Tech Tool of the Month – Reading Treks

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I have heard it said that books open the world to students. This month our tech tool proves that saying to be true. In honor of Read a New Book Month (happening every December), I chose a tech tool that related to reading books. Reading Treks, a TeachersFirst original, offers students the chance to visit … read more »


Tech Tool(s) of the Month – Flipgrid and Anchor

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The day after Thanksgiving is more than just a day of shopping. It is also the National Day of Listening. This unofficial holiday began in 2008 by StoryCorps whose mission is to “provide Americans of all beliefs and backgrounds a time to record, preserve, and share the stories of their lives.” This day was chosen … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – The Stock Market Game

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What is more motivating than money? This month’s tech tool focuses on a tool that allows students to take control of the cash! Why did we choose a financial literacy tool this month? October 24-29, 1929 was the devastating and well-known Stock Market Crash of 1929. Help your students to visualize the true loss of … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Microsoft Translator

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This month’s tech tool gives a voice to all students. I am so excited to share Microsoft Translator. This is a FREE tool that is available on all platforms (as an app or using a web browser). If you are using the Edge browser, there is also a plug-in option! With the final week of … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Dotstorming

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It has been almost 100 years since the 19th Amendment was signed, giving women the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th. This day celebrates this “winning vote” of 98 years ago. In honor of this day, we are highlighting a tech tool that you can use for voting in your … read more »