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December Online PD Course Preview
December 1, 2017

As we approach the holiday season, join Teq for some exciting new and updated online professional development courses just for you! This December, we will be finishing our Microsoft Office 365 Digital Teacher Certification track and highlighting exciting tools for your diverse learners! Let’s take a look at a few courses in detail. Holiday Haiku […] Read More

4 Awesome Time-Savers with Google’s Chrome Omnibox
September 21, 2017

Google Chrome and the Omnibox When Google Chrome was first introduced to audiences in 2008, it quickly became a favorite of many, and it’s easy to see why. As the most widely-used web browser for phones and desktop computers in the world, Chrome has a large library of extensions and add-ons; a clean and simple user […] Read More

Unlocking the Potential of Young Inventors with 3D Printing
May 1, 2017

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?” […] Read More

4 Essential Google Docs Add-Ons for Better Writers

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 […] Read More

Pinterest for Teachers
April 21, 2017

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 […] Read More

Pi Day Resources for your Classroom
March 14, 2017

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.  – Learning Resources features videos of creative, funny, and impressive Pi content including a Pi-Day countdown, Pi sightings from […] Read More

5 Ways to Create Digital Exit Slips
February 24, 2017

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 […] Read More

Lost in Translation? Check out the Improved Google Translate
January 27, 2017

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. […] Read More

What’s New in Notebook 16.2
January 11, 2017

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 […] Read More

Revealing Adobe Creative Cloud’s New Publishing Panel (beta) Premiere Pro is now adding Social
November 22, 2016

Adobe has been in the video, editing, audio, motion, and  graphics world for about 25 years now. However, over the last few years Adobe has really dived into the passion of online video users, producers, creators, and editors. From hometown YouTube stars to celebrity video blogs, people everywhere have been changing the world of video […] Read More

Top 5 Websites for Coding
November 4, 2016

Over the past 2 years, you may have noticed that coding has become a hot topic with school STEM initiatives. Unfortunately, many educators who have never done coding before don’t know how to approach this important skill with their students. Luckily, that is starting to becoming a problem of the past with numerous educational coding resources popping […] Read More

4 Ways the All-New Explore is Making Google Apps Even Better
October 19, 2016

“Explore” the New Feature of the Newly-Named G Suite Google Apps for Education is undergoing a few improvements including a brand new name—G Suite for Education—and a new smart feature, Explore. Explore (which can be found in Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides) was designed to help simplify typically complicated tasks and is sure […] Read More

Kahoot! is Going Global!
October 7, 2016

This just in—Kahoot! has officially raised $10 million dollars in their efforts to help improve learning for all students (and yes, we mean ALL students. Kahoot! is now going global)! Why is it so great? Kahoot! is a free classroom assessment platform that allows teachers to gamify quizzes, discussions, questions, and polls, turning them into group or […] Read More

3 Ways to Use Pokemon GO in The Classroom
July 29, 2016

Gotta catch em all? Educators from all around the web are offering ideas for incorporating Pokémon GO into the classroom. The game, which debuted in July, has become an instant hit with kids and adults alike. Similar to the rise ofMinecraft, educators have begun to embrace Pokémon GO because of its potential for gamification. Here at Teq, […] Read More

Google Updates Maps and Earth Apps
July 15, 2016

Look who just got a makeover! Google Maps and Google Earth now contain sharper and more detailed images because of its updated applications from NASA’s Landsat 8 Satellite company. The last time imagery was updated was in 2013. At that time, Google was using photographs captured by a less capable Landsat 7 satellite which experienced […] Read More

Free Summer PD & BBQ Catered by US for YOU!
June 15, 2016

Here at Teq, we all know well that teachers deserve the much needed rest and relaxation that comes along with summer vacation. We hope you enjoy every minute of it, fellow educators! But we also understand that many teachers and administrators like to use this free time to brush up on their instructional skills in […] Read More

June Course Preview
May 31, 2016

June Course Preview Join us in June for more great content from Teq Online PD! We’re offering afternoon sessions, so when it’s too hot to bare outside, come cool down inside and watch some live sessions! This month, we’ll focus on some Google and SMART tools as well as some interesting features of Adobe and […] Read More