September 6, 2020

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Featured EDTECH Resources Reviewed by TeachersFirst

As we settle into the beginning of the school year, we know teachers are feeling the pressure to keep students connected and engaged as they learn outside the classroom. TeachersFirst has a variety of resources to help, including a new book club that focuses on using popular literature to start important discussions and the new release of MySciLife.

Learn Literacy this September

September is both College Savings Month and Library Card Sign-Up Month, the perfect time to teach your students about two important concepts: media literacy and financial literacy. 

Library Card Sign-up Month

Encouraging your students to join and use the local library for research is a great first step toward developing media-literate citizens. The resources in this collection highlight tools to help students identify and handle bias as they search for truth.

Create media literate students »

College Savings Month

Students of all ages need to improve their financial literacy. Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, you’re sure to find a helpful resource in this collection about finances, savings, investing, budgeting, and other money topics.

Money matters for all ages »

Fall Professional Learning

TeachersFirst® is offering several professional learning opportunities this fall, including a new book club and the return of our weekly OK2Ask® virtual workshops. Register now and add to your teaching toolbox!

Fall Book Club 2020

This fall, TeachersFirst is hosting a free, member-only virtual book club designed to help teachers use popular literature to start meaningful discussions about equality and race. Books will be assigned by grade level—apply today!

Participate in the Fall 2020 Book Club »

Fall OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

We are just a few weeks away from kicking off a new season of OK2Ask workshops! Registration is now open for all of our fall sessions. Come learn about EdPuzzle, choice boards for differentiation, using Bitmojis for instruction, and other edtech topics!

Save your seat at one (or more) upcoming workshop »

Discover More This September

This month offers us an eclectic mix of observances to celebrate. September is National Piano Month and Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15th. Don't forget to check out the blog and give your input on our weekly poll. 

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Celebrate Hispanic heritage

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and the important contributions of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America with this collection of projects and classroom activities.

Discover new classroom resources »

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Play an instrument...virtually!

National Piano Month

Although National Piano Month is recognized in September, you can learn how to play a musical instrument any time! Check out the resources in this list to find virtual musical instruments, remote learning lessons, and other musical finds.

What instrument will you play? »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Back to School: Building a Community

As summer draws to a close, we turn our focus on back-to-school preparations. Whether your school is back in person, using a hybrid or blended approach, or learning virtually, building community is key. Find helpful tools and strategies in this blog post.

Connect with students during back-to-school season »

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Weekly Poll

This week, our poll asks: "How do you plan to build community during the beginning of the school year?" Share your plans with other educators and view the results when you click submit.

How do you build community? »

6 More Resources to Discover

Dive into these areas of specialized content and helpful resources on TeachersFirst!

Teaching Remotely

Blended Learning

TeachersFirst Edge

Special Topics

Reading Treks

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