Monthly Archives: March 2010
Legendary East LA Math Teacher Jaime Escalante has died at the age of 79. Escalante’s story, the subject of the movie “Stand and Deliver”, is a source of inspiration for many educators and students.
For many students, learning a fun trick like “Finger Multiplication for the 9s”, shown in the Movie clip below, can be … Read more
There are 18 days left before the next TeqSmart SMART Board User Conference!
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8:30am “ 3:00pm
Walt Whitman High School
301 West Hills Road
Huntington Station, New York 11364
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and chances to win SMART Products!… Read more
So if you are reading this blog, look up to the top section of this page. You may see a little button that says “Forum.” Believe it or not, Teq has had a forum for educators to check out for quite a long time. This forum is an area for folks to share … Read more
Sketch Recognition is the automated recognition of hand-drawn diagrams by a computer. If all you’ve seen of this is SMART’s Shape Recognition Pen, we think you’ll be amazed by the work being done at MIT and Texas A&M. The tools they’ve developed allow you to sketch a mechanical system (at an interactive whiteboard), and then see a simulation … Read more
With the recent box-office success of Alice in Wonderland, I was reminded of a terrific graphic organizer that bears the author’s name. Carroll Diagrams are named after author Lewis Carroll. When categorizing and displaying information, they offer a nice change of pace from Venn Diagrams . They also make terrific activities on a SMART Board. Below is a … Read more
Cell phones and other mobile devices are becoming fixtures in the lives of today’s students. And many schools are embracing that technology, turning it into part of the learning process. With SMART Response VE interactive response system, students can participate in classroom assessment using their own Internet-enabled devices.
Free as a beta version for current … Read more
Your SMART Board is an amazing tool for engaging your students’ many intelligences. Multiple Intelligence Theory suggests that all students posses skills within seven different intelligence areas.
It is in our best interest to use multiple activities in order to involve our students’ most developed intelligence in active learning. By getting students to come to … Read more
Tomorrow and Saturday we will be attending the Celebration of Teaching and Learning at the New York City Hilton. Teq is a premier sponsor of the event and we’ll be conducting several sessions at the SMART/Teq booth (#1204) and eight, 75-minute workshops in the lower level concourses. Click here for a complete list of … Read more
The “Tiles” activity can be found in the Lesson Activity Toolkit, within the Notebook Gallery. When clicked, the tiles in this activity will become transparent. What if the background of Notebook was also transparent? This video explores how the new “Transparent Background” tool can be used with “Tiles,” and applications like Google Earth, to create fun … Read more
OE-CAKE acts as a physics-based paint program. Users can insert objects and see them interact under the laws of physics. It has an advanced fluid simulator with support for things such as gases, rigid objects, and even elastic materials. With the escape-codes, users can also mix the properties of elements together. You can even add … Read more