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April brings Earth Day, Autism Awareness, Math Education and Social Studies. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are just a couple of the April events that you can celebrate this month.

  1. Math Education Month- Visit our extensive Math Resources section that covers standards on everything from Pre-K through highschool math skills. Start with the basics by playing these Kindergarten online counting games . Elementary math offers lesson plans to help you through special topics and math quizzes . Secondary math has harder topics like Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus.

  2. Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day on 4-2- Current statistics estimate 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism. I4C has a department designated for Autism Teaching Resources. We have links for autism classroom tools , parent resources and autism guides , hygiene and home routine techniques and charts, and support for those transitioning into adult life while having an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  3. National Read A Road Map Day (4-5)- My what we would do without GPS in this day and age. Our Geography section has printable maps , landforms , interactive maps , countries and continents , and states and capitols all in one place. Brush up on your latitude and longitude skills too.

  4. 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.

  5. Civil Rights Act Was Signed by President Johnson (4-11-1964)- Explore Civil Rights Issues and the major features involved in the Civil Rights Act . Nussbaum and others have resources that break down the civil war into timelines kids can understand . Read and discover Civil War biographies on important leaders during that time.

  6. Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (4-13-1743)- Fact: Thomas Jefferson was a talented violinist. Another Fact: His tombstone does not mention that he was President of the United States! Visit our Presidential Library section to read about Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments, along with other past leaders.

  7. 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.

  8. Earth Day (4-22)- Don't just make a commitment to honor mother earth on Earth Day, show her all year long. Find Earth Day projects, word games, crafts, and more to celebrate our environment.




TEACHER RESOURCES

  1. Math Education covers an enormous amount of topics. If you can't find what you're looking for, make sure you visit our site map for easy searching. Here are just a few of the common topics you'll need lessons on: Measurement, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, and Word Problems . Money, counting coins, and economics sections offer teaching tools and interactive games. Check out our math worksheet generators for customizing lesson plans.

  2. Of course practice makes perfect, so make sure you have students reinforce their Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies skills, while they think they are playing, with these online interactive subject quizzes.

  3. If you're in need of guidance counselor resources, we have them. Find tools for teaching and reinforcing life skills, self esteem, feelings/emotions, and diversity.

  4. 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.

  5. Project Based Learning is a great way to implement collaborative learning. I4C has a section dedicated to project sites, data sources, and topic-based resources with lesson ideas.




PARENT RESOURCES

  1. Math Education month offers an excuse to bring more practice into homework time. Our printable math worksheets allow you to customize math assignments to your students' level . Elementary Math and Middle/High School Math allows you to get to the general menu of topics.

  2. Autism Awareness month reminds us of how common and widespread these disorders are. You are not alone. Take advantage of our autism resources pages.

  3. Make sure your kids ace geography. Enjoy these interactive maps and map quizzes that make learning the 50 states and capitals easy.

  4. Earth Day is April 22nd. Show your children why we celebrate Earth Day. Get them involved in recycling. Check out earth day projects you can do at home.

  5. As usual you can always find tutorials, lessons, and online games in every school subject and topic among our grade level help page.



TECHNOLOGY TIPS


  1. Clear Your History: Delete your internet browsing history and cookies quickly by using this shortcut method: Ctrl + Shift + Delete. More tech tips

  2. Quickly Change Font Size in Word: Save time when trying to change the font size of your document. Highlight the text and hit Ctrl + ] to make it bigger and Ctrl+ [ to make the text smaller. More Word help

  3. Name That Button: We're guessing you don't ever use the button on the right side of your keyboard between the Alt and the Ctrl. It's an image with an arrow pointer. This is a menu shortcut! If you have text highlighted or a new folder created, hitting this button will give you the menu box you'd find up in the toolbar or by right clicking. It's the same function. More tech tips

We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.



OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST


  1. Resources for Educators - In this section you can find classroom resources for Exceptional Children, Smartboards, Character Education, Web 2.0 Resources and other topics.

  2. Resources for Parents - Parents can find resources on assisting their children with homework, time management, Internet Safety, subject area resources, grade level resources and more.


 

 

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