July 26, 2020
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. View our Summer PD Offerings >>
30 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of school and public life. This week, we share professional resources to support and encourage accessibility for all students.
Reading is an essential skill for all students. Use the tools in this section to find reading materials, make reading easier to understand, and summarize longer texts.
Block out the Distractions
Find a tool to use to remove advertisements and other on-screen items that may distract students as they try to focus on the content that they are reading, writing, or viewing.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Our Summer OK2Ask® virtual workshops continue this week with sessions about two useful tools, Wakelet and Flipgrid. We're also sharing a timely blog post about teaching tolerance and kindly request your input in our weekly poll.
Teaching students tolerance for individual differences is not a one-time lesson. Learn ways to build it into the everyday fabric of your classroom in this blog post.
Share your thoughts with our community
This week our poll asks: "What type of FREE accessibility tech tool do you find the most difficult to find?" Select your response and view the replies of other educators once you click submit.
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