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Gamification: Pavlov and Classroom Management (Part 2 of 5)

Have you ever heard of Pavlov’s dog?

In 1902, physiologist Ivan Pavlov conducted a series of experiments that studied how living brains associate certain triggers with certain results, and will respond accordingly. In his most famous experiment, he trained a dog to associate the sound of a bell with the arrival of food. As a result, the … 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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Gamification: Introduction (Part 1 of 5)

In recent years, pedagogical circles have been buzzing with a concept commonly summarized as ‘the gamification of education.’ Classrooms all over America have started experimenting with gamification, trying out new systems and developing new content approaches to get their kids engaged. Unfortunately, many educators are unclear on what this phrase means, and as a result … 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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Download the February Teq Online PD Calendar!

Getting Cabin Fever? 

Fight off that snowed-in feeling with Teq Online PD! This February, join our PD specialists as they cover everything from project-based learning to STEM activities with NAO and Choregraphe. Download the February course calendar, and start making the most of this chilly winter with 33 new and updated Teq Online … Read more

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New SMART amp Math Equation Feature

A new feature in SMART amp allows users to author math equations in the text editor. The new feature includes symbols and numbers that can be added into your text, however they are not editable. They include math symbols, fractions, Greek characters, and arrows. Additionally, SMART amp has added a superscript and subscript feature to … Read more

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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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Front Row for Assessment

Teachers are often looking for new ways to assess their students’ knowledge of Common Core Learning Standards. Front Row is a web- based platform (and iPad app!) that allows you to motivate students, differentiate practice activities, and receive immediate feedback on student progress in your Common Core Math class. Teachers can sign up for a … Read more

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All About Pinterest

Launched in 2010, Pinterest (the social media website that allows users to create ‘boards’ and then pin content to those boards in order to save them) has been taking the education world by storm. With Pinterest, users can share their boards, comment on different items, or search other people’s boards to find more content that … Read more

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Improved Reading with Readability for Chrome

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

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