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How-To: Free Fall Activity with Labdisc
April 5, 2017

In last week’s post, we learned about how the GlobiLab software makes data analysis immediate and effortless. Today, you will learn how to use the award winning Labdisc and the GlobiLab software to teach your students about gravity with the Labdisc Free Fall Activity. This experiment will help you educate your students about Sir Isaac Newton’s […] Read More

Getting Started with Labdisc
March 22, 2017

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 […] Read More

Free Webinar Feb 16 – Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod
January 30, 2017

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 […] Read More

4 Activities for Teq’s Winter Solstice Series!
December 21, 2016

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 […] Read More

Free Webinar Dec 19th! See What’s New In Notebook 16.2
December 14, 2016

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 […] Read More

Educational Door Busters!
November 21, 2016

5 classroom activities for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Looking for a great deal for your classroom during this short school week?  Consider incorporating a Black Friday/Cyber Monday inspired lesson!  As the excitement of the holiday season begins to take hold, it can sometimes be challenging for students (and teachers) to maintain their focus.  Take […] Read More

12 Ways to Use Student Devices in Instruction
November 16, 2016

The new SMART Learning Suite and SMART interactive flat panel displays offer several different ways to integrate student devices into instruction. As we learned from the Teaching, Technology, and Learning research conducted by Filigree Consulting, achieving successful outcomes for students comes from the combination of teaching best practices and frequent technology use. Here are 12 […] Read More

“Sweet” Google Updates
November 15, 2016

“G Suite” (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) streamlines classroom productivity Over the past ten years, Google has developed applications that have left a positive impact on the education field.  Apps like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides allow for collaborative opportunities and help K-12 students learn to cultivate digital citizenship skills!  Here at Teq, we […] Read More

Exploring the 2016 Presidential Election and its Results with Newsela and SMARTamp
November 14, 2016

The PD team here at Teq frequently advises educators to explore Newsela. In case you haven’t heard, Newsela (accessed via website or app) is a wonderful resource teachers can utilize to develop students’ literacy skills across all subject areas.  Teachers have the ability to alter the lexile level of articles based on students’ individual reading […] Read More

The Path to 270 – Interactive Electoral College Map
November 7, 2016

We’re in the final hours of what’s felt like a never-ending election cycle. It’s been a whole four years since we last posted some resources for our readers to use in your classrooms. Fear not! We have you covered for at least tomorrow, where you and your students can analyze each candidate’s path to 270 […] Read More

Five Instagram Accounts For the Science Classroom

In today’s modern classroom, teachers may find it difficult to connect with their students who cannot stop looking at their phones. Rather than shun the use of such technology, teachers should embrace it and use it to their advantage in order to make their subject matter more exciting. To help, we’ve accumulated five Instagram accounts […] 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

Top 5 Reasons to Start NaNoWriMo with Your Students
November 2, 2016

By Laura Jakubowski PD Specialist NaNoWriMo – What it is and why you should be interested Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? It’s been a phenomenon on the internet for years. Started in 2000 with the launch of, authors were encouraged to participate in an online community for the sole purpose of writing […] Read More

4 Free SMART Webinars from Teq – Sign up today!
November 1, 2016

Join our PD team for a month of free webinars! This month, we are offering a series of free webinars, and you’re invited. Sessions will take a closer look at game-based learning, collaborative opportunities, and various assessment-building techniques—just some of the many benefits the SMART Learning Suite has to offer educators and students of all grade […] Read More

Teq Online PD Nominated for Stellar Service Award by Tech & Learning Magazine
October 21, 2016

We are proud to announce that Teq Online PD has been nominated for the Stellar Service Award by Tech & Learning Magazine! This year, our PD team introduced Instructional Support Now—one of the many features that earned Teq Online PD its nomination for “Best Use of Afterschool Time (Best Online PD Training).” With over 200 live and archived […] Read More

5 Simple Steps to Get Started with SMART kapp
October 20, 2016

SMART kapp—SMART’s modern day dry-erase board—has been making its way into classrooms nationwide. Designed to enrich small group collaboration by allowing students to naturally capture discussion notes and then digitally share them, students can focus on class discussion, rather than copying notes. Take a look at how you can use the SMART kapp to capture notes and […] 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

Focusing Attention Using SMART Ink
October 18, 2016

Shorter attention spans and SMART solutions According to a Time Magazine article published back in May of 2015, researchers found that humans now have a shorter attention span than the average goldfish. Due to the increase in overstimulation from technology “people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle […] Read More

Introducing STEM Fuse!
October 7, 2016

Welcome STEM Fuse to the Teq lineup! Founded in 2009 by Carter Tatge, STEM Fuse had one simple goal—promote and improve STEM education. To do this, the STEM Fuse team developed high quality, easily taught STEM curricula that is designed to achieve two goals. 1. It must truly interest and engage students and 2. The courses […] Read More

