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