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TED Prize Winner Challenges Students to Answer “Big Questions”

Professor Sugata Mitra, winner of the 2013 TED Prize for his educational research on Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs), will lead a lesson activity challenging students from George Stephenson High School in Newcastle, United Kingdom to work with students from Randolph High School in Randolph Township, New Jersey to collaboratively answer a “big question” … Read more

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NAO at Stimson Middle School

South Huntington School District Receives First NAO Robot on Long Island

SOUTH HUNTINGTON, NY — Teq and the South Huntington School District will celebrate the district’s first NAO academic robot on Wednesday at an unboxing ceremony at 10:30 a.m at Stimson Middle School.

The South Huntington Education Foundation hosted events throughout the year to raise money to purchase NAO, cutting edge technology aimed at increasing student … Read more

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Teq NAO-U Chicago

NAO•U: The Ultimate Learning Experience

There is a lot of hype surrounding the NAO Robot and NAO•U, but how do we know how effective Teq’s new robot camp really is? We listen to the students!

The video below shows some behind the scenes action from NAO•U at two schools in Chicago. Pay special attention to the reactions of three … Read more

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NAO U Pilot a Success at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center

The Teq PD team recently saw the result of months of planning and preparation with the successful pilot of NAO U at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center in South Huntington. The pilot is the first step in delivering this exciting new program around the country.

Over the course of a week, groups of children worked … Read more

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Teacher Spotlight Alysson Uttendorfer

Teacher Spotlight: Allyson Uttendorfer

We live in a world increasingly connected by social media. Why wouldn’t we want our classrooms to reflect that?

Allyson Uttendorfer, an art teacher at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills, New York talks about the use of social media in her photography classes and how using platforms like Instagram and Twitter are … Read more

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NAO Robot Tours New England

The task seemed simple. Program a robot to stand from his seated position and walk to a point two feet forward and one foot to the right. Participant eyes light up and mental gears start turning. The task is fun.

Part of the beauty of having a NAO humanoid robot in the classroom is that … Read more

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A view from a hallway at Avenues: The World School in Manhattan.

Event a Success at Avenues: The World School

Over the weekend Teq co-hosted the Digital Learning Summit with Avenues: The World School. The sold-out event provided teachers and administrators with the inspiration, strategies, and confidence to actively pursue a transformation in teaching and learning practices.

To see and hear more, check out this video!

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Improving Student Achievement in the Bronx

Teq has been working with the Archdiocese of New York for months on a targeted plan to help teachers and students enhance student achievement in mathematics for grades 4, 6, and 8.

From the planning stages to execution, this video showcases the work of Curriculum and Professional Development Mentor Marc Brea and the professional development … Read more

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National Robotics Week

Teq Breezes Through the Windy City

Last week, Teq took off for Chicago to present NAO at National Robotics Week.

Chief Learning Officer Joe Dixon gave two presentations at the Museum of Science and Industry that gave students their first look at the educational robot. From there, Dixon and a team of instructional technologists gave hands-on sessions with students … Read more

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National Robotics Week

Teq to present NAO at National Robotics Week in Chicago

Huntington Station, NY – Teq is excited show off its academic robot NAO in the Windy City for National Robotics Week 2013, at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

On Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9, Teq’s Chief Learning Officer Joe Dixon will be giving demonstrations to show off NAO, an … Read more

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