June 7, 2020

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June - A Time to Reflect & Recharge

As the summer break begins in many locations, it’s the perfect time to pick up a book (or find one online), catch up on blogs, and unwind. With all of the changes we’ve seen in the world lately, it’s also a great time to consider how the invention of the Internet and social media have shaped the way we live, teach, and learn. 

Invention of the Web

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the Web, was born on June 8, 1955. Good digital citizenship when using the Internet is one of the most important skills we teach our students (and ourselves).

Find inspiration in this collection »

Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest...Oh My!

In addition to the invention of the Internet, we also celebrate Social Media Day this month on June 30th. We’re pleased to share a recently curated collection about social media and ways to use it in your classroom.

Discover new information on social media »

Professional Learning & Development - at Your Pace

Our Spring sessions of OK2Ask® virtual workshops have ended, but that doesn't mean that the learning needs to stop. View the archived sessions to learn about EdPuzzle, simulations, timelines, and so much more. We’re also sharing a blog post about summertime learning opportunities for you, including offerings from TeachersFirst®!

OK2Ask Archives

Did you miss an OK2Ask session this spring? Review our recorded archives any time. Check out workshops like “Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays,” “3 Cool Tools for Timelines,” “Build Comprehension with Tech Tools for Reading Fluency,” and others.

Follow along and learn a new skill »

Professional Learning & Development (PLD)

In this blog post, our K12 Director shares the history of the transition from school-oriented PD, to teacher-organized professional learning, and finally to the more balanced PLD approach. Learn about upcoming PLD options from TeachersFirst and others.

Find your perfect summer PLD »

More June Happenings to Explore

This month we celebrate Father's Day and Flag Day. We’re also pleased to announce that our summer book study is open for registration for TeachersFirst members. Finally, we ask for your thoughts in our weekly poll.

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Celebrate the positive male figures in our kids' lives

Thank You, Dad!

This month, we say a special thank you to the dads out there: those 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!

Happy Father's Day »

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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! Skim through this list of resources and read about the history of the flag, the national anthem, and other topics.

Discover something new about the U.S. Flag »

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Read all about the Triple E Framework

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.

Register & read about requirements & benefits »

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Share your thoughts

Weekly Poll

This summer is sure to be different from the norm. Rather than taking a vacation, attending ISTE and other large conferences, and even teaching summer classes, we’re mostly going to be at home. During this time, what are you most looking forward to doing?

View the replies of other educators when you submit your response »

More TeachersFirst Areas to Uncover This Summer

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

Resources for Teaching Remotely

Avoid the Summer Slide

Classroom Planning Calendar

Special Topics Collections

Explore TeachersFirst Edge

Infusing Technology Blog

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