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5 Tips For Good Digital Citizenship

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Being educators, we try to instill the best habits and practices to our young students, not only in the real world but also in the virtual one as well. As we become a more global society, we can’t deny the fact that children are online. According to a 2015 study published by the Pew Research […]


Creating a Sustainable Future

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Last month, we shared a few of our favorite ways SMART amp can be used in your classroom with the 5 Things You Can Do with SMART amp. This month, we wanted to share with you how SMART amp can be used to help students discover their inner greatness—which is what happened to the fifth-grade students of […]


3 iPad Apps For Children with Autism

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For many students with autism, communication can be a struggle. Luckily, finding tools to help has become easier as educational apps rise in popularity. To help, we’ve compiled 3 of our favorites that are designed to help strengthen your students’ communication skills and their ability to read and express emotions. Here are 3 free iPad apps for […]


More Than Youtube for Google Slides

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When Google Slides first became popular, the original design allowed for users to create simplified presentations. Yet over time, Slides has developed into more than just a basic presentation tool. With Slides, you can add animations and transitions on and between slides, but now, you can also add video content without hassle. Although adding Youtube content may not be new to […]


Let Teq Treat You at This Year’s ISTE Conference!

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  Please note: Our dinners are currently full. You can still RSVP to be placed on the waitlist. We will let you know if a spot has become available one week prior to ISTE. Our apologies for the inconvenience. We still have open availability for our Fogo De Chao cocktail hour! We look forward to seeing you […]


A Solution for Apps that are Slowing Down Your Network

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What applications take up the most bandwidth in your school? The answer may surprise you.  As much as we’d like to think education apps like your online testing platform or Discovery Education take up the majority of school district’s bandwidth, for many schools, systems are dominated by apps like Snapchat and Facebook. That was the case […]


Teacher Appreciation Week – Resource Roundup!

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and to celebrate, we wanted to round up some of our favorite blog posts and free resources for teachers. Time Savers for Teachers Voice Grading with Talk and Comment – Learn how to save time on student assessments with the Talk and Comment widget for Google. Pinterest for Teachers – […]


Voice Grading with Talk & Comment

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Now that we are in the era of cloud-based teaching and learning (think: G-Suite, Classroom, Edmodo, etc.), it’s important to consider how the workflow from student to teacher gets managed.  While it is wonderful to strive to be paperless, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to enable students to turn in work digitally and […]


3 Great STEM Apps for Younger Students

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As a teacher who has worked within the general education setting and in a self-contained classroom, I’ve seen various resources to help teach STEM. These resources include apps that you can easily purchase from your preferred app store. If you are looking for fun STEM apps to add to your classroom devices, we have found […]


Unlocking the Potential of Young Inventors with 3D Printing

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Finding Your Inner Inventor The teachers of Long Island’s Longwood Middle School have been working on bringing out the inner inventor in each of their students. To help with that, they invited Inventor Coach and Teq’s own Director of Inside Sales, Brian Fried, to discuss the invention process with the students. “How many of you are inventors?” […]


4 Essential Google Docs Add-Ons for Better Writers

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Support your students and help them improve their writing assignments with these 4 Google Doc add-ons. EasyBib Great For: Essays for any subject Help your students give credit where credit is due with EasyBib! Easy Bib is a bibliography citation generator that includes over 7,000 format styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and Harvard! When […]


Redefining a Classroom with SMART

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The Challenge To Raise students’ level of engagement in the state’s standardized course materials, and help them achieve higher scores. The Results After a year of technology enriched instruction, improved test scores – especially in reading and writing. To download the full Redefining a Classroom with SMART case study fill out the form below and […]


TechDay 2017 – Takeaways and Resources for Parents and Teachers

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On April 18th, I attended TechDay, the US’s largest event for startup companies. Startups strive to bring innovative ideas to the masses, however, often times their path to success is very difficult. According to a 2015 Forbes Entrepreneur Blog, 9 out of 10 startups fail. TechDay aims to improve that statistic by increasing networking opportunities amongst this group. This […]


5 Things You Need to Know About SMART amp

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As an early adopter of SMART amp, of course, it is to be expected that I would shout from the rooftops about how amazing it is. (Do you hear that faint noise behind you? Yes, that is my euphoric shouting about SMART amp.) SMART amp is a collaborative workspace that allows students to be in […]


EdTech in Focus – Reminder for May 5th Event!

