Category Archives: Classroom Tools


Intro to LightSail

LightSail is an adaptive literacy platform that brings reading instruction into the modern era. Built by teachers, LightSail motivates students to enjoy the reading experience and take responsibility over their learning, while simultaneously fostering close, careful reading skills. Win win win!

What makes LightSail special?

Equipped with over 80,000 eBooks, LightSail allows each individual student … Read more

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Mobile Assessment

Choosing a Mobile Assessment Platform

We at Teq are huge fans of classrooms using mobile assessment instead of paper tests and quizzes—they increase engagement, allow for students to receive feedback when they need it, and best of all, saves teachers the time they would have used grading papers and generating data!  With this in mind, many companies have come up … Read more

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Enhancing Your Educreations Experience

I recently visited a school to support their new implementation of iPads and was very excited to show the teachers how to use Educreations, an iPad app and website for creating and recording video presentations. The idea was to have students create a short video to review one main topic they learned in their math … Read more

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How to Find the Best Classroom Solutions!

Sometimes all you have to do to find the best classroom solutions is to turn to a fellow educator.

This chart, created by educator Charlie Wierzbicki (@Poeteacher), highlights how you can use some of our favorite classroom resources like Edmodo, Evernote, and Google Forms, to address the needs of your classroom.

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Try SMART amp

New Features in SMART amp

SMART amp has just released two new, exciting features, object attributing and the ability to embed YouTube videos. Particularly exciting is the object attributing where you can now identify who has collaborated in a shared SMART amp workspace. This is a key feature much requested and asked about by Teq PD participants. View the short … Read more

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Download a September Calendar for Teq Online PD

Download a September Calendar for Teq Online PD

Download a September calendar for Teq Online PD! Check out all of the courses for this month, and click here if you’d like to be contacted about a subscription. Here are some of the classes you can look forward to:

Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom

Enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, … Read more

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Teq Technology Integration Catalog

5 Exciting Technologies for Back-to-School

Here at Teq, we are so excited about our new Technology Integration Catalog! These are 5 exciting technologies grabbing the attention of our PD specialists this back-to-school season!

1. Teq Unlimited

Combining the power of Teq Online PD, SMART Notebook™ 14, SMART Notebook Advantage, and SMART amp™ collaborative learning platform, this student- and teacher-centric solution is the … Read more

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How to Flip Your Classroom

Things to Consider Before Flipping Your Classroom (A Guest Blog)

Earlier this week, we introduced a pair of teachers that have been working on a flipped model of the classroom. They’re back to share some key items to keep in mind that they’ve learned over the past year.

Creating Your First Classroom in the Cloud

The back to school time is quickly approaching, … Read more

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Filipped Classroom in NYC

The Flipped Classroom – A Guest Blog Spot

Welcome back everyone! It has been an incredibly productive summer here at Teq. We launched our new studio only a few weeks ago, and we had a few additions and changes to our team.

To kick off the school year, we’re bringing in a few guest bloggers to share their view on a topic we … Read more

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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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