Category Archives: Lesson Plans


All About Pinterest

Launched in 2010, Pinterest (the social media website that allows users to create ‘boards’ and then pin content to those boards in order to save them) has been taking the education world by storm. With Pinterest, users can share their boards, comment on different items, or search other people’s boards to find more content that … Read more

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If this then that

If You’re an Educator, Then Read This (If This, Then That, Part 2)

Previously On The Teq Blog… Last time, we discussed what IFTTT was (If you didn’t read that post, Then check it out and come back here) and some of the ways it could be used in the classroom. Around that time, my kids and I created a “recipe” to send me weather data for … Read more

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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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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.

To help you get … Read more

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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 Maestro add on for 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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