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With Social and Emotional Learning being a focus in education, teachers are always looking for fun and creative ways to incorporate SEL into their daily lessons. In this course, we'll explore how the Sphero robot can not only be used to teach code, but be a key player in SEL. Come roll on in for some fun ideas and inspiration!
You've made it to the end of our Apple iPadOS micro-credential! During this last session we will review your final assignment, and go over how to integrate each of the apps to make a complete final presentation. Join us to wrap up your learning into one cohesive presentation, and complete your Teq micro-credential!
Welcome to the first session of our Apple iPadOS micro-credential. Throughout this micro-credential, you will learn the ins and outs of many of the iPadOS applications as well as how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. In this first session, we will take a look at a sample final project to set you up for success. We will also discuss the process of submitting your assignments, finding your feedback, and how to receive support. Let's get your iPads ready for some learning!
Welcome to the first session of our Apple macOS micro-credential. Throughout this micro-credential, you will learn the ins and outs of many of the macOS applications, as well as how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. In this first session, we will take a look at a sample final project to set you up for success. We will also discuss the process of submitting your assignments, finding your feedback, and how to receive support. Let's get your Mac ready for some learning!
There are many requirements of an accessible website. In this course, you will learn some best practices to ensure that your website is accessible. We will reinforce accessibility basics and help you post accessible information on your website.
Congratulations! You have made it to the last session in our Google Educator Basics micro-credential series. You are one assignment away from earning your certificate, and this session is going to give you all the tips, tricks, and details you need to make that happen. In this session, we'll provide you with plenty of example final assignments, a detailed look at the rubric, and a review of the Google Educator Certification process should you decide to move forward with Google's own certification.
Join us for the first session in our Google Educators Basics micro-credential track! During this series, you'll learn how to create a 21st-century classroom with Google. You might even move on to take Google's Google Educator Level 1 exam! In our first session, we'll introduce the micro-credential, discuss the breakdown of courses, assignment requirements, and support resources. We'll also go over the Google Tools that will be covered throughout the series and how you can use these in creative ways to expand your classroom and create relevant, collaborative, and exciting learning opportunities for your students.
In this course we will take a look at an important and useful update to WebEx Meetings - breakout rooms! This session is intended as a companion session to the WebEx overview course "Getting Started with WebEx Meetings".
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. This session will cover how to use powerful images to best represent your school. After engaging with this course, you'll know all of the tricks and tips to use when assessing and selecting images for your school website. Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. Join this session to reimagine your school website with a focus on human-centered design. You'll learn what that means, why it's so important, and how to redesign your website so that it is easier for users to access.
Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. In this course, we'll discuss how to use storytelling to make sure that anyone accessing your website will find the information they're looking for. We'll also talk about telling your school's story, and presenting your school in a positive light, through your website design. After taking this course, you'll be able to plan and redesign your website to best represent your school. Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. In this course, you'll learn what to assess — and how to go about the assessment process — when evaluating your school website. By the end of this session you'll be ready and able to test and reflect on your school website, and have a clear sense of ways to make improvements. Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
When users in the Google domain need to check out equipment, reserve a room or technology cart, or schedule their students into a STEM lab, they will use Google Calendar. However, these resources need to be set up ahead of time by you, the super admin on the account. Every resource or learning space needs to be connected to a building. This video shows you how.
Infusing art into lessons is a great way to make the curriculum more vibrant and provide additional avenues for student understanding. Google Arts and Culture offers thousands of works of art, and virtual tours of museums and landmarks for users. This video explores this website and offers strategies for incorporating them into classroom and remote lessons.
As the use of video conferencing has increased in times of remote learning, Google has made some critical improvements. In this course we will explore some important updates Google has released for Meet and Google Classroom that will make your life a lot easier as you continue to use Google Workspace for Education for remote learning.
What is alt text? Why is it important? How do we decide which alt text to use? This session will inform participants how to provide appropriate descriptive text for those who cannot see images and are using screen readers with digitally accessible content.
Join our Chief Learning Officer, Robert-Wayne Harris, and our Director of eLearning, Joseph Sanfilippo as they discuss strategies for managing a staff as they implement remote learning.
This video covers how to seamlessly post assignments from Edpuzzle to Google Classroom, as well as how to track student work on Edpuzzle.
