December 5, 2021

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Give yourself the gift of free PD this holiday season—apply for the winter book study! Starting in January, we’ll read and discuss Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good and discover new tech tools and strategies to empower your students to envision and shape a better world.
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Seasons Greetings to All

This week, we are sharing resources for your lessons related to three seasonal holidays: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. We are also sharing a collection of resources that you can have your students use to create digital gifts of thanks for friends, family, and faculty.

Gifts for Special Occasions

Stretch your students' creative thinking, writing skills, and problem-solving skills as they create projects to honor special people on special occasions or just as a surprise thank-you. Check out this collection for classroom ideas and digital gifts.

Discover the perfect digital gift »

Celebrate Hanukkah

Whether you’re teaching your students about the Festival of Lights or how to make a dreidel, check out these resources to learn about Hanukkah. There are interactives, information, activities, and resources for all grade levels.

Find resources to share with your students »

Merry Christmas

This collection has historical information and research, coding challenges, and some neat ways to incorporate the Christmas holiday into your language arts, art, social studies, and other lessons—plus some educationally fun ideas to use to celebrate.

Share history, joy, and legends »

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa (December 26–January 1, 2022) is celebrated by millions and culminates with a feast and gift-giving. Explore this collection of resources related to Kwanzaa to learn about the 7 principles, crafts, recipes, and other information.

Teach your students about this holiday »

This Week at TeachersFirst

We are excited to invite you to participate in our winter book study and a global collaboration project (XW1W). Read the details about both opportunities below. We are also sharing a timely blog post and encourage you to share your thoughts on our weekly poll.     

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Read the details and requirements

Announcing the TeachersFirst 2022 Winter Book Study

TeachersFirst is hosting a winter book study again this year, and we’re excited to invite you to actively participate in our professional learning community of educators as we read and discuss “Teach Boldly” by Jennifer Williams!

Learn more and apply »

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Make global connections

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from students worldwide. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Explore the details about XW1W and join the journey »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Happy Holiday Reading!

If you are looking for some great holiday reads, look no further than this informative blog post. Reading is just the right thing to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Find books to read to your students or for your students to read independently!

Find new ideas in this post »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "Who is the cook at your holiday meal?" View the replies of other educators after you click to submit your choice.

Who is doing the cooking for your meal? »

Six More Areas to Explore

Discover six additional resources available at TeachersFirst.

Classroom Planning Calendar

Special Topics

Reading Treks

Globetracker's Mission

Resources related to Pearl Harbor

Hour of Code

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TeachersFirst is a collection of curated, classroom-ready content and ideas — including teacher-authored reviews of thousands of web resources. Built-in guidance from seasoned professionals makes effective classroom technology use trouble-free. TeachersFirst is made available free to K12 teachers by The Source for Learning, Inc., a nonprofit that has been providing educational resources for more than 40 years.