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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your SMART Board and Flat Panel Display

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your SMART Board and Flat Panel Display

As a Professional Development specialist here at Teq, I am most often asked by teachers, especially now, “How do I clean and/or disinfect a SMART Board or flat panel display and the accessories?” This question will be posed frequently by teachers prior to this September and beyond. However, the procedure is uncomplicated and not time-consuming, […] READ MORE
Build a Remote Community with Bitmoji Classrooms

Build a Remote Community with Bitmoji Classrooms

A major challenge of remote teaching is losing the inherent value of the classroom as a place of learning. Teachers spend countless hours shaping their classrooms into ideal spaces, with different stations and areas for specific purposes. Something many teachers have begun doing to recapture this feeling is create classrooms on Google Slides or Microsoft […] READ MORE
Read-Aloud Resources for Students and Teachers

Read-Aloud Resources for Students and Teachers

In these times of remote learning, it comes as no surprise that books and literature have become digital too. Nothing will replace the personal interaction and intimacy of reading to a student (or in my opinion, the hard copy of a book), but the following websites and resources offer an excellent alternative. The best part is — […] READ MORE
Triangle Offense with Sphero

Triangle Offense with Sphero

Although I love being active, I am not what one would call a sports fan. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good sports documentary, and if you’re up on pop culture, you may have heard about ESPN’s The Last Dance. The Last Dance chronicles the final season of the historic Chicago Bulls team […] READ MORE
The ZoomIt Tool for Presentations

The ZoomIt Tool for Presentations

Teachers can use a fantastic free tool on their Windows PC while presenting. It’s called the ZoomIt tool, and with it, we can zoom in on certain content on our computer screen, use ink annotation tools, and draw straight lines or arrows to help our students and audience focus on what we want to emphasize. […] READ MORE
Using the Draw Tool in Microsoft OneNote for Math

Using the Draw Tool in Microsoft OneNote for Math

Throughout my time as a PD specialist I have frequently trained teachers in the Google, Microsoft, and Apple learning suites. One of the most common questions I am asked is which one I think is the best. My honest answer is that all three have their strengths and weaknesses. However, all three are best leveraged […] READ MORE
Using Jamboard and Google Docs to Show Math Work

Using Jamboard and Google Docs to Show Math Work

Many teachers are using Google Classroom to create assignments for their students during this period of digital and remote learning. Google Docs and Google Forms are effective methods of creating worksheets but some assignments require more than just simple answers. Math teachers for example, might need to see students work for solving the problem to […] READ MORE
Google Classroom and Physical Education

Google Classroom and Physical Education

Physical education remains an important part of a student’s education, even if they’re learning remotely. Students might be tempted to become sedentary while at home, but with these tips and tricks for using Google Classroom for PE you can keep them engaged, healthy, and moving. Post Videos These can be videos of a specific sport […] READ MORE
Maze Making for Math Measurements and Logic with Robots

Maze Making for Math Measurements and Logic with Robots

Logic, mazes…. and robots? On a recent visit to the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, I watched a group of students try to navigate a logic maze by Roger Abbott. The maze was designed in such a way that students were meant to follow along the path and reach the endpoint while […] READ MORE
Watch a YouTube Video in Another Language with Subtit

Watch a YouTube Video in Another Language with Subtit

What is Subtit? Subtit is a video translation tool, accessible through a web app or Chrome extension, that is used to dub-over a YouTube video in another language. This can be useful if you have students who are in the process of acquiring English and you are assigning a task that involves them watching a […] READ MORE
Jamming with Google’s Jamboard

Jamming with Google’s Jamboard

Introducing Jamboard Jamboard in G Suite is Google’s collaborative whiteboard software. Originally made to use with Google’s physical interactive whiteboard, Jamboard software is a great tool for teachers looking for remote learning solutions that will allow students to work collaboratively in a space that is less structured than Google Docs or Slides. A Jamboard virtual […] READ MORE
Virtual Museum Trips Around the World

Virtual Museum Trips Around the World

Visiting a museum is a wonderful and enriching experience. However, when it is not possible to visit the actual museum, there are other options available. Most institutions offer a virtual experience for people to explore. Here is a list of some great virtual experiences for your students to visit while they are at home. British […] READ MORE
ReadWorks: A Distance Learning Platform for Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks: A Distance Learning Platform for Reading Comprehension

Although ReadWorks can be used in a traditional classroom setting as a print source for texts and materials, it is also a very powerful distance learning platform. Teachers can leverage the reading material with question sets, eBooks, and vocabulary development to create high-impact instruction. It’s also free for both teachers and students. Getting started with ReadWorks […] READ MORE
Editable PDF and Whiteboard Notes with Office Lens

Editable PDF and Whiteboard Notes with Office Lens

How do students and teachers capture document pages and whiteboard notes on their mobile devices? By taking a picture or scan of it, right? But once you get the picture of the notes and send it to yourself or someone else, can you edit it? Can you make changes or update it? The typical process […] READ MORE
Biography Report Alternative with Bloxels

Biography Report Alternative with Bloxels

There is a lot of merit in having students write research papers. Through the process, students learn to form and express ideas, evaluate source material, support thesis statements with research, and so on. But writing papers is not for every student, nor is the practice of traditional essay writing necessarily applicable in many students’ post-education […] READ MORE
Chrome Extensions to Benefit Your Google Meet

Chrome Extensions to Benefit Your Google Meet

With the advent of the work from home (WFH) life we are living, having meetings with staff and students can be a bit daunting. Using Google Meet to create a virtual version of face-to-face time with your students has filled that void of seeing their lovely faces in the classroom. But for those of us […] READ MORE
Online Teaching Resources for Spotting Misleading Media

Online Teaching Resources for Spotting Misleading Media

Broadly speaking, American educators have three primary purposes: to provide students with professional skills to make them competitive in the workforce, to enrich the minds of students through a well-rounded education, and to engender the civic competencies needed for students to be educated voters and engaged citizens. Since at least the introduction of the “New […] READ MORE
Apps to Support Mental Wellness for Students

Apps to Support Mental Wellness for Students

Mental health wellness is important As we make the transition into remote learning, it’s important to shed some light on mental health and wellness. As teachers, we always had a part in our students mental health due to spending face-to-face time with them day in and day out. How do we do that now? How […] READ MORE

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!