Taking attendance remotely can be a little tricky but using Google Forms in Google Classroom makes it easier. We will look at creating a form and assigning it in Google Classroom so you can start taking attendance remotely.
Learn how to create, distribute, and monitor drawing assignments through a combination of the Google Workspace for Education and Lumio, formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online. These are assignments for learning things like sight words, parts of speech, and drawing by numbers.
Come learn how to use Lumio, formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online as a live virtual whiteboard for students. We will also be seeing how to create quick handouts for students that you as the teacher can monitor and provide feedback on.
Voice Memos is an app on your iPhone or iPad that you can use to record your voice. Making voice recordings for your students can be particularly meaningful when working remotely. In this session, we will show you how you can use this app to create, edit and share your recordings with your students.
Join our Chief Learning Officer, Robert-Wayne Harris, and our Director of eLearning, Joseph Sanfilippo, as they share administrative strategies for implementing Remote Learning in your school or district. With over 30 years of collective school administrative experience as Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and Directors of Technology, along with 20+ years of experience planning technology professional development and school improvement plans, Robert-Wayne and Joseph offer a variety of strategies as you transition your school and district to a distance learning model.
SMART Lesson Recorder is a built-in feature to SMART Learning Suite. If you have SMART Notebook installed on your computer, SMART Lesson Recorder is available to use right away. With this feature, you can create quick tutorials for your students. In this video, we will show you how to create quick tutorials that you can send to your students as they complete work from home.
So your student has been assigned work through Microsoft Teams. What does that mean? How can you see what they're working on? What can you do to help your student? In this course, we'll go over the basics of Microsoft Teams and what you need to know as a parent.
Innovations in science are happening at a rapid rate. Often driven by technology and human ingenuity, these advancements must be supported from the ground up in future working populations to sustain this growth. That's where the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) come in, since strong K-12 science standards can help to prepare students for careers within this discipline. Join us to learn about the inner workings of the NGSS and how to read them in a way that helps you to frame engaging science activities.
On an iPad, students and parents can join a teacher's Google Meet session from inside Google Classroom. This video shows you how!
In this video we will show you how to change your background in Microsoft Teams.
Learn how to manage multiple account on Google Chrome on an iPad.
Learn how to save a website favorite on Safari on an iPad.
In this video we will demonstate how to create a split screen on your Chrombook.
In this video we will demonstrate how to turn on and off your video and mute and unmute your microphone in Microsoft Teams.
In this video we will show you how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting.
In this video you will learn how to rename a file in Google Drive using the Drive app on iPad.
In this video you will learn how to join a Google Classroom with a code on iPad.
In this video you will learn how to create a file in Google Drive using the Drive app on iPad.
In this video you will learn how to make a copy of a file in Google Drive using the Drive app on iPad.
In this video you will learn how to upload a file in Google Drive using the Drive app on iPad.
In this video you will learn how to attach a file to an email in Gmail on iPad.
Press play to learn how to rename a file in Microsoft OneDrive.
Press play to learn how to create a new file in Microsoft OneDrive.
Press play to learn how to make a copy of a file in Microsoft OneDrive.
In this video, you will learn how to upload an existing file to OneDrive.
In this video, you will learn how to access the OneDrive of your student.
Learn how to manage multiple accounts in Google Chrome
Learn how to send an email to multiple people using Outlook.
Join us to learn how to reset your network and router in Windows 10.
In this video, learn how to set a default web camera on your Windows 10 device.
Join us to learn how to choose your audio output source on a Windows 10 PC.
In this video, you'll learn all about how to choose a microphone to use on your Windows 10 PC.
Join us to learn how to set up multiple desktops and extend your desktop to those additional displays.
In this video, we'll show you how to access and manage your clipboard history on your Windows 10 device.
Want to take a screenshot on your Windows 10 device? Learn how to use the Snip & Sketch app to quickly take screenshots and annotate your images.
In this instructional video, we'll show you how to share files and folders in your Microsoft 365 OneDrive.
In this short tutorial, we'll show you how to use Microsoft's built-in translate feature.
In this video, we'll take a look at how to use Microsoft's Immersive Reader Tool.