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This is a reminder! See you Friday, May 5th!  Our team is ready for you. Below is the EdTech in Focus event itinerary consisting of a full day of Professional Development, vendor, presentations, networking, and more! Event Information: Friday May 5th, 2017 9:00am – 3:00pm at NVAA Media Center 1690 Stelton Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 […]


Pinterest for Teachers

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As a former science teacher, I had the challenge to make science fun for middle schoolers. Having a creative, crafty, and artistic personality, I thought “this would be a breeze.” Man, was I mistaken. How can I make “the theory of tectonic plates” interesting? How will my students stay motivated when learning about rocks and […]


Download our Earth Day-Inspired Labdisc eBook

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This Earth Day, Explore Your World. Earth Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by going outside! For some subjects, that may be easy (for example, ELA classes could head outside to read or write nature-inspired poetry). But for others, like science, that may be a bit more difficult. […]


What Beyoncé Did Not Mention About Teacher Support

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We know Queen Bee can have “another you in a minute” (and yes, they’d be there in a minute), but the singer-songwriter forgot to mention the truly irreplaceable thing in today’s machine-driven world—human customer service. No, I don’t want to press “7” to hear the menu again! I’d like to speak to a representative, please. […]


How to Change Your Name in Google Classroom

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After working with countless numbers of teachers who wish to take full advantage of the G Suite for Education app of Google Classroom, there has been a nagging concern for some—how do I change my name in Google Classroom to have it list as Mr./Mrs./Ms./Miss/Dr., etc? G+ and Google Classroom The way for any educator with […]


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 […]


Teq Sponsors Black Girls Code Event at Google Headquarters!

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On Saturday, April 8th, my colleague and I attended a Teq-sponsored event at Google Headquarters hosted by Black Girls Code, an organization built on the mission of increasing the number of women of color in STEM fields. 30 girls ages 7-12 attended this event and learned how to use Google Blocky and SmartGurlz robots. I […]


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 […]


2017 STEAM Catalog

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Discover activity-rich STEAM environments personalized to your needs with Teq’s consulting services, innovated product selection, and supportive professional development. STEM Fuse Instructional Software Ultimaker 3D Printing Jumpstart NAO and much more! Download your catalog today


2017 Technology Catalog

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From our inception, Teq has focused on delivering positive outcomes and experiences for our customers. We are committed to providing excellence and believe in true partnership with all stakeholders who have a passion for advancing the learning experience. Professional Development Instructional Software STEAM Sight and Sound and much more! Download your catalog today


2017 Professional Development Catalog

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With our unique blend of more than 40 years experience, innovative product lines, and pedagogical expertise, Teq understands the 21st century classroom. Our professional development staff is structured into 3 focused teams: Curriculum Specialists, PD Specialists, and eLearning Specialists. Each member of our PD staff is a state-certified educator, here to teach you the best […]


Getting Started with Labdisc ebook

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Learn how to get your students outside the classroom and explore the world they live in using Labdisc for your STEAM curriculum. Best practices and setup guide for Labdisc Software install and setup guide Lesson plans and much more! Download your ebook today using the form below.


A K12 Guide to SD-WAN

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Although an SD-WAN might seem difficult to create, it is actually built off of very simple concepts, and can be quickly set up and configured.  What is a Traditional WAN? Current Network Limitations What is SD-WAN? How Does SD-WAN Work?  and much more! Download your ebook today using the form below.


Scholastic

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You can curl up with your laptop and seek out training that matters to you. Scholastic Instructor recently ran a four page article on the effectiveness of online PD


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


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