August 5, 2018
August = Back to the Classroom!
The first weeks of August are when the summer season begins to taper off, and by the last days of the month, many of us find ourselves returning back to school and back to our classrooms! Now is the perfect time to explore new ideas and helpful resources to use for the new school year!
Last Days of Summer Learning Are Here
Our Sweet Summer of EdTech 2018 season is coming to a close--with our last three workshops featuring reading and writing tools, digital storytelling rubrics, and a tech tool smackdown! Plus, our bi-monthly Twitter chats continue with the August 16th topic focused on all things back-to-school. And, visit our K12 blog, Infusing Technology, to see what our edtech coaches have been writing about!
More Amazing August Observances
Did you know the month of August includes a number of interesting observations such as a day for left-handers, the "birth" of Hawaii, the Fall of the Aztec Empire, ART, and coloring books? Read about our unique mix of resources related to these topics. And, tell us about your students' left-handed challenges in our Weekly Poll.
Get writing - with either hand!
August 13th is a day to celebrate those who write with their left hands! Our tagged list includes handwriting tools for anyone to use. Find resources for various grade levels as well as tech integration ideas for each tool.
The year was 1521 . . .
The Aztec Empire was a young and warlike nation highly successful in spreading its reach and gaining fabulous wealth, but then came the strange visitors from another world. Share this list of social studies and history resources with students!
Books for units on states, multiculturalism, or U.S. geography
Dig into this list that includes books about Hawaii and Alaska. Each book on the list includes a short description to help indicate which state the books relate to and is organized by age, beginning with preschool on up to mature teens and adults.
Celebrate Art in Your School
American Artist Appreciation Month + National Coloring Book Day = a month full of art celebration! This editor's choice list includes some of our favorite art resources. Find tools to create art, resources to learn about art history, artists, and more.
What is your opinion?
What is the biggest writing struggle for your left-handed students? Do their desks cause problems? Or maybe how they hold their pencils? Share your thoughts.
Deep Dive Into These 6 Areas!
Discover must-haves and insightful finds to share with your students!
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