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This is where our team shares their ideas and experiences with educators from around the world. Here you’ll find our blog, Educator Resource Center, video archive, and other resources.

The Teq PD team blogs on a variety of topics, from the Common Core to their favorite apps. You’ll also find the latest company news. The Educator Resource Center contains free-to-download-and-share SMART, ActivInspire, Easiteach, and Mimio lessons organized by subject and grade.

Please feel free to engage with the Teq team here, or through one of our social channels. We look forward to your feedback and invite you to be part of our learning community.

Read the latest posts from our PD Mentors and Curriculum and PD Specialists:

Marc Brea Jason Wanek Andrew Grefig Joe Sanfilippo

Read the latest posts from some of our Instructional Technology Specialists:

Jaclyn Wickham Matt Thaxter
Google Chrome

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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Free Trial of SMART amp

SMART amp Free Trial & Setting Up a Google Apps Domain

Did you know you can try SMART amp for free?

SMART is currently offering a free 90-day trial of their new collaborative software, SMART amp.

What is SMART amp?

SMART amp software is a new, easy-to-use, cloud-based learning platform. It enables teachers and students to collaborate in a nearly infinite workspace, in real time, from anywhere in … Read more

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Hyper iStick

Transferring Files from an iPad

Recently on Kickstarter, a new project from Hyper was announced called iStick.

iStick is, “the World’s 1st USB drive with integrated Apple approved Lightning connector.” It is designed to allow you to move data between computers and the newest generation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch without the need for Internet or … Read more

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3D Figures and Architecture: Teq Calendar Lesson for May

This lesson was created for middle school Math and will focus on the use of geometric concepts in architecture, with a specific focus on geodesic domes. Students will develop a plan for finding the surface area of three-dimensional figures by applying their knowledge of congruent faces and area formulas of the polygons that make up … Read more

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Read & Write for Google

Read&Write for Google Supports All Learners

In our classrooms, we have a wide variety of learning styles and needs. Read&Write for Google is a Chrome browser extension that can support your students’ work in Google Docs, on the Web and in PDF documents.

Getting started is easy. Open the Chrome web browser and go to the Chrome Web Store to install Read more

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6 Tips for Creating Effective Virtual Classrooms

Are you using a Learning Management System (LMS) to connect with students, provide resources, foster interaction or create assignments? With the rise of online and blended learning models, there are many varieties of LMS geared toward the creation of virtual classrooms. Whether you are using a free option, like Edmodo, or your school has … Read more

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Save as

Dude! Where’s My File?

Saving a file is one of those skills that, once you learn and understand, you will be able to use over and over again, no matter what program you’re using. The process of saving is extremely straightforward but, if you don’t know where things are going when you save them, it can be a bit … Read more

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SMART, Buncee, Educreations, InstaGrok – Teq Webinar Recap

We’ve had six free webinars so far this year, and with one left before Summer, we thought we’d take an opportunity to recap them, and share the archived videos on our blog. We’ll be planning our webinar series for the Fall, so please let us know what you’d like to see.

10 Little

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Nutmeg Education

Data Driven Instruction with Nutmeg Education

As a former teacher, I am all too familiar with the phrase, “If only we had more time!” I am a huge proponent of data-driven instruction, but am also well aware that it can be quite time consuming to analyze student assessment results, and to plan interventions for individual students. While I assessed my students … Read more

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NYS Regents Review with LearnerPal

Online NYS Regents Review Courses with LearnerPal

LearnerPal is offering live, online NYS Regents review courses for students preparing to take these exams. You can learn more about the review courses here. These will be live, online tutorials conducted by experienced teachers with a proven track record of increasing Regents passing rates. But outside of the convenience of being able to take these … Read more

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