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According to a recent study by Code.org, the vast majority of schools in the US do not provide a rigorous computer science curriculum (http://code.org/promote/ks). One skill that is critically ignored in schools is the actual coding of computers, with many computer science skills focusing instead on office skills like using Microsoft Word and … Read more
Have you recently started using Chromebooks or other devices in your school with Google Apps for Education? Or, are you considering using them in the near future? As you may know, Chromebooks have become a popular solution for teachers and students due to affordability and ease of implementation. One thing you may not realize is … Read more
Are You a Google Aficionado?
If so, you might want to check out Google’s Educator Certification programs. Google has an online learning space where individuals can take basic courses followed by exams to receive a Google Educator Certification. Although these courses and exams are not new, Google is in the midst of a revamp.Google stated … Read more
In a recent announcement, the New York City Department of Education has added Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks to their list of approved and supported tools for learning in the NYC schools. The decision was in large part based on the fact that many of the NYC schools had already integrated these learning … Read more
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! … Read more
New and Improved
Buncee, one of our favorite digital publishing tools here at Teq, has made some great improvements to the capabilities on their web-based creation platform. With a low-priced EDU Plus account, teachers and students now have increased functionality to create media-rich assignments, presentations, event invites, and more. With increases to storage space, creation … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
About a month ago, we posted the first of our guest blog series regarding how to flip your classroom. Particularly, we discussed how to use tools to create videos, find a hosting site for them, and post content to a discussion forum, but what we didn’t have time … Read more