Monthly Newsletter Issue 96
Autism Awareness Month,
National School Library Month,
World Health Day,
Paul Revere's Ride,
Hubble Telescope Launched,
Take Your Child to Work Day
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This month's blog is
Got a Middle-Schooler? Here are some Homework Tips
Middle-schoolers - those loveable (well, sometimes) creatures who just don't know whether
they still want to be kids or grownups yet. If you have one lurking in your household,
he or she may be struggling with this whole issue of homework. There is a lot of it,
and it is definitely different from the homework in elementary school.
In this blog you'll find 8 tips to help with getting control of the academic journey which is middle school.
Guest blogger Kerry Creaswood is a successful writer and blogger. Her topics of interest are education and self-improvement.
Things To Celebrate This Month
April brings Autism Awareness Month, National School Library Month, World Health Day, Earth Day, Passover, Easter, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:
Autism Awareness Month- Autism Awareness Month - I4C has an Autism Spectrum Disorder page where you can find information and websites. Visit our Autism classroom tools as well as our Autism parent resources. We also have an entire area dedicated to
exceptional children, including ADHD, assistive technology, learning disorders, and more.
National School Library Month- Explore our extensive section of Library Resources. Find librarian resources, physical libraries, virtual libraries, presidential libraries, and museums.
World Health Day (4/7) - Obesity numbers are rising and controversial food additives continue to cause harm. Reinforce good habits using our Health resources page, discussing everything from breakfast basics and food pyramids to daily hygiene, drug and alcohol abuse, and heart health. We also have links to
physical education and nutrition and wellness too.
Passover (4/10-18) - Learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover this week. Find Passover history, games, and activities on our Passover resource page.
Easter (4/16) - Happy Easter. Celebrate this holiday with I4C's Easter resource page, filled with tons of fun crafts and projects.
Paul Revere Rides and Revolutionary War Begins (4/18-19/1775) - The famous Longfellow Poem reminds us all of Paul Revere's Ride. Learn about that midnight ride, what it meant, and even see the route he took. Explore the conflicts that led up to the Revolutionary War. Find timelines,
lesson plans, and interactives all explaining the cause and effects of the American Revolution.
Earth Day (4/22) - Honor the earth today. Check out our Earth Day page for fun activities, crafts, projects, and lesson plans. We also have Earth Science resources for you to use in your classroom.
Hubble Telescope launched (4/25/1990) - Learn about what the Hubble Telescope has discovered, view beautiful pictures of the cosmos, and find out how the telescope works. Find Hubble Telescope educational resources here. Explore our Space page for elementary school to find fun
activities and check out our Astronomy pages to learn about our solar system, stars, and our universe.
Take Your Child to Work Day (4/28) - Today, share your workplace with your child. Teach them about what you do during the workday and how what they're learning in school relates to your career. Here are some helpful planning tips for teachers and parents. Find ideas of what to do in your workplace, whether it be in an office, a university, or at home.
Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice Tests and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Common Core Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice quizzes tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays.
Internet4Classrooms now offers printables, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice worksheets tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays.
We have thousands of answer keys for our printables worksheets supporting the Common Core Standards.
Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here: https://i4c.xyz/n89msyv.
|Every month we are going to feature a different, and hopefully FREE, iPad/iPod/iPhone educational application.
Visit our ever-changing app page. (www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/apps_web2_tools.htm)|
The App of the Month
for April is Soundtrap - Make Music Together
By Soundtrap AB ( iOS
With Soundtrap you can make music and collaborate with others online.
The tutorials in this app are excellent and make it easy to get
started creating music. The 750 loops and over a 150 intruments that
are included in the free basic subscription are simply amazing.
If you need to go even further, with add-in purchases you can access
hundreds of software instruments and thousands of high quality loops.
Plug in your own instrument, use the software instruments available
in Soundtrap or just record a song directly with a mic on your iOS
device. It's super-easy. You can record, edit and collaborate on
your songs wherever you are on almost* any device: everything is
stored in the cloud.
Moreover, with Soundtrap you don't have to be alone in your creative
moments. You can share the fun of making music in real-time with
friends using text and video chat and real-time collaboration.
- Create music with a large set of high-quality loops in variety of genres.
- Record vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass and other instruments.
- Use preamps and large number of high-quality guitar, bass and vocal effects.
- Play the built-in sampled instruments (piano, organ, synths, drums and more).
- Save all your recordings in the cloud for easy access from all devices.
- Invite friends to collaborate on your recordings using text and video chat.
- Share your recordings on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.
is available for both Apple
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and the Android 4.4 and up on your Android device.
Focus On: Teacher Resources|
Internet4Classrooms offers a wide variety of informative online resources, tips, tools, and tutorials regarding your classroom needs. There is always something you can utilize with your students. Each month we'll feature a few links to useful topics.
Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check out I4C's History page for lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources to supplement your lessons.
Get all of your assessment assistance needs here sorted by grade and subject.
Need online interactive games and activities to reinforce the day's lessons? We have it.Kids can practice in the computer labs and at home.
School may be in full swing but teachers still need organizational help, worksheet ideas, bulletin board inspiration, and lesson plans throughout the year. Our Teacher tools page has it all.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and we know it's becoming more recognized in our children and classrooms. Browse our Autism Classroom resources as well as parent guides. Our Exceptional Children area also combines teacher tools for ADHD, Dyslexia, Gifted, and other learning and behavior disorders.
Why was there a Midnight Ride? Watch this great video of how kids describe Paul Revere and the Longfellow Poem "Paul Revere's Ride."
This Earth Day, find fun activities, projects, and lesson plans you can use on our Earth Day resource page. We also have great Earth Science resources for you to use in your classroom.
We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math Printables. Request teacher access here.
Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section
. This homepage contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year.
Common Core State Standards
Check out our Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each Grade Level is full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take control of their own learning by clicking on the page with the standard number, and choosing their own resource to practice that skill. Click on your Grade Level to find English Language Arts Standard Resources and learning tools.
Also, check out our Common Core Math Standards. It's hard to find sites that have math standards examples that follow the specific criteria, but they're here. Click on your Grade Level to find Math Standard Resources and learning tools.
| Focus On: Parent Resources|
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.
I4C already has Free Vocabulary Quizzes and Free Math Quizzes in our ACT/SAT Test Preparation Guide.
We're looking for new ideas for quizzes and informational resources that you'd feel are useful to you and your students. Please email us and let us know what you could use to make your teaching experience better.
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech Tip #1: Refresh and Maintain Your PC's Performance
Computers, just like cars, bikes, and girlfriends, need regular maintenance
in order to perform at their best. In this video you'll find some tips to make sure your PC isn't getting clogged up with rubbish/garbage/.temp files: HERE
Tech Tip #2: Having Problems with Fingerprint Touch ID on Your iPhone?
Touch ID is the fingerprint-reading system Apple includes on some of
its iPhone and iPad hardware to securely unlock the screen or
acknowledge mobile payments. While usually reliable, it can be
stymied by factors like dry winter skin or a cut that alters your
fingerprint a bit. Lotion, sweat, moisture, oils or other liquids
on your hands can also disrupt fingerprint recognition on the iPhone
and other smartphones, too.
If you are having problems, try the tips found: HERE
Tech Tip #3: Are You Using These 11 Buzzworthy EdTech Tools?
move fast in the edtech world, and we hear all the time from teachers
how hard it can be to keep up. Take a look at the EdTech Eleven: a
monthly list of noteworthy tools generating buzz in the edtech world.
While these aren't recommendations or ratings, what you'll find on
the EdTech Eleven is a quick and current list of trending tools you
might want to check out. You can find out more: HERE
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