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Creating a Sustainable Future

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Last month, we shared a few of our favorite ways SMART amp can be used in your classroom with the 5 Things You Can Do with SMART amp. This month, we wanted to share with you how SMART amp can be used to help students discover their inner greatness—which is what happened to the fifth-grade students of […]


Let Teq Treat You at This Year’s ISTE Conference!

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  Please note: Our dinners are currently full. You can still RSVP to be placed on the waitlist. We will let you know if a spot has become available one week prior to ISTE. Our apologies for the inconvenience. We still have open availability for our Fogo De Chao cocktail hour! We look forward to seeing you […]


Teacher Appreciation Week – Resource Roundup!

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and to celebrate, we wanted to round up some of our favorite blog posts and free resources for teachers. Time Savers for Teachers Voice Grading with Talk and Comment – Learn how to save time on student assessments with the Talk and Comment widget for Google. Pinterest for Teachers – […]


EdTech in Focus – Reminder for May 5th Event!

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This is a reminder! See you Friday, May 5th!  Our team is ready for you. Below is the EdTech in Focus event itinerary consisting of a full day of Professional Development, vendor, presentations, networking, and more! Event Information: Friday May 5th, 2017 9:00am – 3:00pm at NVAA Media Center 1690 Stelton Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 […]


Download our Earth Day-Inspired Labdisc eBook

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This Earth Day, Explore Your World. Earth Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by going outside! For some subjects, that may be easy (for example, ELA classes could head outside to read or write nature-inspired poetry). But for others, like science, that may be a bit more difficult. […]


Teq Expands Google Chromebook Professional Development to Meet Growing Demand

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Teq rolls out new professional development courses for teachers and administrators to support growing K12 Chromebook implementations. Teq (www.teq.com) has increased its number of online and onsite Professional Development courses focused on the effective use of Chromebooks in the classroom. Courses were added to meet the increased popularity of the devices in K12 classrooms. Since being introduced to the market in 2011, the Chromebook has […]


How SD-WAN Improves School Networks and Manages Bandwidth

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With the rise of personal devices, digital curriculum, and online assessments, schools are experiencing a growing need for bandwidth management. According to the 2015 Annual E-Rate and Infrastructure Survey conducted by CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking), over 68 percent of schools would not have sufficient bandwidth to accommodate their students by October of 2016. Some schools have confronted this issue by […]


What is CTLE-Approved PD and What it Can Do For You

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What is CTLE-Approved PD? In March of 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a new State Law focused on the quality of Professional Development educators receive. According to the law, during each five-year registration period of a permanent or professional teaching certification, an educator has to complete 100 hours of CTLE-approved professional development in order to practice in a […]


Teq’s CTLE-Approved Professional Development Reaches More Teachers Than Ever Before

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  Huntington Station, New York  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Teq is pleased to announce that since September of 2016, Teq Online PD has experienced a steady increase of usage, with 25k educators receiving full access to the CTLE-approved courses, and another 19k educators with basic accounts that provide access to selected and free content. The largest […]


Sign up today for a free webinar on STEM practices, funding strategies, and teaching styles

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As 2017 kicks off, more and more schools are looking for new and exciting ways to strengthen STEM initiatives in their schools. To help with that effort, the team at STEM Fuse will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, January 24th, at 9AM ET. The webinar will cover STEM practices, funding strategies, and teaching […]


LabDisc – Changing the Way K-12 Students Collect and Analyze Data

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At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the 5th-grade students of Citrus Elementary (located in Vero Beach, Florida) were introduced to a new way of collecting data. The district introduced a pilot program of the Labdisc Gensci—a K-12 science tool that comes equipped with more than 10 wireless sensors to create a complete lab […]


Upcoming January Courses for Teq Online PD

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Ah, January. The month where the fun of the holidays is behind us, and the bleakness of a winter sans Christmas lights becomes our chilly reality (at least for those of us living in colder climates). But we do have a way to ward off those winter blues—Teq Online PD!  With 11 courses including favorites like 20 Cool Things and […]


