Monthly Archives: June 2012
A graphing calculator is an indispensable tool in the Math classroom. If you do not already have access to a graphing calculator on your SMART Board, you can use the free Desmos Graphing Calculator Google Chrome app.
It is an easy install to the Google Chrome browser from their app store.
Any graph or calculation … Read more
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum is focused on student problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning. It requires students to actively engage in a situation in order to find its solution.
Teq’s STEM Middle School and High School course will explore how SMART Technologies, and programs like Google Sketchup, Algodoo, and Geogebra, can enable students to design, … Read more
Create SMART Table lessons with the first installment of our elearning program!
This free online PD will guide participants through the creation of a complete SMART Table lesson that can be used in an elementary science classroom.
Participants will learn the basics of using the SMART Table, specifically using the SMART Table Toolkit to develop … Read more
New York State has released Common Core aligned sample questions for grades 3-8 ELA and Math. While these documents are from NYSED, this is a useful glimpse at what future nationwide assessments may look like. The questions are “out for review,” and there’s a survey to provide feedback.
There are approximately twelve questions for each subject … Read more
As the school year ends, student thoughts turn to Summer vacation, and you may be faced with some downtime in the classroom. There are days, or half-days, when school work is impractical. These are days to relax, collect textbooks, get yearbooks signed, talk about Summer vacation, and play games.
- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- Refer to details and examples in a text
This Summer’s Elementary Math course will teach you how to create SMART Notebook files aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
We will explore various collections of ready-made content, and show how to easily incorporate them into your SMART Board lessons. These resources will include Pearson, Scholastic, Glencoe, NCTM’s Illuminations, and The Primary National Strategy.
The SMART … Read more
Research to Build and Present Knowledge is one of the anchor standards in the Writing strand of the Common Core Standards. As your students gather information during the research process, they’ll most likely be using a variety of technology tools.
Recently we wrote about a couple of session we attended at the STEM event in Atlantic City. In part two of this series, we’re highlighting a couple more sessions that were just as fantastic as the first two.
Trebuchets: An Interdisciplinary STEM Unit
David Lisnitzer ran one of the most exciting sessions of the event. … Read more