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Free Google Classroom Banners for Every Subject and Theme

Custom Google Classroom banners let you show off your teacher personality and make learning more engaging and fun. We’ve put together a huge collection of free banners you…  learn more

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Fun Icebreakers Jamboard Templates for Back to School

Icebreaker questions are a great way to celebrate the new school year with your students and staff, and Google Jamboard is the perfect tool to use. Let’s take…  learn more

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Discovery Education Blog: Back to School Survival Guide

Easily Find Time-Saving Resources for Daily Lessons From game-like interactives and ready-to-use activities to instructional strategies and professional learning support, easily find just what you need, right when…  learn more

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Help Teaching: Back to School Tips for Teachers

It’s back-to-school time and we know you’re determined to start the year off right. But whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, you still need some time to…  learn more

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TeachersFirst's First Day of School Icebreakers

No matter what level you teach, establishing rapport with a new group of students is key to knowing how to help them learn. Here is a list of…  learn more

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First-Day-of-School Checklist for Teachers

The school year does not quite begin on the first day of school in August or September for teachers. Rather, it can take days or weeks prior to…  learn more

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OPEN: Back to School Resources

The free resources provided below are designed to help your students build relationships, build routines, and rebuild a love of health-enhancing physical activity. As you use free OPENPhysEd.org…  learn more

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Lesson Planet: Back to School Lesson Plans

We found 2,380 reviewed resources for back-to-school lessons.  learn more

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Common Sense: Best Tools for Back-to-School 2022

If you're looking for ways tech can support your teaching in the 2022–2023 school year, this list is here to help. These top-rated apps and sites -- ranging from instructional…  learn more

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Google for Education: Back to School 2022

Kick off the school year with lessons that help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized while learning new technology skills.  learn more

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Back to School Lesson Planning Tips

In this episode, I’m sharing lesson planning resources, tips and templates to help you prepare for the back-to-school season. Let’s explore where to find lesson ideas, how to…  learn more

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Icebreaker Activities and Questions

Practical Ed Tech Getting to know our new students and helping them get to know each other is such an important part of starting the new school year…  learn more

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What Does Every Student Need On The First (And Every Other) Day Of School?

What kinds of supplies do students need on the first day of school? Well, that depends. But what are some universal ‘things’ students need to start the year…  learn more

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Your Essential Back to School To Do List for Teachers

Whether it’s high school, middle school or elementary, teachers have an overwhelming workload at the beginning of the school year. Get started early with our Back to School…  learn more

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TARA Teachers

The all-in-one assistant that streamlines tasks, curriculum & coaching to maximize teacher time, talent, and energy. We are building TARA to be the ideal teaching assistant - one…  learn more

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TeacherVision: Back-to-School Headquarters for 2022-2023

Take some of the angst out of planning for the first few weeks with this collection of lesson plans, printables, teacher self-care and student wellness resources, differentiation advice,…  learn more

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50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom

TeachThougt Procedures can make a significant difference in the learning of your students. Organization can lead to student engagement, and student engagement can lead to, of course, learning.  learn more

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SIX WAYS TO SPICE UP BACK-TO-SCHOOL INSERVICE

The beginning of the school year is fast approaching and teachers will be walking in the front door for their first back-to-school inservice. This can be one of…  learn more

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Back to School with Choice Boards (FREE Templates)

Back to School is the PERFECT time to jump into choice boards! In this episode, Kasey shares her best tips and ideas for creating and using digital choice…  learn more

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20 back to school templates to save you time

Back to school is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming. Teachers have a LOT to plan: lessons, communication, organization, building community ... and that just scratches…  learn more

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10 Things to Know for the Beginning of Kindergarten

Whether you're ready or not it's time for teachers to think about back to school. Here are my top 10 things that kindergarten teachers should know to mentally prepare for…  learn more

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15 Essential Teaching Tips for Back To School

Starting the year strong is crucial for setting a positive tone that can carry through the rest of the year. A solid foundation helps to build a positive…  learn more

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QUICK AND EASY TOOLS FOR MAKING FLASHCARDS

TechNotes. Looking for a flashcard maker for the new school year? Here is my ultimate list of tools for online flashcards that offer educators a convenient and interactive…  learn more

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How to Get Back Into Reading After Summer Break

Back-to-school season is a great time for kids to strengthen their reading muscles. Here’s how you can help! Don't worry, there are ways to get your child back…  learn more

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Free Back-to-School Templates for Teachers and Families

Back-to-school traditions are an important way to help students and families tap into the opportunities of a new school year. As teachers, we enjoy setting up and decorating our classrooms, organizing new school…  learn more

