July 3, 2022

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Celebrate Freedom

Happy Independence Day! Check out these resources related to July 4th and the Battle of Gettysburg—perfect for use in your history lessons. 

Gettysburg by the Numbers

Move beyond dates and facts to aspects that make Gettysburg more meaningful and real. Dig into the numbers and imagine the weather, clothing, communications, people, weapons, and—yes—the recovery from those three devastating days in July of 1863.

Share this infographic with your students »

Independence Day Resources

Independence Day is the perfect time to learn about United States history and government. Use these resources to help your students better understand this holiday and why we celebrate it every July. Find resources to share in your lessons next year.

Share the history of this holiday with your students »

Making a Difference

July is Make a Difference to Children Month, and July 15th, 2022, is National Give Something Away Day. Find resources related to these valuable events in this section. 

National Make A Difference to Children Month

One person—a parent, teacher, or another adult—can make a big difference in a child's life. Use the tools shared in this section to coach, lead, teach, and mentor in your classroom and beyond. Each reviewed resource includes classroom use suggestions.

Use these resources to mentor students »

National Give Something Away Day

In honor of National Give Something Away Day, we’re sharing our review of Big Huge Labs. Your students can use this free resource to create many digital items to give away: mosaics, movie posters, badges, billboards, and more.

Find a cool tool to help your students create and share »

This Week at TeachersFirst

We are excited to welcome you back for another summer of professional learning! Our OK2Ask virtual workshops start this week. Be sure to sign up for Google MANIA, a full day of one-hour workshops happening this Thursday. We are also sharing a related blog post and kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 

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Summer OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

This Wednesday is our first OK2Ask session of the summer! Join us for “Engage & Inspire: Digital Escapes with Genially,” and don't miss Google MANIA on Thursday, which includes five sessions about Google tools like Google Sites and Google Keep.

Register to save your spot »

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Thursday, 7/7, 8PM ET

Twitter Chat: Create Exciting Escapes and Breakouts for the Classroom

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, participants will discuss the components and features of breakouts and escapes and explore tools and resources for creating breakout and escape experiences.

Share classroom integration ideas for breakouts and escapes »

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Greatness in Giving

Learn more about National Give Something Away Day. This blog post shares information about the history of this observance and shares many ways to get your students involved in giving (such as paying it forward).

Learn more ways to get involved »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, “This week is Google Mania; which of the following Google tools do you use the most in your lessons?” Share your choice and view the responses of other educators once you click submit.

What Google tool do you use most? »

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