July 2, 2017

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July Dates to Celebrate

Whether you're celebrating a beloved author with a July birthday, Independence Day, Amelia Earhart Day, or the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, this month's edtech resource highlights will help you find just what you need!

Celebrate Famous Authors and Reinforce Literacy Skills

Beatrix Potter, Jan Berenstain, and E.B. White were all born in July. Our collection of interactive audio books allow all students, including emerging readers and ESL/ELL learners, to explore these authors and many more!

Talking storybooks, animations, and more! »

Honoring the Life, Legend, and Career of Amelia Earhart

Explore this collection of reviewed resources about Amelia Earhart, aviation, and the history of flight. Find classroom activity ideas or use our curated list for research projects about Amelia Earhart or other aviation pioneers.

Soar high with aviation resources »

Professional Learning Opportunities

Our OK2Ask virtual workshops are in full swing! Take a look at our summer schedule and save the dates for Google MANIA and Microsoft Innovative Educator Day!

OK2Ask Virtual Workshops: Technology Integration All Summer Long!

OK2Ask's professional learning topics this summer range from Google Classroom to Technology Integration with Blendspace and many others. Registration is now open for July and August sessions. Join from the comfort of your own home!

Summertime learning starts here »

60 Minutes. 140 Characters. Join us for July's EdTech Twitter Chat!

Our usual bi-monthly Twitter chats wind down to once per month during the summer. Our chat topic in July will be Infusing STEM. In August, we'll focus on Back to School! Join us as we tweet and share over an hour of collaboration and learning.

Read all of our Twitter topics »

Even More EdTech Resources to Explore

Use the additional resources below for extended professional learning and educational technology inspiration!

Happy Birthday America

Celebrate Independence Day!

Our 4th of July-themed curated list of resources offers a variety of classroom ideas, grade level recommendations, curriculum-based activities and more.

Numerous crafts, quizzes, printables for the Fourth!»

Thursday, July 13

Google MANIA Day Is Fast Approaching!

Join us for a GOOGLE-TASTIC day packed with 5 fabulous sessions, each 1-hour long. Sessions begin at 2 PM ET. Topics range from Winning Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom to Managing Your 1:1 G Suite Classroom.

Register for Google MANIA »

Full Day Training

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Day

Join us on July 27th for a full day of Microsoft education. Explore how to put tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Microsoft Forms, and Sway to work in the classroom. Participants will earn a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator badge.

Don't miss MIE Day! Register now»

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Invisible Web of U.S. Government Information

Our most recent blog entry delves into the topic of digital literacy. Explore the tools shared in this post and review the best resources students and teachers can use to meet their information requirements.

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Commemorate the Anniversary of the Battle

Gettysburg by the Numbers

Deepen student knowledge about the battle at Gettysburg with our interactive infographics. Visualizations provide more details about battle demographics, costs, casualties, and more. Don't miss our For Teachers section for additional classroom ideas.

Explore Gettysburg Battle here»

Weekly Poll

Visit Gettysburg by the Numbers (http://bit.ly/TF_GTBN) and then vote for your favorite feature!

Which is your favorite feature?

Weekly Poll

Visit our Gettysburg by the Numbers interactive infographics (http://bit.ly/TF_GTBN). Which is your favorite feature: the teacher resources, the interactive infographics, or the information for families? Share your feedback by taking our weekly poll.

Vote here»

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