November 5, 2017

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Set Your Table for Personalized Learning

Demystify the differences between personalized and individualized learning with our recent blog post! And plunge into our Twitter Chat archives (new archives added monthly!) for endless tips and tools to further infuse technology into your classrooms!

Personalized vs. Individualized Learning

Do you find these two terms to be confusing? Learn the clear distinctions between personalized learning and individualized learning with our recent post which includes interesting comparisons, examples, and links to additional resources!

Understand the differences now »

Twitter Chat Archives for Self-Directed Professional Learning

View all of the TeachersFirst Twitter Chat archives which house highly insightful topics and edtech resources for numerous topics, including Music Tips and Tools, Flexible Seating, Ideas for Infusing STEM, Coding in the Classroom, and more!

Explore our Twitter chat archives »

November Learning Opportunities for Your Students

This time of the year offers many curriculum connections for your classroom, including Native American Heritage Month and National Novel Writing Month!

Crafts for Native American Heritage Month

Looking for an engaging and hands-on way to teach about Native American heritage? Check out this instructional unit featuring simple crafts, techniques, and materials which Native and Colonial children might have used!

Native American Crafts Unit starts here »

Digital Storytelling for National Novel Writing Month

Digital storytelling is an excellent way to get your students writing! Use digital storytelling in all subject areas to assess, collaborate, and share results. Make cross-curricular connections in class!

Start digital storytelling now »

More Goodies to Explore!

Are you attending the Association for Middle Level Education's Annual Conference (AMLE) in Philadelphia this week? If yes, then swing by our AMLE booth and meet our K12 team! Also, if you're looking for conveniently-scheduled professional learning you can do from the comfort of your home, join us for an OK2Ask® virtual workshop! 

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AMLE 2017

Attending the Middle Level Education's Annual Conference in Philadelphia on Nov 6-8? Don't miss our K12 instructional team present "This Is How We Do It: Engaging Students with Social Constructivism." Let's get social together!

Learn more about the session »

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Join us on Tuesday, 11/14

Tech Integration Made Easy with Sutori & OK2Ask

Transform your classroom activities by learning how to use Sutori. Engage students and deepen content area knowledge through digital stories. For more OK2Ask virtual workshop topics, see our upcoming schedule!

All things OK2Ask are here »

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November 12 - 18

Geography Awareness Week

Explore both the physical properties of Earth's surface and the human societies spread across it during Geography Awareness Week! Each review includes classroom use ideas and some include "ready-to-go" technology implementation!

Instill a love for geography »

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Turkeys Beware!

Thanksgiving Is Almost Here

Go beyond the usual turkey talk this Thanksgiving and shift the focus to Pilgrims, giving thanks, and Thanksgiving legends instead? Explore these topics and more with our curated Thanksgiving list of edtech resources!

Happy Thanksgiving! »

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Once upon a time in... 1863

Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

The year was 1863 and President Lincoln was giving his famous speech at Gettysburg. Navigate this interactive infographic spotlighting Battle at Gettysburg facts and figures. Discover classroom activities, teaching ideas, and more!

Explore the Gettysburg Address »

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Personalized Learning

Weekly Poll

What is your experience with personalized learning? Do you know what it means? Do you practice it with your students? Read the results of others after you cast your own vote!

Personalized learning? Vote here »

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