February 5, 2023

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

February Ways to Wellness

Focus on wellness this February. This week, we share many classroom integration ideas related to physical wellness (during American Heart Month and National Children's Dental Health Month) and mental wellness (during National School Counselors Week and the National African American Read-In).

Get Heart Healthy

Bring the heart into your lesson planning using this collection of reviewed web resources. The list includes activities for all grades with technology integration ideas. Teach students healthy life habits throughout February, American Heart Month.

Resources for American Heart Month »

National Children's Dental Health Month

Dental health is a crucial part of wellness. This is an important life skill for young students to learn. Please share with your students ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy. This collection includes videos, interactives, and more.

Skim this collection of reviewed resources »

National School Counseling Week (February 6-10)

This week we celebrate our fabulous guidance counselors and thank them all for their dedication to our students. Explore this collection of resources related to mentoring students through school, career exploration, and college preparation.

Find new tools and resources for mentoring students »

National African American Read-In (AARI)

Reading is a great way to achieve mental wellness. February is when we celebrate the National African-American Read-In, established in 1990 to integrate more reading into Black History Month. We share a brand new Reading Trek related to Harriet Tubman!

Use the instructional guide and maps to travel with Harriet Tubman virtually »

This Week at TeachersFirst

You are invited to join us Tuesday (2/7) for our next OK2Ask® virtual workshop of 2023. Also, check out a recently added blog post about American Heart Month, and don't forget to give your input in our weekly poll. 

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Tuesday, 2/7, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: More Authentic Learning Activities with Jamboard

Keep on jammin' with Jamboard - Google's power-packed whiteboard app. We're back with more excellent classroom collaboration and integration ideas! Join this session to review the basics of using Google Jamboard for remote learning.

Share ideas for using Jamboard in the classroom »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Try This Instead of That for National Heart Month

View this blog post to learn how to use technology to adapt current activities into more engaging and robust learning experiences using National Heart Month as an example.

Learn about tech tools, strategies, and activities »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, “Will your class do anything to recognize African-American Read In (AARI)?” Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.

Will you recognize African-American Read In (AARI)? »

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