September 2, 2018

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Learning Opportunities for All!

Let's learn together this September as we celebrate Comic Book Day and commemorate 9/11. This edition also includes a variety of additional learning opportunities for you as well as your students!

National Comic Book Day

Celebrate comics in the classroom with our curated list which shares some of our editors' favorite tools for creating comics. Create comics to introduce yourself (or a new unit) in class. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create comics together.

Get started with these comic tools »

September 11th

Many students today were born after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. It is our job to educate the future about the past. Navigate your way through this collection of resources related to that fateful day.

Share the events of 9/11 »

Professional Learning Abounds

September brings about a new season of our free virtual workshop series: OK2Ask®. For those interested in attending our autumn sessions, registration is now open! Plus our insightful and friendly Twitter chats continue on the first and third Thursday of each month. We invite you to join us this Thursday at 8 pm ET as we discuss Tech Tools for Parent Communication. Use #OK2Ask to chime in!

FREE Virtual Workshops

Our new season of virtual workshops begins this month. Registration is now open! Join us for Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom, Interactive Drawings with Google Draw, Creativity Cafe: Recipes for Formative Assessment, and more!

Attend an upcoming workshop »

K12 Twitter Chats #OK2Ask

You don't want to miss our Fall line-up of spirited and informative Twitter Chats! This month, learn about tech tools to communicate with parents and for collaboration. Also learn about new sites, gain inspiration, and engage with other educators.

Come chat with our coaches »

Discover More This September!

This month offers us an eclectic mix of dates and observances to celebrate, commemorate, and share in our classrooms. Grandparents Day is coming up soon, as well as Hispanic Heritage Month. And it's never too early to learn about (and begin) college savings.


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Constitution Day

This curated list offers a nice collection of resources related to the constitution. Teach your students about this important piece of history using the interactives, videos, lessons, and more. Find tech-infused ideas and classroom use suggestions.

Dive into the Constitution and all things civics »


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Start to save today

College Saving

Financial literacy is an important skill for everyone. However, if you're going to college (and saving for it), it is imperative to learn financial literacy to save for your future. Navigate your way through this collection of financial literacy freebies!

Basic money tools, entrepreneurship, financial matters »


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Happy Grandparents Day

Thank you Grandparents!

Grandparents play an important role in our students lives. Say thank you with a special online surprise. This collection offers tools to create "virtual gifts" for special occasions, such as Grandparents Day. Share this link with families to use at home.

Say Thank You with a digital gift »


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Let's Celebrate

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage month runs from September 15 - October 15. Learn about important contributions of those whose heritage traces to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America through related projects and classroom activities.

Historical markers, primary sources, Hispanic themes »


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Share your thoughts

Weekly Poll

The poll this week relates to grandparents. Do most of your students have grandparents living within 30 minutes away? If you aren't sure, consider having students do a morning journal entry about their grandparents to learn more about your students.

We want to hear from you! »

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