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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.

Teacher-tech

Technology and the Socially Conscious Classroom

We at Teq have talked about Good Digital Citizenship many times in the past. This phrase usually encompasses questions of safety, of ethics, and of what is and is not acceptable behavior for students and teachers alike.

However, there is one other way this phrase can be viewed that has not been touched on in … Read more

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pepper

All About Pepper

We’ve talked about the NAO Robot a lot on this blog lately. Its applications in programming, special education, and teaching students crucial STEM topics that help prepare students for future careers makes this product by Aldebaran one of our favorites. However, NAO is not the only robot produced by French-Japanese company, and today we’d like to … Read more

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Coding

A Short Teacher’s Guide to Programming Languages

In December of 2014, this blog featured a post designed to help teachers develop a programming course to get their students coding–even if they weren’t programmers themselves.

The next logical step in teaching programming is to teach students a programming language. Like any other language–English, Spanish, French–programming languages have their own vocabulary and grammar (although … Read more

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HappyTeacher

Technology for the Tired Teacher

Hello teachers!

As the midwinter break approaches, we’d like to congratulate all teachers—new and experienced alike—on their commitment over the last school year. We know how hard you’re all working to improve the minds and lives of your students, and we want you to know that as your supporters, we appreciate you greatly.

We also … Read more

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Aldebaran’s Community Update

Attention NAO fans! We interrupt your programming to bring you an important announcement.

Aldebaran has recently announced that on February 15th, they will be shutting down their current version of their Community website. Many of you who work with the NAO Robot may be familiar with this site as the host of the App Store, … Read more

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Office Lens

Here at Teq we’ve used a lot of Microsoft applications. That in and of itself isn’t surprising–Microsoft Word and Powerpoint are two of the most popular and enduring pieces of software in the American classroom, and OneDrive is one of the better examples of seamless cloud-based storage available. As an educator, I’ve found myself returning … Read more

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Better Learning through Augmented Reality

Could your classroom’s reality use a boost? As weird as that can sound, it’s entirely possible to do so with a neat little trick commonly known as augmented reality.

The term augmented reality (AR for short) refers to any program or application that can take an element of the real world, analyze it, and then … Read more

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February Course Preview

February Course Preview

Join us in February for more great content from Teq Online PD! We’re offering daytime courses during the vacation week (February 16th-19th), so grab something warm to drink, get comfy and join us for one of our live sessions! At the end of February we will also be starting our next Google … Read more

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SMART Maestro add on for Notebook

Welcome SMART Notebook 15.2

Here at Teq, we don’t know what we would do without our SMART Notebook Software, and we are VERY excited to announce some of the new updates to the platform released this week. With the subscription­-based versions of the software, SMART has promised multiple releases per year with new, engaging instructional tools. They certainly did … Read more

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AskNAO for the Special Ed Classroom

The NAO Robot is one of our most regular topics of discussion here at Teq, and with good reason. As an educational tool, it brings an entire new level of application and engagement when it comes to teaching students about programming and robotics. However, Aldebaran’s goals for their most famous product stretch farther than just … Read more

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