December 3, 2017
Season of Giving in the Classroom
Celebrate Read a Book Month, The Hour of Code and Computer Science Week this month with our helpful tips, digital tools, and K12 teacher reviews!
Professional Learning to Not Miss!
Attending VSTE this month? Learn more about our upcoming VSTE sessions (or stop by our booth) for "empowered educator" information and details! For those not traveling to edtech events this December, we welcome you to read about the five steps needed to encourage design thinking in your students as published on our K12 tech blog.
December Happenings and Celebrations
In December, we remember the anniversaries of three historical events: 13th Amendment, Wright brothers first flight, and the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Find resources to share these events with your students. And because December is also the month of giving, we've included tech resources to help you remind students about the importance of giving back and showing respect and kindness to all.
Digital Gifts - for FREE
December's holidays offer many opportunities to celebrate and give back to important people in our lives. Share this curated list with your students to find a special digital gift for family, friends, the principal, teachers, and others.
Soar into Flight
This month is the anniversary of the world's first successful powered flight, by the Wright brothers. Take your students back in time to the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Find sites about flight, inventions, and more to explore!
December 7, 1941 changed America and the course of World War II. Share this collection with your students to help them understand the events of that day and the US involvement in World War II. Read the description and class ideas for each resource.
Peruse this list of sites and tools related to the 13th Amendment, Lincoln, and the end of slavery. See each individual review for tech-infused classroom ideas.
Twitter Chat THIS Thursday
Our next Twitter chat is this Thursday at 8pm Eastern. Our topic is Differentiating Instruction for All Learners: Practical Ideas for Teachers. Join us to share specific strategies to accommodate students’ learning needs, discuss tools and strategies.
Special Education Day is December 2nd. What percentage of your students receive some sort of special education intervention?
Enjoy these six gifts for your classroom!
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