May 7, 2017

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An EdTech Potpourri for You this May

As we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, get your class ready for Get Caught Reading Month, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and the upcoming summer break! 

Summer Sparklers - EdTech Adventures for Students

Summer will never be boring again for your students with our curated list of educational activities — perfect for downtime in between vacations, camps, cruises, and fireworks!

Help students stay fresh this summer »

What Will Your Class Get Caught Reading this Month?

Get Caught Reading (GCR) is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Encourage students with interactive audio books and more!

Promote reading as part of any subject »

Spring into Professional Learning

Explore our free virtual workshops (OK2Ask®) offered every Tuesday in May. Don't forget to explore our TeachersFirst blog, with new entries every week!

Two Sides to Students’ Right to Privacy

As tech-savvy educators, we should be teaching our students to be good digital citizens. Our everyday practices help our students understand and practice digital citizenship. Going online is much more than issues of protection.

Teach students crucial aspects of privacy »

OK2Ask Spring Sessions are in Full Bloom

Our Spring season of free interactive workshops, packed with 90-minutes of hands-on learning and great ideas for your K12 classroom, is in full swing. Discover new tech tools and practical ideas. View the complete schedule and join an upcoming workshop.

Register for OK2Ask Spring sessions here »

May Days to Remember

More times to celebrate and commemorate in May. 

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Imagine the Possibilities

National Inventors Month

Explore our curated list of resources about inventors and inventions. Find tools and treasures to share with your students.

Click here to explore»

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Resources to Celebrate Mom

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is only a week away. Discover resources to help students create fun and special projects for the moms in your classroom.

Celebrate moms»

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Celebrate and Educate


Help students understand this Islamic observance (which begins in late May) by providing information and resources about the historical, social, and cultural significance of Ramadan.

Ramadan traditions, recipes, and more»

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Celebrate and Remember

Happy Memorial Day

Explore ideas to connect your classroom curriculum with Memorial Day, a day honoring the men and women who have died while in service to our country.

Help students commemorate the fallen»

Weekly Poll

Do you feel appreciated?

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What is your vote?

Weekly Poll

Did your school (or students) acknowledge Teachers Appreciation Week?

Vote here»

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