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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 79

 

Native American Heritage Month, 
Veteran's Day, 
Thanksgiving
November 2015
In This Issue
Blog
What's Happening
New Online Practice
New Worksheets
New Answer Keys
App of the Month
Teacher Resources
Common Core
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
Quick Links 
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Greetings. Thanks so much for using Internet4Classrooms with your students and children. Our mission is to help you find the best educational online resources available to meet your individual needs. Our monthly newsletter focuses on sharing information, tips, and ideas on everything related to schooling inside the classroom and at home. Each month we will feature resources and information on a variety of topics. We are constantly updating information on our site and urge you to visit often.

 

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If you need help, please email us. We answer questions about almost any subject matter/grade level.  We feel that this is a very important part of Internet4Classrooms. Internet4Classrooms is maintained and built for educators, parents, and students and this site is yours.  Comments and suggestions are appreciated and welcomed. Don't be afraid to email and ask.

 

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  
  
Teach Your Kids How To Code

This month's blog Teach Your Kids How To Codediscusses reasons and resources for teaching children coding skills. We stress the benefits to learning to think computationally - a way of thinking that combines "mathematics, logic and algorithms, and teaches you a new way to think about the world." Not understanding software and knowing the language of computers in the future may be as challenging as being illiterate or innumerate are today.
 
 
  
  Things To Celebrate This Month
October brings National Bullying Prevention Month, Child Health Day, Columbus Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started.
  
  

National Aviation Month  - Celebrate aviation this month in your classroom. Learn about the history of aviation, famous firsts in aviation, and visit the Aviation History Online Museum. Check out lesson plans and resource guides from the National Museum of the US Air Force and some fun airplane crafts.

 

Good Nutrition Month - Eating healthy nutritious meals is such an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has educational resources and interactive games and quizzes to help kids learn about nutrition. Also check out I4C's Nutrition Page for more resources to help children learn about healthy diets.

 

Native American Heritage Month - Celebrate the significant contributions Native Americans have made to the United States this month. Find lesson plans, classroom activities, and other teacher resources from the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, and the National Education Association

 

Child Safety and Protection Month - It's always important to keep the safety of children in mind. Take a quiz about childhood safety and learn about food safety with lesson plans, activites, and other resources. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources and activities on our safety page for Kindergartners, fire safety page, internet safety page, and personal safety page

 

National Author's Day (11/1) - Celebrate and learn about children's authors. Your students can be authors today too. Learn about author's purpose with worksheets and interactive websites. Find story writing resources and check out our elementary writing resources. We also have Essay Writing: Narrative, Persuasive, and Expository lessons, interactives, and prompts.

 

Daylight Savings Fall Forward (11/1) - Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour today? Learn about why we set our clocks back and other interesting facts about Daylight Savings Time.

 

Election Day (11/3)  While it is an "off-year election," we want to recognize the value of being able to vote in the U.S. Here are some great sites that explain the election process - including how someone gets appointed to become the president, what it means to register to vote, and the campaigning process. Visit our I4C site to get information on past presidents, explore presidential libraries, and even view historic campaign commercials.

 

Veterans Day (11/11) - Honor our veterans today. Learn about Veterans Day, find Veterans Day themed activities and projects, and send a thank you letter to our troops on I4C's Veterans Day page.

 

Young Readers Day (11/10) - Promote the importance of reading. I4C has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources, information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and reading assessment practice.

 

Gettysburg Address (11/19) - Read President Lincoln's speech, test your knowledge on the Gettysburg Address, learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg, and find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here.

 

Thanksgiving (11/26) - What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Find fun crafts, the history of the holiday, and Thanksgiving themed activities on I4C's Thanksgiving page.

 

 
 
  
New - Online Practice

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. 

Check out our Online Practice Quizzes More grades and subjects coming soon.

New Online Practice Quizzes Available

We 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.



 New - Printables

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. 

Check out our Common Core Mathematics Printables. More grades and subjects coming soon.

New Printables Worksheets Available

We 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 - Answer Keys

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:

 
  App Of The Month
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 November is ScratchJr. ScratchJr is a coding app designed with young children (ages 5-7) in mind and aims to help them learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games. With ScratchJr, children donít just learn to code, they code to learn. In the game kids can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing by snapping together graphical programming blocks. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. ScratchJr is a collaboration between the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab, the Developmental Technologies research group at Tufts University, and the Playful Invention Company ScratchJr is available for both Apple and Android devices, and the original Scratch programming language (designed for ages 8 and up) is available on the web too. Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later on Apple devices and Android 4.2 or later for Android devices.

 

  
  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.

 

November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Teach your students about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.

 

This Veterans Day, have your students write letters to troops. Find more information on our Veterans Day resource page.

