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Aldebaran’s Community Update

Attention NAO fans! We interrupt your programming to bring you an important announcement.

Aldebaran has recently announced that on February 15th, they will be shutting down their current version of their Community website. Many of you who work with the NAO Robot may be familiar with this site as the host of the App Store, … Read more

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Take the SMART kapp iQ Challenge: 30-Day FREE Trial

ATTENTION NY AND NJ! Life has just become easier (and cheaper) for you! The very latest SMART Board flat panel, the SMART kapp iQ, is available FREE for a month-long trial. Just to clarify, that is 720 hours, or 43,200 minutes with the most advanced 4K interactive display on the market. (Kind of a big … 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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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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NAO at Stimson Middle School

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 Alysson Uttendorfer

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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Embedded PD

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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