October 1, 2017

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

Fall Learning for You & Your Students

Just as each Autumn leaf is different, so are our students! We have resources for all varieties of levels, ages, and interests, including Red Ribbon Week for teens, the global Cardboard Challenge, and a unique geography opportunity for grades 2-6 using Globetracker.

Good Books for Middle Schoolers

This curated reading list by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is tailored for middle school readers. The list includes adventure, fiction, and graphic novels with stories about supervillains, orphaned servants, mysterious strangers, and more!

Explore great reading with your students »

Red Ribbon Week

Help students learn about drugs and alcohol for Red Ribbon Week. Use resources from this curated list to encourage participation and plan events for Red Ribbon Week or for classroom projects focused on drug and alcohol prevention.

Educate youth in drug prevention now »

Computer Learning Month for Your Students (and You Too!)

Bring Computer Learning Month into your classroom! Find a wide selection of resources to explore for all grade levels. Invest in your own computer learning by joining our Twitter chat this Thursday to learn how you can become a more connected educator.

Computer Learning Month

What better time to teach "Netiquette" to your students than Computer Learning Month! Explore this collection of resources to find the ideal tools to share with your class. Each review on the list includes classroom integration ideas.

Start Computer Learning Month here »

Twitter Chat: Become a Connected Educator

Our next Twitter chat (using the #OK2Ask hashtag) is this Thursday (10/5) at 8 PM ET! Come to learn more about the concept of being a connected educator. Discover resources and ideas for building your PLN, and share your own ideas as well.

Learn more about our Twitter chats »

More Learning & Exploring for You & Your Students

Debuting Today: Globetracker's Mission, a "choose your own adventure" geography story for grades 2-6. There is still time for your class to join the mission. Also featured this month, Fire Prevention Week and the 6th Annual Global Cardboard Challenge!


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Geography for grades 2-6

Preview Globetracker Today

Our geography focused, "choose your own adventure" story blog, for grades 2-6, begins today. New episodes are posted weekly starting on October 22. Use Globetracker to teach landforms, locations of major US cities, latitude and longitude, and more.

Join the mission »


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Stop. Drop. And Roll!

Resources for Fire Prevention Week

Explore this eclectic collection for Fire Prevention Week. The list of resources includes websites and tools for all grade levels. Each review includes a detailed description of the site/tool and tips for using in your classroom.

Prepare for Fire Prevention here »


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Use your imagination to build something amazing

Celebrate the Global Cardboard Challenge Day of Play

Join others around the world to celebrate play and creativity. Watch the movie "Caine's Arcade" for inspiration. Share your classroom pictures, videos, and stories using #cardboardchallenge. Get creative and get involved!

Learn more here »


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Register today

OK2Ask Free Virtual Workshops

Join us this Tuesday at 7 PM ET for an all-new virtual workshop. This week's topic focuses on Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom. All of the Fall sessions are now open for registration.

Register today »


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This week's poll question

How Many Walkers Do You Have at Your School?

October is International Walk to School Month. What percentage of your students walk to school? Tell us in our weekly poll!

Who's walking to your school? »

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