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Changing Your Background Filters in Microsoft Teams

In this video we will demonstrate how to change you background filters in Microsoft Teams.

MC: Google Educator Basics Session 15 - Final Assignment

Congratulations! You have made it to the last session in our Google Educator Basics Certification 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.

MC: Google Educator Basics Session 1 - Introduction

Join us for the first session in our Google Educators Basics Digital Teacher Certification! During this certification 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 certification, and discuss the breakdown of courses, assignment requirements, and support resources. We'll also go over the Google Tools that will be covered throughout the certification and how you can use these in creative ways to expand your classroom and create relevant, collaborative, and exciting learning opportunities for your students.

WebEx Meetings Update 2020

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".

Website Makeover Series: Powerful Images

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.

Website Makeover Series: Human-Centered Design

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.

Website Makeover Series: Telling Your School's Story

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.

Website Makeover Series: Assessing Your School's Website

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.

Google Arts & Culture

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.

Google Meet for Remote Learning (Updates)

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.

The Art of Alt Text

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.

Edpuzzle and Google Classroom Integration

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 with Google Forms

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.

Creating a Virtual Whiteboard in SLS Online

Come learn how to use SLS 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. 

Share Your Voice with Voice Memos

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.

Remote Learning: Administrator Strategies

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.

Making Quick Tutorials with SMART Lesson Recorder

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.

Microsoft Teams Overview for Parents

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.

iPad Apps for Every Educator

In this session, we'll explore some great apps that can be used across grade levels and content areas. We'll focus on apps that can be used as formative assessments for students, review games, and as tools for flipping the classroom. Many of these apps have ready-made resources that you can use with your students right away. Others take activities that you may already be using in your classroom and make them more streamlined. No matter how you use them, they are all great tools for bringing your classroom into the 21st century.

Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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.

TCEA: Remote Learning with Google Classroom Pt 1.

This course was made by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA).

Learn how to get started with Google Classroom by creating a classroom and adding students. 

TCEA: Screen Recording in Flipgrid

This course was made by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA).

Learn how to screen record in Flipgrid, and how to use Flipgrid in remote learning.

TCEA: Remote Learning with Google Classroom Pt 2

This course was made by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA).

Learn how to insert content into the stream for Google Classroom. 

Accessing Google Classroom on an iPad

Learn how to access Google Classroom as a student from your iPad. 

GoGuardian - Student Communication

During a monitoring session, teachers can use GoGuardian to do text chat communication and other methods to give instructions, control off-task behavior and do re-teaching and remediation.  Take a look here to see a demonstration of these tools.

GoGuardian - Scene Modes

To help guide and focus students during a GoGuardian monitoring session, teachers can set up Scenes which allows or blocks certain websites and offers tab management.  Check out how to do this in this video.

GoGuardian - Timeline Review

After a monitoring session, teachers can review the Chromebook activity for each student by looking at the timeline which is saved within each Session.

GoGuardian - Off-Task Behavior

Off-Task Behavior is a setting in GoGuardian when in a session.  Teachers can see through a colorcoding system when students are not on task.  Check out how to set it up and what it looks like during a lesson.

GoGuardian - Teacher Commands

During a Session, these are the tools you can use with your students to keep them on track and help them remain productive and on task.

GoGuardian - Monitoring Screens

When you start a session, you'll be able to see the Chromebook/device screen of each connected student during your lesson.

GoGuardian - Adding Owners, Teachers and Helpers

Why do it all yourself?  Add other owners, teachers and helpers to your GoGuardian account to help you during student Chromebook monitoring sessions.  This video shows you how.

GoGuardian - Enrolling Students

In GoGuardian, once you have set up a class, then you need to enroll students.  This video shows you how in multiple methods.  Enjoy!

GoGuardian - Creating Classrooms

In GoGuardian, you can create classes by importing and synchronizing with Google Classroom or set them up manually.  Take a look!

Sharing a file in Teams

In this video we will demonstate how you can easily share a file from you computer in a  Microsoft Teams meeting.  

Sphero RVR - Angle of Incline

Students studying trigonometry will apply their knowledge of solving a triangle to answer this question: What is the steepest angle of incline that the RVR can travel upwards? Students will work in pairs using a ramp and measuring tape to draw a diagram and calculate the angle, test driving the RVR in several trials.

Sphero RVR - Pentagon Paths

After studying interior and exterior angles of polygons, students will program their RVR to trace around the path of a large pentagon. This will involve speed and heading settings in the Sphero EDU blocks.

Sphero RVR - Right Triangle Paths

After studying interior and exterior angles of polygons, students will program their RVR to trace around the path of a large pentagon. This will involve speed and heading settings in the Sphero EDU blocks.

Signing into Your Microsoft Account

Learn how to sign into your Microsoft account.

Converting a Word Doc to a PDF

Learn how to convert a Word document to a PDF.

Canvas - Announcements and Discussions

In this video we'll explore how teachers can post announcments to keep their students currrent with what is going on.  Also, discussions during class are a great tool for going deeper into what the students should know.

Canvas - Adding Quizzes

Watch this video to see a couple example of quizzes on your Canvas platform, and how to create and post them for students.

SMART Notebook - Animating Text

When the teacher needs students to come up to the SMART board and tap on a word or letter to identify something in the lesson, text can be animated.  This means that the word or letter can magically change color!  This involves text animation, and this video show you how to create the magic!

Schoology: Course Updates & Announcements

In Schoology, a teacher can post updates and announcements for parents and students.  This video show you how.

How Are You Feeling?

Students will be able to connect emotions to scenarios. Students will color the appropriate color code to match the ozobot’s movement, either left or right, to the correct emotion. Have students explain their reasoning for the emotions they feel are correct

Makey Makey - Classifying Triangles

Using a dark graphite pencil and card stock, students will be making an interactive poster to show off their knowledge of classifying triangles by angle measure and length of sides.

Makey Makey - With Gamepads

In this lesson demostration, students make a gamepad using Play Doh.  I show how to test the gamepad out with Scratch programs and also some online free games.  This will all lead up to Game Design as students become more familiar with creating circuits on the Makey Makey board.

Makey Makey - Insulators and Conductors

What types of materials are conductive?  Join me as I demonstrate a lesson using our Makey Makey board as students explore the concept of insulators and conductors.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals - 2019

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!

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals - 2018

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. 

Rube Goldberg Sizzle Reel

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!

Draw Activities in SLS Online

Learn how to create, distribute, and monitor drawing assignments through a combination of the GSuite for Education and SLS Online. These are assignments for learning things like sight words, parts of speech, and drawing by numbers. 

SMART Podium Basics

In this short video, we will look into how to connect your SMART Podium to an external display as well as how to use the stylus for inking and touch.

Financial Aid and Student Loans

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!

APPlicable - Apps to Support Your Student's College Search

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.

APPlicable: Apps to Help You Shop Smarter

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.

APPlicable: Apps to Boost Organization & More!

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!

Socialization Techniques

"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.

Stress Reducing Techniques

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.

New York State CTLE Requirements

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.

Civics for Adults: Voting

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.

Using SMART Notebook Player App on iPad

Join Joseph as he explains how to use the SMART Notebook Player app on an iPad to untether you to a SMART IFP using the Notebook app in the iq module. Freely walk around your classroom while being able to deliver lessons seemlessly as students follw along on their personal devices.

Creating a Split Screen on a Chromebook

In this video we will demonstate how to create a split screen on your Chrombook.