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August Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

August Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


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

August brings National Back to School Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Aviation Day, Dream Day, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.

August Blog: Virtual to In-Person Teaching for Primary Children

Virtual to In-Person Teaching for Primary Children

This month's blog is Virtual to In-Person Teaching for Primary Children.

Many parents start to teach children very early. They use many online classes or gadgets to make learning more interesting for kids. It is not possible to teach everything remotely. That is why it is vital to know how to effectively move from virtual learning back to in-person teaching.

Lately, after students and employees got used to the new virtual lifestyle, another challenge happened - back to the workplace and back to school. It may not be as easy as everyone expected.

Guest Blogger Oscar Mitchall is a professional author at the research paper help service. He is always ready to provide students with interesting, high-quality, and inspiring essay writing on any topic.



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 August is Play and Learn Science by PBS KIDS ( iOS and Android ).


The Play and Learn Science app contains a suite of educational kids games from PBS KIDS designed to encourage early science learning!

Kids can play a range of games that help them learn core scientific concepts, all while building and developing problem-solving skills.

As kids play, adults have access to co-learning prompts that offer ways to create “teachable moments” that help kids see how science is part of the world around them. It's easy to teach science through play and real-world experiences!

The Play and Learn Science app offers a variety of tips and strategies that help adults nurture a child’s scientific thinking. Hands-on activities for every game help bring the experiences in the app into the real world. This learning app encourages education outside of the app with co-learning activities for children and parents! Make learning science fun with Play and Learn Science today!

KEY FEATURES

GAMES THAT TEACH

  • 15 engaging games covering core science topics

  • Roll different objects down ramps & over different materials to learn about the physics of moving objects and the forces that push and pull them.

  • Play with the sun and the shadows! Learn how light and objects interact, even during different times of the day.

  • How does the weather work? Play with different weather controls to understand temperature and how it affects living things.

MAKE LEARNING FUN

  • Kids from pre-school to kindergarten (pre-k) can get a fun head-start on their education.

  • Learn about Earth Science, Physical Science and Life Science through fun games.

  • Reward your kids with fun drawing tools and stickers for each game they play.

SPEND TIME WITH YOUR CHILD

  • Fun co-learning activities that the whole family can enjoy! Go outside and see how the science really works!

  • Developed in collaboration with early childhood experts for the optimal learning experience.

  • Read tips for parent-child engagement and activities that bring the lessons out of the lab and into the real world.

COMPLETELY BILINGUAL

  • Switch between English and Spanish with the push of a button. It’s time for your kids to know how learning science can be fun! Start playing and learning – download it for free!

Play & Learn Science es una aplicación gratuita de PBS Kids®, una de las marcas de medios educativos más reconocidas y de mayor confianza en los Estados Unidos. Esta aplicación bilingue educa a los niños sobre Física, La Tierra, El Medio Ambiente, La Vida y más, mediante divertidos experimentos para compartir entre padres e hijos. Con más de 12 divertidos juegos que motivan la mente de los niños a aprender más sobre ciencia, Ud. podrá pasar momentos muy entretenidos con su hijo, y motivar la exploración y la conversación más allá de el uso de esta aplicación. Además es una herramienta perfecta para ¡aprender y practicar el inglés!

ABOUT PBS KIDS

The Play and Learn Science app is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs. For more PBS KIDS apps, visit http://www.pbskids.org/apps.

ABOUT READY TO LEARN

The Play and Learn Science app was created as part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS Ready To Learn Initiative with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The contents of the app were developed under a cooperative agreement #U295A150003, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


Play and Learn Science is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 4.4 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the August events that you can celebrate or make note of this month:

  1. National Back to School Month

    The summer has flown by, and it's time to head back to school! Whether you're a teacher getting ready to meet your new students, or a parent preparing to send your child(ren) back to school we have resources to help transition back into the swing of the school year. Check out our Teacher resource page and our Parent resource page

  2. 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!



  3. 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.



  4. Dollar Day (8/8)

    Did you know that the US dollar bill was created in 1786? Learn about the current $1 bill and the history of currency in the United States. Check out I4C's pages on how to introduce money counting skills to your students or child(ren).

  5. International Left-Hander's Day (8/13)

    Did you know that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all left handed? Roughly 10-15% of Americans are left handed. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left handed. 5 out of the last 8 presidents have been left handed. You can find all sorts of fun, yet, conflicting, left-handed trivia online. But one thing is for sure, there are quite a few famous left-handers! Find out about other famous left handers and tips for teaching left handed children here!

  6. 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.



  7. 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.



  8. 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.

New- ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Eighth 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 Made Available in August

We have released many new online quizzes during the last months 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 the newest quizzes by grade.

New- 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.


New Printables Worksheets Made Available in August

We have released thousands of new printables worksheets during the last months 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 the newest worksheet sets by grade.


    New- Answer Keys


      New Worksheet Answer Keys Made Available in August

      We have released thousands of new answer keys for our printables worksheets during the last months 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 the newest answer key sets by grade.


      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. 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 School Lessons
        High School Lessons
        Classroom and workstation set up by grade
        Planning Tools
        Bulletin Board Ideas
        Classroom Forms
        Discipline Techniques and Classroom Management
        Grade Level Help
        Resources by School Subject
        Guidance Resources

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

      6. 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!

      7. Frustrated with the lack of access to technology in your classroom? Take a look at these 8 creative classroom tech tips—from a teacher who had very little of it.
      8. 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!

      9. 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!

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

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

      12. 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 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.

      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 here. Here are some great ideas to make a healthy school lunch for your kids and be sure check out our Nutrition page.

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

      6. 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.

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


      TECHNOLOGY TIPS


      1. 10 Ideas for Virtual Learning Stations:
        When the pandemic hit and forced teachers to learn how to adapt instruction, virtual learning stations were at the top of Miss G's priority list. After spending some time "virtually" reinventing the wheel, she landed on an engaging digital alternative to traditional learning stations: interactive Google Slides learning stations.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. How To Really Be Successful With Online Teaching:
        Whether you’re looking to be more tech-savvy in your regular classroom because your students love to explore technology or you’re scrambling to navigate the virtual world because of a sudden need to teach remotely, there are many ways you can add digital learning to your repertoire. This blog post gives tips on how to really be successful with online teaching.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. 8 Back-to-School Tech Tips for Parents:
        For parents of school-age children, now is the time to think about outfitting the kids for the upcoming school year. As you create shopping lists for new clothes and supplies, don’t forget to include a technology plan for the family.

        You can find out more: HERE.



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      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.


      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.



 

 

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