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August Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


JUST ADDED: COMMON CORE ELA STANDARDS ARE HERE!


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. We cover domains and standards of each grade from Kindergarten all the way up to 8th Grade.


Check out our new Common Core ELA Standards and also our updated Common Core Math 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. Become a free member 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 they 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!



August Blog: "What's Wrong with Education" doesn't apply to your classroom. As the school year begins, reflect on the challenges of being an educator


 

August 2013 Picks


Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips |


It's Back to School! School is in session and it's time to get organized. 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 August events that you can celebrate this month.

  1. National 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!

  2. Francis Scott Key's Birthday (8-1) - 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.

  3. International Left-handers Day (8-13) - Did you know that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all left handed? Find out about other famous left handers and tips for teaching left handed children here!

  4. 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

  5. I Had A Dream Speech (8-28) - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Learn about Dr. King, read his speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.



    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. Check out our Pinterest and especially our Back to School board to find fun classroom tips for the new school year!

    2. 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.

    3. 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!

    4. Here are a few quick links to get you started:
      Lesson Plans page
      Elementary and Middle Lessons
      High School Lessons
      Classroom and workstation set up by grade
      Planning Tools
      Bulletin Board Ideas
      Classroom Forms
      Discipline Techniques and Classroom Management

    5. Looking for fun printables, ice breaking activities, and back to school tips? Check out Classroom Collective's Back to School section to make the first day of school great!

    6. 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!

    7. 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!

    8. Visit Teacher tools for all of your classroom needs.

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

    PARENT RESOURCES

    1. It's that time - time to get our kids motivated to hit the books. Visit our Back to School Help Page and Parent Zone. Learn how to get involved at your child's school. Find tips for getting your house back into a routine. Stay informed with our bullying and character education resources. Here are a few disciplining techniques to help along the way.

    2. Homework is always a struggle isn't it! Browse these links for homework help ideas.

    3. August is National Immunization Month! Make sure your children are up to date on their shots before the school year starts! Find a Parent's Guide to Immunization here!

    4. Nutrition is an important factor in academic performance! Find tips for healthy eating and check out our Nutrition page!

    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. Open a New Tab - Need to quickly open a new tab in a browser? Use CTRL+T! Find more keyboard shortcuts here.

    2. Narrow Your Search by File Type - On Internet searches, you're able to narrow your search by a specific file type. For example, if you were looking for results that were PDFs, you would put fileType:pdf after your search terms. More search engine tips here.

    3. Restore Unsaved Documents - Did Word, Excel, or Powerpoint shut down before you could save your document? Microsoft Office 2010 will preserve the last automated backup and will let you open it. Click File->Recent->Recover Unsaved Documents and choose the document! Find more Office tutorials here.



    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.

 

 

Internet4classrooms is a collaborative effort by Susan Brooks and Bill Byles.
 

  

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