July 14, 2019
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Plan for Reunions, Picnics, Camps, & More!
July is National Family Reunion Month and National Picnic Month. As you celebrate this month, try these tools to plan reunions and share photos of picnics. And bonus . . . these same tools are useful for planning classroom activities and preparing for back-to-school.
This site allows you to create and customize invitations, flyers, slideshows, photo collages, and more for your party, picnic, or class. Use Canva to create a custom, virtual flyer to welcome students to class. Students can use it for school projects too.
Quickly and easily design simple invitations and surveys. Use Yarp to survey reunion attendees about a good date, food options, and more. In the classroom it can be used to assess knowledge, generate data for math class, and much more.
This all-in-one event planning solution helps you create an event page including images and important details using a template. Send personalized emails about your reunion, picnic, or school event.
Share the Memories
Use these three image tools to edit images, remove backgrounds, and share photos from your events and activities.
Online Photo Editor
Check out this free, easy-to-use, photo editor. It will become your go-to resource for basic image editing. No registration is required and options allow you to use filters; add text, frames, and shapes; and layer images.
Use this simple and beautiful tool to create slideshows to share at your event. Sharalike allows you to add music from its library or upload your own and to share your creation via email or social media.
Remove the background from photos for a clutter-free image to share with others. It only takes a few seconds with this nifty and easy-to-use site.
Entertainment for Any Occasion
Need music, scavenger hunts, ice-breakers, games, and other fun stuff for your gathering? We've got you covered.
Icebreakers, Games, and Fun Group Activities
This collection of icebreakers, games, and activities will help your guests (or students) make connections. Activities are listed by age-suggestion and category.
Royalty Free Music
Make your playlist with royalty free songs to share during your picnic or reunion. The files offered include a wide variety of genres, just click play to preview. Contact guests ahead of time to take requests for favorite songs!
Organize and run a scavenger hunt with GooseChase. Invite guests to participate on their devices. Participants can add images and videos in real-time for the scavenger hunt. Great for reunions, picnics, and the first week of school!
This Week at TeachersFirst
Make a splash with free professional learning this week! Our summer OK2Ask® virtual workshops continue, plus we are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday (7/18). If you weren't able to attend the 2019 ISTE Conference, you can access resources from our 10 presentations below. And, please take a moment to answer our weekly poll.
OK2Ask Virtual Workshops
Summer Professional Learning Continues
OK2Ask offers free, quality, virtual learning for K12 educators. Join us Tuesday (7/16) to explore ways to infuse Coding in the Elementary Classroom. Then on Wednesday (7/17), learn how Fliphunt can be used to amplify student voice.
OK2Ask Twitter Chats
Differentiating Instruction in a 1:1 Environment
Tweet with us this Thursday (7/18) at 8 pm ET to discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching in a 1:1 environment. Share edtech resources that allow for differentiated learning paths.
ISTE Learning Continues
ISTE 2019 Resources
Even if you missed sessions at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, you can still access the resources from our 10 presentations! Topics include Low-Tech STEM, Augmentation/AR, Digital Storytelling, BOLD Coaching, and much more.
Share Your Thoughts
We want to know what kind of events you host with the help of online planning tools? Do you use online tools primarily for planning events for your classroom, your entire school, or events for your family and friends?
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