June 4, 2017

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

EdTech Learning All Summer Long!

Catch one of our virtual workshops or Twitter chats in between beach trips or pool dips! And for you summer bookworms, our summer book study's right up your reading alley.

Take Your Classroom Technology Integration to New Heights with Our Summer Book Study!

Summer 2017 book study participants will be reading Boni Hamilton’s "Integrating Technology in the Classroom" to discover new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom. PDU credit is available.

Space is limited. REGISTER TODAY! »

16 Ways to Dive into Professional Learning this July & August with OK2Ask®

Yes, that’s right! We are launching 16 hands-on, edtech-filled virtual workshops over the summer break! Don't miss our Google Mania and Microsoft Teacher Academy days!

Learn about OK2Ask & sign up for email notifications »

App Smashing: Use Multiple Apps for Creating Innovative Projects

Our upcoming Twitter chat (Thursday, June 15th at 8pm ET) will highlight how to smash apps to harness the power of working with individual apps together! Our edtech coaches will share how to app smash for multiple topic areas!

See the complete Twitter chat schedule »

Summer Reading: It's Not Just for Kids!

Educators! Find up-to-date book lists and award-winning teacher blogs (perfect for beach or poolside reading) to expand your learning and reconnect with your inner bookworm during the relaxing days of summer.

What will you read this summer? »

All about Infusing Technology

Visit the TeachersFirst blog for easy to digest professional learning. Explore buzz words, learn about new tech tools, and find great tech integration ideas with new topics every week!

Read the blog »

Are You As Excited to Attend ISTE 2017 As We Are?

We're heading to San Antonio for ISTE and our edtech coaches are EXCITED to connect with innovative educators like you! If you’re attending the conference, please stop by one of our sessions and introduce yourself!

See our ISTE 2017 guide »

June Happenings

Peruse this listing of special days and celebrations in June to find resources and tools to celebrate each occassion. 

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The largest amphibious attack in history


Tuesday, June 6th is D-Day — the day when the Normandy landings initiated the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi Germany. Help students honor D-Day and highlight the important events of World War II.

D-Day projects and classroom activities»

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Anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777

National Flag Day

Commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States with your students!

Explore online handouts and lesson plans for Flag Day»

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Thanks to all of the fabulous dads

Happy Father's Day!

Celebrate the dads in your life with this collection of websites and more devoted to dads and the celebration of Father's Day. Find ways to make all dads know how appreciated they are today and everyday.

Father's Day resources»

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State and national parks represent our natual heritage

June is Get Outdoors Month

Did you know that parks cover nearly one-third of our nation? Get students excited about being outdoors with our curated list of interactives, websites, and activities focused on the environment, wildlife and more.

Explore outdoor recreation and wildlife adventures»

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Social media connects cultures, movements, and people

Social Media Day

Social Media Day (June 30th) was created to recognize and celebrate social media's impact on global communication. Find resources to help you and your students further engage in social media.

Social tools, networks, and platforms»

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Ignite new learning over summer vacations

Summer Sparklers

Just in time for the end of the school year! Share this curated list of reviewed resources with your students. Bring some "sparkle" into their summer and avoid the summer slide!

Summer resources for your students»

Weekly Poll

How do you learn best (professional learning)? 

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What is your vote?

Weekly Poll

How do you learn best, professionally speaking? Do you get the most out of independently reading blogs, attending web workshops, or participating in Twitter chats?

Vote here»

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