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Using Newsela to Differentiate the Use of Informational Text

Finding informational text for the many and varied levels of student reading abilities in any classroom can be a challenge. Having a source that allows teachers to track student progress by Common Core Standards is even more difficult to find. That’s where Newsela comes in.  Newsela is a website that offers students in grades … Read more

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South Huntington School District Receives First NAO Robot on Long Island

SOUTH HUNTINGTON, NY — Teq and the South Huntington School District will celebrate the district’s first NAO academic robot on Wednesday at an unboxing ceremony at 10:30 a.m at Stimson Middle School.

The South Huntington Education Foundation hosted events throughout the year to raise money to purchase NAO, cutting edge technology aimed at increasing student … Read more

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Teq NAO-U Chicago

NAO•U: The Ultimate Learning Experience

There is a lot of hype surrounding the NAO Robot and NAO•U, but how do we know how effective Teq’s new robot camp really is? We listen to the students!

The video below shows some behind the scenes action from NAO•U at two schools in Chicago. Pay special attention to the reactions of three … Read more

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Teacher Spotlight: Allyson Uttendorfer

We live in a world increasingly connected by social media. Why wouldn’t we want our classrooms to reflect that?

Allyson Uttendorfer, an art teacher at Half Hollow Hills East High School in Dix Hills, New York talks about the use of social media in her photography classes and how using platforms like Instagram and Twitter are … Read more

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A view from a hallway at Avenues: The World School in Manhattan.

Event a Success at Avenues: The World School

Over the weekend Teq co-hosted the Digital Learning Summit with Avenues: The World School. The sold-out event provided teachers and administrators with the inspiration, strategies, and confidence to actively pursue a transformation in teaching and learning practices.

To see and hear more, check out this video!

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Improving Student Achievement in the Bronx

Teq has been working with the Archdiocese of New York for months on a targeted plan to help teachers and students enhance student achievement in mathematics for grades 4, 6, and 8.

From the planning stages to execution, this video showcases the work of Curriculum and Professional Development Mentor Marc Brea and the professional development … Read more

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Custom Professional Development for the JEP

Classroom instruction isn’t one-size-fits-all and professional development for teachers shouldn’t be either. That’s why Teq recently partnered with the Jewish Education Project on a custom PD program, meant to give teachers training specific to the needs of their schools and students.

Teq’s Ben Cebulash works with participants of a program aimed at helping teachers from area

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NJEA Celebration of Technology and Learning

Ideas from the Celebration of Technology and Learning

Teq Instructional Technologist Joe Sanfilippo isn’t shy of cameras. In addition to conducting several PD sessions at the Celebration of Technology and Learning in New Jersey on March 9, he got some face-time on-camera while interviewing participants about what they are doing to incorporate social media into classroom preparation and instruction.

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Student Safety: A Top Priority for Administrators

Superintendents like Dr. David M. Browne think about student safety all the time. In a world where tragedies like those at Sandy Hook are a reality, it seems administrators can’t think about safety enough.

Browne, superintendent of schools at Randolph Township in New Jersey, weighed the options last summer – well before Sandy Hook – … Read more

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NYC Grant-Funded STEM Project a Success

New York, NY — About a dozen New York City teachers worked together recently to build wooden structures used to fling balls of wadded paper across a classroom. They weren’t developing new ways to frustrate janitors, the group was learning new ways to create accessible lessons in the areas of Science, technology engineering and Math Read more

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