February 25, 2018
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Career & Technical Education Month
Just in time for Career & Technical Education Month, our collection of STEM, college, and career-related tools include a military aptitude test, an online portfolio-building tool, and a free proofreading application! You can also find our complete list of weekly features by clicking on the image above.
ASVAB Practice Test Online
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is designed to be taken by incoming members of the military to determine aptitude for different areas of the service. This site provides practice questions for those interested in the armed services.
Create a free online portfolio-building tool. Upload images to document accomplishments, talents, and experiences. Document your sports, academics, volunteering, or other topics. Share your portfolio with prospective employers or colleges.
Use this free online proofreading tool to prepare professional looking applications, resumes, and other documents. Receive feedback on common mistakes including redundancy and misspellings, among others. Click to find additional ideas in our full review.
College, Finances, & More
This quartet packs a punch of edtech related to colleges, technical schools, and financial aid options. Many of these tools are appropriate to use with middle school students and are perfect to share with families in your school.
Use this search directory to find information about over 8,000 institutions based on degrees offered, athletics, financial assistance, and more. Share this tool on your class website for students to use during their college explorations!
This is a must-see (and must-share) site for all secondary educators. Students simply register for free and fill in some basic information. Over 250 schools use this information to offer small scholarships based on grades, sports, volunteering, and more.
GoodCall Scholarship Search
Share this scholarship search engine with your students. It offers many search options: ethnicity, gender, major, location, or application type. Create a free account to curate scholarship opportunities. Make organization easy!
Ready. Set. Grad.
Share this tool with parents, educators, guidance, and students in 6th grade and beyond to prepare for the future. View the information to learn about individual goals of college admission, vocational training, or certificate programs.
Careers: The Possibilities Are Endless
This set of resources provides information about many career options. Learn about careers in STEM. Read all about how to become a teacher. Search and explore to see if there is a career that suits your interests.
Cabinet of Curiosities
Branch out and explore careers in STEM. Visit the eight different categories, each includes short video explanations by professionals within the field. Click on any image in the virtual cabinet to view a short description, videos, and more information.
How to Become a Teacher
Attention future teachers! Explore paths to teaching by state, subject, or grade level. Research schools offering education degrees by state, and scholarship opportunities. Take practice PRAXIS tests as you prepare to complete your teaching degree.
Considering a career related to coding? This site offers training, practice, and help in finding a job. Participants in this site's curriculum may also earn up to four standardized certifications in software development recognized by technology employers.
This Week at TeachersFirst
When do you think career education should begin? Share with us in our weekly poll and view results. And for those interested in our free professional learning opportunities, we invite you to join us this Tuesday (Feb. 27) for our virtual workshop and Thursday (Mar. 1) for our bimonthly Twitter chat.
Career Investigations for Students
This week we ask you at what age should students start to consider, or even learn about, possible careers for their future? Should this start as soon as schooling begins, around middle school, or not until high school? What do you have to say?
Join Us on Tuesday at 7pm ET
Try It Your Way . . . With SWAY!
If you're unfamiliar with Microsoft SWAY, join us this Tuesday (2/27) at 7pm ET for a FREE virtual workshop. Learn about the simplicity and beauty of this presentation tool. Have a chance to explore SWAY on your own.
Twitter Chat! Use #OK2Ask Hashtag to Participate
Using Technology to Generate Ideas in the Classroom
During this Thursday's (3/1) Twitter chat, our edtech coaches will discuss and share various tech tools to promote critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Join us at 8 pm ET to learn and share together!
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