Author Archives: Jason Wanek
They’re blocks. They’re smart. They are SMART Blocks. SMART Notebook 14.2 has now been released. We are happy to have this updated version of SMART Notebook 2014 because it brings several updates to features of the software. Check out this post to get a quick peek.
I am most excited for a new add-on called … Read more
Previously On The Teq Blog… Last time, we discussed what IFTTT was (If you didn’t read that post, Then check it out and come back here) and some of the ways it could be used in the classroom. Around that time, my kids and I created a “recipe” to send me weather data for … Read more
What if your students could program the Internet to do research for them, alert them when an event takes place or save important information automatically? That’s the idea behind IFTTT.
Do you play video games, use computer programs, or have a phone or camera? Do you know that someone wrote (coded) a series of instructions to make those amazing technologies work? Did you know that you could do it too? It doesn’t take a genius. In fact, if you can read and write then you … Read more
When I was a kid, a tricky little leprechaun visited my classroom while all the students and teachers were gone for the weekend. The mischievous man left some leather scraps from a shoe behind, messed up some desks while looking for gold, and turned all the chalk in the room green. “Good one, Lucky!” That’s … Read more
What’s a Hink Pink? Well, it’s a “cool tool.” A Hink Pink is a riddle where the answer is two words that rhyme and have one syllable. For example, an embargo on air movement devices is a fan ban. There’s also something called a “Hinky Pinky” and a “Hinkety Pinkety.” Those have two syllable … Read more
When it’s time to discuss what your students have learned in class, check out Corkboard.me. What you’ll find is a virtual cork board where sticky notes can be posted. When you visit the site for the first time, you’ll be given a unique URL, which you can share through email or other media so … Read more
Remember when there weren’t computers in the classroom? I can, but maybe that’s TMI. Anyway… young or old, can you remember using flashcards to help you remember definitions, dates, or any information for that matter? You wrote a word, math sentence, or drew a picture on one side, and the definition, answer, or explanation on … Read more
Have you seen the 1966 classic, Fantastic Voyage? That’s the movie in which a team of scientists travels in a microscopic submarine into the body of a living human being to save his life. Do you know of any tools that will allow our students to experience their own “Fantastic Voyage” without being attacked by … Read more