November 12, 2017
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Let's Celebrate and Commemorate!
Celebrate education for all Americans by sharing these websites, printables, tech tools and more with teachers, paraprofessionals, substitutes, homeschooling families, and all others involved in education! View our complete list of featured sites by clicking the image above.
Organize and save websites into a 3x3 grid with this bookmarking tool. Customize your page with a personalized URL and background image. Safely manage online resources for students and create separate grids for each class and subject.
Find and print graph paper, writing paper, music sheets, lesson plan paper, and more. This free site is a great resource for teachers, homeschoolers, and students. Whatever kind of paper you are searching for, check this site before you head to the store!
Donna Young Printables and Resources
Ideal for homeschooling families and classroom teachers alike, this website has a wide variety of printables, charts, tips, and more. There is a section designated for homeschooling families to explore.
Super Substitute Sites
Ideal for substitutes, but useful for any educator, these three picks include our curated list of tools for substitute teachers, a random name picker, and brain twister to stretch students' minds!
Ideas and Resources for Substitutes
Build your "tech toolbox" with this collection ideal for substitute teaching in any grade. Each review describes the tool and provides suggestions for how to use it in the classroom.
Random Name Picker
Don't stress about remembering every student's name! Put all the names into this handy tool to make choosing volunteers easy for you and fun for the students. Set up your list ahead of class to save time later!
Great for when you are filling in for another teacher or your lesson doesn't take as long as planned. This "ready to go" and projectable brain twister asks 10 questions (select elementary or middle school level). Questions are updated weekly.
Tech Tools for Teachers
Try these three must-have tools for every teacher - a plagiarism checker, a lesson creator, and an easy to use countdown timer!
Run assignments through this plagiarism checker. Check any 300-word text for free each day and receive a full detailed report with results and resources. Share this handy tool with parents and students, too!
Use this online countdown timer on your whiteboard to help with time management and transitions during centers, tests, and more. Simply enter into the white text box the exact amount of time that you want to countdown.
Create interactive online lessons, share screens in real-time, and assess students with quizzes, polls, images, PowerPoints, videos, PDFs and more. View the tutorial video to learn how to use this engaging tool.
This Week at TeachersFirst
We have two free professional learning opportunities for you this week! On Tuesday, learn all about Sutori during our OK2Ask® virtual workshop. And, on Thursday connect with other educators during our live Twitter chat on coding in the classroom!
How do you celebrate American Education Week?
As an educator, how do you feel about American Education Week? Do families and administrators make an extra effort to show their appreciation? Or, is this week just like every other week?
Free OK2Ask virtual workshop
Tech Integration Made Easy with Sutori
Join us TUE, NOV 14 at 7:00 PM ET for "Tech Integration Made Easy with Sutori." More than a digital timeline, learn how to use Sutori to integrate text, audio, video, quiz questions, and more to make creative and collaborative digital story projects.
Twitter chat this Thursday
Coding: Bring It to All Classrooms
Connect with other educators during Thursday's Twitter chat, "Coding: Bring It to All Classrooms." Share ideas for incorporating coding and computer science into other subjects, learn about the skills coding provides, and discuss edtech tools for coding!
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