October 2, 2022

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Make Connections in Your Classroom

October brings us many opportunities to connect calendar events with lessons and technology. Read all about ways to recognize four unique topics in your class: Character Counts Week, Dictionary Day, fall festivals, and flipped learning.    

Character Counts Week

Character Counts Week celebrates "good character, highlights character education efforts worldwide, and recognizes individuals and organizations who show good character." Peruse this list of resources related to character education.

Share the importance of good character »

National Dictionary Day

Happy birthday, Noah Webster! National Dictionary Day is observed annually on October 16th to celebrate the 1758 birth of Noah Webster. Explore the resources shared in this collection that are all related to dictionaries like his.

Find resources to share with your students »

Fall Festivals and Halloween

Fall is a beautiful time for harvest events and spooky celebrations for all grade levels. This collection of reviewed resources (including classroom use suggestions) offers ideas for sprinkling seasonal activities throughout all subject areas.

Celebrate the harvest and fall fun in your lessons »

Flipped Learning Resources

Mix up your classroom, flip, and get blended! If you're new to flipped learning, this collection is a great place to start. Find many engaging tools to use to flip your lessons and combine digital media with traditional classroom teaching!

Engage your students in and out of the classroom »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Discover resources to share with your students during Character Counts Week and participate in our geography-based Globetracker’s Mission! Engage in some professional learning this week with an upcoming OK2Ask virtual workshop or Twitter chat or on our Infusing Technology Blog. Finally, don't forget to share your thoughts in our weekly poll! 

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A Reading Trek for World Animal Day

World Animal Day

World Animal Day began in 1925 and is a day for all animal lovers to show compassion and give a voice to the animals who can’t speak for themselves. Celebrate by sharing this Reading Trek about a beloved family pet with your students!

Read about a special cat in this Reading Trek »

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Join the mission

Globetracker's Mission

Take your students on a virtual choose-your-own-adventure geography journey around the continents of the world. Engage your students in stories about main characters Meri and Geo and learn geography terms, see landmarks, and practice map skills.

Read the introduction to the mission »

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Tuesday, 10/4, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: 3 Cool Tools for the Flipped Classroom

Let’s flip the classroom by sending direct instruction materials home and completing application exercises in class! Join us for this session on using Microsoft Flip (formerly Flipgrid), Sway, and Forms to facilitate student instruction.

Plan for the use of flipped instruction in the classroom »

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Thursday, 10/6, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: EDGEucate Yourself about TeachersFirst Edge

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, participants will discuss the components of the TeachersFirst Edge—our collection of powerful tech tools—and explore the tools and resources reviewed there.

Share ideas for safely and effectively using Edge resources in teaching and learning »

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Enhance your PD with powerful blog posts

Infusing Technology Blog

Our blog is jam-packed with resources, strategies, and perspectives from experienced educators! Learn about new topics of your choice using the search box on the left side of the page, or click on keywords in the tag cloud to find relevant posts.

Learn about new tech tools and trends »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "How do you encourage character education in your classroom?" Share your reply and immediately view the responses of other educators.

Encourage character education »

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

Twitter for Teachers

Rubrics to the Rescue

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