Category Archives: STEM

NAO Robot

NAO at Its Sportiest: RoboCup 2015

We at Teq LOVE the NAO robot! As an educational tool, it’s ideal for teaching students about the basics of programming, as well as providing a cute, relateable context for what can be done with such skills. Students are drawn to the 23-inch robot, and quickly finding themselves learning programming vocabulary and logic–all in the name … Read more

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App Smashing!

App Smashing or App Synergy is when students use a combination of apps to create a final product that would not be possible to create with the sometimes limited capabilities of one app. App smashing comes from the inability of one app to do all you need, however, it creates a wonderful new opportunity for … Read more

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Cool Peripherals for Your Science Classroom

Thanks to our friend, Peter White, from Bodelin Technologies, we were able to demonstrate some more great tools for use in the science classroom through our Online PD platform. We ran a fun session demonstrating some of these tools with intriguing curriculum connections. You can tune into our course here with a subscription to … Read more

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Infuse Learning

A Sad Goodbye to Infuse Learning — What Now?

When I received the e-mail in my inbox informing me that Infuse Learning would be ending its run as a free, digital assessment resource, I thought I just might cry! Here at Teq, we have always demonstrated Infuse Learning as a great way to introduce successful mobile assessment in the classroom. We were particularly … Read more

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Early Childhood and Technology: Is there a “Too Young”?

One of the greatest concerns of a rapidly evolving classroom is discerning whether or not something is appropriate to use. Teachers have already been practicing this when choosing content (no teacher is about to give complex algebra to first graders, for example) and in technique (such as a class using jigsaw reading only after all the … Read more

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Teq Online PD: Online Professional Development for Teachers

February is Full of Great Courses with Teq Online PD!

Our February calendar is chock-full of great content!

Based on customer request, we have added iPad classes airing the afternoon of Friday, February 6th. Come join us for Learning with the iPad from 12:00 – 1:00 PM and Project Based Learning with the iPad from 1:30-2:30 PM. Don’t forget that with a subscription to our … 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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If You’re an Educator, Then Read This (If This, Then That, Part 2)

Previously On The Teq Blog… Last time, we discussed what IFTTT was (If you didn’t read that post, Then check it out and come back here) and some of the ways it could be used in the classroom. Around that time, my kids and I created a “recipe” to send me weather data for … Read more

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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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