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Digital Learning Day & Read Across America Day

These two annual celebrations are just around the corner! Find plenty to share and explore in support of both events in our featured sites this week.

Grades K-12

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day is February 28, 2019! Use this site to plan your own classroom activities, provide a presentation to parents, or choose from other ideas offered on the site. Explore the Take Action portion to find digital toolkits sorted by subject.

Grades K-12

Twitter Chat Archive: Resources for Digital Learning Day & Beyond

View this archived Twitter chat to explore digital learning and its impact on education. Discover resources for Digital Learning Day, ways to promote digital learning throughout the school year, and new ideas from our tech coaches.

Grades K-12

Read Across America

Read to your class today! NEA's Read Across America program wants every adult to read to a child as part of the celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday (3/2). Visit this site to find out about local community happenings, classroom activity ideas, and more.

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst: Dr. Seuss Resources

Celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Seuss using our curated collection. Our list includes Dr. Seuss lesson plans, teaching resources, library presentations, Cat In The Hat templates, and more.

EdTech for Digital Learning Day

Try out these sites, apps, and resource lists for Digital Learning Day.

Grades K-12


Collaborate with this cool tool! All participants gather in the site's lobby at the time of the event and introduce themselves. You can then view a short presentation or video together or go to breakout rooms, based on your interests.

Grades 7-12


Use this backchanneling app to create a room and set a password. Provide the URL to your students. You can share chat discussions, use the online whiteboard, upload images, add a simple polling tool or a "like" button, and participation statistics!

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst: Digital Citizenship Resources

Help students learn the importance of digital citizenship with our extensive resource collection. Find interactives, modules, lessons, and helpful research. Topics covered include copyright and patents, plagiarism, digital etiquette, and more.

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst: Computational Thinking Resources

This list of computational thinking resources pairs well with Digital Learning Day. Computational thinking is expressing solutions so that humans and computers can understand them. Find ways to logically problem solve.

Read Across America - Read in Your Classroom

This creative trio includes an engaging new tool to find your Reading IQ, a way to travel and trek while you read, and a visit to Seussville! 

Grades K-6


Explore an expansive reading library with quality fiction, non-fiction, and award-winning books. Set up your class to access student monitoring tools that include assigning reading levels and monitoring time spent reading. Assign books and get reports.

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst Reading Treks: Make Learning a Journey

Take your students on a literary journey around the world and build their background knowledge when they read a book in conjunction with Reading Treks. Each Reading Trek includes a downloadable PDF (with activities), standards, map files, and more.

Grades K-8


Take your students on a trip to Seussville to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Find interactive games, classroom activities, printables, videos, author information, and learning games featuring the famous Seuss characters. This is perfect for a projector!

This Week at TeachersFirst

Come learn about digital formative assessment tools and how to integrate them into your classroom this Tuesday, 3/5. You can also chat with us on Thursday, 3/7, to discover approaches for incorporating arts into traditional STEM lessons. As always, we invite you to share your thoughts in our weekly poll, which asks about Digital Learning Day and Read Across America Day observations in your class.

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Join us for OK2Ask

3 Cool Tools for Formative Assessment

Join us on Tuesday (3/5) at 7 pm ET to explore 3 Cool Tools for Formative Assessment that will help you gather evidence of student progress. Understand the three steps in the formative assessment feedback loop, explore the tools, and ask questions.

Use digital formative assessment tools in the classroom »

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Connect with our K12 coaches on Twitter

Twitter Chat: A Closer Look at the A in STEAM

Come and Tweet with us this Thursday (3/7) at 8 pm ET to introduce arts into STEM education. We'll chat about the role of the arts in STEM and share resources that integrate arts into traditional STEM lessons.

Tweet with us using our #OK2Ask hashtag »

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What do you recognize in your class?

Digital Learning Day or Read Across America?

Does your class celebrate Digital Learning Day, Read Across America, or both? Share what your class will do and then read the results of other participants.

Share your thoughts with our community »

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