June 2, 2019

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

June Kickoff

June is full of celebrations, sun, and opportunities to remember. Father's Day and Juneteenth are coming up soon, honor these memorable days with the curated resources provided below.

Thank You Dad!

We say a special thank you to the dads out there: the dads who have children of their own and the men who step-up as a father figure to help the future generation. Find a powerful collection of resources to celebrate dads and to say thanks!

Find unique ideas for Father's Day »

Juneteenth - Never Forget

Join in this American celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas, and generally throughout the former Confederate States of America. Find books to share related to emancipation.

Read more about the Civil War and slavery »

Time to Learn Together

Our Summer 2019 professional learning schedule is packed with new and engaging opportunities. We start with 10 presentations by SFL's K12 team during ISTE 2019 and by sharing ideas for building your Personal Learning Network (PLN). 

ISTE 2019

We hope to connect with you in June during ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia! Don’t miss our TEN sessions with SFL’s K12 team. Topics include Low-Tech STEM, Augmentation/AR, Digital Storytelling, BOLD Coaching, and several others.

See the full ISTE 2019 program »

Pump Up Your PLN

Spend some of your summertime building your PLN with the help of this list of resources. Find archived Twitter chats and OK2Ask® virtual workshops related to expanding your PLN, plus several sites and tools to get you started!

Start building your network »

Summer Sparkles with Learning Opportunities

Savor these additional professional learning options: free virtual workshops, Twitter chats, a summer book study, and new blog posts! Also, share your thoughts in our poll about which types of professional learning are most engaging.

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OK2Ask Free Virtual Workshop

Strategies to Support English Language Learners (ELL)

Join us Tuesday (6/4) at 7 pm ET to learn strategies to support English Language Learners (ELL) as they add their voices to our student-centered classrooms. Explore tech tools that encourage student voice and learn practical tips from our tech coaches.

Tips and tools to encourage student voice in the classroom »

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OK2Ask Twitter Chat

Let's Tweet about Digital Equity

Come and Tweet with us this Thursday (6/6) at 8 pm ET. Brainstorm ways to combat digital equity challenges and share resources that aid in creating equitable learning experiences for all students. Use the hashtag #OK2Ask.

Chat about digital equity and its impact on education »

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Announcing the Summer Book Study

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Our summer book study features the book Integrating Technology in the Classroom, 2nd Edition by Boni Hamilton. Discover technology tools and projects that resonate with your teaching style and classroom context. Space is limited to 40 educators.

Learn how to participate in this book study »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Edtech Inspiration

Our Infusing Technology blog features insights from edtech coaches on ways to engage students and empower educators. Recent topics include: fake news (media literacy), tips for a great end of the school year, virtual museum visits, and more.

Be inspired to try something new »

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Weekly Poll

How do you like to receive professional learning?

This week our poll question asks: What kind of professional learning do you find the most engaging? Share your response and then see how other educators replied.

Participate in poll here »

More TeachersFirst Areas to Uncover This Summer

Navigate these six additional areas of TeachersFirst to locate valuable (free) resources for you and your students.

Classroom Planning Calendar

Summer Reading: Not Just for Kids!

Summer Sparklers

Brain Twisters

Reading Suggestions

Dates That Matter

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