November 4, 2018
Harvest New Ideas for Your Classroom
Our Thanksgiving-themed resources help students understand the history and appreciate the significance behind the holiday meant to give thanks and to be shared with family and friends. November also marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Take your students back to November 19, 1863 to discover this battle and famous speech.
Professional Learning Opportunities
This week, we pause our weekly virtual workshops to encourage everyone to get out and vote! Our virtual workshop schedule resumes the following week and registration to all November workshops is now open. Be sure to continue reading our blog, Infusing Technology, for additional insights and professional learning.
Additional November Resources
November observances include National Novel Writing Month and America Recycles Day, which are shared below along with relevant classroom resources. We've included information about our Brain Twisters and upcoming K12 Twitter Chats as well. And don't forget to share your thoughts about recycling in our weekly poll.
America Recycles Day is celebrated on November 15th! Dig your way through this tagged list of resources related to recycling for all grades. Each curated resource also includes classroom use ideas to try with your students.
Get Writing in Your Class
National Novel Writing Month (all month long), believes in the transformational power of creativity. Also known as NaNoWriMo, the site's structure and community encourages people to find their voice, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds.
Elementary and Middle School Questions
Do you know that TeachersFirst offers Brain Twisters for elementary and middle school students? These twisters change every week (on Friday) and include 10 questions to engage your students. Complete as a class or on individual devices.
1st and 3rd Thursday at 8 PM ET
Join one of our bi-monthly Twitter chats held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 8 pm ET using #OK2Ask. Our next chat, on November 15th, explores the fundamentals of coding and creation.
What Do You Think?
With America Recycles Day on November 15, will your class do anything to recognize this day committed to recycling?
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