Category Archives: Classroom Tools

Teq Online PD: Online Professional Development for Teachers

5 Reasons to Learn with a Teq Online PD Summer Pass

Congratulations! You’ve made it through another year! But it’s only a matter of time until you’re back in preparation mode again. This summer, get a head start and join our team of professional development specialists as we present our top 5 reasons why you should sign up for Teq’s online PD today!

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Blendspace

Playlists aren’t just for music anymore

In the age of internet-connected devices and “e” everything, there exists a high need for solutions to manage our educational content and resources. Most likely, you have playlists of songs in your iTunes library, or perhaps you’ve got the entire season of Breaking Bad recorded on your DVR. Either way, the goal is to centralize … Read more

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Try SMART amp

How to Add an Image to a SMART amp Workspace

Few things are as important in the learning process as visual aids. From apples and ants to represent words that start with the letter a, to maps, diagrams and yes, even “selfies,” our brain has sophisticated image recognition capabilities to support learning.

SMART amp collaborative learning software allows users to take full advantage of its … Read more

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Chirbit in the classroom

Can You Hear Me Now? Supporting Learners with Audio Resources from Chirbit

Creating and making use of audio files has become a way of life for many of us ever since the first iPod and the beginnings of the iTunes store. There are a number of ways that our students make use of audio files. As consumers of audio, students can benefit if they have a preference … Read more

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Adding a SMART Notebook file to a SMART amp Workspace

In the following video, you will see how to insert a SMART Notebook file into a SMART amp workspace. This feature allows teachers to easily share lessons with students as a follow up to whole-group instruction.

The students will be able to review the pages of the file, and as the teacher, you don’t have … Read more

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Google Chrome

Improved Reading with Readability for Chrome

One of the things that strikes me first when visiting a webpage to read an article is the amount of “stuff” on the page — popup surveys, links to other articles, advertisements, links to social media, and more. I also wonder what these pages look like to a student with reading disabilities or to a … Read more

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Free Trial of SMART amp

SMART amp Free Trial & Setting Up a Google Apps Domain

Did you know you can try SMART amp for free?

SMART is currently offering a free 90-day trial of their new collaborative software, SMART amp.

What is SMART amp?

SMART amp software is a new, easy-to-use, cloud-based learning platform. It enables teachers and students to collaborate in a nearly infinite workspace, in real time, from anywhere in … Read more

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Hyper iStick

Transferring Files from an iPad

Recently on Kickstarter, a new project from Hyper was announced called iStick.

iStick is, “the World’s 1st USB drive with integrated Apple approved Lightning connector.” It is designed to allow you to move data between computers and the newest generation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch without the need for Internet or … Read more

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3D Figures and Architecture: Teq Calendar Lesson for May

This lesson was created for middle school Math and will focus on the use of geometric concepts in architecture, with a specific focus on geodesic domes. Students will develop a plan for finding the surface area of three-dimensional figures by applying their knowledge of congruent faces and area formulas of the polygons that make up … Read more

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Read & Write for Google

Read&Write for Google Supports All Learners

In our classrooms, we have a wide variety of learning styles and needs. Read&Write for Google is a Chrome browser extension that can support your students’ work in Google Docs, on the Web and in PDF documents.

Getting started is easy. Open the Chrome web browser and go to the Chrome Web Store to install Read more

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