Category Archives: Common Core

Learning with the iPad

Gamification: Introduction (Part 1 of 5)

In recent years, pedagogical circles have been buzzing with a concept commonly summarized as ‘the gamification of education.’ Classrooms all over America have started experimenting with gamification, trying out new systems and developing new content approaches to get their kids engaged. Unfortunately, many educators are unclear on what this phrase means, and as a result … Read more

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New SMART amp Math Equation Feature

A new feature in SMART amp allows users to author math equations in the text editor. The new feature includes symbols and numbers that can be added into your text, however they are not editable. They include math symbols, fractions, Greek characters, and arrows. Additionally, SMART amp has added a superscript and subscript feature to … Read more

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Teq Online PD: Online Professional Development for Teachers

The Library of Congress – The World’s Largest Library in Your Classroom!

If  you are looking to use primary sources in the classroom to help your students meet Common Core Standards, look no further than the education page of the Library of Congress (LOC).  As the largest library in the world, their online site is a valuable resource for teachers wanting to incorporate these documents into their … Read more

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Front Row

Front Row for Assessment

Teachers are often looking for new ways to assess their students’ knowledge of Common Core Learning Standards. Front Row is a web- based platform (and iPad app!) that allows you to motivate students, differentiate practice activities, and receive immediate feedback on student progress in your Common Core Math class. Teachers can sign up for a … Read more

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Close Reading Infographic

Close Reading Tips and Tricks for Your Classroom

Tackle one of the Common Core’s most prominent standards with this infographic, created by

To learn more about close reading, visit the Teq Online PD lesson archives and check out “Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom.”

Learn how to enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, … Read more

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5 Areas Where Hemingway Can Help Struggling Writers

As a former middle school ELA teacher, I appreciate the challenges of teaching students how to write the clear, informative texts called for by the Common Core Standards. Students often have trouble making their sentences concise and sticking to the topic at hand. They create long-winded sentences that end up losing their reader. Here is … Read more

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12 Things You Need to Know About LearnerPal

In January we posted about the great online learning tool, LearnerPal. While it has a ton of great features that set it apart, here are 12 things educators will want to know about LearnerPal if they are looking for a solution to help them with assessment and test prep.

1. What does LearnerPal do

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Olympics Science

Science in Sochi

Go for the Gold in your classroom with these ready-made lessons from NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

You’ve trained for years to get to this moment. All of the long days, late nights and sacrifices you’ve made are ready to pay off. Your dream is about to come true… (Brrrrrring) … Read more

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Valentine's Day Math

Using Your Love of Math on Valentine’s Day

In the mathematics classroom, you can share your love of Math with students by graphing or completing a construction of heart shaped graphs. The following math programs are free to download or already built into your computer.

Microsoft Mathematics

Microsoft Mathematics is a free calculator software (all you need is an or Google account) … Read more

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February Calendar Lessons

Futurama: Teq Calendar Lesson for February

The “Futurama” lesson was created for middle school Math and involves the understanding of ratios or scales to complete a number of tasks designed to help students apply their knowledge.  In addition, Students will research information about structures listed in the “Top 10 Construction Projects of the 20th Century.”  (Download: SMART Notebook, RM Read more

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