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Computer-aided Design (CAD) Software to Use For 3D Printing
July 20, 2018

CAD Software to Use For 3D Printing 3D design is often one of the least talked about aspects of 3D printing, but is one of the most important. Before you can print out any object with a 3D printer, it first needs to be designed. Using computer-aided design (CAD) software, students can design any type […] Read More

Ultimaker Webinar: How to Get Your Best 3D Print, Every Time
July 12, 2018

How to Get Your Best 3D Print, Every Time Ultimaker will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 26th at 1pm ET on how to get your best 3D print, every time. Whether you’re experienced with 3D printing, or you need some guidance, this webinar will help you get the most out of your 3D […] Read More

Our Favorite Moments from ISTE 2018
July 9, 2018

Our Favorite Moments from ISTE 2018 Two weeks ago, we sent our team to Chicago for the biggest edtech conference of the year – ISTE 2018! With over 18,000 attendees and hundreds of booths to visit, our team kept busy over the four-day conference. With so many unique things to see and experience, we asked our […] Read More

5 Free Educational Resources for 3D Printing

  Five FREE Educational Resources for 3D Printing One of the most common questions we receive about 3D printing is, “How will my teachers be able to use 3D printing in a way that aligns with our curriculum?” While many educators agree on the benefits of 3D printing (it’s engaging and motivating for students, it’s […] Read More

4 Ways to Prepare Your School for 3D Printing
July 2, 2018

Whether you’ve read our eBook “Why 3D Print in the Classroom?” or have done research yourself, you already know the benefits 3D printers provide for the classroom. You may even be contemplating purchasing one. However, have you given thought to how you will prepare your classroom space? Click to download our eBook “Why 3D Print […] Read More

Desktop Annotation on a SMART Board & How It Compares (Part 3 of 3)
June 25, 2018

We’ve reached the final post in our series on desktop annotation! In this segment we’ll look at a ClearTouch 5075 H+ and the Promethean ActivPanel. We’ve previously tested the desktop annotation feature on the SMART Board 6000 Series, the Newline TruTouch UB Series, and a Sharp Aquos Panel. As a refresher, desktop annotation is the ability […] Read More

10 Ways to Learn About 3D Printing at ISTE 2018
June 22, 2018

ISTE starts next week! If you’re interested in learning about how 3D printing can be an effective tool in the classroom, here are ten ways you can learn more at ISTE this year. You can also download our free eBook, Why 3D Print in the Classroom to learn more. 1. Creating Your Own STEAM Makerspace Program: […] Read More

Get the eBook: “Before the Robots”
June 19, 2018

We wrote an eBook on Robotics! Providing students access to quality educational technology is often at the heart of many school decisions. However, when it comes to robotics, many don’t know where to start. So, we’ve written an eBook called “Before the Robots” that addresses some important questions to think about before you implement a […] Read More

Get the eBook: “Why 3D Print in the Classroom?”

We wrote an eBook on 3D printing! Did you ever get asked why it’s worthwhile to integrate 3D printing into classroom learning, or maybe ask this question yourself? Students love it and learn from it, and educators keep asking for 3D printers in their schools, but even with this demand, some struggle to justify the […] Read More

How to Check if the Promethean ActivConnect in Your ActivPanel Is Google Certified
June 18, 2018

In a previous article, we discussed how Promethean is actively putting school networks at risk by encouraging the unlicensed side-loading of the Google Play Store and Google Mobile Services (GMS) on to their ActivConnect Android modules. What is a Promethean ActivConnect? A Promethean ActivConnect is Promethean’s computer module that can be added to a Promethean […] Read More

ISTE 2018: Get Your VIP Passes to EdTech Karaoke!
June 14, 2018

Stop by Teq booth #2652 at ISTE 2018 for VIP passes to the not-to-be-missed EdTech Karaoke event! The Event Are you ready for #ETK18? We sure are! EdTech Karaoke is one of the largest – and we think best – parties of the ISTE Conference. Register to attend EdTech Karaoke on Tuesday, June 26th and experience […] Read More

ISTE PD: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane… It’s a Breadboard!

