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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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Guest Blog: Use Technology to Motivate More Reading

Hello Teachers,

Today we’re pleased to bring you a contribution from a group that’s as passionate as we are about technology in education. Learn2Earn is a platform designed to help students and schools raise funds by reading books, and one of their bloggers offered to provide us with some wisdom this week. 

Use Technology

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It’s Never Too Late To Join Our Google Educator Certification Course!

“I’m really interested in your Google Educator Certification, but I missed the first courses. Can I still join in?!”  

Here at Teq, we have heard from many of you and your interest in our comprehensive Google Educator Certification that we kicked off this month. If you did not make it to the first sessions, … Read more

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Download the March Teq Online PD Calendar!

Looks like we all have the luck of the Irish this month!
With all new classes available, including our new 10-part Teq Digital Teacher Certification – Google Educators course, you’ll have all the lucky charms you need to stop feeling so green in front of your little leprechauns.

In unrelated news, St. Patrick’s Day is coming.… Read more

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Teq Online PD’s March Calendar

We’ve got some great Online PD session coming in March! We’ll be continuing our Google Educators Certification on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons through the month, and we’ll have a plethora of courses to help you incorporate technology into your classroom in exciting ways. Let’s check out a few!

Testing Tools in the Common Core Math

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Using Maestro and Splashtop to Remotely Control your SMART Board

Many SMART teachers having been asking themselves the following question: “The SMART Board’s fantastic, but I’d love to start building lessons where I don’t have to be at the board to navigate. Some of my students need more attention than I can give them from the front of the classroom.  Is there anything available for that?”… Read more

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Google Educators Certification

Are you an aspiring Google expert? Have you mastered the basics and are ready to become a certified Google educator? If so, join us for Teq’s Digital Teacher Certification – Google Educator course!

In this 10-part course, we’ll help prepare you to take the Google Educator exams. Learn how to increase productivity by collaborating with … 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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App Talk

Apps are great in the classroom…mostly. While Apple has provided a huge variety of possible downloads specifically for teachers, students, and classrooms, not every app is right for every classroom. Figuring out which to use and which to reject can be tricky, especially if a teacher is new to using iPhones or iPads in their … Read more

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