Category Archives: Notebook

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Featured Calendar Lesson: Simple Machines

Our calendar lesson for November focuses on Simple Machines at the 6th grade level. The three classes of levers are addressed in addition to identifying the levers in a typewriter.   The culminating activity integrates writing skills with science knowledge and requires students to create a step by step guide and how to video on … Read more

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SMART Notebook 11.3 Released

It’s that time of the year again!  SMART has released an update to its Notebook software, moving from version 11.2 to 11.3.  Here are the download links for Notebook 11.3 for Windows and Mac. If you want to read the official release notes from SMART, you can download them as a PDF here (http://goo.gl/9prchmRead more

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Exploring Rates and Ratios with Heinz Ketchup

Did you know that Heinz Ketchup was first introduced to the public at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia? That event provided the theme for our second Teq calendar lesson for September.

Created for middle school math, this lesson also includes cross-curricular content that introduces students to what rates and unit rates are and how … Read more

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An Innovation Exploration: Teq Calendar Lesson for September

This year’s theme is “An Innovation Exploration.”

The Teq Calendar is back this year with two lessons each month centered around the theme “An Innovation Exploration.”  Throughout the year, lessons will focus on addressing the Common Core Standards across a variety of subjects and grade levels. If you haven’t already gotten a copy of the … Read more

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8 Great Blog Posts You May Have Missed This Summer

We hope you enjoyed your much-deserved summer vacation. We realize you have been busy enjoying the sunshine, and may have missed some of our informative blog posts. Here, are our top 8 blog posts from the summer:

1. 10 Frequently Asked SMART Board Troubleshooting Questions

Visit this two-part blog posting where we answer the most … Read more

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10 Most Frequently Asked SMART Board Troubleshooting Questions, Part 2

Continuing from yesterday’s post with questions and answers 6 – 10!

6. The touch on my SMART Board is off. What can I do about it?

First, try orienting your board by pressing the keyboard and right-mouse-click buttons located on the pen tray at the same time to begin the SMART board orientation. Press the … Read more

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July Calendar Lessons

This month Teqsplorers are visiting Stonehenge to teach us about the mysteries related to Stonehenge and the theories of its construction. Join the Teqsplorers in Wiltshire, England and download interactive lessons on these topics for SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach, and ActivInspire from our Educator Resource Center.

The Stonehenge math lesson was created for sixth grade … Read more

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4 Tips to Start Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom

Creating digital stories is an engaging activity for students as they seek the best and most creative ways to combine their own narratives with images, video, and sound.  While involved in that creative process, students are also learning many of the skills required by the Common Core Standards for ELA.

Here are some tips … Read more

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5 Tools to Keep Building Your SMART Board Skills

We recently posted 5 Key Skills for Using SMART Notebook. These are 5 skills you need to learn if you want to use a SMART Board and SMART Notebook. If you want to dive deeper, here are 5 more skills I’d consider for someone more familiar with the software. They are the slightly more … Read more

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The 5 Key Skills for Using SMART Notebook

Summer is around the corner, and that means our schedule of summer PD workshops is available. One of our most popular workshops year after year is SMART Board Basics. The workshop covers the set-up, operation, and beginner-level skills — all the skills need to learn how to use the SMART Board. Since the content … Read more

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