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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:

Matt Ringh Diane Quirk Morgan Duffield Marc Brea Jason Wanek Andrew Grefig Joe Sanfilippo

Read the latest posts from some of our Instructional Technology Specialists:

Blake Waldman Matt Thaxter Vanessa Vazquez
Choose Your Own Adventure with NAO eBook

Choose Your Own Adventure with NAO eBook

We had such a great response to our Choose Your Own Adventure with NAO webinar, that we decided to put the activity into an eBook.

In the eBook, we provide you with the outline and templates to perform this activity with your students. It contains the activity description, and templates you can use to … Read more

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The New Edmodo

Assessment with the New Edmodo Snapshot

Edmodo is a popular tool with teachers for building collaborative classroom communities. Its features such as notes and replies, polls, quizzes, assignments, and gradebook, as well as the Edmodo app store have provided teachers with the means to engage their students in active learning.

Recently, Edmodo provided a group of users with access … Read more

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SMART Notebook

Improve Math Skills with SMART Number Cruncher

Looking for a free software to help improve your student’s math skills? Well, look no further, you can use SMART Number Cruncher  Log in to the SMART Exchange website to download the software for free.

As the teacher, you are able to pick either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division type of questions. You are even … Read more

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NAO Robot

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

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 … Read more

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SMART Notebook

5 Tools for Interaction in the Lesson Activity Toolkit

In a previous blog post, we pointed out a few examples from the Activities folder in the Lesson Activity Toolkit that can help provide immediate feedback to the learners in your classroom.  In addition to the Activities, there is a folder labeled Tools that contains a number of Flash objects that can be added … Read more

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Learning with Games

Game-Based Support for Learning

Games provide students with an engaging environment while demonstrating their knowledge in specific subjects.  These experiences allow students to solidify their learning while engaging in a task that is fun and competitive. Classroom games provide the perfect combination for student success and engagement while preparing for any review of previous learning.

To help you get … Read more

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April Fools

New TeqPD Course Lineup

We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2014 course catalog is now available! Our newest courses reflect the cyclical nature of education and aim to eliminate the challenges that teachers face on a daily basis with “newer” technologies. These workshops have been developed with research from the early 80s and 90s in mind, and … Read more

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SMART Notebook

Help Your Students Become SMART Spellers

SMART Speller is a fun and interactive way for students to improve their literacy skills. Available for free to SMART customers who use a PC, this software can be used during a lesson while connected to a SMART Board. (Logging in to the SMART Exchange is required before downloading the software.  If you don’t already … Read more

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Mobile Assessment

New Mobile and Web-Based Assessment eBook

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 … Read more

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URL Shortener Bitly

Short and Sweet: URL Shorteners Made Easy

We all like to share the great things we find on the web. But, sometimes a website’s address or URL is so long and complicated that it’s not easily remembered or shared. That’s where URL shorteners come in.

Why do we shorten URL’s?

We shorten URL’s basically because we like to share what we’ve found … Read more

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