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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
With the roll-out of the new iOS 8, Apple has added three features to enhance accessibility. Naturally, these changes have excellent applications in the classroom for all students. Today we’ll take a look at the changes made to Guided Access, Zoom, and Speak Screen.
Guided Access Timer and Keyboard Access
We recommend guided access frequently … Read more
Have you ever worried about all the fun apps available to kids with iPhones becoming a distraction, or wished that you could interrupt your student’s game of Angry Birds with something more educational? Well, wish no more. Timely Tutor, a recent app developed by the company of the same name, is designed to help teachers … Read more
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!
Don’t have a … Read more