In this video, learn how to create a new folder for storage on your Windows 10 device.
In this tutorial, learn how to move and organize files and folders on your Windows 10 device.
In this video, you'll learn how to export a PowerPoint Presentation, create a PDF, and more!
Wondering how to adjust settings on your computer to make it more accessible? In this video, we'll show you how with Ease of Access, including Windows Narrator.
In this video, we'll show you how to help your child find their quizzes and tests inside the Canvas LMS and how to submit them to their teacher.
In this video we'll focus on how parents can help students find their Canvas courses after logging in.
As a parent, you can help your student find where his/her assignments are listed and how to turn them in to the teacher.
In this video, we'll show you how to take different types of screenshots in Windows 10.
Can't find a file or program easily? Learn how the search function can make this task a little faster.
Need to know more about your processor or operating system? In this video, we'll show you how to navigate to your System's Settings and locate your About page.
Learn what options are available within Infinite Campus.
Learn how to check your child's grades in Infinite Campus.
Learn how to access Google Classroom as a student from your iPad.
Join us for this quick tutorial on how to connect to a printer.
Where is the Control Panel? We'll show you two quick ways to get there, and how to navigate the options.
Learn how to check your child's schedule in Infinite Campus.
Here is a quick ivdeo to helo your child complete a quiz in Microsoft Teams
In this tutorial, we'll cover how to connect your Mac to Wi-Fi and forget Wi-Fi-networks.
In this video, we'll cover how to bookmark websites on the Mac version of Safari.
In this video, learn how to check for software updates and see your OS version.
In this video, we'll review how you can create albums and folders to keep your photos organized.
In this video, we'll cover how to enable and use the speech to text feature on your Mac.
In this quick tutorial, we'll cover how you can set a default web browser in your Mac settings.
Learn how to pin a program to the taskbar for quick access in the future.
Learn how to extract a compressed file or folder so that it can be viewed.
Learn how to compress files so that they can be shared more easily.
Learn how to rename a file to be able to find it easier later.
Learn how to safely remove a USB or Flash Drive from you computer so that you do not risk corrupting the files on your drive.
Learn how to change the language on your Windows 10 computer or add more language options.
Learn how to pin a program to the Start Menu for quick access in the future.
Learn how to search within a document to navigate more easily or replace text with one click.
Learn about the different ways to save a file, from locally on your computer to in the cloud with OneDrive.
In this tutorial, discover how to uninstall and install programs and applications on your Mac.
Learn how to personalize some settings in Windows 10 for a more custom experience.
Learn how to sort the icons on your Desktop to stay better organized.
Discover all of the different accessibility settings available on your Mac.
Learn how to access and use the Dictation Tool across Windows apps.
In this tutorial, we'll look at printer settings and learn how to connect a printer to your Mac.
Learn how to select the default program for opening up your PDF files.
In this video, we'll cover how to pin your favorite or most-used apps to the Dock on your Mac.
Ready to get organized? Join us to learn how to make folders and organize your files on a Mac.
In this video, learn how to enable a web camera on your Mac for various applications.
In this quick tutorial, we'll show you how to choose a microphone for use on your Mac.
In this video, we'll cover how to change the default language on your Mac.
In this video we'll go over how to check your child's grades in the student view.
In this tutorial we'll cover how you or your child would join a new group on Schoology.
In this tutorial we'll cover how students can take and submit an assessment/test/quiz in Schoology.
In this tutorial we'll cover how students can join a new course in Schoology.
In this video we'll cover how you can help your child see all the different courses they are enrolled in.
In this video, we'll see how to check a child's calendar through the student view in you Schoology parent account.
In this video, we'll cover how to create your own library of resources in Schoology using My Resources.
In this video, learn how to view your child's Schoology courses from the student perspective.
In this quick tutorial, we'll go over how to create a Schoology parent account for the first time.
In this video, you'll learn how your child can work on and submit an assignment in their Schoology account.
In this video, we'll show you how to send a message within your Schoology account.
Learn how to add a new child to your existing schoology account.
In this tutorial, we'll cover how to create a new Numbers file on your Mac.
In this video, we'll learn how to create a new Keynote Presentation on a Mac.
In this tutorial, learn how to create a new Pages document on your Mac.
