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The Benefits of Using Augmented Reality in Early Childhood Education
September 12, 2016

There has been a lot of buzz lately about interactive games that use augmented reality, and while these games are a lot of fun I wonder what applications this technology may have in the early childhood ed classroom. Augmented reality (AR) is the simultaneous interaction of the virtual and real world with the use of […] Read More

2016 K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report
August 13, 2016

This is the fourth year the Consortium for School Networking has conducted a survey of K-12 IT Leaders. The goal of the survey is to gain insight about the use of technology in K-12 institutions from those charged with managing it. This report provides an annual snapshot and highlights the trends and changes that have occurred over time. […] 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

AskNAO for the Special Ed Classroom
December 14, 2015

This is never clearer than with the AskNAO platform—a tool created by Aldebaran for the NAO robot especially for special education classrooms. The platform is simple in structure—once logged in, teachers can create individual 'child' profiles for students who will be using the platform regularly. Read More

Science Made Simple with Labdisc
October 23, 2015

Learn about our new favorite tool for the science classroom, LabDisc. LabDisc is an all-in-one sensor, designed for the easy collection and analysis of multiple kinds of data. The hardware itself is simple: using the disc alone, students have immediate access to a huge variety of data types, such as temperature, distance, moisture, pH, volume and light. Read More

A Sad Goodbye to Infuse Learning — What Now?
February 13, 2015

If you are working with a mobile assessment initiative in your classroom or school, it is important to be sure that you have a well-developed platform that can help support your needs. Without Infuse Learning as an option, you may wondering "what do I do now?" Be sure to use some of our resources to help you locate a good fit for teachers and students. Read More

February is Full of Great Courses with Teq Online PD!
January 22, 2015

Our February calendar is chock-full of great content! With so many teachers on winter break during the week of February 16th, we will be featuring some of our best courses in all main subject areas, as well as some of our other favorite new courses. Read More

Your Guide to Chromebooks [New eBook]
January 20, 2015

Google’s Chromebook is making a huge splash in education, but is it the right tool for you? Cost-effective and easy-to-use, learn how the Chromebook can become your new favorite tool. Download our free eBook, Your Guide to Chromebooks and learn What is a Chromebook? How are Chromebooks used for education? What are Chrome Web Apps? […] Read More

NYC Schools Support Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks
November 25, 2014

In a recent announcement, the New York City Department of Education has added Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks to their list of approved and supported tools for learning in the NYC schools. The decision was in large part based on the fact that many of the NYC schools had already integrated these learning tools […] Read More

New Accessibility Features in iOS 8
November 4, 2014

With the roll-out of the new iOS 8, Apple has added three features to enhance accessibility. Naturally, these changes have excellent applications in the classroom for all students. Today we’ll take a look at the changes made to Guided Access, Zoom, and Speak Screen. Guided Access Timer and Keyboard Access We recommend guided access frequently […] Read More

Top 5 Windows Key Codes To Know
October 29, 2014

Have you ever created an exam or worksheet for your students that required the use of symbols like division signs or accent marks? Where do you find the symbol that you need, and how do you get it on your page?! Well, key codes on your Windows computer can help make this task a lot […] Read More

Power Saving with Your SMART Board 6065
October 17, 2014

“Sleep mode” refers to the low power mode for electrical devices like TVs and computers. With a SMART Board 6065, you can enable sleep mode so you’re not wasting electricity when the SMART Board is not in use. The SMART Technologies Sleep Mode is accomplished in two ways: Pressing the crescent moon labeled sleep button […] Read More

SMART Notebook Maestro Improves SMART Notebook for the iPad
October 16, 2014

Ask and you shall receive. In response to strong customer demand, SMART Technologies recently announced a major improvement to the SMART Notebook experience for educators using both SMART Boards and iPads in the classroom. What is SMART Notebook Maestro? The new SMART Notebook Maestro add-on interacts with SMART Notebook’s iPad app, and gives teachers the […] Read More

How to Find the Best Classroom Solutions!
September 25, 2014

Sometimes all you have to do to find the best classroom solutions is to turn to a fellow educator. This chart, created by educator Charlie Wierzbicki (@Poeteacher), highlights how you can use some of our favorite classroom resources like Edmodo, Evernote, and Google Forms, to address the needs of your classroom. TechUseGuide quick sheet @Poeteacher […] Read More

Aldebaran’s Update Part 2: Choregraphe 2.1
September 23, 2014

Aldebaran released the newest version of their signature product, the NAO robot, this June, alongside a new version of their Choregraphe software.  We at Teq have had some time to explore the changes, and have noted quite a few improvements in both the robots and the software that we think teachers will appreciate. In a […] Read More

Aldebaran’s Update, Part 1: NAO Evolution

Aldebaran released the newest version of their signature product, the NAO robot, this June, alongside a new version of their Choregraphe software.  We at Teq have had some time to explore the changes, and have noted quite a few improvements in both the robots and the software that we think teachers will appreciate. Today, I’ll focus on […] Read More

SMART Blocks: Add-on for SMART Notebook 14.2
September 12, 2014

They’re blocks. They’re smart. They are SMART Blocks. SMART Notebook 14.2 has now been released. We are happy to have this updated version of SMART Notebook 2014 because it brings several updates to features of the software. Check out this post to get a quick peek. I am most excited for a new add-on called […] Read More

5 Exciting Technologies for Back-to-School
September 6, 2014

Here at Teq, we are so excited about our new Technology Integration Catalog! These are 5 exciting technologies grabbing the attention of our PD specialists this back-to-school season! 1. Teq Unlimited Combining the power of Teq Online PD, SMART Notebook™ 14, SMART Notebook Advantage, and SMART amp™ collaborative learning platform, this student- and teacher-centric solution is the […] Read More

The Flipped Classroom – A Guest Blog Spot
September 2, 2014

Welcome back everyone! It has been an incredibly productive summer here at Teq. We launched our new studio only a few weeks ago, and we had a few additions and changes to our team. To kick off the school year, we’re bringing in a few guest bloggers to share their view on a topic we […] Read More

New Features in Teq Online PD
June 10, 2014

You have 1 new notification (we “recommend” that you read it)! In the latest update to Teq Online PD, administrators now have the option to recommend courses to members of their group. This much-requested feature is ideal for schools looking to get teachers started with courses focused on a particular technology tool or curricular area. […] Read More

ProScope Micro Mobile in the Science Classroom
April 18, 2014

Science involves the use of a lot of technology. Much of what we know about the world today would still be a mystery if not for a few simple inventions, like the microscope. One of the most famous pioneers in microscopy is Anton Van Leewenhoek, who was developing lenses capable of observing single celled organisms […] Read More

Improve Math Skills with SMART Number Cruncher
April 11, 2014

Looking for a free software to help improve your student’s math skills? Well, look no further, you can use SMART Number Cruncher  Log in to the SMART Exchange website to download the software for free. As the teacher, you are able to pick either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division type of questions. You are even […] Read More

The “Magic” of SMART Boards: How Touch Technology Works
March 20, 2014

Many of us use touch technology everyday, whether it be on our smartphones or SMART Boards. Some of us have gotten so used to screens responding to our commands that we instinctively touch all screens expecting to get a reaction. Although touch screens are an extremely widely used part of technology, much like coding, few […] Read More

QR Codes for Learning on Digital Learning Day
February 3, 2014

QR codes are going to be integrated in many events that are being planned for Digital Learning Day.  Many teachers are using these two-dimensional codes as a learning tool in the classroom.  To use QR Codes, you need to have a tool to create them and a tool to read them using a mobile device. […] Read More