August 2, 2020

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

We know there are many unanswered questions about what learning will look like in the fall. TeachersFirst® is here to help with teacher-reviewed resources and our summer OK2Ask® workshops that introduce new teaching tools and strategies to help you prepare, whether you’re teaching in person, remotely, or in a blended or flipped classroom.

Educators are Leaders Who Make a Difference

Teachers leave a legacy with every passing class and student. Reflect on the difference you’ve made in your students’ lives during What Will Your Legacy Be Month in August, and use World Humanitarian Day to honor leaders who left a legacy of service to those in need.

What Will Your Legacy Be Month

More than ever, teachers are leaving a legacy of leadership and making a positive impact on their students. Leaders can come from any place or time, and be any age or gender. Help your students learn about leaders past and present with this book list.

Find a book to share about a leader who left behind a legacy »

World Humanitarian Day

August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, designated by the UN to advocate for the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers and the survival, well-being, and dignity of people affected by crises. Learn ways to connect students to humanitarian issues.

Discover resources to help you teach about Global Goals »

Virtual Professional Learning

Invest in yourself with free, quality professional learning! Refresh your teaching toolbox by joining our upcoming OK2Ask® virtual workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit our Infusing Technology blog to read about tech tools, tech trends, timely topics, and more. 

OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

This week, we’re offering two dynamic virtual workshops. On Tuesday (8/4) join us for “3 Cool Tools for Digital Reading.” On Wednesday (8/5), we’re offering “Cross-Curricular Explorations with Google Tour Builder.” Both workshops begin at 6 PM ET.

Register today to save your seat »

Infusing Technology Blog

Learn about new tools and hot tech topics, including “Flipgrid,” “Differentiation in Remote and Blended Learning,” and “10 Self-Care Resources for Educators.” New blog posts are added often, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back!

Find tech inspiration for all grade levels »

Timely Tech Integration Ideas & Resources

August is full of opportunities to use cool tech and exciting learning experiences for your students. This week we feature women who rocked history, World Wide Web Day, and Simplify Your Life Week. We also kindly ask for your response to our weekly poll.


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First week of August

Simplify Your Life Week

The first week of August is Simplify Your Life Week and we're sharing a collection of tools you can use to organize and simplify your personal life, professional life, classroom, and beyond.

Peruse the list of resources »


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Internet safety matters

World Wide Web Day

World Wide Web Day (8/1) is a celebration of the online activities that make the world and knowledge more accessible. Although the day may have passed, it's still a good time to review Internet safety and digital citizenship with your students.

Share these resources related to Internet safety »


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Share female heroes with your students

Celebrate Women From Yesterday and Today

This month we celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Teach students about this important event in history and challenge groups to create projects with these resources about women's suffrage.

Find digital classroom ideas for women's suffrage topics, history, and more »


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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our weekly poll asks: "19th Amendment - Do your students know the significance of the amendment and what it means?" Share your thoughts and view others' replies when you click submit.

What do your students know about the 19th Amendment? »

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Find hidden treasures throughout the TeachersFirst site. Below, we share six of our favorite areas to explore.


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