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This is where our team shares their ideas and experiences with educators from around the world. Here you’ll find our blog, Educator Resource Center, video archive, and other resources.

The Teq PD team blogs on a variety of topics, from the Common Core to their favorite apps. You’ll also find the latest company news. The Educator Resource Center contains free-to-download-and-share SMART, ActivInspire, Easiteach, and Mimio lessons organized by subject and grade.

Please feel free to engage with the Teq team here, or through one of our social channels. We look forward to your feedback and invite you to be part of our learning community.


Digital Citizenship in the Digital Classroom

The world has become increasingly digital. Children and adults alike are depending more and more on the latest technology and the Internet to communicate, locate knowledge, and store their most important information. This is equally true for the classroom as anywhere else. In the last decade alone, classrooms have seen a rapid rise in the use … Read more

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Summer Professional Development with Teq

Here at Teq, we know that all teachers deserve the rest and relaxation that comes along with summer vacation. And we hope you enjoy every minute of it, fellow educators!  We also know that many teachers like to use this time to brush up on instructional skills to return in September refreshed and well prepared … Read more

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Using ClassFlow to Increase Student Engagement

There is no doubt that access to student devices in the classroom is a trend increasing in popularity. As teachers provide students with iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, and other personal devices, they want to be sure to have a selection of programs to increase functionality and engagement. This will help make deployment successful. Well teachers, I … Read more

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Get Ready for Summer with our July Class Preview

July is a certification month here at Teq!

To kick off your summer, we will be offering two certifications that will run through the month of July—SMART Notebook 2015 Digital Teacher Certification and our Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification.

SMART Notebook 2015 Digital Teacher Certification

Join us for the updated version of our SMART Notebook Certification … Read more

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Creating Interactive Notes with Notability

Looking for a note taking app that is way more than just a text app? Then you should check out Notability! Notability is a comprehensive app that allows your students to take notes and create documents that combine text with images, annotations, and sound.

Students (or teachers) can organize their notes into sections based off … Read more

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Gamification: Conclusion and Resource List (Part 6 of 6)

Hello everyone! Thank you for joining us throughout our exploration of gamification in education. Many of the concepts we’ve touched on in the last five posts are only part of the discussion. Now it’s up to you to take those tools, continue the exploration, and engage your students in new ways.

To help, we included one more post to the series. As a … Read more

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SMART Extreme Collaboration

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

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!”

Shout it Out! will be a part of the Lesson Activity Read more

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Gamification: Games and Curriculum (Part 5 of 6)

Welcome to the final official part of our Gamification blog, where we finally talk about actual games.

We have come full circle.

As I mentioned in the introduction, using actual games is not central to the gamifying of education. A gamified classroom focuses on the repackaging of classroom elements to make them more encouraging to … Read more

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Classroom Management with Class Dojo

Looking for a successful classroom management strategy?  In order to achieve this, it is important to have a well-developed plan in place and a clear communication with students about this plan. Behavior charts are a popular way for students to see their progress with specific goals in mind. Well, why not make those behavior charts … Read more

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Teq Online PD: Online Professional Development for Teachers

June Class Preview

There is a lot to look forward to in June! Our iPad Digital Teacher Certification will be wrapping up this month and we have a great variety of other courses planned to help you incorporate technology into your classroom in exciting ways. Let’s check out a few!

Digital Teacher iPad Certification

Join us for our newest … Read more

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