February 3, 2019

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life

Just in time for National School Counseling Week (celebrated Feb. 4-8, 2019), we're spotlighting mentoring and counseling resources for students. Plus, enjoy our special collection of activities, lessons, and more specifically tailored for PreK kids!

National Counseling Week

Help students from all grades to prepare for college or a future career, learn to use anti-violence tools, build character, and more with our collection of mentoring resources. Don't forget to appreciate your school counselors this week!

Tools to coach, lead, and teach »

PreK - Grade 2 Tools Galore

This substantial list of reviewed resources is especially tailored for PreK - grade 2 students and includes short articles, interesting experiments, interactives, multimedia digital books, printables, lessons, activities, and more.

Explore by holiday, age group »

Warm Up with Professional Learning

Get yourself a cup of hot cocoa, grab a warm blanket, and jump into one of our professional learning events this week from the comforts of your own home. Don't miss our OK2Ask virtual workshop this Tuesday (2/5) at 7 pm ET which spotlights digital literacy skills using Twiducate. And our Twitter chat this Thursday (2/7) at 8 pm ET covers the important topic of social emotional learning. See you there!

Tech Integration Made Easy with Twiducate

Learn along with our tech coaches this Tuesday, 2/5 at 7 pm ET, to engage students and build digital literacy skills with Twiducate, a versatile, easy-to-use, and secure social media platform for classroom communication.

Register for our Twiducate session »

Using Technology to Strengthen Social Emotional Learning

Join our coaches this coming Thursday, 2/7 at 8 pm ET, to discuss the main components of social emotional learning (SEL). We'll also highlight the role of technology in strengthening SEL and share resources that address students' SEL needs.

Use hashtag #OK2Ask to chime in! »

"Nifty" EdTech This Month

If you're attending Pete&C's educational technology expo next week, don't miss our "Nifty 50 BYOD" session on 2/13. Below, we've also included numerous resources for President's Day, Valentine's Day, and Black History Month. And as usual, our weekly poll is ready for your thoughts!

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Join us at PETE&C 2019

Nifty Fifty: 50 BYOD Tools to Meet the 4Cs

If you're attending PETE&C, we invite you to stop by Melissa Henning's session on Tuesday, 2/13, from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Trinidad room to learn about 50 BYOD tools that meet the 4Cs and work on web browsers or as Apps on Android or iOs.

See Pete&C's educational technology program »

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Civil War & Slavery

Resources for Black History Month

Check out our Black History Month booklist for grades K-12. Have students select books from our collection of fiction and historical fiction, which feature the Underground Railroad, the lives of slave escapees, the Battle of Gettysburg, and more.

Explore African American heritage »

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Valentine's Day Resources

Love Is in the Air

Get students to think beyond the usual chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day with our list of Valentine's Day-themed tech tools which spotlight world languages, American history, math, ESL/ELL, and other interesting subjects (including chocolate!).

Go "edtech" for Valentine's Day »

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Special Topics Collection

Presidents' Day

This special topics collection not only features presidential-themed websites and interactives but also provides links to teacher-reviewed resources covering the gamut of American governance, founding principles, branches of power, and more.

Explore American Presidents & Civic Education »

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What do you think?

Weekly Poll

How often does your school counselor meet with the grade that you teach?

Share your thoughts in our poll »

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