July 5, 2020
We know there are many unanswered questions about what learning will look like in the fall. TeachersFirst® is here to help with teacher-reviewed resources and our summer OK2Ask workshops that introduce new teaching tools and strategies to help you prepare, whether you’re teaching in person, remotely, or in a blended or flipped classroom. View our Summer PD Offerings >>
You Make a Difference!
July is both Social Wellness Month and National Make a Difference to Children Month. Find books, resources, and web tools to encourage your students to be mindful of their social health and make a difference by serving others.
Professional Learning at Your Pace
This month, we’re offering many new virtual workshops, including two days of special sessions covering free tools from Google and Microsoft. We’re also featuring our Infusing Technology blog, which is full of edtech trends, topics, and tools to read about at your convenience.
More Edtech Resources
The month of July puts a spotlight on cell phone courtesy, World Emoji Day, and National Give Something Away Month. View our resources related to these topics and take a moment to answer our weekly poll.
Cell phones in the classroom
Who imagined cell phones would be a part of our teaching when they were first introduced? In celebration of Cell Phone Courtesy Month, we're sharing our BYOD Dream Tools—device agnostic tools available as apps or on the Web!
Use emojis in your classroom
Emojis are a wonderful tool to use to communicate with your students. Find out how they're feeling, have them write a story related to emojis, or find other classroom activity ideas in this blog post.
TeachersFirst is always FREE
July may be National Give Something Away Month, but TeachersFirst is always FREE! We're sharing our Teacher Utility collection: tools to save you time and make your job easier. Find seating chart makers, timers, name pickers, and other tools—free!
This week our poll asks: "What of the following would you choose as your favorite FREE treasure to find on the Internet?" View the choices, click to vote for your favorite, and view the replies of others when you submit your own response.
6 More Sections of TeachersFirst to Explore
Delve into these additional content areas filled with professional learning and classroom resources.
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