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12 Helpful Topics for Educators

As we start the new year, we want to thank you for nurturing and educating the future. In your honor, we’re sharing twelve special topics collections—each containing a curated list of our best resources—related to professional learning, hot tech topics, and excellent tools to try in your lessons. We hope you enjoy this gift, and we wish you all a happy and healthy 2024! 

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Classroom Management

Classroom management covers a wide range of tasks and routines. If you’re looking for new tools to ensure that your classroom lessons run smoothly with as few disruptive behaviors as possible, check out this collection to maximize your management.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Productivity

Learn about and explore AI technologies and tools educators can use to automate administrative tasks and improve student learning outcomes. Use the resources in this collection to leverage the power of AI to save you time.

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Teacher Utilities

This collection highlights what we call teacher utilities—tools that make a teacher's job more straightforward and easier to manage. This collection includes tools like timers, learning management systems, and lesson plan builders.

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The Science of Reading

The Science of Reading (or SOR) is an evidence-based instructional strategy that addresses various areas of reading, including oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and more. Use these resources to learn more about SOR and how to use it to teach.

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Game-Based Learning

Game-based learning is prevalent in today's classrooms. Explore some of our favorite gaming tools that will help your students learn and review topics in various subject areas. Use games to differentiate for all students or as an engaging assessment.

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Here, you’ll find tools to help your students prepare for college or a future career, anti-violence tools, ways to empower girls, character-building resources, and more. Use these tools to coach, lead, teach, and mentor in your classroom and beyond.

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AI for Student Assessment

AI offers exciting opportunities to transform assessment practices. Examples of AI tools for assessment creation include those that can help develop rubrics, feedback, reports connected to your learning objectives or standards, quizzes, and portfolios.

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Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is a dynamic teaching method that encourages students to gain knowledge by working to actively explore problems and investigate authentic and complex questions or challenges. Discover project-based learning resources for all grades.

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Formative Assessment

Formative assessment refers to a wide variety of strategies and methods that teachers use to provide ongoing feedback to students. Peruse this list to find unique and engaging tools you can use to assess your students throughout your daily lessons.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which students of all ages develop and use social and emotional skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Find appropriate tools and resources to use with your students in this collection.

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No Student Registration Required

Save time during instruction with these resources that don’t require student registration! Although some of these tools require teachers to create an account, students can access these sites directly or use a join code provided by their teacher.

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Blended Learning

Mix up your classroom and use these resources to get blended! Blended learning is a combination of digital media and traditional classroom teaching. Since some of the instruction is digital, students have more control over the pace of the instruction.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Registration is open for our winter season of free OK2Ask virtual workshops. The New Year is a fabulous time to catch up on blog posts to enhance your professional learning. In addition, we invite you to attend our first Twitter chat of 2024 and to explore a curated list of amazing New Year resources for your lessons. 

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Winter OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

Our winter OK2Ask virtual workshops offer new topics and a few returning favorites. Don't miss our first of seven sessions, "Save Time, Enhance Learning, and Maximize Resources with TeachersFirst," to learn more about what we have to offer!

Learn about Google My Maps, TeachersFirst, Artificial Intelligence, and more »

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Get caught up on our recent posts

Infusing Technology Blog

The New Year is the perfect time to dive into our blog and learn about tech tools, read about frameworks, discover timely classroom suggestions, and more in posts written by experienced classroom teachers and tech coaches!

What will you learn? »

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Thursday, 1/4, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat

Join us for the first Twitter chat of 2024! Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. Exchange ideas, strategies, resources, and best practices with other educators and grow your personal learning network.

Learn about hot topics with perspectives from expert moderators »

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Resources for your lessons

Celebrate the New Year

This collection of reviewed resources offers ideas for incorporating New Year's activities into your regular curriculum. Whether you focus on a specific activity or share it for enrichment outside of class, your students will find fresh and new ideas!

Celebrate the holiday with these resources »

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