Free Webinar Dec 19th! See What’s New In Notebook 16.2

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Join our PD Specialists for a free webinar, going live December 19th at 4PM! What’s New in Notebook 16.2. The latest version of the SMART Learning Suite, version 16.2, has been released and Teq’s PD team is here to share all of the latest features with you. Updates include: New interfaces and content management tools […]


Obtain your SMART Learning Suite Digital Certification with Teq’s In-person February Intensive Course

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Make the most of your February break by signing up for Teq’s 4-day intensive certification course. Over 4 days, learn how to leverage the SMART Learning Suite to create interactive engaging lessons for your students. Throughout the course we will cover: Best practices for curriculum development Technology integration Teaching and learning Assessment tools And more […]


December Courses with Teq Online PD

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This month, warm up with Teq Online PD as we tackle everything from game-based learning to new G Suite updates. To learn more, take a look at some of our favorite courses below. Game. Set. Learn! Been hearing a lot about the benefits of game-based learning and gamification lately? You’re not alone. These popular classroom techniques have […]


4 Free SMART Webinars from Teq – Sign up today!

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Join our PD team for a month of free webinars! This month, we are offering a series of free webinars, and you’re invited. Sessions will take a closer look at game-based learning, collaborative opportunities, and various assessment-building techniques—just some of the many benefits the SMART Learning Suite has to offer educators and students of all grade […]


Teq Online PD Nominated for Stellar Service Award by Tech & Learning Magazine

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We are proud to announce that Teq Online PD has been nominated for the Stellar Service Award by Tech & Learning Magazine! This year, our PD team introduced Instructional Support Now—one of the many features that earned Teq Online PD its nomination for “Best Use of Afterschool Time (Best Online PD Training).” With over 200 live and archived […]


Focusing Attention Using SMART Ink

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Shorter attention spans and SMART solutions According to a Time Magazine article published back in May of 2015, researchers found that humans now have a shorter attention span than the average goldfish. Due to the increase in overstimulation from technology “people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle […]


The SMART Learning Suite and its Impact on Hawai’i’s Iolani School

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We always enjoy seeing our favorite classroom solutions in action. Since bringing the SMART Learning Suite to Honolulu’s Iolani School (featured in the video above), the amazing staff and students have fully embraced the software to help support their learning goals. “It’s pretty amazing. Every teacher uses it [the SMART Learning Suite] in different ways” said mathematics […]


Introducing STEM Fuse!

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Welcome STEM Fuse to the Teq lineup! Founded in 2009 by Carter Tatge, STEM Fuse had one simple goal—promote and improve STEM education. To do this, the STEM Fuse team developed high quality, easily taught STEM curricula that is designed to achieve two goals. 1. It must truly interest and engage students and 2. The courses […]


Notebook 15.1 Coming in August, and with it Comes the Retirement of XC Collaboration

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On August 6th, SMART will be upgrading their SMART Notebook software to Notebook 15.1. With this upgrade, the popular add-on XC Collaboration will no longer be available, however its functionality will be available in the form of a new activity called “Shout it Out!”


Earth Day Film Festival with TEDEd

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This Earth Day, have your own mini film festival with your students. Check out some of our favorite free and informative Earth-themed videos from TEDEd.


Download the March Teq Online PD Calendar!

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Looks like we all have the luck of the Irish this month! With all new classes available, including our new 10-part Teq Digital Teacher Certification – Google Educators course, you’ll have all the lucky charms you need to stop feeling so green in front of your little leprechauns. In unrelated news, St. Patrick’s Day is coming. […]


Download the February Teq Online PD Calendar!

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This February, join our PD specialists as they cover everything from project-based learning to STEM activities with NAO and Choregraphe. Download the February course calendar, and start making the most of this chilly winter with 33 new and updated Teq Online PD courses.