“Have you heard the BUZZ?” What’s New in the SMART Learning Suite 16.1
August 18, 2016

        There’s quite a bit of buzz here at Teq and that’s because SMART released the latest version of their learning suite, 16.1 earlier this week! There are several new features that we have already had a taste of and we are excited to now share them with you! SMART lab: In addition to […] Read More

Best of PAX East 2016 – What You May Have Missed
April 30, 2016

Just this past weekend, PAX hosted their 6th annual East Coast gaming convention in Boston. We were onsite to attend some of the conference sessions, ones you probably don’t find offered at your normal teaching conventions. Here are the sessions we thought were most impactful for educators, especially in the K12 space.   3: The […] Read More

All About Pepper
March 1, 2016

While similar in some ways to NAO, Pepper has a greater ability to recognize and respond to human emotions based on facial expressions. Pepper also can be programmed on the same Choregraphe software that students are already using on the NAO robot. With many similar sensors and additional joints in its waist, students can create their own behaviors for Pepper, practicing their programming skills in an entirely new context. Read More

Office Lens
January 19, 2016

Using Office Lens, you can take photos of photos, documents, or even whiteboards to convert into documents. The app can create PDFs, Word, and Powerpoint documents out of the images you take, then send them to OneDrive or OneNote for immediate storage. The next time you log onto OneDrive or OneNote from any device, there your documents are, ready and available to use and edit all you want. Read More

Better Learning through Augmented Reality
January 15, 2016

Current levels of augmented reality are increasingly finding a foothold in modern classrooms—and as more than just some technological novelty. By blending physical and digital resources in the same space, teachers are finding that AR adds a new level of interactivity to handouts, student readings, notes, and other things students might receive over the course of the year. Read More

February Course Preview
January 13, 2016

Join us in February for more great content from Teq Online PD! We’re offering daytime courses during the vacation week (February 16th-19th), so grab something warm to drink, get comfy and join us for one of our live sessions! Read More

Welcome SMART Notebook 15.2
December 16, 2015

Here at Teq, we don’t know what we would do without our SMART Notebook Software, and we are VERY excited to announce some of the new updates to the platform released this week. With the subscription­-based versions of the software, SMART has promised multiple releases per year with new, engaging instructional tools. They certainly did not disappoint with the most recent release of Notebook 15.2. 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

December Course Preview
November 25, 2015

As we approach the holiday season, join Teq for some exciting new online professional development courses just for you! This December, we will be finishing our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification and highlighting podcasting with some new and updated courses on how to use this exciting tool in your classroom! Intro to Podcasting In this […] 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

The Radix Endeavor-A New STEM Experience
October 8, 2015

Developed by MIT and backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, The Radix Endeavor is "designed to develop an immersive virtual learning experience supporting high school math and biology instruction." Read More

Finding Tech Funding
October 1, 2015

Many people equate the term 'crowdfunding' with jokes like the Potato Salad Fund and the new life-sized statue of RoboCop in Detroit, but this new method of fundraising is not as silly as people used to think. The basic principle of crowdfunding is that a person can post a project or request on sites like Kickstarter, and anyone can donate any amount they want to help fund the project into life. Read More

October Class Preview – Teq Online PD
September 25, 2015

There’s a lot to look forward to in October with Teq Online PD! Not only do we have a plethora of courses to help you incorporate technology into your classroom in exciting new ways, but we are also able to share them with you on our brand new Online PD platform! Read More

Welcome to the NEW Online PD!
September 24, 2015

This summer, we've been working on making our favorite product even better. We are proud to announce the recent re-launch of our new Online Professional Development Platform! Read More

Fall is Here – Lessons for the Season Change
September 23, 2015

Today, we welcome the first official day of Fall 2015! I’m sure many of our teachers are happy that they can keep their classroom windows open to welcome a cool, autumn breeze. In addition, you may be looking for engaging lessons to help teach about the change of seasons. To help, we've put together a list of some great ways to introduce students to fall, and even provide some scientific awareness about why we experience the season change across the globe. Read More

Facilitate Discussions in Google Classroom with Questions!
September 22, 2015

These online discussions are great for homework or extension activities based on topics learned in class. Teachers can post questions for homework so students begin their discussions outside of class, giving them time to formulate their answers, find quality evidence, and craft comprehensive, well-supported responses. Read More

zSpace Releases New Updates!
September 21, 2015

For the 2015-2016 school year, zSpace expanded their engaging learning platform with new application releases and an entire new user interface for each of the zSpace applications. Read More