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Making Your SMART Board More Accessible

SMART Boards are a wonderful resource to make your classroom more interactive. You can be creative with your visuals and have students come up to the board to increase engagement in your lessons. When you have disabled students in your class, however, you have to take their abilities into consideration when planning out your interactive […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Integrating Technology

Integrating technology into your classroom can be a bit like walking a tightrope. Introducing too much new tech too fast can be overwhelming and frustrating for both teachers and students. On the other hand, without being challenged, students won’t be pushed to grow and expand their comfort zones. How do we find a good middle […]

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How to Collect Data Without Wasting a Single Piece of Paper!

The importance of collecting data in the classroom For teachers, collecting data can inform them on their effectiveness in delivering instruction and provide them information on students’ progress. One of the challenges with collecting data is the time it requires to prepare the content, deliver the content, and more importantly, grade the content. I remember […]

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How to Build a STE(A)M Curriculum

As schools begin to build programs and add initiatives for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), many teachers are flummoxed by the prospect of building this STEAM curriculum from the ground up. As great as it can be to have a blank slate, it can also be intimidating, because you have a blank slate. […]

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Virtual Tours and Augmented Reality with Google Arts and Culture

Through the arts we have a window into the values, perspectives, and capabilities of other people across time and space. Google Arts and Culture allows educators to bring works from around the world into their classrooms to enrich their pedagogy. The Google Arts and Culture website and app also utilize Google Maps and augmented reality […]

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How to Set Your SMART Board Handwriting Recognition for Spanish

Did you know your SMART Board can recognize Spanish? So you are a maestro o maestra de español and you are using your SMART Board’s text pen during class. What better way to help with the teaching process than by having your handwriting be recognized in Spanish text? Yes, SMART Notebook is able to recognize […]

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Vision Boards with Google Slides

Reimagining vision boards Whether you’re looking for a great summer activity or already storing away ideas for the next school year, we have a fun and engaging project to share that also incorporates…. Google Apps! Google Apps, while wonderful for those serious project-based learning (PBL) activities, can also be used for more light-hearted projects. In […]

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What’s Up With My SMART Board?

Your iQ module on your SMART board just got updated! It brings with it some cool new features — but because there have been changes, a little bit of confusion, too. Luckily, we’ve got a quick resource to sort out the changes for you, so you can use the latest and greatest features to your […]

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Coding, Programming, Block-Based, Text-Based… What Does it All Mean?

STEM = new terms, words, and concepts The world of computer programming and coding can be confusing — and often intimidating. As schools continue to incorporate STEM into their curriculum, there are many new words and concepts that are often used, and sometimes misused. Whether you are a teacher looking to add to your curriculum, […]

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Putting the “A” in STEAM at ISTE

Putting the “A” in STEAM: Process Art in Early Education “Putting the A in STEAM, Process Art in Early Education” will be held on Monday, June 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at ISTE. The session room is 120BC. ISTE People’s Choice winner. In this interactive lecture participants will explore the how to incorporate technology […]

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Inspirational PD at the Liberty Science Center

On Thursday, May 16th, New York and New Jersey educators gathered at the Liberty Science Center for an exciting day of professional development delivered by SMART and Teq. “Create Inspiring Classroom Experiences with SMART” was attended by over 120 administrators and teachers focused on leveraging technology to improve instruction. Fabulous group of educators/leaders facilitated by […]

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Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!