July 5, 2020

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

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.  

July is Social Wellness Month

One way that you can encourage social wellness is by sharing books that capture elements of this important area of health. This collection of mostly fiction includes books about staying healthy, fitness, and wellness. Inspire your students.

Share this book list with families this summer »

Celebrate National Make a Difference to Children Month

As a teacher, you have a huge impact on the lives of children. Use this month to share ways your students can make a difference in the world through various service projects.

Find a service project for your class or to share with families »

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.

Summer OK2Ask® Free Virtual Workshops

We are excited to welcome you back to a new season of learning with OK2Ask! View our catalog of virtual workshops to learn about all of this summer's topics, and don't miss our two special days: Google MANIA and Microsoft in Education Day.

Click to register and save your spot »

Infusing Technology Blog

Blogs are a great way to learn about new edtech trends. Dive into our recent blog posts celebrating Juneteenth, creative communication with students, and exciting tech tools. New posts are added frequently, so be sure to check back often.

Learn something new today »

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.   

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Cell phones in the classroom

Cell Phone Courtesy Month

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!

Find your dream tool here »

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Use emojis in your classroom

Happy World Emoji Day

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.

Integrate emojis into your lessons »

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TeachersFirst is always FREE

National Give Something Away Month

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!

Share these free tools with a colleague »

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Free treasures

Weekly Poll

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.

Vote for your favorite type of FREE stuff »

6 More Sections of TeachersFirst to Explore

Delve into these additional content areas filled with professional learning and classroom resources. 

Special Topics

Classroom Planning Calendar

Remote Learning

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Reading Treks

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TeachersFirst is a collection of curated, classroom-ready content and ideas — including teacher-authored reviews of thousands of web resources. Built-in guidance from seasoned professionals makes effective classroom technology use trouble-free. TeachersFirst is made available free to K12 teachers by The Source for Learning, Inc., a nonprofit that has been providing educational resources for more than 40 years.