August 4, 2019

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Love a Good Book & Reflect on the Internet

August brings us Book Lovers Day (8/9) and World Wide Web Day (8/1). We honor these special days by sharing related, free resources and collections for you and your students.

Book Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day is August 9, 2019. Take a look at the many reading options shared on our Reading for All page. Whether you are looking for audio books for your listening station or reading to support content areas and more, we have you covered!

Find reading resources for all levels »

World Wide Web Day

World Wide Web Day (8/1) is a celebration of the online activities that make the world and knowledge more accessible. A new school year is the perfect time to review Internet safety and digital citizenship and we've got resources for all grade levels.

Educate students about Internet safety »

Fresh Professional Learning

 Discover free, quality, virtual professional learning to help you prepare for the new year!

OK2Ask® Free Virtual Workshops

Join us for three exciting workshops this month: SWAY Cool Student Projects, Tools for Your MakerBox, and our always popular Tech Tools Smackdown. Sessions feature practical tips and ideas to prepare you for using them in your classroom.

Get the details and save your seat »

Infusing Technology Blog

Our Infusing Technology blog features insights from edtech coaches to inspire you to try new methods in your instruction. Recent topics include: Teaching Tolerance, Learning Life Lessons from Classic Children’s Books, and more. Check often for new posts.

Gain new inspiration »

Timely Tech Integration Ideas & Resources

August is full of cool tech and learning experiences for your classroom and your own professional learning.

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Read about people who made a difference

What Will Be Your Legacy Month

August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month. Share with students the stories of leaders and their legacies--from politics to literature and the arts to entertainment. Discuss leadership qualities and the impact of these legacy makers.

100 books about inspirational leaders »

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All about healthy water

Water Quality Month

Raise awareness about the importance of clean water and equip students to explore and protect local natural resources with the videos, lesson plans, and more found on EarthEcho's website. Learn how to participate in the EarthEcho Water Challenge in March.

Learn about the EarthEcho Water Challenge and more »

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The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr

I Have a Dream

August 28, 1963 is the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his words of wisdom for all generations that would follow. Keep Dr. King's legacy alive by sharing this TeachersFirst exclusive lesson with your primary students.

Martin Luther King - An Integrated Lesson Unit for Primary Classrooms »

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It's Twitter chat time

What’s the Buzz: Augmented Reality

Whether you are new to AR or a pro, join our Twitter chat on Thursday, August 15th at 8 pm ET. We will define augmented reality and explore reasons for implementation. Learn about AR tools and resources that will assist in planning successful lessons.

Let's connect to chat about ways to use AR in the classroom »

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Is AR for you?

Weekly Poll

This week we ask: How comfortable are you with AR (augmented reality)? Share your response with our learning community and see how other educators replied.

Tell us about AR in your classroom »

6 Bonus TeachersFirst Areas to Uncover

As you begin the new school year, check out these six helpful resources. 

Classroom Planning Calendar

1st Day Icebreakers

BYOD Dream Tools


Reading Treks

Dates that Matter

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