Category Archives: Tips
One of the things that strikes me first when visiting a webpage to read an article is the amount of “stuff” on the page — popup surveys, links to other articles, advertisements, links to social media, and more. I also wonder what these pages look like to a student with reading disabilities or to a … Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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?