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Export Quizzes from Google Docs to Google Forms with Formenate

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We have found an add-on that can help alleviate some of the time it takes to create surveys or quizzes. Although in its current form, it does not allow you to import question sets (from Docs, or Word docs, etc.), it can export to Google Forms. Google Forms is great for getting a formative and/or summative measure of student […]


Google Newspaper as a Resource for Research

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Did you know that the first publication for the computer community was known as “Computer World?” It went into print in 1967 and ran stories related to program languages, such as ADPAC, and its ability to compete and out-perform languages like COBAL. How do I know all of this? Google Newspapers (https://news.google.com/newspapers)—the amazing resource where you […]


Archdiocese of NY

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You have teachers training teachers, that’s a big thing. Roseann Carotenuto – Reg. Superintendent, Archdiocese School District of NY


Newport School District, Rhode Island

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It gave me a lot of courage knowing that I could go in and start using the SMART Board right away. Pamela Hill – Teacher, Newport School District, Rhode Island


Jackson, MI School District

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In working with school districts across the United States I have observed that the primary factor in improving student learning is keeping the students engaged in the learning process. Both teacher and student must be actively engaged for maximum learning to occur. I would recommend interactive technology to any school as a way to increase […]


Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta, GA

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If you really want to level the playing field then Classroom Audio is a necessity for every classroom. Ron Clark – Founder, The Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta, GA


Staton Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV

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Great product. It really helps get students engaged with the subject area and keeps them on task. For teachers looking to add longevity to their careers, I could definitely see your system adding years by helping to save your voice and increasing decibel level for when we get older and don’t have the same level […]


Eagle Valley Middle School

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I LOVE my omni directional mic, I use it every day, every class! Not only does my voice reach every student in the room, I can add emphasis on certain words or phrases by whispering them (and they can still hear me) or by using a deep voice. I can even tap on the mic […]


Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, CA

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All of my students are benefiting enormously from being able to hear everything clearly. There is no “back of the room” anymore. Ashley, Teacher, La Paloma Elementary School, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, CA


Research Supports Collaborative Learning, Edutopia 2012

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When compared to more traditional methods, cooperative, problem-based learning has been shown to improve student engagement and retention of classroom material. Research Supports Collaborative Learning, Edutopia 2012


Science Students Gathered Around Interactive Whiteboards and Laptops Study

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Using SMART Boards promotes collaborative conversation, successfully engages more students in group work and improves the learning outcomes of students. Science Students Gathered Around Interactive Whiteboards and Laptops Study


Presidental Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

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We must prepare students so they have a strong foundation in STEM subjects and are able to use this knowledge in their personal and professional lives. [W]e must inspire students so that all are motivated to study STEM subjects in school and many are excited about the prospect of having careers in STEM fields. John […]


The School Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT

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Building a solid STEM foundation through a well-rounded, interdisciplinary curriculum is the best way to ensure that our students are prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to address the most pressing national and global challenges of tomorrow. Pamela Juan Hayes – Department Head, The School Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT


Central Tech High School, Erie, PA

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Students are asking teachers to teach them math as opposed to just having it forced on them by the teacher. Mike Beiter – Chair of the Computer Systems Department, Central Tech High School, Erie, PA


South Huntington SD, South Huntington, NY

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Teq’s STEM products can really introduce tools for engaging students in the real hard work of STEM learning. Dr. Jared Bloom – Supervisor of Assessment & Technology, South Huntington SD, South Huntington, NY


How-To: Free Fall Activity with Labdisc

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In last week’s post, we learned about how the GlobiLab software makes data analysis immediate and effortless. Today, you will learn how to use the award winning Labdisc and the GlobiLab software to teach your students about gravity with the Labdisc Free Fall Activity. This experiment will help you educate your students about Sir Isaac Newton’s […]


4 Ways to Approach STEAM Initiatives – Findings from Long Island’s STEAM Committee

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During the first Long Island STEAM Committee meeting, attendees discussed how to incorporate STEAM principles across all subject areas. The Long Island STEAM Committee met on April 3rd at the South Huntington District Office to continue the conversation and further discuss district STEAM initiatives and the implementation challenges being faced. STEAM innovators from South Huntington, […]


Using Sound in SMART Notebook Lesson Pages

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Looking for an easy way to add some excitement to your lessons? Try adding sound files to your SMART Notebook lessons. Frequently used by elementary teachers to help students learn new words and vocabulary, this easy-to-use feature can also benefit older students, as well.   Helping Auditory Learners Consider this— we encourage our students to […]


Top 7 Edutainment and Entertainment Games to Use in Your Classroom from PAX East 2017

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The Growth of Edutainment and Entertainment Games in the Classroom Recently, we attended PAX East 2017 in Boston, MA. While it was clear the most popular games involved VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), we also saw significant growth in edutainment (or entertaining educational games) and using entertainment games for educational purposes.  As seen in this […]