  Come and see our giant breadboard at booth #2652 at ISTE 2018 Our giant ISTE breadboard isn’t a wonder of the world – yet – but it is the largest one ever constructed. *Disclaimer: that we know of.  Why is a breadboard a vital part of STEM and maker education? How can you use […] Read More

Promethean ActivPanels and the Google Play Deception
June 13, 2018

We’ve shown some convincing evidence of how implementing Promethean ActivPanels will result in user frustration and lost instructional time. If that hasn’t been enough to convince you that a SMART Board is the right choice for your teachers and students, what if we told you that one of Promethean’s main selling points — something that […] Read More

PD: Make Your LED ISTE Badge
June 11, 2018

Here’s everything you need to know about the LED ISTE badge activity at our ISTE booth! Do you consider yourself a maker, or a groundbreaker? An educator? Or maybe a thought-leader? It’s all about professional development at Teq ISTE booth #2652! In addition to our interactive lecture Creating Your Own STEAM Makerspace and booth sessions […] Read More

Why SMART Learning Suite Online is a Game-Changer for Lesson Delivery
June 8, 2018

Get ready to revolutionize lesson delivery! In case you haven’t heard, ISTE 2018 is coming up in June, and we couldn’t be more excited. How can we share such excitement? By teaming up with SMART Technologies for a joint booth session, of course! What does the future of classroom learning look like? How can technology […] Read More

SMART Board Install: You Get What You Pay For
June 6, 2018

In the course of outfitting schools with the latest education technology, we sometimes encounter customers who don’t understand the value of our SMART Board install services. In the K12 technology industry, Teq is what’s known as a value-added reseller (VAR), meaning we work with manufacturers to add value to their product in the form of […] Read More

Be a Maker: Join our ISTE 2018 Booth Sessions
June 5, 2018

Be a maker! It’s makerspace central at our ISTE 2018 booth! Join the Teq Online PD team at booth #2652 and get knee-deep in all things maker education. We’re delivering non-stop sessions full of ideas and inspiration that you can bring straight back to your classroom. Check out the list below and mark your calendars! […] Read More

Desktop Annotation on a SMART Board & Why It’s Important (Part 2 of 3)
May 31, 2018

In case you missed the first part in our series, we’ve been on a mission to test the desktop annotation capabilities on classroom interactive flat panels. We’ve been looking at this feature for Microsoft Office applications and a web browser on five popular interactive flat panels: SMART Board 6000 Series Newline TruTouch UB Series Sharp Aquos […] Read More

Desktop Annotation on a SMART Board & Why It’s Important (Part 1 of 3)
May 24, 2018

You’ve got a big decision to make. You have the opportunity to upgrade your classrooms with the latest interactive display technology. But how do you know which panel to choose? You may ask yourself questions like, “What features really matter?” or “Which panel will be the easiest to use?” Desktop annotation is the ability to easily […] Read More

Interactive Lecture at ISTE 2018: Creating Your Own STEAM Makerspace Program
May 16, 2018

Makerspaces are becoming cornerstones of schools’ STEAM offerings. From low-tech buildable options, to high-tech coded 3D prints, we’ve got a hands-on session to help you figure out what’s right for your STEAM makerspace. After this session you’ll be able to: Construct a STEAM makerspace plan Facilitate a design challenge in your classroom Discuss which technologies […] Read More

Top 5 STEM Sessions We Recommend at ISTE 2018
May 15, 2018

ISTE 2018 is just around the corner! With so many great sessions going on, there’s no shortage of choices, especially when it comes to STEM. Here’s our top 5 choices for STEM sessions – and why we think they’re game-changers (in chronological order, for your convenience): 1. Creating Your Own STEAM Makerspace Program: Ideas and […] Read More

Learning for Life at Wildwood School
May 14, 2018

Hearing success stories from our customers is one of our favorite things here at Teq. We recently caught up with Mark Giufre, Educational Technology Specialist at Wildwood School in Schenectady, New York. We had the opportunity to talk about the amazing work the school is doing, and learn how they use educational technology to better […] Read More

SMART Board vs. Newline TruTouch
April 20, 2018

The battle of the interactive display panels continues in our next comparison video. Today the team compares the SMART Board 6065 with the Newline TruTouch UB series display… and makes the most of the time they saved thanks to the user-friendly SMART Board.     The first thing we look at when we compare panels […] Read More

Cult of Pedogogy – A Resource for All Teachers
April 10, 2018

Are you familiar with the expression, “Cult of Personality?”  Well, there is a website called that offers up a lot of personality and a variety of educational resources for teachers and administrators. Jennifer Gonzalez, website creator and Editor in Chief (pictured below), began sometime after 2008. It was during her experience as a […] Read More

