July 8, 2018
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Sharing Favorite Edtech Bounties!
National Give Something Away Day, observed on July 15, was created to give people the opportunity to share with others without expectations or limitations. At TeachersFirst, every day for us is a #givesomethingawayday! But in the spirit of generosity and added contribution, we encourage you to use these favorite resources and to share them with other educators, edtech coaches, and K12 colleagues!
OK2Ask® Professional Learning for Teachers
It's the perfect time to share our OK2Ask summer session catalog of FREE virtual workshops! Our Summer workshops are just kicking off and our K12 team has a variety of exciting topics to share with participants including Microsoft, Google, and more.
Substitutes - Ideas and Resources
Whether you are a substitute or a classroom teacher preparing for a substitute, bookmark or save this list. There are resources for all grade levels. Find activities to fill the extra moments and be more productive. Don't miss the tech integration ideas.
Edtech-Focused Twitter Chat Archives
Have you joined our bi-monthly Twitter chats? These are ideal for self-directed teacher professional learning. Access chat archives to gain new ideas, learn new tools, and explore various topics. Join us for a live session using our #OK2Ask hashtag.
More Edtech Giveaways
Our K12 team has cherrypicked this trio of resources you don't want to miss! The trio below features a geography interactive focused on our 50 states, curated math lists to accelerate knowledge, and book lists to improve literacy skills.
The 50 States
If you teach about the 50 states, take a moment to steer your way through this interactive. Find details about each state, books related to the states, and information about famous Americans. Share this resource on your class website or a projector.
Math Resources for All Grades
Peruse these curated lists based on NCTM standards and divided by grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Topics include Numbers & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data & Probability. Use for reteaching, enrichment, and acceleration.
Find books related to the curriculum in various areas. Build student literacy skills, reinforce the place of curriculum concepts in other contexts, and help students build the important reading strategy of connecting what they read to prior knowledge.
Timesaver Tools Just for You!
One of the most difficult parts of teaching is finding time for everything! We've got you covered with these three timesavers to inspire, engage, and save time, of course! Start improving your organization skills now with these helpful collections!
Bulletin Board Hang Ups
Skim through this collection of printable quotations, ready for your classroom or bulletin board. Find ways to inspire, engage, or challenge your students to think with quotes from famous leaders, sports figures, thinkers, and writers.
Online Tools and Timesavers
What a collection! This editor's choice of online tools and timesavers includes tools for organizing, communicating, managing your classroom, creating, sharing links, useful utilities, saving paper, and much more. Find some new tricks and tools to try.
BYOD Dream Tools: Free Tools that Work on ANY device!
If you are teaching in a BYOD classroom, this is a must-see list! Even if you are not in a BYOD classroom, you are sure to find useful tools in this collection. Each tool is a DAT (device agnostic tool), meaning it is available on the web and as an app.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Our exciting (and busy) season of summer professional learning starts this week with tech integration and Google for Education topics! We also invite you to learn more about Social Media Practice Spaces from our K12 blog, Infusing Technology. And our weekly poll this week asks you about giveaways for students!
Tech Integration Wed (7/11) & Google Mania Thu (7/12)
OK2Ask Summer Workshops Begin!
Make technology integration easy with TeachersFirst during Wednesday's virtual workshop. And if you want to explore Google for Education tools, our Google Mania day this Thursday is just for you! Spots fill fast so register today!
Social Media in Schools
Lets Talk About: Social Media Practice Spaces
Read all about social media practice spaces in this recent post to learn no-tech, low-tech and high-tech options for teaching students about safe and wise social media usage.
Practice social media workplace readiness skills with students »
What would you choose?
If you could pick one thing to GIVE AWAY to your students, what would you choose? Take a moment to share your thoughts in our weekly poll.
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