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February Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

February Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


February 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

February brings Black History Month, Children's Dental Health Month, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.

February Blog: Why Time Management Skills Are Essential for Students

Why Time Management Skills Are Essential for Students

This month's blog is Why Time Management Skills Are Essential for Students.

How many responsibilities do students have throughout the day? First of all, they should attend classes and pay attention to the teacher's instructions. After school, they deal with homework assignments. The teacher also recommends them to do some reading and learning beyond the coursework material. Parents also want to inspire students to watch documentary shows, read something useful, and develop their logical thinking skills through various activities.

When does the student find time for all this?

If you look around the classroom, you'll realize that some students are more effective than others when it comes to completing several tasks throughout a day. What are they doing differently? In most cases, their time management skills make the difference.

Guest Blogger James Dorian is a technical copywriter at Setapp. He is a tech geek who knows a lot about modern apps that will make your work more productive.



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 February is Astronomy Picture of the Day by Concentric Sky ( iOS and Android ).


Developed in partnership with NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) brings the vastness of space right into your hand. Browse through decades of high resolution NASA space photos hand selected by NASA astronomers. Jump to photos by date, save them to your photo roll, set as your device wallpaper, or share them with friends. Select your favorites for easy viewing anytime. And, see previews and descriptions for video APODs. Want that latest Hubble photo as a background? Then APOD is for you.

Features:

A new astronomy photo every day, with an explanation written by a professional astronomer.

View a gallery of previous APOD images (more than 7000 since 1995), and jump quickly to any date.

Display video APODs with preview images in the gallery, just like photo APODs.

Select an APOD from the gallery to see it in full-screen mode, then swipe quickly between APODs -- no need to return to the gallery.

Double-tap to zoom in on a photo, or single-tap to hide the title and status bar.

Save APOD photos to your photo roll.

Set an APOD photo as your device wallpaper.

Share APODs with your friends.

Add APODs to your list of favorites for easy access.

Configure to automatically download new APODs once a day, and to be notified when a new APOD is available.

Astronomy Picture of the Day is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 4.1 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


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

  1. Black History Month

    Visit our Black History page. Find lesson plans, Black History activities and projects, timelines, quizzes, and tons of information. Some resources include Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, MLK, the role of African Americans in music, the Dred Scott Case, African flags, and an entire African American Odyssey exhibit exploring civil rights and slavery. Also find a Black History month lesson plan for every day in February by exploring our Who Is It list. Find other Famous African American Firsts here.

  2. Children's Dental Health Month

    Take a look at "Crawford Brushes His Teeth" on our Kindergarten Science page. It's an interactive online book from Crawford the Cat where students can choose to read it themselves or have the computer read out loud. It discusses how to brush your teeth and how to floss. Use dental health month as an opportunity to find health and the body lesson plans and activities: "A Brush Chart" and "Brush Chart to Color" offer tooth charts that you can print out and color. "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" is a link to teacher's content on the Colgate site. Learn how the body works - especially your teeth, cavities, braces, and more with these fun facts and activities.
  3. American Heart Month

    Teach students about the human heart and the importance of taking care of their bodies with our health resources section for grades K - 12. Included are links to everything from the human body and the heart to the dangers of smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, adolescence and more. There are physical education resources as well. For the upper levels I4C has resources about and anatomy videos of the heart in our Biology section, specifically "The Heart: an Online Exploration", "Heart and Circulation", "Heart Transplant from NOVA" and "Heart Videos". Find a map of the heart, the circulatory system, and how it all works together.
  4. Groundhog Day (2/2)

    You can find out why we celebrate Groundhog Day and why the groundhog was chosen to be the face of the holiday.




  5. National Inventors' Day (2/11)

    Did you know that National Inventors' Day is in honor of Thomas Edison's birthday? Learn about Thomas Edison, other famous inventors, and famous inventions. You can also check out our Inventors page to find lesson plans and other activities.




  6. Valentine's Day (2/14)

    I4C has a great page of Valentine's Day lessons, crafts, online games and Valentine's printables. Have your students write a story using the phrases of 5 or 6 heart candy message pieces . Get creative!

  7. Presidents' Day (2/17)

    Celebrate two presidents that have February birthdays- Abraham Lincoln (2/12) and George Washington (2/22). Find lesson plans, history, timelines, reading exercises, and quizzes on both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Celebrate Presidents' Day with these puzzles, printable fact cards, printable biographies and prompts, coloring pages, web quests, and more.


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 February!

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 February!

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 February!

      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. February honors Black History Month. As we mentioned in the section above, I4C has a large page of resources dedicated to Black History month and African American History. Take our online Black History Quiz. Discover 500 Famous African American Mathematicians. Click on the many links to timelines, historical exhibits, and Black History teacher resources.
      3. In need of project ideas for the second half of the school year? We have them: subject areas, inventors, biographies, middle/high school level projects, and countries and continents.

      4. Keep your students and yourself healthy this cold and flu season! Here are some great tips to share with your students and their parents.

      5. Looking for lesson plans to bring in the new year? We have a whole page dedicated to lesson plans by grades and subjects.

      6. Are you using our Site Map? Don't forget it's an easy and quick way to search alphabetically by topic.

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

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

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

      PARENT RESOURCES


      1. Are you looking for Valentine's day crafts you can do at home? We have them!
      2. Celebrate Black History month with printables, projects, and crafts you can do with your kids to honor this important month.
      3. Work puzzles in to your day! I4C has word search and crossword puzzle makers and tons of brain teasers!

      4. Want to reinforce a concept with your child? Check out our Grade Level Skill Help page for tons of resources in math and language arts covering a variety of topics.

      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. Smartphone Astrophotography: How I photograph the Moon & planets with my phone:
        The quality of today’s smartphone cameras makes it possible to take very respectable images of the Moon and planets through a telescope with your phone – but it takes some work. While the end results may not match those taken with dedicated astronomical CMOS or CCD cameras, smartphone astrophotography can be a good starting point for budding astrophotographers. It can also be a useful alternative for experienced astronomers who wish to capture an image quickly with little equipment.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. 40$ USB Super Telescope, Easy to Make, Sees Craters on the Moon:
        You can easily turn an old telephoto lens and a webcam into a powerfull telescope that is capable of seeing craters on the moon. Next to the webcam and telephoto lens all you need are some standard pvc plumbing materials (pipes, diameter adapters and endcaps).

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. Time and Date of Satellite Maps:
        One of the wonders of the Modern World is Google Maps and other online mapping services. At your fingertips, with your computer or you phone, you can instantly see a map of anywhere in the world, and find directions to your favorite coffee shop or pizzeria. A common question that arises in these explorations is, "when was this picture taken?" As it turns out, you can answer that question -- this Instructable shows you how. This activity is suitable for high school science students who have a knowledge of geometry and trigonometry; in the college setting, it is suitable for intro physics or astronomy students.

        You can find out more: 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.


      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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