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This month's blog is
Six Ways to Build and Support Confidence in Your Children
One of the most important traits possessed by healthy children is self-confidence. Nurturing self-confidence is often something that gets overlooked in the names of "tough love" and harsh criticism.
Guest blogger Tom Casano offers six ways to build and support confidence in your children.
Things To Celebrate This Month
August brings National Back to School Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Aviation Day, Dream Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:
National Back to School Month- The summer has flown by, and it's time to head back to school. Whether you're a teacher getting ready to meet your new students, or a parent preparing to send your child(ren) back to school we have resources to help transition back into the swing of the school year. Check out our Teacher resource page and our Parent resource page.
Natural Immunization Awareness Month - August is National Immunization Awareness Month.
Find resources, vaccination schedules, and a parents' guide. Make sure to explain to your kids why shots are important.
Francis Scott Key's Birthday (8/1/1779) - Today is the birthday of the writer of our national anthem. Read about Francis Scott Key and learn about the flag the national anthem was written about. Check out these great lesson plans about
Francis Scott Key, Ft. McHenry, and the War of 1812.
Dollar Day (8/8) - Did you know that the US dollar bill was created in 1786? Learn about the current $1 bill and the history of currency in the United States. Check out I4C's pages on how to introduce money counting skills to your students or child(ren).
International Left-Hander's Day (8/13) - Did you know that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all left handed? Roughly 10-15% of Americans are left handed. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left handed. 4 out of the last 5 presidents have been left handed. You can find all sorts of fun, yet, conflicting, left-handed trivia online. But one thing is for sure, there are quite a few famous left-handers. Find out about other famous left handers and tips for teaching left
handed children here.
The 19th Amendment was Ratified, Granting Women the Right to Vote (8-18-1920) - The movement for women's rights was elevated to the national level when the 19th Amendment was proposed to Congress in 1878. It took roughly 70 years of suffrage before the Amendment was ratified. Explore lesson plans, and historic information, and
classroom resources on Women's Suffrage.
National Aviation Day (8/19) - Celebrate the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and other aviation pioneers today. Look at a great timeline about aviation and find crafts and activities here.
Dream Day (8/28) - On this day in in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King stood at the Lincoln Memorial and said his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Learn about Dr. King, read his speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.
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.
New Online Practice Quizzes AvailableWe have released many new online quizzes this month supporting the Common Core Standards.
Try them out, and then use them with your students as:
- Bell Ringers,
- In Class Assignments,
- Homework or
- Extra Credit.
Here is a list of new quizzes by grade.
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.
New Printables Worksheets AvailableWe have released thousands of new printables worksheets this month supporting the Common Core Standards.
Try them out, and then use them with your students as:
- Bell Ringers,
- In Class Assignments,
- Homework or
- Extra Credit.
Here is a list of new worksheet sets by grade:
New Worksheet Answer Keys Available
We have released thousands of new answer keys for our printables worksheets this month supporting the Common Core Standards.
Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here: https://i4c.xyz/n89msyv.
Here is a list of new answer key sets by grade:
|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 August is Dictionary.Com Dictionary & Thesaurus
/ ( Android
). Dictionary.com is the leading free English dictionary app - with over 2,000,000 trusted definitions and synonyms, the Dictionary.com app is designed and optimized for your mobile device.
Works offline: Install the free offline dictionary for access to definitions whenever you need them.
In addition to the trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, this app includes:
Dictionary.Com Dictionary & Thesaurus
- Word of the Day - learn a new word each day and expand your vocabulary
- Audio pronunciations - never mispronounce another word
- Voice search - find the definitions you're looking for anywhere, anytime
- Translator - translate into over 25 languages
- Content Collections Carousel includes Word Trends, Grammar Tips, Slideshows, and Word of the Day
- Quiz widget - test your vocabulary skills (are you prepping for the SAT?) with our Word of the Day quizzes
- Word origin and history - discover etymology on even the strangest words
- Favorite words and search history - customize your recently searched word list and never forget the newest words you've learned
- English Spelling help - not sure how a word is spelled? This app will find it for you
- Local look-ups - take a look at the words searched by location
- Learner's Dictionary - includes extra information about word usage for English learners
is available for both Apple
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and the Android operating system version required depends 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.
Back to School we go. Check out all of our great resources - including Classroom Organization, Classroom Management,
Lesson Planning, and Making the Most Out of Technology.
Our Teacher Resource page has everything from Exceptional Children needs, to Project Ideas, Character Education, Lesson Plans, Instructional Information, Reference Sites, and all of our Teacher Tools. Please take advantage of these FREE services.
Here are a few quick links to get you started:
Lesson Plans page
Elementary and Middle School Lessons
High School Lessons
Classroom and workstation set up by grade
Bulletin Board Ideas
Discipline Techniques and Classroom Management
Grade Level Help
Resources by School Subject
Check out our Pinterest and especially our Back to School board to find fun classroom tips for the new school year.
Be sure to check out our Common Core Math Printables and Common Core State Standards Resources when planning your lessons this year. These are great additional supplements to use in your classroom.
Frustrated with the lack of access to technology in your classroom? Take a look at these 8 creative classroom tech tips-from a teacher who had very little of it.
Looking for fun printables, ice breaking activities, learning style quizzes, and back to school tips? Check out Classroom Collective's Back to School section to make the first day of school great.
Are you a first time teacher this fall? Scholastic has a "survival guide" page for new teachers with tips and resources to help make your first year of teaching a success.
Looking for a great book to read to your classroom on the first day of school? Find a great back to school themed list here.
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.
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Tech Tip #1: Using the Snipping Tool for Screen Shots or a Low Resolution Image
Windows offers an easy to use tool to take screenshots. Whether you are creating documentation, sending an email with images or creating a helpdesk ticket and you want to capture an issue you are experiencing, a screen capture can be a very useful tool. Read more in the article found HERE
Tech Tip #2: Controlling and Managing Notifications in Outlook
Between emails, calendar reminders, and the rest of the constant notifications we get throughout the day, Outlook notifications can be overwhelming. Learn how to get immediate notifications for just certain types of emails and turn off notification of all other unimportant emails. Watch an informative video from the Kentucky Department of Education found HERE
Tech Tip #3: Do You Know These 20 Excel Tips?
Microsoft Excel has tons of time saving features to "discover." All these useful tips and tricks are easy to overlook. Here are 20 useful Excel spreadsheet secrets you may not know. Read more in the article found HERE
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