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April Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

April 2015 Picks


Online Practice | Printables | Common Core |
SAT and ACT Test Preparation | April Blog | App of The Month |
What's Happening | Teacher Resources | Parent Resources |
Technology Tips | Other Areas of Interest

April brings Autism Awareness Month, World Health Day, Earth Day, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.


NEW! ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice 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 NEW Online Practice Quizzes! More grades and subjects coming soon!


COMMON CORE MATHEMATICS PRINTABLES AT I4C


Internet4Classrooms 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 Printables! More grades and subjects coming soon!


Request teacher access for our Printables' answer guides here.


Common Core State Standards at I4C


Our Common Core State Standards are 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.


Check out our Common Core Math High School Algebra Standards, Common Core Math Standards, and Common Core ELA Standards.


SAT and ACT Test Preparation

Free Online Practice Resources for ACT Tests and SAT Tests! I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Join our SAT and ACT Test Preparation program and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words or over 1000 math problems. Parents and Mentors can log in to monitor your scores - including seeing which vocabulary words that were missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.


Sign Up Here for ACT Test & SAT Test Preparation!



April Blog: Preparing for Standardized Testing/Easing the Stress

Preparing for Standardized Testing/Easing the Stress

April brings the heaviest part of the standardized test season to most school districts. Natural questions arise: How to best prepare? How to best help students take the stress out of the testing process? Is there a better way than “drill and kill?” In this month's blog we provide a long list of ideas and resources.



App of the Month

Every month we are going to feature a different, and hopefully FREE, iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android educational application. Visit our ever-changing app page.

The App of the Month for April is WhatsDue. Sometimes students forget to write down all of their assignments and when they're due, WhatsDue is an easy way for teachers to keep students and parents up-to-date about assignments. For parents and students, WhatsDue will make sure you never miss another assignment. Just subscribe to your courses and your assignments automatically appear in your to-do list. When you finish your homework, swipe it off the list! Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later for Apple devices, and Android 2.3.3 and up for Android devices.

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the April events that you can celebrate this month:

  1. 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.

  2. National School Library Month - Explore our extensive section of Library Resources. Find librarian resources, physical libraries, virtual libraries, presidential libraries, and museums.

  3. Passover (4/3-11) - Learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover this week! Find Passover history, games, and activities on our Passover resource page.

  4. Easter (4/5) - Happy Easter! Celebrate this holiday with I4C's Easter resource page, filled with tons of fun crafts and projects.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Take Your Child to Work Day (4/24)- 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.

  9. 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.


    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check outI4C's History page for lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources to supplement your lessons!

    2. 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.

    3. Why was there a Midnight Ride? Watch this great video of how kids describe Paul Revere and the Longfellow Poem "Paul Revere's Ride." (NOTE: There may be an advertisement before the video that I4C does not control.)

    4. 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.

    5. Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps!

    6. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section! This home page contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year.

    7. Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.

    PARENT RESOURCES


    1. April is Autism Awareness Month. Learn about visual symbols and timetables that can aid in communication and find other parent resources on Autism.

    2. Easter and Passover fall around the same time this year. Find fun Easter projects and Easter brunch ideas. Learn the history behind Passover, including the holiday's traditional foods and customs.

    3. 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.

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

    5. You can always visit our Parent Resources page to get grade level practice sites, find online sources, and information pertaining to homework, special needs, reading help, and more.

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


    TECHNOLOGY TIPS


    1. 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

    2. Review 2 Documents At Once - Need to edit a document and want to reference another one? You can compare multiple documents in Microsoft Word. Go to the Review section, click on Compare. Using the Compare Documents Box, select the files you want. You have the ability to highlight the comparison settings and to which documents you want the changes shown. Find more online Word tutorials here.

    3. Google Can Solve Math Problems - Have a quick math problem or equation you need the answer to? Type it in Google's search window for a quick response. You can also convert measurements and currency. More tech help.



    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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