In this video, we'll learn how to access the control panel on a Mac and discover some of the different settings available.
Learn how to share a Google File, including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms.
Learn how to create a new file, including, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms in Drive.
Learn how to make copies of a file in Google Drive
Learn how to upload existing files to Google Drive
Learn how to attach a document to an email within Gmail.
Learn how to set notifications for Google Calendar events.
Learn how to view and hide different calendars within Google Calendar.
In this tutorial, we'll go over how to connect your Chromebook to the internet so you can get started using all the features!
Learn how to access and adjust the settings on your Chromebook.
In this video, we'll review how to add apps to your Chromebook.
Learn how to add apps to the shelf, or bottom bar, on your Chromebook.
Learn how to sign into a different account on a Chromebook.
Learn how to enable the web camera on your Chromebook.
Learn how to change the default language on your Chromebook.
Learn how to translate a webpage on your Chromebook.
In this course, learn the basics of what your Chromebook can and cannot do.
Learn how to force quit a frozen app on your Chromebook.
Learn how to take a screenshot on your Chromebook.
Learn how to turn Caps Lock on and off while using a Chromebook.
Learn how to enable offline mode on a Chromebook.
Learn how to connect to bluetooth on a Chromebook.
In this video, you'll learn how to conect bluetooth devices to your iPad.
In this quick tutorial, we'll go over how to utilize the dictation feature to insert text.
In this video, learn how to use the zoom feature to to magnify your entire screen or only what you need.
In this quick tutorial, we'll learn how to change your keyboard settings and enable 3rd party keyboards.
In this video, learn how to enable and use the assistive touch feature, which can replace the need for using gestures or buttons to control your screen.
Are your pages looking cluttered? Learn how to create folders, move apps, and delete them from your device
In this video, we'll review how to access and download apps from the App Store.
Learn how to organize your photos so you can easily find everything you need.
Learn how to use guided access to keep you focused or as a parental control tool.
In this tutorial, we'll review how to connect and disconect from WiFi networks. We'll also cover how to forget networks to prevent automatic rejoining.
Learn how to access the control center and customize it to provide you with easy access to settings you often use.
In this tutorial, learn how to share the content of your screen with others using the Airplay feature.
In this tutorial, we'll review how to take a screenshot using your iOS device.
Learn how to use your device's notes app to scan documents and even add signatures!
Learn how to change the default language on your iOS device.
Learn how to check your iOS device for software updates.
Learn what predictive text is and how to use it on your device.
On your Windows 10 computer, here are a couple of ways to make sure you are connected to a nearby wifi network for your child's remote learning.
In this skills video, we'll show you how to use your inbox on Canvas to spark conversations with your student's teachers!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to join conferences with your student's teachers!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to create custom alerts on your student's Canvas courses so that you're notified when a teacher makes changes!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to navigate your student's courses on Canvas to check their progress!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to access the log-in page for Canvas!
In this skills video, we'll walk you through the process of creating your own parent account for Canvas!
In this skills video, we'll demonstrate the Inbox function and how you can communicate with all your student's classroom teachers!
In this skills video, we'll show you the features of the calendar function of the Canvas Parent App!
In this skills video, we'll show you how to set alerts in each of your student's courses so you're notified for everything!
In this skill video, we'll show parents how to log onto the Canvas App with their mobile devices!
A quick how-to on accessing a Google Meet from the Classroom app.
A quick how-to on accessing Google Calendar from the Classroom app.
A quick how-to and accessing Google Drive from the Classroom app.
A quick how-to and turning in assignments in Google Classroom on the iPad.
A quick how-to on answering teacher-posted questions in Google Classroom on the iPad.
A quick how-to on posting and commenting in Google Classroom on the iPad.
A quick how-to on joining a class in Google Classroom on the iPad using a teacher-provided code
A quick how-to on viewing classes in the Google Classroom app on the iPad.
A quick how-to on setting up the Google Classroom app for the iPad.
A short how-to on aqccessing a c lass Google Drive folder from Google Classroom.
A short how-to on joining a Google Meet video conference from Google Classroom.
A short how-to on joining a new Classroom with a teacher-provided access code.
A short how-to on replying to comments in Google Classroom.
