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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.

Read the latest posts from our PD Mentors and Curriculum and PD Specialists:

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SMART Technologies

SMART Notebook 15 is Here!

Here at Teq, we are excited to see that our SMART friends continue to enhance the Notebook Interactive Learning Software with the release of the most recent version, SMART Notebook 15.

Notebook 15 is full of really great updates that increase functionality and interactivity for the classroom. Teachers can create engaging lesson content with the … Read more

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Earth Day Film Festival with TEDEd

This Earth Day, celebrate in your class with a mini film festival of Earth-themed TEDEd videos! On Wednesday April 22nd, share these informative and short clips with your students and learn about topics such as global warming, water systems, tree eco systems, and more. And the best part? Each of these free and educational videos comes … Read more

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Illustrative Mathematics Gets a New Look

If you are a math teacher looking for some great, investigative, Common Core content for instruction, look no further than Illustrative Mathematics. The Illustrative Mathematics website recently underwent a transformation, simplifying the navigation process and expanding the free materials that encourage students to perform investigations around various mathematics principles.

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Gamification: Pavlov and Classroom Management (Part 2 of 5)

Have you ever heard of Pavlov’s dog?

In 1902, physiologist Ivan Pavlov conducted a series of experiments that studied how living brains associate certain triggers with certain results, and will respond accordingly. In his most famous experiment, he trained a dog to associate the sound of a bell with the arrival of food. As a result, the … Read more

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Teq Online PD: Online Professional Development for Teachers

What’s New This April with Teq Online PD

We’ve got some great Online PD sessions in store this April! We’ll be continuing our Google Educators Certification on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons through the month, and we’ll have a plethora of courses to help you incorporate technology into your classroom in exciting ways. Let’s check out a few!

Utilizing Engage NY Modules in the

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App Smashing!

App Smashing or App Synergy is when students use a combination of apps to create a final product that would not be possible to create with the sometimes limited capabilities of one app. App smashing comes from the inability of one app to do all you need, however, it creates a wonderful new opportunity for … Read more

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Gamification: Introduction (Part 1 of 5)

In recent years, pedagogical circles have been buzzing with a concept commonly summarized as ‘the gamification of education.’ Classrooms all over America have started experimenting with gamification, trying out new systems and developing new content approaches to get their kids engaged. Unfortunately, many educators are unclear on what this phrase means, and as a result … Read more

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Teq Online PD: Online Professional Development for Teachers

Guest Blog: Use Technology to Motivate More Reading

Hello Teachers,

Today we’re pleased to bring you a contribution from a group that’s as passionate as we are about technology in education. Learn2Earn is a platform designed to help students and schools raise funds by reading books, and one of their bloggers offered to provide us with some wisdom this week. 

Use Technology

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Cool Peripherals for Your Science Classroom

Thanks to our friend, Peter White, from Bodelin Technologies, we were able to demonstrate some more great tools for use in the science classroom through our Online PD platform. We ran a fun session demonstrating some of these tools with intriguing curriculum connections. You can tune into our course here with a subscription to … Read more

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It’s Never Too Late To Join Our Google Educator Certification Course!

“I’m really interested in your Google Educator Certification, but I missed the first courses. Can I still join in?!”  

Here at Teq, we have heard from many of you and your interest in our comprehensive Google Educator Certification that we kicked off this month. If you did not make it to the first sessions, … Read more

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