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Engaging Students with Sign Language

Engaging Students with Sign Language

I recently came across a meme that I found rather inspiring. It depicted individuals that have been educating us remotely long before schools went remote. From literacy with Levar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow,” to social and emotional learning with “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood,” to art with Bob Ross, nature with Steve Irwin, and science with Bill Nye […] READ MORE
4 Takeaways from Teq’s Virtual Summits

4 Takeaways from Teq’s Virtual Summits

This summer, Teq held a series of virtual learning summits that were dedicated to helping educators prepare for this unpredictable school year. We assembled a team of industry experts, education leaders, and even a New York State Senator to discuss strategies for safe school re-openings and remote/hybrid learning solutions. Although nothing beats experiencing each of […] READ MORE
Currents by Google

Currents by Google

Google’s social network, Google+ never reached the level of popularity as other social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Now, its new iteration, Currents, is geared towards helping organizations effectively communicate and share information. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the newest G Suite app and explore some ways to […] READ MORE
PDF Mergy Answers the Call to Combine PDFs

PDF Mergy Answers the Call to Combine PDFs

Compiling a PDF file Have you ever had two or more PDFs that you wished were all together in one file rather than in two or more files? Just this week, I created several PDFs from Google documents I had in my Google Drive, and I wanted to merge them together with some PDFs I […] READ MORE
Literacy Apps for Early Childhood Education

Literacy Apps for Early Childhood Education

There are several apps available that are great enhancements for promoting early literacy skills for young children. In this blog, we will explore three apps that I’ve found useful when working on literacy and communication skills. These apps allow for some student guided time and differentiation, as well as large group discussions. They are also […] READ MORE
Zip, Zap, Zop!

Zip, Zap, Zop!

Anyone who has done anything related to theater has most likely played the game Zip, Zap, Zop. It’s a classic warm-up to get actors focused and moving! It also leads to some great laughs. Here’s how to play Have all the participants stand in a circle. It is important that everyone can see each other. […] READ MORE
Managing 3D Print Queues

Managing 3D Print Queues

Considerations for your 3D printer Adding a 3D printer to your classroom is both exciting and stressful. Now that it is set up, and you’re read to start printing, but how do you decide the process of who prints their design and when they get to print it? Before you get started, here are some […] READ MORE
Creating Remote Learning Activities Using ClassFlow

Creating Remote Learning Activities Using ClassFlow

ClassFlow is a free, cloud-based platform designed to provide teachers and students with a common and remote interactive space. Here, they can share and work jointly on lessons, activities, polls, and quizzes. One of the applications within ClassFlow is the Activity Creator. This provides teachers with the means to apply content to a variety of […] READ MORE
Introducing Screencastify Submit for Student Video

Introducing Screencastify Submit for Student Video

As you work with your students in your remote classroom, video responses are a fun and unique way to help students verbalize what they know, what they’ve figured out, and what connections they’ve made. In combination with written work and projects, students can submit videos of progress and make presentations for the class. Welcome to […] READ MORE
Increase Productivity From Home with These Windows 10 Tricks

Increase Productivity From Home with These Windows 10 Tricks

Working from home can be a stressful experience for many of us. Some are using work computers they are not familiar with while others are using home computers that don’t contain all of their work documents. Here are some tricks for Windows 10 computers that should help make your experience a little less stressful. Take […] READ MORE
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

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