Monthly Archives: May 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 can provide grants for classroom technologies and professional development. Tequipment has put together a helpful PDF brochure to help schools match ARRA objectives to SMART products, including SMART Boards, SMART Response, and the SMART Table.
For example, beginning in 2012, student proficiency with the application of … Read more
Take your students on a virtual trip with the amazing panoramic images from ViewAt.org. 360°, hi-res images of everything from natural wonders (Lower Antelope Canyon), to historic sites (Machu Picchu, Peru), to museums (Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History) — ViewAt.org contains an … Read more
There’s been a flurry of software updates to Notebook 10 over the past few weeks: SMART released Response, the revision of Senteo; a driver service pack for Mac; and Notebook Service Pack 2 for all platforms.
We’d like to highlight some of the great changes introduced, as well as ask for input for future revisions. … Read more
It is easy to see that children love being read to. Reading is an important part of the early childhood curriculum and we are always encouraging our children to become readers and writers. Putting books on the SMART Board using the document camera allows students to easily see the illustrations. If you don’t have a … Read more
The interactive graphics section of the Wall Street Journal website can be a great resource when discussing current events in the classroom. It contains photo slideshows, interactive maps, and graphs. Here are some examples:
Major Outbreaks and Pandemics – timeline showing major influenza outbreaks over the last century
About a year ago, we posted an awesome video of a cricket (SMARThropod) we found at the Tequipment home office, which was was taken using the SMART Document Camera. Over the past year, many schools have chosen to invest in this great piece of educational technology.
Recently, IS 228 in Brooklyn had us in for … Read more
The TeqSmart Fraction Slider gives students a visual representation of equivalent fractions. Drag the yellow slider across the block of fractions. When the slider reaches the end of an equivalent group of fractions, those fraction blocks will be highlighted.
For example, to show students fractions equivalent to 1/5, slide the bar to the end of … Read more
I always challenged my students to find the most up-to-date sources when doing research. The last thing a teacher wants is for students to use old sources when newer information could be used. The solution is to attach a short bit of code to the end of a Google search’s URL. When you search for … Read more
Get up to speed with interactive classroom technologies this summer! Today’s students eat, drink, and sleep technology. How can you catch their attention? Increase their classroom participation? Create enthusiasm for learning?
At the Tequipment SMART Board Academy 2009 you will … Read more
As someone who’s spent a lot of time showing students how to surf the web efficiently, I thought I would pass along some helpful hints for using Google. Google has many helpful reference tools that can be useful when searching.
Google has a built-in calculator, so if you enter the calculation you want … Read more