Getting Started with Labdisc

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In last week’s post, we reviewed what Labdisc is, how it works, and what it can do for you. For this week’s post, we will be reviewing how easy it is to get started with Labdisc, the award-winning data logger. Labdisc eliminates the time-consuming aspects of running a science experiment in the classroom. Its built-in […]


South Huntington SD, S. Huntington, NY

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The teamwork, the delegation, the leadership, and the interpersonal skills — all of those things were included with a focus around something that was so engaging.-Michelle Berger, Teacher, South Huntington, NY


Randolph Township, NJ

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Teq gets training right. They provide training for teachers so that they are able to get past the ‘gee-wiz’ aspect of any technology and really use it.Dr. David Brown, Superintendent of Schools, Randolph Township, NJ


Tinkercad and STEAM: 3D Design and Printing

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  3D Printing and Tinkercad One of the more popular activities to emerge for STEAM education initiatives is 3D Printing. 3D printing is simply the use of a 3D printer in combination with a modeling software. To aid in the creation of the design there is a number of different user-friendly, cloud-based software, also known […]


3 Quick Ways to Enhance Your Old Lessons Using SMART Notebook

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Often when new technologies come along, it can feel like a hassle to take materials that are tried and true—materials that you’ve used for many years— and change them completely to suit the newest technology. Luckily, with SMART Notebook, you don’t have to change everything that you have created in Word or PowerPoint. Instead, you […]


What is CTLE-Approved PD and What it Can Do For You

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What is CTLE-Approved PD? In March of 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a new State Law focused on the quality of Professional Development educators receive. According to the law, during each five-year registration period of a permanent or professional teaching certification, an educator has to complete 100 hours of CTLE-approved professional development in order to practice in a […]


How to Use Customized Stamps for Positive Feedback with SMART Ink

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Using fun stamps or stickers has always been a great way to provide students with positive feedback on classwork and homework. As students turn in more and more work online, it is nice to continue this practice with a digital tool you probably already have in your classroom. SMART Ink (part of SMART Notebook) provides […]


Free Webinar Feb 16 – Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod

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On Thursday, February 16th at 4PM, Teq will be hosting a free webinar Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod. To register, click here Learn how to engage your students with interactive lessons and better your mobile assessment techniques with Nearpod! Let Teq’s PD instructors show you the ins and outs of this interactive learning tool […]


What’s New in Notebook 16.2

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Just released—the latest version of the SMART Learning Suite, 16.2! With 16.2, SMART has made changes to some of our favorites including SMART lab, SMART Math Tools, and the Equation Editor with Geogebra. With this update, SMART also introduced integration with Google Classroom, and updated Flash items on the Mac. To see the updates made […]


iPad Coding Apps for Younger Students

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Learning the fundamentals of coding provides students with skills that will serve them well in virtually any career they choose. Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration. From our own experience teaching in the classroom, introducing your students to coding early on is […]


Upcoming January Courses for Teq Online PD

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Ah, January. The month where the fun of the holidays is behind us, and the bleakness of a winter sans Christmas lights becomes our chilly reality (at least for those of us living in colder climates). But we do have a way to ward off those winter blues—Teq Online PD!  With 11 courses including favorites like 20 Cool Things and […]


Emily’s Top 3 Apps for Social Skills in the Special Education Classroom

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As a special education teacher, I’ve seen various apps to help build students’ social skills and increase outcomes. However, there are three in particular that I’ve seen make a positive impact on my students. Available for any iOS device including the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, these 3 apps are great for building social skills […]


4 Activities for Teq’s Winter Solstice Series!

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Welcome Winter with wonderful works!  While everyone is gearing up for final holiday preparations, a fantastic event may have been overlooked: The Winter Solstice (which just so happens to be TODAY, December 21)!  In case you missed it (at 5:44 AM Eastern Standard Time), the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year) is an […]


Top 5 YouTube Resources for the Social Studies Classroom

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Today’s history class is a much different place than when I was in school. Back in the day, it was commonplace to find a teacher drawing battle formations on a transparency of Europe while adjusting the focus on their old circa-1992 projector. Now, new classroom technologies and free resources like YouTube have allowed teachers to say “buh-bye” to those old […]


Free Webinar Dec 19th! See What’s New In Notebook 16.2

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Join our PD Specialists for a free webinar, going live December 19th at 4PM! What’s New in Notebook 16.2. The latest version of the SMART Learning Suite, version 16.2, has been released and Teq’s PD team is here to share all of the latest features with you. Updates include: New interfaces and content management tools […]


Bessie Weller Elementary School, Staunton, VA

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This system is AMAZING! Not only was my class totally with me for the whole day, but kids who normally don’t speak up in class were raising their hands to use the microphone. Their answers were thoughtful and the class was able to hear every word!-Nicole Barbano, Assistant Principal


Rocco Laurie Intermediate School

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This was the best PD we have had in a very long time. Many useful ideas, very informative, and well presented.-Joseph, teacher


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