November 6, 2022

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Harvest New Ideas for Your Classroom

Explore our curated list of Thanksgiving-themed resources to help students understand the history and appreciate the significance of the holiday centered around giving thanks. In addition, we are grateful for our fantastic educators and have shared our gift to you to celebrate American Education Week. You will also find resources and activity suggestions for National Aviation Month and Veterans Day!

Teach about Thanksgiving

Share these seasonal activities with your students to teach them about Native Americans, the true story of Thanksgiving, and the events leading up to the creation of this holiday. Also, take advantage of the virtual trip to Plimoth Patuxet!

Explore Thanksgiving interactives and more »

Veterans Day

Explore these resources for ideas you can use to connect the classroom curriculum to Veterans Day. Find resources to focus on this observance and its history for one class period or as a unique curriculum project to honor veterans for an entire unit.

Celebrate our veterans in your classroom »

Aviation History Month

In honor of Aviation History Month, we share GeoFS - The Accessible Flight Simulator, a free online flight simulator with an open-source platform to render the global landscapes you can fly over. The tool will work on any device with a web browser.

Learn classroom use ideas for this tool »

American Education Week

In celebration of American Education Week, the week before Thanksgiving that "celebrates public education and honors the individuals working to ensure that every student receives a quality education," we’re sharing a timely collection of blog posts.

Celebrate education and learn new strategies »

This Week at TeachersFirst

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of the first Sesame Street, which premiered November 10, 1969. We pause our Tuesday virtual workshops this week and encourage everyone to get out and vote! Read about our remaining November sessions, a unique global collaboration opportunity for your students, and an immersive and engaging social media platform for middle-level science classrooms. Don’t forget to give your input on our weekly poll. 

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Find new tools to share with your young students

Resources for Primary Students

This week marks the 53rd anniversary of the debut of Sesame Street and is an excellent time to share tools that are ideal for working with primary students. Peruse this list of tagged resources for students ages 4-8 covering many topics.

Skim this growing list of interactives, tools, and resources »

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Tuesdays at 7pm ET

OK2Ask Virtual Workshop

We will host two more virtual workshops in November on 11/15 and 11/22! The topics are “Computational Thinking and Coding with Google Tools” and “Tech-Infused Vocabulary Strategies.” Save your spot for one of these fabulous final sessions of 2022!

Join us for one (or both) of our final sessions in 2022 »

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Make global connections

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from students around the world. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Explore the details about XW1W and join the experience »

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Middle School Science


From the creators of TeachersFirst, MySciLife is an educational, safe social media platform where students learn science by personifying and posting as science-themed identities. Engage students and enrich any curriculum for a lesson, unit, or all year.

Engage your science students with this free tool »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "What is your favorite type of tech tool to use with primary-grade students?" Click to pick your choice and then view the replies of other educators.

What tech tools do you find more helpful for young students? »

Six More Educational Resources

Discover an additional six areas of TeachersFirst to use in your lessons.

Classroom Planning Calendar

Classroom Connection Events

Special Topics

Reading Treks

Election Resources

Geography Awareness Week

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