Top Classroom Management Techniques Using SMART Notebook 17
April 5, 2018

As we head toward the warmer months of the school year, we all know what happens—student attention starts to waver. But, there are strategies and tools that can help keep your students on track. My personal favorite is SMART Notebook 17. I already delivery my lessons through it, and it comes with multiple interactive capabilities […] Read More

SMART vs. Sharp Aquos Comparison
March 30, 2018

We are back with another installment of our interactive display comparison videos. Previous videos looked at the SMART Board versus the Promethean ActivPanel and the SMART Board versus the Clear Touch Interactive. This time, the team compares the SMART Board 6065 with the Sharp Aquos flat panel.   As with our previous videos, we are looking at […] Read More

Inexpensive STEAM Solutions Recommended by NYC Educators
March 29, 2018

Starting a STEAM initiative in your school can be intimidating… and many times, costly. But it doesn’t have to be! Take a look at our favorite budget-friendly STEAM tools and resources for your school, as recommended by the educators of Teq’s NYC STEAM Committee.   __________________________________ Tinkercad Learn to design 3D prints without spending on the printer  3D printers are one of the most popular […] Read More

Infographics – Creating Your Own for the Classroom
March 14, 2018

Winning Them Over with Infographics On the first day of my leave replacement, you could say I was nervous. For 6 months, I would be taking over the classes of a beloved 7th-grade teacher who had very big shoes for me to fill. For that reason, I knew a lot weighed on that first lesson, and […] Read More

SMART VS ClearTouch
March 12, 2018

Last month we posted a video about how the SMART Board compares with the new Promethean ActivPanel on the most basic features – starting up and writing with digital ink. The results were pretty clear. Again, full disclosure, Teq is proud to be a SMART-only company when it comes to the technology we sell. Our […] Read More

TedED: Spring Film Festival
February 21, 2018

On this unseasonably warm day, I am reminded that spring is right around the corner. And with each degree that rises, bird that chirps, and flower that sprouts, also comes my depleting attention span, as seen in the very scientific graph below. If a 31-year old like myself has trouble concentrating, I can only imagine how difficult […] Read More

The Importance of Reflection in Education
February 20, 2018

  Self-reflection has become a habit of mine… …and it all started while I was working on my Master’s in Science Education. During this time, my favorite professor did a fantastic job of instilling this habit in me and my peers by requiring self-reflection after almost every assignment he graded. We would ask ourselves questions […] Read More

Interactive Flat Panel side-by-side comparison
February 9, 2018

If you are in the market for an interactive display, you’ve hopefully gotten a chance to try both a SMART Board (6000 or 7000 series) and a Promethean ActivPanel. This has most likely happened during a few minutes in a conference booth, or during a demo or trial onsite at your school. What you probably […] Read More

Teq Announces New Teq Online PD™ Options for Single Sign-On (SSO) and Automatic Rostering
February 6, 2018

  If you’re like most of us, you have dozens of username and password post-its for one too many accounts. You’re likely using multiple applications for classroom instruction, on top of your school’s student information systems (SIS), PD, or HR management platforms. It gets complicated. To simplify your log-in struggles, Teq Online PD now offers […] Read More

Using AutoCrat and Google to Create Your Own Mad Libs Stories for the Classroom
January 9, 2018

When I was a kid, I loved playing Mad Libs. Often given to me as a stocking stuffer or grocery store present from my parents, Mad Libs, the “phrasal template” game, was one of the ways my parents kept me and my siblings entertained, while also helping us learn the parts of speech. This comical […] Read More

Our 2017 Educational Holiday Gift Guide
December 19, 2017

As I was strolling through the aisles of Toys R Us in search of a holiday gift for my niece, I was reminded of the year I received a K’NEX kit for Christmas. I remember opening it Christmas morning and feeling immediately inspired. What would I build? A roller coaster for my action figures? A […] Read More

TEDEd: Holiday Film Festival   
December 8, 2017

As we get closer to the holiday break, student attention spans seem to dissipate. And really, who can blame them? They’re too full of holiday spirit!  My favorite strategy for combatting this? Lean into what they’re thinking about! To do this, we’ve found 6 TEDEd videos that you can connect to the holiday season, while still teaching […] Read More