June 2, 2024

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Summer Learning for Educators

Discover enriching professional learning opportunities to help you to stay inspired! View on-demand virtual workshops to explore innovative, easy-to-implement instructional strategies, apply to participate in our thought-provoking book study for teachers, or check out fresh ideas and resources on the Infusing Technology Blog. You’ll also find information about several professional learning units you can complete and a log you can use to document what you learned. These resources provide meaningful ways to invest in your professional growth at home or wherever summer break takes you.

OK2Ask: On-Demand Virtual Workshops

Our spring OK2Ask virtual workshop series has ended, but all our sessions are available on-demand for free! Register and watch workshops like “Tech Tool Smackdown: AI Tools,” “3 Cool Tools for Digital Reading,” and more at your convenience.

Watch workshops on-demand »

Infusing Technology Blog

Dive into our Infusing Technology Blog to learn about free tech tools, read about frameworks, discover timely classroom suggestions, and more in posts written by experienced classroom teachers and tech coaches!

What will you learn? »

Professional Learning Log

Keep track of your independent professional learning adventures with our Professional Learning Log! The left sidebar contains many ready-to-go professional learning modules, such as Rubrics to the Rescue, Classroom Management, and Instructional Playlists.

Share this form with your school for PD credit »

Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist

Enhance your lessons with this collection of articles created by an experienced library/media specialist! Many articles include booklists, standards, and background information to help you learn about the topic so you'll be ready to teach it yourself.

Explore topics like AI, citizen science, and math for all grades »

This Week at TeachersFirst

We invite you to join our upcoming Twitter (X) chat on Thursday and to apply for our summer book study! If you’re an innovative educator who loves technology and edtech tools, we’re seeking part-time contractors to join our team—read more below. Finally, we kindly ask for your input in our weekly poll.     

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Thursday, 6/6, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: FigJam Fundamentals: Designing Dynamic Learning Experiences

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst! During this chat, participants will get step-by-step guidance on using FigJam for collaborative brainstorming, visual ideation, and lesson planning.

Learn how to maximize FigJam's utility to foster creativity, communication, and problem-solving »

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Announcing the TeachersFirst 2024 Summer Book Study

"Making the Move with Ed Tech"

Join us as we study research-based instructional strategies that foster purposeful technology integration in the classroom! We'll examine best practices and learn when and how to deploy technology to support student success.

Read the details and apply by June 15 »

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Apply to join the TeachersFirst team

Calling Creative & Passionate Educators

We’re seeking highly knowledgeable and engagement-minded educators to join our team as content contributors, blog writers, web reviewers, and workshop presenters. Help us save teachers time by delivering what they need, when they need it!

Learn more about this opportunity and TeachersFirst »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week, our poll asks, "How do you plan to relax and unwind this summer?" Once you click submit, you can view the responses of other educators.

Will you travel, read, or get outside? »

6 Additional Areas for Teachers to Explore

Discover more opportunities for learning in these additional areas of TeachersFirst.

Classroom Planning Calendar

Classroom Connection Events

Special Topics

BYOD Dream Tools

Across the World Once a Week

Differentiated Instruction

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