A short tour of Guardian reports from Google Classroom.
A short how-to on accessing the calendar from Classroom.
A short how-to on answer questions posted by the teacher in Google Classroom
A short how-to on logging in to Google Classroom as a student.
A short how-to on turing in assignments on Google Classroom.
In this skills video, we'll look at using the new Desmos Widget in Lumio by SMART. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started!
Learn how you can launch a lesson from the Whiteboard and then control it from a secondary device such as a Smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Learn how you can easily pin your websites so that they appear in the Favorites section of the SMART IQ.
In this video we will demonstrate how to change you background filters in Microsoft Teams.
View highlights of the official 2019 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest finals. Students were given the task to "Put Money in a Piggy Bank." A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed, and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. All you need is a good Imagination and a pile of junk!
View highlights of the 2018 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals. Students were given the task to "Pour a Bowl of Cereal."Since 1988, tens of thousands of students have competed in annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contests° where they are challenged to build the wackiest, working Rube Goldberg Machine that completes a common task.In the structured environment of the competitions, these contraptions are more than just Rube Goldberg Machines. They inspire communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. They hone skills like math, physics, and chemistry. On a formal basis, this learning experience falls under the umbrella of STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math) education.
A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! Based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. His drawings and imagined machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story, and most important of all — they make you laugh!
Success! Your child has been accepted to their dream school! Now, how will they pay for it? We have all seen the headlines regarding the recent jump in students taking out loans for school, and the burden parents take on as borrowers, as well. In this session, we'll take a look at all of the different financial aid loans you might be eligible for, and we'll help you and your child make the decision that's best for everyone!
In this APPlicable session, we'll look at college planning apps and scholarship tools to help you get your student prepared for their college search.
In this session of APPlicable, we'll explore a variety of apps to ease the stresses of shopping. We'll show you apps that provide deals and savings, save you time, and help you manage those expenses.
Join us to discuss how our curated list of apps can make your life a little easier and more organized. Whether you have an Apple or Android advice, we've got you covered!
"Nobody likes me!" As parents, helping your child resolve social issues can be a difficult experience, as is watching them deal with these kinds of emotions. Join us as we help you develop six methods to transform these conversations into opportunities for growth.
Everyone experiences stress, and how we deal with it has a huge impact on our lives. Join us to discover some ways to avoid stress — and if you can't avoid it, how to reduce it, and best handle those stressful situations.
Teq’s New York State Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Webinar provides a brief overview of the new regulations required by educators (Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Administrators) to maintain their Certifications in NYS. The Webinar provides school and district leaders with valuable information on the CTLE Requirements, CTLE Approved Sponsors or Providers of Professional Development, as well as an overview of Teq’s CTLE Approved Professional Development, which includes our Onsite CTLE Approved Courses, our over 900 Online CTLE Approved Courses, and access to over 10 hours of “Free” CTLE Approved Courses via our “Getting Started” Site. At the conclusion of this Webinar, Teachers and School/District Leaders will have a better understanding of the NYS CTLE Requirements, greater insight into Teq’s Onsite and Online Professional Development Programs, Courses, and Platforms, and a list of resources and websites where they can find detailed information pertaining New York State’s Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Regulations and Teq’s CTLE Approved Professional Development.
In this session, we’ll be diving into the question of civic engagement. What does civics mean for your child, and how can you teach your child to be civically engaged, no matter their age. Join us as we discuss ways to address civic responsibility, and share general tips to help you promote civic engagement within your family.
The process of making one’s voice count is through one of the basic tenets of American society - the power of the voting booth. This video is the first in a series related to how one can vote in their local, state, and national elections.The first step to be able to vote is to register. By registering, you will be allowed to enter a designated polling place and cast your vote. So how does one become registered? Let’s begin.
Take a look and see how ou can modify some of your settings in the parent portal of Infinite Campus.
See what iside the Message Center of your Infinite Campus account.
In this video we'll go over how students can find Schoology assignment work to finish and turn in to the teacher.
Need help with your child's assignment in Microsoft Teams? Here is a quick video to help with your child's assignment that is already created for them by the teacher.
Need help with your child's assignment in Microsoft Teams? Here is a quick video to assist in creating a document as part of that assignment.
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