July 2, 2023

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Celebrate Freedom and More!

Happy Independence Day! The month of July offers many reasons to celebrate: Make a Difference to Children Month, the 33rd anniversary of President George H. W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, and Space Exploration Day on July 20. Find resources related to these valuable events to share with your students. 

Independence Day Resources

Independence Day is the perfect time to learn about the history and government of the United States. Use these resources to help your students better understand this holiday and why we celebrate it every July.

Find resources to share in your lessons next year »

National Make A Difference to Children Month

One person—a parent, teacher, or another adult—can make a big difference in a child's life. Use the tools shared in this section to coach, lead, teach, and mentor in your classroom and beyond. Each reviewed resource includes classroom use suggestions.

Use these resources to mentor students »

Stay Up To Date With Microsoft’s Inclusive Tools

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of school and public life. Read this blog post to learn about Microsoft’s inclusive tools.

Explore new tools to try with your students »

Space Exploration Day

Space Exploration Day is July 20! Created by former president Ronald Reagan in 1980, this holiday commemorates the first crewed mission to the moon and the July 20, 1969, moon landing.

Explore these resources related to space »

This Week at TeachersFirst

We are excited to welcome you back for another summer of OK2Ask virtual workshops starting this week! Be sure to sign up for Google MANIA, a full day of one-hour workshops happening this Thursday. We also invite you to our bimonthly Twitter chat and kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 

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Summer OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

This Wednesday is our first OK2Ask session of the summer! Join us for "Dynamic Digital Reading Strategies," and don't miss Google MANIA on Thursday, which includes five sessions about Google tools like Forms, Slides, and Keep.

Register to save your spot »

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Thursday, 7/6, 8PM ET

Twitter Chat: Career Readiness Roundup

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, participants will discuss skills and competencies that lead to successful careers and explore tools and resources for the classroom.

Share strategies for integrating career readiness experiences »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, “This week is Google MANIA; which of the following Google tools do you use the most in your class?” Share your choice and view the responses of other educators once you click submit.

What Google tool do you use most? »

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