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Best Practices for Introducing micro:bit to Your Students

Where do I start? If you have never used it before, micro:bit can be a bit intimidating (yet incredibly exciting!) for a teacher to introduce to their students. Microsoft’s Make Code software makes it a little less intimidating with its block-based coding format. If you’re familiar with Google Blockly or MIT’s Scratch, it’s a very […]

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All About Fluency Tutor for Google

Assessing reading fluency with Fluency Tutor Fluency Tutor is a fantastic solution to help the busy ELA, Language, and English teacher evaluate and assess his or her students’ ability to read aloud, deal with language and vocabulary, and practice timing and inflection. This website and Chrome extension help automate an essential, but time-consuming task for […]

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Top Ways to Enhance Your Lesson in SMART Learning Suite Online

When I talk to most teachers, they are familiar with SMART Notebook software. They know how to make shapes, how to use their SMART Ink over Word documents and websites, and most fun of all, they know how to make SMART lab activities. One of the biggest game-changers that teachers don’t know about yet is […]

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2 Ways to Incorporate Forms into Your Google Classroom

Google Forms and Google Classroom are fantastic tools for educators – read the blog below to learn two great ways to help them better integrate with each other in your classroom. How to import pre-existing Google Forms (and grades!) into Google Classroom If you’ve used Forms in the past, you’ve most likely found out the […]

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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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