Author Archives: Diane Quirk
When using the web to find content for instructional use, we have a number of ways to save links back to that content. Sometimes, accessing those saved links ends in frustration for us because a website has been reorganized or the page just doesn’t exist anymore. That’s where FreezePage comes in.
FreezePage is a free … Read more
Our calendar lesson for November focuses on Simple Machines at the 6th grade level. The three classes of levers are addressed in addition to identifying the levers in a typewriter. The culminating activity integrates writing skills with science knowledge and requires students to create a step by step guide and how to video on … Read more
Evernote is a tool for classrooms that we’ve highlighted in previous blog posts and featured in an eBook. With the recent update to its iPad app, specifically for iOS7, there are four things that makes this an even better tool for mobile learning.
1. The Home Screen is Clean and Green
When you open … Read more
Our second lesson for October was created for Elementary Science. It focuses on animal diversity by first helping students to distinguish between living and non-living then explore the ways that animals are alike and different. With this information, students can then create informational text to explain what they’ve learned. (Download: SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach… Read more
Our first lesson for October was created for High School Science and introduces the idea of measuring power using watts. The lesson also assesses students’ abilities to compare the power developed when the same work is done at different rates. Literacy skills are integrated through the use of online resources for building background knowledge in … Read more
Did you know that Heinz Ketchup was first introduced to the public at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia? That event provided the theme for our second Teq calendar lesson for September.
Created for middle school math, this lesson also includes cross-curricular content that introduces students to what rates and unit rates are and how … Read more
As you think about the new school year that is approaching, what do you want your classroom community to look like by the time it ends? Keeping the end in mind is a good instructional and planning practice, but can also be applied as we think about how how we want our classrooms to function … Read more
Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the learning process in an interactive classroom. Here are some tips and related tools to get you started.
1. Give students tools that help to build a classroom community.
This month Teqsplorers are visiting Stonehenge to teach us about the mysteries related to Stonehenge and the theories of its construction. Join the Teqsplorers in Wiltshire, England and download interactive lessons on these topics for SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach, and ActivInspire from our Educator Resource Center.
The Stonehenge math lesson was created for sixth grade … Read more