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TechNotes: THREE ACTIVITIES FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL ANXIETY

Going back to school can be exciting for some students, but it can also be stressful for others. Feelings of anticipation and uncertainty can cause students to feel…  learn more

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Back to School Activities

The Back-to-School seasonal pages will provide you with great resources to help you get your year started off right. Ideas within the back-to-school pages include: "get to know…  learn more

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Back to School: First Week of School Activities for Upper Elementary

Use this no-prep packet of printable back to school activities to engage your upper elementary students and ease them back into learning at the beginning of the year.…  learn more

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30 Best Back To School Books for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a significant milestone, a year filled with learning and growth, which makes the choice of books we introduce during this time critical. It’s our job as…  learn more

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Ditch That Textbook: 80 Back to School Ideas & Activities

It's back to school time again and this year might be different once again. As summer comes to a close teachers are preparing for that big first day…  learn more

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25 Free Downloadable Activities for Back to School

As the back-to-school season gets underway, teachers are always looking for new ideas to help liven up those first days back in the classroom. Sure, the same old…  learn more

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3 Name Games for Back to School for Elementary

TeacherVision. Help your students learn the names of their classmates with this set of fun and interactive name game icebreakers! Create community in your classroom by building early…  learn more

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TeacherVision: Back To School Icebreakers Bundle

Kickstart the new school year with this FREE bundle of back to school icebreaker games. This no-prep printable includes everything you need to try these fun icebreakers with…  learn more

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20 Sites & Apps Every Teacher Should Try for Back to School

It’s back-to-school time again! Whether you’re excited about the new school year or need some inspiration, a new teacher or a seasoned pro, or teaching in a classroom or…  learn more

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Control Alt Achieve: Back to School 2023 with Book Creator

Whether this thought fills you with excitement for a new year, or disbelief on how fast the summer flew by, Book Creator can help make the transition easy and exciting.…  learn more

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Book Creator: Back to School

Our templates, lesson ideas and webinars will help you save time and find inspiration for the new school year. Teach your first lesson toolkit. Brand new lesson plans…  learn more

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Back-to-School | Teach Your Way Activity Calendar

Explore the "Back-to-School" activity calendar and find meaningul ways to integrate media in creative and developmentally-appropriate ways. Teach Your Way   Teach your way during the 2023-24 school year…  learn more

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Common Sense: Awesome Productivity Tools for Back-to-School

Both students and teachers can benefit inside and outside of school from organizational tools like calendars, presentation templates, and note-taking apps. Whether students are setting goals, receiving homework reminders, using…  learn more

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Google Applied Digital Skills: Introduce Yourself in Google Slides

Create a slide that represents what makes you special or unique using Google Slides.  learn more

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8 creative back to school activities for any classroom

Are you getting ready for back to school? This year I had the pleasure of presenting at Book Creator’s booth at ISTE and several sessions on their behalf…  learn more

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TIPS FOR CREATING A WELCOMING CLASSROOM

TCEA TechNotes. Entering a new classroom can be an overwhelming experience for many students. As a place for learning, classrooms should give off a feeling of warmth, safety,…  learn more

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Google Applied Digital Skills: Back to School 2023

Kick off the school year with lessons that help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized while learning new technology skills.  learn more

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17 Google Quick Tips for Back to School

Calling all educators! Welcome to our ultimate guide featuring 17 indispensable Google tips to make your back-to-school season a breeze. Get ready to streamline your workflow with game-changing…  learn more

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5 First Day of School Tips for Teachers

Check out these 5 first day of school tips for teachers to help the day run smoothly! I share ideas for planning and scheduling the first day of…  learn more

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Back to School: First Week of School Activities for Grades 1-2

Make back to school lesson planning easy! This collection of reading, writing, math, art printable back to school activities is perfect for the first week of school and…  learn more

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ChatGPT for Teachers

Check out these 3 ways to use artificial intelligence with ChatGPT as a teacher to save HOURS preparing for back to school!  PocketforPrimary  Jul 14, 2023  learn more

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Back to School Themes for the New School Year

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to set the tone, motivate students, and encourage positive behavior and attitudes for the new school year. Choosing…  learn more

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Adobe: First Days of School

In this bundle, teachers will have everything they need to prepare for the first day of school. ​The goal of Activity Bundle #2 is to help teachers set…  learn more

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15 Back-to-School Ideas for Middle and High School

With the back-to-school season upon us, it is time to begin planning for the first week of school activities you’ll complete this school year. Here are 15 engaging…  learn more

