June 21, 2020
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June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month!
Zoos and Aquariums bring pieces of the natural world closer to home. While many of us aren’t able to physically visit them yet this summer, you can use these resources to take a virtual trip to zoos and aquariums around the world while learning about animals, the environment, and conservation.
Engage Young Learners
Discover resources for young students to help them learn more about the ocean and animals. Even students who are unable to read on their own will find something to explore on these sites!
Game-Based Learning in the Zoo
Share these fun and informational tools with your students. Each resource includes games to help students learn about animals, the zoo, and much more as they play.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Use our blog post about virtual field trips to find some zoos or aquariums to “visit” this summer. Now is also a great time to save your spot for our summer book study or our OK2Ask® virtual workshops, which return in early July! For the teenagers in your life, check out Sync, a summer audiobook program for teens! And finally, we kindly ask for your input in our weekly poll.
Infusing Technology Blog
Discover how you can expand learning through virtual museum or site visits on our blog. Go on an adventure from the comfort of your home and share these resources with your students—virtually!
Summer Book Study
Join us this summer as we read "Learning First, Technology Second" by Liz Kolb. Our book study, which runs from July 7–August 12, will introduce TeachersFirst members to the Triple E Framework for technology evaluation.
Audiobooks for teens
We are excited to share a new resource that was recently added to our collection. Sync is a free summer audiobook program for teens! Each week, your teen will be provided with two thematically paired audiobooks.
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