Category Archives: Cross Curricular

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Gamification: Games and Curriculum (Part 5 of 6)

Welcome to the final official part of our Gamification blog, where we finally talk about actual games.

We have come full circle.

As I mentioned in the introduction, using actual games is not central to the gamifying of education. A gamified classroom focuses on the repackaging of classroom elements to make them more encouraging 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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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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Digital Learning Day

Every Day Can Be Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day, coming up on February 5, 2014, is “about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career.” The Digital Learning Day website is a great place to start where you’ll find exemplary models, toolkits, lessons, and many more … Read more

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Alan Turing – Math, History, Computer Science, and Tolerance

If you’re looking to have an interdisciplinary discussion with your High School students, you could do a lot worse than to look at the life and times of Alan Turing.

Turing was a brilliant mathematician and one of the most historically influential figures in the history of computing. He  also helped the allies win … Read more

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Representing State Population with Google Earth and Polygons

At Teq, we are always showing teachers how Google Earth is such a valuable tool in the classroom and can be used across multiple subjects. In the past we have discussed using Google Earth in an ELA classroom with Google Lit Trips and also about using polygons and measurement tools to find the area of Read more

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Exploring Rates and Ratios with Heinz Ketchup

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

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The “All Things Google” eBook

Who hasn’t used Google Search? But did you know you can search Google images with a picture you already have? What is Google Drive? Did you know it’s a free place to store all your spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings instead of scanning your emails to find that buried attachment?

When did Google Forms become … Read more

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Glogster EDU

Multimedia Posters with Glogster EDU

Ever wish you could provide your students with a one-stop shop of resources for a lesson or project? If so, welcome to the world of Glogster EDU. With Glogster, you and your students can create multimedia posters of information using a “pin board” style format. You can include links, documents, videos, and pictures to … Read more

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Google Earth

Embedding HTML Content in Google Earth

One of my favorite teaching tools is the topic of today’s free webinar: Google Earth. We have produced three webinars about using Google Earth in the Classroom. The latest version of Google Earth lets teachers insert links, images, and videos via HTML into the “Comments” section when a place-marker, polygon, overlay, or line is created.… Read more

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