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Representing State Population with Google Earth and Polygons

At Teq, we are always showing teachers how Google Earth is such a valuable tool in the classroom and can be used across multiple subjects. In the past we have discussed using Google Earth in an ELA classroom with Google Lit Trips and also about using polygons and measurement tools to find the area of Read more

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Google Lit Trips: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“But, how do you know if an ending is truly good for the characters unless you traveled
with them through every page?”

– Shannon Hale, Midnight in Austenland

If only the character in Shannon Hale’s novel had heard about Google Lit Trips, she would have known that this is, in fact, possible! Google Lit TripRead more

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Free eBooks by TeqPD

“That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.”–Amos Bronson Alcott

Sadly, Amos probably did not mean monetary profit, but here at Teq we have many eBooks that your classroom can profit from educationally. Whether you are just getting started using a SMART Board or you’re ready to venture … Read more

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The Five Books of the Interactive Chumash 2.0

Possibly the biggest challenge facing Hebrew Day Schools today is covering the breadth of the text of the Chumash while at the same time sufficiently drilling students on the grammar skills and vocabulary so as to make them independent learners.  There simply isn’t enough classroom time in the day.

The best answer is to enable … Read more

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20 Cool Things You Can Do On Your Interactive Whiteboard

20 Cool Things You Can Do On Your Interactive Whiteboard

What do Splashtop, Digital Storytelling, Google Earth, and Algodoo have in common? They are all part of our new 20 Cool Things You Can Do On Your Interactive Whiteboard eBook!

In this new eBook, we provide links to 20 resources — from apps to features in your interactive whiteboard software — that make using … Read more

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Finding the Area of Geometric Shapes Using Google Earth

Google Earth is a great tool for teaching geography and Social Studies content, but it becomes apparent very quickly that the almost endless features lend themselves to other subject areas and interdisciplinary activities.

In a recent webinar, Google Earth Revisited, I covered a Common Core-based activity on finding the area of geometric shapes and … Read more

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Embedding HTML Content in Google Earth

One of my favorite teaching tools is the topic of today’s free webinar: Google Earth. We have produced three webinars about using Google Earth in the Classroom. The latest version of Google Earth lets teachers insert links, images, and videos via HTML into the “Comments” section when a place-marker, polygon, overlay, or line is created.… Read more

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Google Earth 3-D Tips

One of the many exciting features of Google Earth is the ability to turn on “3D Buildings”.   Together with the ability to rotate upward your angle of view so as to look toward the horizon instead of straight down, you can get some pretty spectacular views.

After practicing obtaining a particular view on your computer … Read more

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Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips allows students to virtually follow along through the book they are reading in class. This website is a whole new way to Appreciate Great Literature! Google Lit Trips has over 40 pre-created trips that students and teachers can download and run through Google Earth. These Lit Trips are easy to navigate … Read more

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Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Teaching Resources

Here are some resources related to the news out of Japan:

Plate Tectonics – Plate Motion Simulation from The Regents of the University of California.

How a Seismograph Works – An animation of how a mechanical seismograph works.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – How are Tsunamis assessed and reported?

How Tsunami’s are FormedRead more

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