Category Archives: Lesson Plans

Learning with Games

Game-Based Support for Learning

Games provide students with an engaging environment while demonstrating their knowledge in specific subjects.  These experiences allow students to solidify their learning while engaging in a task that is fun and competitive. Classroom games provide the perfect combination for student success and engagement while preparing for any review of previous learning.

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SMART Extreme Collaboration

3 Easy Steps to Extreme Collaboration

As we design learning experiences for our students, one of our most important goals is to make sure that students are actively engaged in the learning.  Extreme Collaboration is an add-on to any version of SMART Notebook 11 that promotes active engagement during your lessons. There have been some changes recently that allow you … Read more

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SMART Notebook

5 Ways to Get Feedback Using the SMART Lesson Activity Toolkit

As learners, we like to know when we’re on the right track and where we need to focus in order to improve our skills and understandings. As teachers, we help students learn by providing feedback. The more quickly students receive feedback when performing any task, the better chance that feedback can influence future learning or … Read more

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Elephants and Ice Skates

Here’s an idea for PBL that a high school class may enjoy.

Which case would apply more pressure on a floor — an elephant standing on its hind legs or an Olympic figure skater standing on both skates?

The imagery is startling and almost comical — perfect for an inquisitive teenager busy analyzing the surrounding … Read more

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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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Hour of Code Lesson for SMART Notebook

This week (December 9-15) marks Computer Science Education Week, with a focus on computer coding and the opportunity for every student to try an “Hour of Code.”

This lesson was created by Anna Higgins an Elementary Teacher at Collicot Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts introducing her students to basic coding. The lesson begins with a … Read more

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Teq Calendar 2013-14

Register for a 2013-14 Teq Calendar!

In the 2013-14 Teq Calendar, the Teqsplorers are going on an adventure through time! Each month they will be visiting a different World’s Fair and learning about the inventions and innovations that were presented there.

Register below to receive your free calendar. They will be shipping in early September.

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Learning with Technology

Perhaps the more appropriate title for this blog post would be “all I really need to know about learning with technology I learned from Mrs. Cassidy’s blog.”  Kathy Cassidy has maintained a class blog for quite a few years where she helps the rest of the world understand that technology is just a natural way … Read more

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Teq Calendar Lessons for May

Teq Calendar Lessons for May

This month the Teqsplorers are visiting the Large Hadron Collider to help us learn how to find circumference and radius as well as study the behavior of quarks.  You can join the Teqsplorers and download interactive lessons on these topics for SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach, and ActivInspire from our Educator Resource Center.

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Pi Day

Day of Pi

Pi is an extremely interesting number, and the day to celebrate it is 3/14. The continuing pop culture references to Pi are evidence of the love people have for Math, and Math’s most widely known constant. Author of the Life of Pi, Yann Martel, said this of his choice of the name “Pi” for … Read more

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