February 4, 2018

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

A Short Month BIG on Ed Tech!

February may be a shorter month in days, but it still offers a number of learning opportunities for both you and your students. Find activities and tools for Black History Month, Presidents' Day, the Olympics, and more!

Black History Month

Our collection of African American-related history websites offer activities and lessons for all grades. Read our descriptions and tech integration ideas shared in our teacher-based reviews, and explore civil rights, slavery, heroes, and more.

View Black History collection »

Presidents' Day

Engage students with resources highlighting presidential events throughout history. Discover primary sources, learn more about the presidential election process, and share the history of famous American presidents.

Prepare for Presidents' Day »

Professional Learning in February

Attending the PETE & C conference next week in Hershey, Pennsylvania? If yes, we'd love to have you visit one of our sessions led by our team of edtech coaches. For those seeking professional learning from the comforts of home, see our virtual workshop schedule to find a topic that interests you.

OK2Ask® Weekly Workshops

Join us this coming Tuesday (2/6) at 7pm ET to explore Microsoft tools to create accessible materials. Our virtual edtech coaches will share ideas, tips, tools, and inspiration.

View our February OK2Ask sessions »

PETE & C 2018

Our K12 edtech coaches are presenting eight sessions at this year's PETE & C (Pennsylvania's Educational Technology Expo & Conference). Topics include media literacy, differentiation for special needs, MakerSpace, writing in science, and more!

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This Week at TeachersFirst

From the Chinese New Year to Lincoln's birthday, February is filled with ample learning opportunities! Also, don't miss our recent post—6 Tools to Incorporate Technology into Winter Olympics Lessons—to incorporate technology into your classroom.

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Learn about China

Happy Chinese New Year!

This curated list includes both New Year and Chinese New Year resources. Scan the reviews to find the sites that are most relevant for your classroom. Learn more about China, the Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Dog!

Celebrate Chinese festivals! »

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Lincoln-Inspired Lesson Ideas

Happy Birthday President Lincoln

Our extensive collection of resources related to President Lincoln offers something for all grades. Each review includes a detailed description and technology integration ideas for the classroom!

Explore our Lincoln collection »

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6 Tools Just for You!

Incorporate Technology Into Winter Olympics Lessons

Learn about 6 tools you can use to incorporate technology into your Winter Olympics lessons. Explore SAMR and ISTE standards as your read about uses for each of the six tools.

See our 6 Winter Olympics tools now »

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Weekly Poll

9-1-1 Emergency Calls?

Did you know the first 9-1-1 call was made on February 16, 1968? Do you teach about using 9-1-1 in your schools? Participate in our weekly poll and view others' replies!

What's your 4-1-1 on 9-1-1? »

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