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Labdisc: A Breakdown of the GlobiLab Software

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Last week we reviewed how easy it is to get started with Labdisc, the award-winning data logger. In this post, we will break down the different segments of the GlobiLab software (the software that makes data analysis immediate and effortless). Let’s Break it Down The GlobiLab software is broken up into 4 simple segments—file management, graphing manipulative’s, […]


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 […]


How SD-WAN Improves School Networks and Manages Bandwidth

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With the rise of personal devices, digital curriculum, and online assessments, schools are experiencing a growing need for bandwidth management. According to the 2015 Annual E-Rate and Infrastructure Survey conducted by CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking), over 68 percent of schools would not have sufficient bandwidth to accommodate their students by October of 2016. Some schools have confronted this issue by […]


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 […]


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 […]


Labdisc 101: What it is and What it Can Do for You

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Lately we’ve been experiencing increased interest in Labdisc, the award-winning data loggers, and how they help teachers and students execute science experiments. Over the next 5 weeks, we will highlight different key features of Labdisc and how it can be used in the classroom. For this week’s post, we will review what Labdisc is, how […]


Pi Day Resources for your Classroom

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Calling all math lovers – Pi Day is here! For those of you snowed in like me, here’s your chance to check out some Pi-themed activities that you can try in your class tomorrow. PiDay.org  – Learning Resources  PiDay.org features videos of creative, funny, and impressive Pi content including a Pi-Day countdown, Pi sightings from […]


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 […]


Google Tips and Tricks: Protecting Your Information

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If you’re an avid Internet user like myself, there’s a good chance you juggle many different web passwords at any given moment, which can often be frustrating to memorize and manage. Thanks to tools like Google’s Smart Lock, the need to memorize passwords has become a thing of the past while protecting your personal information […]


How to Use the ShowMe App to Display Student Work

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When students create and share via their classroom devices, amazing things can happen! Whether practicing their non-fiction writing skills or demonstrating learning in Math, the “ShowMe” app for teachers and students is a powerful tool for creating presentations, video tutorials, or recorded lessons. Results can be shared from student to student, from teacher to a class, […]


Teq’s CTLE-Approved Professional Development Reaches More Teachers Than Ever Before

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  Huntington Station, New York  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Teq is pleased to announce that since September of 2016, Teq Online PD has experienced a steady increase of usage, with 25k educators receiving full access to the CTLE-approved courses, and another 19k educators with basic accounts that provide access to selected and free content. The largest […]


Expert Takeaways from Long Island’s STEAM Committee

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We all know that STEAM is the future of education. But what we don’t know is the answer to one common question—how can we incorporate STEAM principles across all subject areas? Redesigning the Curriculum To help answer that question, Teq created the Long Island STEAM Committee. The first meeting was held in mid-February and it was […]


5 Ways to Create Digital Exit Slips

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When I was a classroom teacher, I always liked ending my lessons with an activity where students would reflect on their learning experience. I would do this using exit slips, which students would write on torn sheets of paper. But times have changed and now almost every student has some sort of personal device. For that […]


Purposeful Earth & Life Science Education: The Incorporation of SMART into a Classroom

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Oak Grove Case Study   Teacher and School: Donna Campano Oak Grove Elementary School North East Independent District San Antonio, Texas Challenge To help students engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate key Earth and Life Science concepts, and apply their knowledge on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests SMART Solution SMART […]


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 […]


Lost in Translation? Check out the Improved Google Translate

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We’ve all been there before. Anyone who’s ever tried to learn another language, understand a foreign expression, or read a message and respond in a language other than your own, has experienced their message being lost in translation. From slang and informal language to “exceptions to the rule,” having a language barrier can be frustrating. […]


How To Use Google Cast for Education to Screen Share Devices to your SMART Board

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Google Cast for Education is a free app that allows teachers and students to turn their devices into wireless projectors or receivers. Using Google Cast, users can share their screen on interactive whiteboards or to other devices. Want to give it a try? Watch the video below to see how it works with a Chromebook. […]


Sign up today for a free webinar on STEM practices, funding strategies, and teaching styles

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As 2017 kicks off, more and more schools are looking for new and exciting ways to strengthen STEM initiatives in their schools. To help with that effort, the team at STEM Fuse will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, January 24th, at 9AM ET. The webinar will cover STEM practices, funding strategies, and teaching […]


LabDisc – Changing the Way K-12 Students Collect and Analyze Data

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At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the 5th-grade students of Citrus Elementary (located in Vero Beach, Florida) were introduced to a new way of collecting data. The district introduced a pilot program of the Labdisc Gensci—a K-12 science tool that comes equipped with more than 10 wireless sensors to create a complete lab […]


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 […]


Interacting on a SMART Board IFP with Your Chromebook

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Many schools are standardizing on Google Chromebooks for teacher and student use and because of this, we receive a lot of questions regarding the use of Chromebooks with SMART Board Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) Displays. In this post and accompanying video, you will learn how your SMART IFP is designed to work seamlessly with your […]


Visit Our Webinar Library!

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Our Professional Development team recently recorded six webinars that have now been archived to view any time! Take a look at the list below and don’t worry—you won’t need you library card for this visit. What’s New in Notebook 16.2 Our latest and greatest webinar reviews all of the newest features in SMART Notebook 16.2. […]


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 […]


Poll Everywhere: The Poll in Google Slides Edition

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One of the best ways of reaching an audience to poll them is to embed a survey tool inside of a presentation. In previous posts, we discussed how the Poll Everywhere (PE) application can be embedded on a PowerPoint presentation–thereby collecting data and responses from the audience. As noted in our previous e-Book, “Mobile and Web-Based Assessment” […]


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 […]


Delivery Personnel

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Delivery Personnel Teq Inc – Huntington Station, NY $12 – $14 an hour Teq is an education company, dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom. We pride ourselves on supporting our schools with a unique blend of experienced service, innovative products, and incomparable support, while fostering passion and creativity in the twenty-first century […]


Outside Sales Representative (OTE $200K)

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Teq Inc – Trenton, NJ $60,000 – $80,000 a year – Full-time, Commission TEQ is an educational company dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom. It is the exclusive provider of SMART Technologies award-winning classroom hardware for all K-12 districts in New York State, the national distributor for their award-winning software, and the largest […]


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 […]


Obtain your SMART Learning Suite Digital Certification with Teq’s In-person February Intensive Course

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Make the most of your February break by signing up for Teq’s 4-day intensive certification course. Over 4 days, learn how to leverage the SMART Learning Suite to create interactive engaging lessons for your students. Throughout the course we will cover: Best practices for curriculum development Technology integration Teaching and learning Assessment tools And more […]


December Courses with Teq Online PD

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This month, warm up with Teq Online PD as we tackle everything from game-based learning to new G Suite updates. To learn more, take a look at some of our favorite courses below. Game. Set. Learn! Been hearing a lot about the benefits of game-based learning and gamification lately? You’re not alone. These popular classroom techniques have […]


Saving Teachers Time

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“Wow I have a lot of extra time on my hands today,” said no teacher, ever. Let’s face it, teachers are busy. When I was a classroom teacher, I was lucky enough to get a bathroom break some days! And as if every day wasn’t a whirlwind already, now schools are expecting teachers to integrate more […]


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