August 2014 Picks
Printables | Common Core | SAT and ACT Test Preparation |
August Blog | App of The Month | What's Happening |
Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips |
Other Areas of Interest
Can you believe summer is over? It's time to get ready to get back to school! Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.
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!
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.
August Blog: Exam Time
The start of the school year means getting back into study mode. Guest Blogger Kelly Fitzsimmons from ExamTime.com talks about ways students can study smarter this school year and enhance their learning experience.
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.
The August App of the Month is Remind 101. Connect instantly with students and parents on this app! Teachers can send or schedule reminders, announcements, photos or documents directly to students' and parents' phones. Interactions are safe because phone numbers are always kept private and messages are one-way only.
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Here are some of the August events that you can celebrate this month:
- 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.
- International Left-Hander's 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!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- Visit Teacher tools for all of your classroom needs.
- Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.
- It's that time - time to get our kids motivated to hit the books. Visit our Back to School Guide for Parents 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.
- Homework is always a struggle, isn't it? Browse these links for homework help ideas.
- 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.
- Nutrition is an important factor in academic performance! Find tips for healthy eating here. Here are some great ideas to make a healthy school lunch for your kids and be sure check out our Nutrition page.
- 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.
- Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.
- Back Up Your Computer - Start the school year off on the right foot by backing up your documents. If you want to save your files to a cloud, check out these great free options. You can also use the Windows Backup Function. To use it, click on the Start button, go to the Control Panel, click on 'Backup and Restore', and then click on 'Backup Now'.
- I Saved Over My File! - Did you know that you can right click on a Word document file, and there's a "restore previous versions" option in case you save over something. Other Office tips.
- Search Within a Specific Site - Did you know you can narrow your search on Google by a type of site or with a specific site? Start your search with "site:", add the website you want to search, and then the terms you want to search for. You can do the same with .org and .edu sites - to search only .edu sites, type "site:.edu" and then your search terms. Find more Google search tips here and information about search engines here.
We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
- Resources for Educators - In this section you can find classroom resources for Exceptional Children, Smartboards, Character Education, Web 2.0 Resources and other topics.
- 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.