Monthly Archives: October 2008
TeqSmart would like to highlight the achievements of a school that is maximizing the use of their SMART Boards. It’s PS 101 in Brooklyn. We won’t say who trained them, because it’s a very modest group of trainers who don’t want everyone to know how great their training is because that’s just showing off. … Read more
TeqSmart is in on location in Florida this week, with a couple more trainings in Miami before we make our late night drive to Tampa. We are very grateful to our hosts who brought us down here, and hope they need more training in, oh I don’t know, February.
Today we would like … Read more
Teachers often ask us, “What do you do if you can’t find the pens before class starts?”
Our answer, “Cancel class and have the students sit in a circle while you tell them what college was like.”
No, not really. The SMART Board is designed so that it can function fully without the pens. The … Read more
Look at the table nearest to you. It probably looks like a normal, boring table. Maybe some papers on it or a lamp. Wrappers from your last lunch trip to Panera. Just us? Never mind.
We recently received the following comment from SMART Board user Laura:
I like the Halloween Word Bucket. However, my school doesn’t really celebrate halloween. Is there anyway I could create an object similar to this one without the halloween theme? Do you already have an object like this? Thanks!
The quick answer to that … Read more
We received this comment from TeqSmart blog reader Lisa:
How do I make the Magic Pen active? I can see it in the toolbar but cannot use it.
We’re glad you asked, Lisa. The Magic Pen is a new tool for Notebook 10 (NBX) that allows you to spotlight and magnify objects in … Read more
We got a lot of positive feedback for our post on Friday featuring, SMARTs the SMARThropod, a cricket who loves salsa music, under a SMART Document Camera. Let us expound a little more about the SMART Document Camera as we have been seeing them in more and more schools lately.
A document camera … Read more
Here at TeqSmart we were in the midst of writing a blog post when we noticed a strange chirping noise. Eventually, three of us located and trapped a cricket who had wandered into our office (looking for quality educational technology training, no doubt). It became clear exactly what we needed to do. We needed to … Read more
We wish the best to our readers who observe Yom Kippur even though they are probably unlikely to be reading this post today, but if they look back through the archives they’ll see we care. We would like to extend holiday cheer especially to the Rashi School, Congregation B’nai Torah, and Solomon Schechter Day School … Read more
Most of our work is in New York, so we don’t want to upset any Yankee fans when we say that we saw an amazing game last night at Fenway ending with a dramatic game winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.