Category Archives: Tips

Digital Learning Day

QR Codes for Learning on Digital Learning Day

QR codes are going to be integrated in many events that are being planned for Digital Learning Day.  Many teachers are using these two-dimensional codes as a learning tool in the classroom.  To use QR Codes, you need to have a tool to create them and a tool to read them using a mobile device.… Read more

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6 Features of Teq’s Online PD

We recently launched our Teq Online PD platform to provide our professional development to teachers across the country! Currently there are over 50 different courses available, and new content is being designed by the Teq PD team to reflect the trends in educational technology. Our goal is to empower teachers with the skills and confidence … Read more

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6 Free Webinars for the New School Year

The Teq PD Team has been very busy this summer helping teachers prepare for the school year, and preparing for the future of Teq Online PD. We’re happy to finally announce the return of our free webinar series! Our free webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30PM ET. We’ll also have two free Thursday … Read more

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SMART Notebook

10 Most Frequently Asked SMART Board Troubleshooting Questions, Part 1

To hopefully eliminate some stress as you begin the new school year, here are the answers to 5 of the 10 most frequently asked SMART Board troubleshooting questions fielded by our instructional technology and support staff (6 – 10 will be posted tomorrow!).

1. How do I setup my SMART Board once it’s been installed?… Read more

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The New Edmodo

5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom

Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the learning process in an interactive classroom.  Here are some tips and related tools to get you started.

1. Give students tools that help to build a classroom community.

Edmodo is a … Read more

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The New Edmodo

7 Steps on How to Use the New Edmodo

Edmodo recently released a new look for their website. Many times when a website changes there’s a ton of confusion about old features, new features, and where everything is now located. Not with Edmodo! The simple and clear design makes it easy to navigate between all of the tools. So there shouldn’t be too much … 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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Learning with the iPad

5 Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom

Using iPads in the classroom has been a popular topic over the past year, so it’s no wonder that our Learning with the iPad PD sessions continue to be a popular choice for educators looking to learn to use the iPad more effectively during daily instruction.

iPads can be used for project-based learning, assessment, flipping … Read more

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Are You Ready to “Teach Above the Line?”

How will you focus your plans for instruction next year in a way that makes an impact on the learning outcomes in your classroom? Will you enhance what you’re already doing with new technology tools or will you work to transform your instruction?

The SAMR model can help you start to think about the ways … Read more

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3 Tips for Using an iPad as a Center in Your Classroom

What do you do when you do not have an iPad for every student in the classroom? This is a question we get a lot. One solution is to use the iPad as a single center or station in the classroom. Check out the video below and be sure to see our entire schedule of summer Read more

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