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TF Update - November 13, 2016
Thinking Teachers Teaching Thinkers®

For Your Classroom

November always brings about thoughts of thanks and food! This Update will focus on Giving Thanks (and a little bit of food). Don’t miss our curated lists of resources for Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. One of our most recent blog posts will be helpful for those teaching about the Thanksgiving holiday. We also have a helpful list of tools that can be used for any special occasion, just to say thank you! Our featured sites this week are our thank you gift to our readers and members. Explore these engaging sites, all recently added to the TeachersFirst database.


Professional Development

Final Chance for FREE PD in November
Join us for OK2Ask, our free online workshops. Register now to attend one of our helpful web workshops. Read our FAQ for general information about certificates, etc. Please be sure to read the detailed descriptions and suggested technology comfort levels BEFORE you register. Learn about all of the new PD sessions and opportunities!

Here is what is coming up:

Tuesday November 15, 7:00 - 8:30pm Eastern - Three Cool Tools: Using Images in the Classroom

Tuesday November 22, 7:00 - 8:30pm Eastern - Fall Book Study Closing Session (Registration is limited to book study participants)


Tweet Time!
Join us for our Twitter Chat (#OK2Ask) THIS Thursday November 17th all about Coding in the Classroom. Our Twitter chats are offered at 8pm Eastern.


TeachersFirst Exclusives

Delicious Delights
November is the perfect time to create a Shakespearean Feast in your classroom. Share the recipes with your students or create food together in class. Looking for more “food for thought?” Explore our booklist theme: Food, Glorious Food. This booklist, designed for elementary students, correlates Common Core Standards with many activities and books related to food.


Native American Crafts
During Native American Heritage Month, explore TeachersFirst’s Native American Crafts unit. Some of the most popular crafts include Making a Cornhusk Doll and Making a Dream Catcher. This unit also features many Native American recipes.


Tech Time?
This week’s Teacher Poll asks: How often do you incorporate technology into your lessons on a typical day? Place your vote on the teacher poll on the TeachersFirst home page.


TeachersFirst Featured Sites

Explore this week’s Featured Sites:

  • The History Project
  • LiveSlides
  • Owl Eyes
  • Animatron
  • Updwn
  • The Stock Market Game
  • And more

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are reading this November 27th, or later, the link above will take you to the Featured Sites for the current week. Find the archived November 13th Features here, and don’t miss our many other recent additions from the link at the bottom of the Featured Sites page.

During this season of thanks, we at TeachersFirst would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to all of our members. Thank you for your investment and contribution to the future.

Melissa Henning
Educational Content Manager
TeachersFirst/Source For Learning