Your Guide to Chromebooks [New eBook]

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Google’s Chromebook is making a huge splash in education, but is it the right tool for you? Cost-effective and easy-to-use, learn how the Chromebook can become your new favorite tool. Download our free eBook, Your Guide to Chromebooks and learn What is a Chromebook? How are Chromebooks used for education? What are Chrome Web Apps? […]


Google, Geogebra, & Educreations in January on Teq Online PD

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This January, check out these great courses and more!  Google Drive, Part 1: Organization & Storage Learn how to use Google Drive as a cloud storage solution. See how to organize your files for easy access, upload new files to the drive, convert existing content from other common applications, and upload and store even more […]


Download the December Calendar for Teq Online PD

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Start the holiday season early with the new Teq Online PD calendar! Packed with 24 exciting classes, you’ll be ready to start the new year with all new lesson ideas. From holiday-themed classes to new STEM experiences, our December lineup will be the gift that keeps giving. This December, check out these great courses and more!  […]


SMART amp Adds New Customized Group Feature

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SMART Amp adds new feature to help classroom management and customize instruction SMART amp, the cloud-based collaboration workspace that allows teachers and students to work together from any web-enabled device, has just added another great feature: “Customize Groups to Hand Out Copies.” With this feature, teachers will now be able to administer work to individual students, […]


The Ultimate SMART Board Troubleshooting Guide

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Is stress over your SMART Board getting you down? It’s true; sometimes even the most reliable technologies can have a hiccup here and there, and sometimes these small hiccups can result in lost instructional time. Now finding a solution is easy with The Ultimate SMART Board Troubleshooting Guide. Available free for download, our new eBook […]


Download the November Calendar for Teq Online PD

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Talk about things to be grateful for this November! Packed with 23 awesome courses (including 2 FREE courses going live on November 3rd), this month is one not to miss! Download our November calendar, and click here if you’d like to learn more about our Teq Online PD offerings. Don’t have a subscription but you’d […]


Power Saving with Your SMART Board 6065

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“Sleep mode” refers to the low power mode for electrical devices like TVs and computers. With a SMART Board 6065, you can enable sleep mode so you’re not wasting electricity when the SMART Board is not in use. The SMART Technologies Sleep Mode is accomplished in two ways: Pressing the crescent moon labeled sleep button […]


SMART Notebook Maestro Improves SMART Notebook for the iPad

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Ask and you shall receive. In response to strong customer demand, SMART Technologies recently announced a major improvement to the SMART Notebook experience for educators using both SMART Boards and iPads in the classroom. What is SMART Notebook Maestro? The new SMART Notebook Maestro add-on interacts with SMART Notebook’s iPad app, and gives teachers the […]


Download an October Calendar for Teq Online PD

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Download an October calendar for Teq Online PD! Check out all of the courses for this month, and click here if you’d like to be contacted about a subscription. Here are some of the classes you can look forward to: Best Web Tools Increase student skills in interaction, research, and communication with exciting web-based tools. Learn […]


Close Reading Tips and Tricks for Your Classroom

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Tackle one of the Common Core’s most prominent standards with this infographic, created by weareteachers.com. To learn more about close reading, visit the Teq Online PD lesson archives and check out “Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom.” Learn how to enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, tablet, and interactive […]


How to Find the Best Classroom Solutions!

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Sometimes all you have to do to find the best classroom solutions is to turn to a fellow educator. This chart, created by educator Charlie Wierzbicki (@Poeteacher), highlights how you can use some of our favorite classroom resources like Edmodo, Evernote, and Google Forms, to address the needs of your classroom. TechUseGuide quick sheet @Poeteacher […]


Download a September Calendar for Teq Online PD

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Download a September calendar for Teq Online PD! Check out all of the courses for this month, and click here if you’d like to be contacted about a subscription. Here are some of the classes you can look forward to: Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom Enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, tablet, […]


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