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16 Active Icebreakers To Get Your Students Up and Moving

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, active icebreakers are always a good idea. Icebreakers refocus students, teach kids something new about each other (and themselves),…  learn more

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BACK TO SCHOOL: PRIMARY SOURCES, INTERACTIVE RESOURCES, AND MAPS FOR TEACHING HISTORY

Are you teaching history or social studies this year and looking for new tools and resources to incorporate into your lessons? As you prepare to go back to…  learn more

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Creative Educator: Back to School Lesson Plans

Started in 2007, Creative Educator focuses on effective ideas and strategies to foster creativity and engage students in the curriculum. Articles are designed to provide you with an…  learn more

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Best for Back to School 2023

Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence program helps our readers find the products and solutions that will support their work in any learning environment. As schools get ready…  learn more

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A BACK TO SCHOOL CALENDAR PACKED WITH CELEBRATIONS

TCEA TechNotes. Have you ever checked out National Today? An editable, printable 2023-2024 calendar with celebratory dates A list of celebrations for each month of the year with…  learn more

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL ROUNDUP

TechNotes. Where did the summer go? With the start of a new year, I’ve gathered back-to-school resources from our amazing PD team and staff here at TCEA. Check…  learn more

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50 Fun and Engaging Get to Know You Questions for Kids

We all remember those first day jitters—new teachers, new classmates, and a whole new set of adventures. It can be equally thrilling and daunting. The key to easing…  learn more

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Back to School: Creative ways teachers are using Canva

Get Back to School ready with Canva! From videos and whiteboards, to posters, presentations and AI tools, we’re sharing some of the latest ways teachers are engaging their…  learn more

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First Day of School: Middle and High School

Welcome back! Make your new middle and high school students feel at home with a collection of classroom templates, printables, and activities designed to establish a supportive and…  learn more

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5 Rules for Teachers on the First Day of School

Typically, it’s the students who receive the rules on the first day of school. However, there are some rules teachers should follow too. Following these rules on the…  learn more

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Ten Popular Back-to-School Tutorials for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers  Richard Byrne August 18, 2022 Here are the most-searched terms leading to my tutorial videos and my most-watched tutorial videos of the last month…  learn more

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10 Engaging Lesson Ideas for the First Day of School

Each of these activities is designed not just to educate but to build a strong sense of community, inspire curiosity, and create a love for learning that will…  learn more

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Best Back to School Websites and Tools for Teachers

The purpose of this post is to share with you this helpful collection of back-to-school resources to use with your students in class. Offering you the best educational…  learn more

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Creative kickstarter: Back-to-school intro video

Students will be able to: Answer a specific brief and meet the design specifications for a project. Communicate effectively with their peers and/or audience. Use the design process…  learn more

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PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines

As teachers, students, and families enter an uncertain school year with new routines, both in-person and virtual, PBS LearningMedia offers this special collection of flexible resources to support…  learn more

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TechNotes: Back to School Breakout

What is Breakout EDU? Teams of students follow clues posted and/or hidden in the classroom to open up a locked box. The box can have one or several…  learn more

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30 Unique Ways To Introduce Yourself to Students This Year

Are you looking for a new and creative way to introduce yourself to students this year?  They range from quick and easy options to some that will take…  learn more

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"Back-to-School Special: 5 Lessons Kids Need Now" Webinar

The skills kids need to navigate a digital world are vast and varied! Choosing just five is nearly an impossible task. However, if you want to equip your…  learn more

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Tips For Easing Back-to-School Anxiety

As summer ends, a mix of emotions can fill households. While some parents eagerly anticipate sending their kids back to school, and some kids look forward to reuniting…  learn more

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Share My Lesson: Back to School: First Day of School and Beyond

Our extensive collection of back-to-school resources is designed to support educators like you in navigating the beautiful mess of the beginning of the school year. The aim is…  learn more

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50 Tips from Teachers to Start the School Year

Looking for some tips to start the school year? I am speaking of a brand new school year! We all know the feelings…butterflies in our stomach, nerves, excitement,…  learn more

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“THIS, NOT THAT” BELLRINGERS

BIG news! Edition 4 of my “This, Not That” bellringer puzzles is now released, just in time for back to school. One change for these bellringers is the…  learn more

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What You Need for Back to School

Check out these articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes, coping as a new teacher and ensuring smooth sailing for substitute…  learn more

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SOME ADVICE FOR VETERAN EDUCATORS

Whether it’s your second year teaching or your thirty-second year, going back to school is an exciting time. There’s the wondering about the students you’ll be impacting, the…  learn more