Category Archives: STEM

Proscope

ProScope Micro Mobile in the Science Classroom

Science involves the use of a lot of technology. Much of what we know about the world today would still be a mystery if not for a few simple inventions, like the microscope. One of the most famous pioneers in microscopy is Anton Van Leewenhoek, who was developing lenses capable of observing single celled organisms … Read more

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NAO Robot

Choose Your Own Adventure with the NAO Robot

For anyone unsure of how to use a NAO robot in the classroom, our recent free webinar provides a good example. It demonstrates how the NAO robot can be brought into a school and used as a platform for group work, collaboration, narrative writing, and programming (with Choreographe software). Literacy skills are also brought into … Read more

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Coding eBook

The Importance of Coding K-12 eBook

Last December, Computer Science Education Week  and Code.org organized an Hour of Code, during which time over 27 million people spent time learning how to code, learning about code, and understanding why it is important for our future. We were inspired to publish several blog articles that week about our experiences with coding … Read more

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Valentine's Day Math

Using Your Love of Math on Valentine’s Day

In the mathematics classroom, you can share your love of Math with students by graphing or completing a construction of heart shaped graphs. The following math programs are free to download or already built into your computer.

Microsoft Mathematics

Microsoft Mathematics is a free calculator software (all you need is an Outlook.com or Google account) … 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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NAO-U

NAO U Pilot a Success at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center

The Teq PD team recently saw the result of months of planning and preparation with the successful pilot of NAO U at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center in South Huntington. The pilot is the first step in delivering this exciting new program around the country.

Over the course of a week, groups of children worked … Read more

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NAO robot

NAO Robot Tours New England

The task seemed simple. Program a robot to stand from his seated position and walk to a point two feet forward and one foot to the right. Participant eyes light up and mental gears start turning. The task is fun.

Part of the beauty of having a NAO humanoid robot in the classroom is that … Read more

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Code.org

Code on the Brain

We’ve had code on the brain for the past few months as we’ve been making the rounds with NAO — who makes a quick cameo at 2:25 in the video below from Code.org.

Code.org is a non-profit that is a committed to increasing computer programming education. We think its mission is great and encourage … Read more

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National Robotics Week

Teq Breezes Through the Windy City

Last week, Teq took off for Chicago to present NAO at National Robotics Week.

Chief Learning Officer Joe Dixon gave two presentations at the Museum of Science and Industry that gave students their first look at the educational robot. From there, Dixon and a team of instructional technologists gave hands-on sessions with students … Read more

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Kids Coding, A New Literacy

Do you play video games, use computer programs, or have a phone or camera? Do you know that someone wrote (coded) a series of instructions to make those amazing technologies work? Did you know that you could do it too? It doesn’t take a genius. In fact, if you can read and write then you … Read more

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