June 6, 2021

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Applications for our summer book study are now open! Explore new tech tools to suit your teaching style, read and discuss with other educators, earn PD hours, and participate in a closing Q&A with author Boni Hamilton.
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Soak in Professional Learning this Summer

June has arrived, and it’s time to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit and passion for education. This week, we’re highlighting several professional learning opportunities we’re offering later this summer. Start making your plans to join one of these learning options.

Twitter Chats

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst on the first and third Thursday of each month at 8 PM ET! Our next chat topic will be “Strategies for Tough Topics in the Classroom.” Collaborate with educators from around the world.

Read and discover all of the topics for summer »

OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

Our summer season of OK2Ask virtual workshops will begin in July, but registration is now open! Register now to learn about Symbaloo Learning Paths, comics in the classroom, effective feedback for student growth, and many other topics.

View all of the sessions and save your seat now »


If you’re attending the International Society for Technology in Education’s ISTE Live conference, don’t miss sessions from our staff members Melissa Henning and Ruth Okoye and contributors Darshell Silva, Kevin Bower, Stephanie Bass, and Karen Streeter!

Search for sessions by our presenters »

Announcing the TeachersFirst 2021 Summer Book Study

Join us for our summer book study, where we’ll read and discuss “Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Second Edition)” by Boni Hamilton! Discover technology tools and projects that resonate with your teaching style and classroom context.

Register today for the book study - space is limited »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Are you looking for professional learning and resources to explore today? In this section, we’re sharing some right-now resources to help you learn on your own time through books, blog posts, and more. We also kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 

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Summer reading for teachers

Honing Your Craft During the Dog Days of Summer

Summer is a great time to learn something new and the perfect time to read a book that will get you excited about the new school year. Discover professional books and books for children and teens, learn about virtual class opportunities, and more.

Read and relax this summer »

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Learn about a new topic, tool, or strategy

OK2Ask: On Demand

Catch up on the archives of our recent virtual workshop series! Register and watch at your convenience to learn about topics such as digital portfolios, The Smithsonian Learning Lab, podcasting, and more.

Register and view your sessions immediately »

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Get caught up on our recent posts

Infusing Technology Blog

Dive into our Infusing Technology Blog and learn about tech tools, read about frameworks, discover timely classroom suggestions, and more. All blog posts are written by experienced classroom teachers and tech coaches.

What can you find? »

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Share your thought with our community

Weekly Poll

Our weekly poll asks "How will you be engaging in professional learning during the summer months?" Share your learning plans and view the responses of other educators once you click submit.

How do you plan to learn? »

Six TeachersFirst Areas to Uncover This Summer

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

Avoid the Summer Slide

Special Topics Collections

Classroom Planning Calendar

Explore TeachersFirst Edge

Reading Treks

BYOD Dream Tools

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