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10 Favorite Google Tips and Tricks

Are you ready for some Google tips and tricks? Here are some of our favorites! Google might be your search engine of choice, but do you know any of these tricks below? From instant weather reports, to stopwatch features, to helpful research tips, read below for some of our favorite Google hacks! 1. Did you […]

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Makerspace Activities That Lead to Robotics

What is a Makerspace? “Makerspaces” are a hot topic in education. They’re also one of the most important places where students can learn applicable skills with real, tangible materials in front of them. Most teachers who create makerspaces include a good bit of “making,” be it with wood, plastic, recyclable material, or everyday objects. Then, […]

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Introducing Student Sign-ins for SMART Learning Suite

The latest SMART release enables individual student sign-ins for SMART Learning Suite With SMART’s latest release for SMART Learning Suite, students now have the ability to log in to SMART activities with either a Google or Microsoft email. This allows students to engage with any activity that’s delivered through SMART Learning Suite, or enabled with […]

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Adobe Spark Post in the Classroom

What is Adobe Spark Post? Adobe Spark Post is a fun, quick, and easy way to create great looking graphics. This free program allows teachers and students to make stunning images without any previous design experience. It’s also available as an app for iPads and Chromebooks making it a very accessible tool for the classroom. […]

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Top micro:bit Projects for Students

Introducing micro:bit Micro:bit, supplied by SparkFun, is one of the coolest new tools to get students engaged hands-on with Computer Science. The micro:bit is a small, programmable computer that allows students to learn to code while also creating fun projects as a result of that code. In the Teq offices, we have had a lot […]

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Two More Reasons to Like SMART iQ

Do you use the latest SMART iQ appliance in your 6000-, 7000-, or 8000-series SMART interactive flat panel (IFP)? If the answer is yes, we’ve got two more reasons to like it. What are they? Two reasons, two words: mouse and keyboard. Keeping Your Classroom Technology Future-Ready When SMART first released their IFPs, they were […]

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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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