple subjects. In the past we have discussed using Google Earth in an ELA classroom with Google Lit Trips and also about using polygons and measurement tools to find the area of […]


6 Things We Learned about InstaGrok

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Recently we covered InstaGrok in our Wednesday webinar series. Here are a few things we learned about InstaGrok during the webinar. 1. More than a Google Search In the words of InstaGrok’s founders, their platform is more than a Google Search. With dynamic visual results, a grok gives a student a great visual representation of […]


5 Options for Connecting Your iPad to a Classroom Display

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Understanding how to connect your iPad to a projector or computer is an integral part of using your iPad in the classroom. Once connected, you may also have the ability control your computer like a virtual mouse. Teachers love this because it frees them from standing at the front of their room in order to touch […]


11 Things We Learned About Social Media in the Classroom

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Social Media has become a part of our everyday lives. This is even more true for students in our increasingly-connected world. We covered some best practices when using Social Media in the Classroom in our recent webinar, and asked participants to post something learned to either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (#TeqPD or @TeqPD) for a chance […]


3 Tips for Using an iPad as a Center in Your Classroom

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What do you do when you do not have an iPad for every student in the classroom? This is a question we get a lot. One solution is to use the iPad as a single center or station in the classroom. Check out the video below and be sure to see our entire schedule of […]


The Math of a Zombie Apocalypse

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Ever kept yourself awake at night thinking about a possible zombie apocalypse? I’ll admit that I do. But how fast would it all go down? How many days would I have before the entire globe is engulfed by brain-munching corpses? How many episodes are left of The Walking Dead? While discussing zombies one day in […]


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