November 3, 2019

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Take Time to Give Thanks & to Listen

November offers us a reminder to slow down and take the time to give thanks. Did you know that the day after Thanksgiving is the National Day of Listening? This year, make time to sit with a loved one and record a memorable and meaningful conversation. 

Teaching the History of Thanksgiving

Peruse this robust collection filled with resources related to Thanksgiving and seasonal activities for all grades in a variety of subjects. Help students learn about Native Americans, take a virtual trip to Plimouth Plantation, and more.

Find Thanksgiving related lessons, puzzles, interactives, and more »

National Day of Listening

Challenge students to participate in the National Day of Listening (November 29th) --a time to share and record stories from family, friends, and community members-- by creating podcasts of interviews with family and friends this holiday season.

Podcasting tools for creating an oral history »

Professional Learning Opportunities

This week, we pause our Tuesday virtual workshops and encourage everyone to get out and vote, and then join us for our Twitter chat about digital writing tools on Thursday at 8 pm ET. And, be sure to visit our blog, Infusing Technology, for edtech insights and bite-sized professional learning.

Infusing Technology Blog

The TeachersFirst blog, Infusing Technology, adds new posts each month. Some recent topics include: 3 Must-Have Resources for National Family Literacy Day; Digital Citizenship Week; Tech Tool of the Month: Story Maker; and more!

Be inspired to try a new tech tool »

Twitter Chat: Tips, Tools, & Strategies for Digital Writing

Looking for new tools and strategies for digital writing? Join us on Twitter this Thursday (11/7) at 8 pm ET to discuss digital writing and its place within new digital literacies. Share tips for using tech tools to support multimodal literacy.

Use the hashtag #OK2Ask to connect and learn with your peers »

More November Learning Opportunities

Learn about an exciting opportunity for global collaboration. Find resources for Aviation History Month, American Education Week, and the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. And don't forget to share your thoughts in our weekly poll.


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Global Collaboration for Cross-Cultural Understanding

XW1W (Across the World Once a Week)

XW1W --a simple, social way for students to learn about life in other parts of the world-- returns this week! If you are an elementary or middle school educator, read all about this opportunity for cross-cultural understanding and learning.

Learn how to participate in #XW1W »


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Aviation History Month

Man Soars Into Flight - Resources

Discover a collection of aviation related resources, with activities for all grade levels. Include manned flight within a unit on inventors and inventions or with study of the late 19th and early 20th century in American History at any level.

Resources for introducing the principles and major figures of flight history »


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November 18-22

American Education Week

American Education Week celebrates public education and the individuals who ensure that every child receives a quality education. In the spirit of the week, we offer a selection of game-based learning tools for teachers to use in their classroom.

Find an edtech tool to share during American Education Week »


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November 19th

The Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln gave his famous speech, The Gettysburg Address. Navigate around this interactive infographic for elementary and middle school to learn about the battle, the soldiers, the geography, the aftermath, and more.

Raise questions and invite connections about the Battle of Gettysburg »


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Share your thoughts

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks: What does your school do to acknowledge American Education Week? Share your response and view the replies of other educators.

Participate in our weekly poll »

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