Yearly Archives: 2012
The sample items found at Smarter Balanced are designed to prepare students for the next-generation Common Core assessment. These sample items and performance tasks provide an early look into the depth of understanding of the CCSS that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system. This online assessment contains many click-and-drag activities which work … Read more
We do research every day. Whether we’re writing a term paper or an essay for school, trying to decide which car to buy, or leafing through the ads in the Sunday paper to find the best bargains – we’re doing research. In the past, we could get by with just a few books or encyclopedias … Read more
HUNTINGTON STATION, NY –– The South Huntington School District has chosen to work with Teq and SAFARI Montage after receiving a New York State Education Department grant to implement a program that will increase targeted students’ access for Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The district has been awarded $500,000, a slice of $17.3 million in Race … Read more
Many of us have viewed and shared links to TED Talks videos, where speakers teach us about a topic they are passionate or knowledgeable about. TED’s newest initiative, TED-Ed, is a service that was created “with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world.” These high quality … Read more
The video below shows how SMART Notebook Math Tools can be paired with FluidMath Software to teach a math lesson. Two programs filled with great features, teaming to solve and teach systems of equations!
HUNTINGTON STATION, NY –– Teq announces the hiring of Dr. Carol Goossens’ as its new Learning Environment Designer and Curriculum Technology Specialist.
Dr. Goossens’ is known for her creative approaches in the implementation of augmentative communication in both self-contained and inclusive classroom settings. She has presented these concepts and innovations nationally and internationally.
Goossens’ will … Read more
This month the Teqsplorers travel to Mexico for a visit to the Mayan Pyramids to learn about the Earth’s rotation and revolution as well as measuring volume. You can join the Teqsplorers and download interactive lessons on these topics for SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach, and ActivInspire from our Educator Resource Center.
Mayan Rotation and … Read more
SMART recently updated SMART Ink, the tool that enables you to write on other applications outside of SMART Notebook. With this update, when you write on a website in Internet Explorer, the ink stays with the text when you scroll. This is huge! It completely changes the way you will use your SMART Board. … Read more
The September issue of Educational Leadership, a publication of ASCD, focused on aspects of feedback for learning with the central idea being that feedback must be specific and instructive and the student must have a chance to use that feedback to improve performance.
Those articles brought to mind a time when my daughter … Read more
As an ELA teacher, I am always on the look out for resources to make understanding the Common Core Standards easier.
Lauren Tarshis, an editor with Scholastic Storyworks, has created a cheat sheet with 10 Things to Know About Common Core Standards for ELA. This helpful guide outlines the ways that she thinks the … Read more