 

Gobble Gobble. Find Thanksgiving resources to use in your classroom on I4C's Thanksgiving page.

 

Help your students with their critical thinking skills. Read about critical thinking in education and find out about the issues surrounding it. Teach critical thinking to English language learners with these helpful activities. Math teachers, help your students' critical thinking skills by analyzing charts and graphs. Use worksheets to analyze bar graphs. Get parents to help too. Share these tips with parents to enhance your students' critical thinking skills.

 

SAT and ACT season is underway. Make sure your students are prepared for the college entrance exams with I4C's free SAT and ACT Test preparation.

 

Plan out your lessons throughout the school year with Common Core pacing guides. Find English Language Arts pacing guides here and Math pacing guides here.

 

We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math PrintablesRequest 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.

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I4C OVERVIEW 
Whether you are a newcomer or an old pro, it's easy to get "lost" in everything I4C has to offer. We have subject help by grade level on almost all school topics. Don't forget to click and explore when you are looking for teacher resources. Here are a few main topics to get you started.
 
 
  
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Don't Forget: Free Online Practice for ACT Test and SAT Test Resources.  I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free member and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words.Take daily practice math quizzes on over 1000 questions.  Log in to monitor your students' scores - including seeing which vocabulary words or math questions they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.  
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Remember: One of our most clicked resources is the teacher tools page. You can access everything teachers need for the school year, including forms, planning, bulletin boards, and worksheets

Another popular section is our Grade Level Help. Click here for Pre-K - 8th grade level help  and here for 7th - 12th grade resources. Find Skill Builders  interactive sites for Language Arts and Math.  
  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.
 

Parents need help too. Not only can you browse all the teaching tools, but there's a Parent Zone as well so families can continue the education at home. Every student needs practice outside of the classroom.

 

Math and reading  seem to be the most challenging when it comes to homework. Check out our  math resources page for extensive help.  Reading tools develop those language arts skills.

 

Vocabulary and math quizzes are typically the dreaded end of the week activity. Give your kids more confidence with our free online vocabulary and math quiz practice. The more they study the more comfortable they will feel, while increasing their knowledge for future ACT and SAT testing.

 

Homework is increasingly done on computers these days. Have your kids practice their Mouse skills at home with these creative online practice games and quizzes.

 

Help your kids get over their test-taking nerves with these Assessment Test practice quizzes and methods.

 

Need quick access to subject help by grade? This is the place to go when you are searching for school topics.

 

Are you looking for ways to reinforce good behavior? Are you finding the attitude is growing with age? Check out our discipline help and discipline techniques page.

 

November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Teach your kids about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.

 

Eating healthy and nutritious meals is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Emphasize the importance of a healthy diet to your children. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has educational resources and interactive games and quizzes. to help kids learn about nutrition. Also check out I4C's Nutrition Page for more resources to help children learn about healthy diets.

 

Check out our Thanksgiving page for crafts, activities, and other great Thanksgiving resources. Visit our Holiday page to find resources for celebrations that are coming up, like Hanukkah and Christmas.

 

Enhance your child's critical thinking skills. The Duke TIP program has tips for parents wanting to develop the critical thinking skills of their child.




 


Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps for you and your child.

Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.

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Find ACT Test and SAT Test Resources to get your children ready for the ACT and SATs. I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free member and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words and practice tests in math with over 1000 questions. As a parent, you can log in to monitor your children's scores - including seeing which words or math problems they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.

As always, if you don't see something of interest highlighted this month, we have the Parent Zone which is full of resources. You can find homework help, special needs resources, language tools, reading help, educational games and activities sorted by grade

        **             We Want Your Input            **

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:  susan.brooks@internet4classrooms.com

  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: How to Quickly Add Accents
 
Have you needed a quick way to add accents when typing in a foreign language? Ask A Tech Teacher has a handy table of shortcuts for all accents, including upper and lowercase. Find more keyboard shortcuts here.


Tech Tip #2: Zoom In and Out on Webpages
 
Text too small on a website? Zoom in by pressing "CTRL" and "+" and zoom out with "CTRL" and "-". More internet tips here.


Tech Tip #3: Print Without Opening the Document
 
Did you know you can print a document without even opening it? Right click on the document's icon, and then click on print. Find more right click tips here.
   


Internet4classrooms.com is a free educational portal for teachers, parents, homeschoolers and students. Visitors come from around the world to find Internet resources for their educational needs. One can find resources ranging from lesson plans to worksheets, individual grade level resources to templates, and even interactive learning games.  We were very honored when one teacher called the site a "Walmart for Teachers". If you cannot find what you need for instruction on any topic, please feel free to email us and we will help you find resources to fit your needs.
 
Sincerely,

Susan Brooks
Internet4classrooms.com

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