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Geena Maharaj

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Perfecta | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400

Perfecta™ 2400 Awarded DA’s Top 100 Products of 2015

By: Geena Maharaj
December 3rd, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

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STEM | VariQuest Tools: Cutout Maker 1800 | Academic Subject: Science | VariQuest Tools: Trifecta 800 3D Printer | 3D Printing | Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer | Kinesthetic Learning

Cover Next Generation Science Standards with Help from VariQuest

By: Geena Maharaj
November 12th, 2015

I remember how fascinated I was by Morse code when I first heard about it as a young fry. I can only imagine the proverbial lightbulb (well, probably a candle at that time) that went off in Samuel Morse’s mind as he came up with the idea for nonverbally telecommunicating with others. No offense Sam, but boy, finger tapping conversations have come a long way.

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How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

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STEM | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Trifecta 800 3D Printer | 3D Printing | Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer

What Schools Will Gain from 3D Printing

By: Geena Maharaj
October 19th, 2015

The 80s were revolutionary in a number of ways. Big hair, neon aerobic garb, and the King of Pop made headlines. But in the realm of educational technology, the personal computer stole the show. Today, we’re experiencing a similar revolution. Setting aside the popularity of man buns, boho chic wear, and unfortunately, “Beliebers”, the edtech world is again taken aback by cutting-edge technology. PCs, time to make room for 3D printers. 

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Perfecta | Poster Maker 3600

Make Your School Life Easier with VariQuest™ Repositionable Paper

By: Geena Maharaj
September 18th, 2015

   Easily display activities, diagrams, infographics, instructional signage and more with our new Repositionable Paper for Perfecta™ 2400, Poster Maker 3600, and ProImage® Poster Printer!

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VariQuest Product Updates | Maker Movement | Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer | Kinesthetic Learning

Why Your School Needs Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer

By: Geena Maharaj
September 15th, 2015

We at VariQuest™ are beyond excited to share our big news. Introducing the newest addition to our visual learning tools—Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer!

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Perfecta | Student Engagement | Poster Maker 3600 | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600

How to Promote Anti-Bullying Behavior

By: Geena Maharaj
August 21st, 2015

Fill in the blank. Students who are ______ are more likely to bring a weapon to school. One in eight children who are ______ fear being attacked at school. Over half of teens have been ______, and nearly the same number of teens has ______ a peer.

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Education Policy | Student Engagement | STEM

Soledad O'Brien at ISTE 2015: "Technology for technology’s sake is a complete waste."

By: Geena Maharaj
July 6th, 2015

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Differentiated Instruction | Perfecta

Last Year's Perfecta Winner at ISTE: Kitty Herbel

By: Geena Maharaj
June 25th, 2015

“OMG, OMG, OMG…I WON!” If you overheard this public outburst back at ISTE in 2014, you witnessed Kitty Herbel realizing she had won—big time. The Waller Middle School educator won the one and only VariQuest™ Perfecta™ Poster Design System, and she couldn’t have been happier.

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Lessons/Activities/Templates | Common Core | Education Policy

Promote Student Engagement with the Common Core Toolkit

By: Geena Maharaj
June 8th, 2015

What do 43 states, the District of Columbia, 4 territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity share at their educative core?

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Featured Topics: Classroom Celebrations/Holidays | Featured Topics: Student Engagement

Student Recognition Made Easy

By: Geena Maharaj
May 29th, 2015

Students aren’t too different from rats. They may not be scurrying around with long tails trailing behind, nor are they considered deadly pests. But as psychologist BF Skinner proved, humans and rats find commonality in positive reinforcement. As Skinner rewarded his test rats with food for doing the perceived “right thing,” they continued on the right path. As teachers recognize positive student behavior, students are galvanized to continue their positive behavior.

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