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What’s New in Google Classroom?

Updates to Google Classroom Google Classroom, in conjunction with the entire Google suite, is such a powerful tool. Whether in one-to-one settings or in a blended learning environment, the classroom platform streamlines, organizes, and coordinates both the teachers’ and students’ materials, assignments, and assessments. Google Classroom is frequently adding new features to the Classroom platform. […]

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[NYSCATE 2018] Making History with STEM

Did you know that that Rochester, the home of the NYSCATE 2018 conference, is also home of the Kodak Film Company? In 1888, Rochester, businessman and innovator George Eastman established his famous company’s headquarters immediately following the patent and release of his new Kodak Box Camera — the first camera designed specifically for rolls of […]

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What Does it Mean for an IFP to be Certified Conflict-Free?

Is Your Classroom Technology Certified Conflict-Free? Is the interactive display or interactive flat panel (IFP) in your classroom certified conflict-free? Socially responsible companies like SMART make the investment in this certification. Continue reading to learn what it means to have conflict-free technology. What are Conflict Minerals? Conflict minerals are the ores of tin, tungsten, tantalum, […]

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Turn Paper into Digital Ink with the SMART InkScan App

It seems like there’s an app for everything, but up until a few months ago, there were no educational apps that connected scanned images to interactive classroom displays. Then, the SMART InkScan app was released. Created by SMART Technologies, the SMART InkScan app is a great tool for mobile devices. For those who do not […]

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MakerBot Q4 Exclusive Offer – BUY-4-GET-1 FREE

Get one (1) free MakerBot Replicator+™ and five (5) free seats in The MakerBot Certification Program™ when you buy four (4) Replicator+ 3D printers with any MakerCare Protection Plan. The MakerBot Replicator+™ Desktop 3D printer offers the simplest setup experience and easiest-to-use software for fast and easy 3D printing. With the purchase of four (4) […]

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Top 3 Google Add-ons and Extensions for English Teachers

We’ve done some research to help all of the awesome English teachers out there. Here are some of Teq’s favorite Google add-ons and extensions – they can make all of the reading, commenting, and assessing English teachers do on a daily basis a little bit easier, and more streamlined. These aren’t all the resources out […]

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How to Make Tessellation Tiles Using Holes & Duplicates in Tinkercad

Are you ready for a great classroom 3D printing and design project? In the project outlined below, we’ll show you how to use Tinkercad (or a similar 3D design program) to create tessellation tiles that will increase your students’ literacy with CAD software — and at the same time, create printable learning aids that teach […]

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Mulberry Middle School and the Autonomous Car (Part 3)

The story of iBlocks, as told by: Otto McGuire, Computer Science Teacher* Hi everyone – I’m Otto McGuire and I’m a colleague of Ms. Hope at Mulberry Middle School. I teach Computer Science. Our school has been really active in recent Computer Science For All initiatives – that’s why they hired me. Over the last […]

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Incorporating 3D Printing into Robotics for Education

3D Printing in the Robotics Industry 3D printing has recently been incorporated into the Robotics industry as a tool to enable faster, more affordable prototyping and customization of robots. It gives engineers the ability to quickly create, prototype, test, and modify different robot designs. For example, if there is an issue with the design, engineers […]

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Using HTML Widgets for SMART Notebook

When Adobe Flash No Longer Works in SMART Notebook... When SMART released the newest versions of SMART Notebook (16.2 and later), many users noticed that Adobe® Flash® ceased to function on Notebook pages. This led to a lot of stress about how to bring back the interactivity of those lessons with the new format. Well, […]

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