Category Archives: Notebook


Using Maestro and Splashtop to Remotely Control your SMART Board

Many SMART teachers having been asking themselves the following question: “The SMART Board’s fantastic, but I’d love to start building lessons where I don’t have to be at the board to navigate. Some of my students need more attention than I can give them from the front of the classroom.  Is there anything available for that?”… Read more

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SMART Maestro add on for Notebook

SMART Notebook Maestro Improves SMART Notebook for the iPad

Ask and you shall receive. In response to strong customer demand, SMART Technologies recently announced a major improvement to the SMART Notebook experience for educators using both SMART Boards and iPads in the classroom.

What is SMART Notebook Maestro?

The new SMART Notebook Maestro add-on interacts with SMART Notebook’s iPad app, and gives teachers the … Read more

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Adding a SMART Notebook file to a SMART amp Workspace

In the following video, you will see how to insert a SMART Notebook file into a SMART amp workspace. This feature allows teachers to easily share lessons with students as a follow up to whole-group instruction.

The students will be able to review the pages of the file, and as the teacher, you don’t have … Read more

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3D Figures and Architecture: Teq Calendar Lesson for May

This lesson was created for middle school Math and will focus on the use of geometric concepts in architecture, with a specific focus on geodesic domes. Students will develop a plan for finding the surface area of three-dimensional figures by applying their knowledge of congruent faces and area formulas of the polygons that make up … Read more

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April Fools

New TeqPD Course Lineup

We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2014 course catalog is now available! Our newest courses reflect the cyclical nature of education and aim to eliminate the challenges that teachers face on a daily basis with “newer” technologies. These workshops have been developed with research from the early 80s and 90s in mind, and … Read more

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SMART Extreme Collaboration

Creating Activities That Maximize the Use of Extreme Collaboration

In a previous blog post, we described how to set up the Extreme Collaboration add-on to use with your SMART Notebook lessons. Here are some thoughts about the types of activities that can make the best use of this tool.

Open ended responses

This type of response to a question can help you to:… 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

Instructional Videos Made Easy with SMART Recorder

As educators, we’ve been using videos for years in our instruction, but mainly, those videos have been produced by someone else.  In recent years, creating videos has become a passion for many educators who want to embed the use of self-produced rich media into their instructional practices.  We see evidence of this in the flipped … Read more

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Homework in the House of a Teq Trainer

I have long espoused that digital technology should be less a vehicle by which teachers may deliver content but a tool by which students may learn.

My son, in second grade, is a very tactile and concrete learner.  He had quickly learned to despise homework and would refuse to complete it and, once the damage … Read more

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New Features in Notebook 11.4

Great news for everybody struggling out there with the Flash issues – the latest SMART Notebook update (Notebook 11.4) not only has some cool new features, but it is also compatible with Flash! As a result, your Lesson Activity Toolkit and other Flash-operated functions will work properly. Follow this link to get the most recent Read more

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