July 7, 2019

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Elevate Your Edtech Know-How

Grab some lemonade, find the perfect spot in the shade, and join us for free, quality, virtual professional learning this summer. You'll find virtual workshops, twitter chats, and blog posts to help you prepare for next year!

Google Mania & More

OK2Ask® is free, quality, virtual learning for K12 educators. Our summer series starts July 10th with a TeachersFirst-focused session. On July 11th participate in Google Mania to learn about Google Keep, Google Maps, Google Extensions, and more.

View the full summer catalog »

Infusing Technology Blog

Find inspiration and expand your edtech knowledge with recent blog posts about Emoji Day as well as tech tools and ideas to teach students how to use social media safely, how to be savvy consumers of advertising, and more.

Be inspired & discover new ideas »

Historical Events in July

From the Battle of Gettysburg to the signing of the Civil Rights Act, July is a month filled with historical observances.

Gettysburg by the Numbers

Engage your social studies class with this interactive infographic that shares the numbers of the Battle of Gettysburg: weapons, casualties, demographics, geography, weather, and more. The For Teachers area includes standards and classroom use ideas.

Bring the Battle of Gettysburgh to life »

Civil Rights for All

President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964. In tribute, this week we share a Special Topics collection filled with resources related to Civil Rights. Find tools to share with your class, research information, and lots of activities.

Discover civil rights resources for your class »

More Edtech for Your Toolbox

Twitter as PD? You bet! Come to our July 18th Twitter chat on differentiated instruction in a 1:1 environment. Plus, find tech tools and resources for National Make a Difference for Children Month and Amelia Earhart Day -- both in July. And, please share your thoughts in our weekly poll about teaching Civil Rights.

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Twitter Chat: July 18th at 8 PM ET

Differentiating Instruction in a 1:1 Environment

Give Twitter chats a try this summer! Join us on Thursday, July 18th at 8pm ET to discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching in a 1:1 environment and to explore ways to integrate technology into the classroom. Use the hashtag #OK2Ask.

Share edtech resources for differentiated learning paths »

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July is Make a Difference for Children Month

Help Your Students to Make a Difference

Based on Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, this lesson allows students at all grade levels to reflect on ways to help others. Although holiday in focus, it can be used year-round, including in July as a way to honor Make a Difference for Children Month.

Challenge students to reflect and make a difference »

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Amelia Earhart Day: July 24th

CurriConnects Book List: Flight and Things that Fly

Just in time for Amelia Earhart Day (July 24th), read about the many ways that people have used flying machines and the many creatures that fly in this CurriConnects collection of books for all ages related to flight. Share this list on your class site.

Read all about flight »

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Share Your Thoughts

Weekly Poll

In this week's poll we ask you: What grade does your school begin to teach about the history of Civil Rights? Does your school begin in grades K-2, 3-5, or 6-8?

Share your response and see poll results »

6 More Sections of TeachersFirst to Explore

Delve into these additional content areas filled with professional learning and classroom resources. 

BYOD Dream Tools

Reading Treks

Classroom Planning Calendar

Classroom Connection Events

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