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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: How to Overcome Camera Shyness for Remote Learners

How to Overcome Camera Shyness for Remote Learners

This month's blog is How to Overcome Camera Shyness for Remote Learners.

Over the past couple of months, learning has taken a different turn. Due to the global pandemic, students and teachers have now evolved from classroom-based learning to a completely new way of learning. Video conferencing platforms like Zoom have made it possible for students to remotely connect with their teachers in real-time.

However, distance learning has not been going smoothly for every student out there, as this is completely new to most of them. Camera shyness is one of the major issues for remote learners, and here are some tips to help you overcome it.

Guest Blogger Cathy Abbot is a former teacher and currently a passionate freelance writer at DoMyHomework123. She loves hiking with her friends and reading Jane Austen, but in the evening you'll most likely find her on the couch, watching The Crown.



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 Google Arts and Culture by Google LLC. ( iOS and Android ).


Are you curious about what Van Gogh's Starry Night looks like up close? Have you ever toured the ancient Maya temples or met the inspirational figures of Black history? Do you want to learn about Japan's unique food culture or incredible Indian railways?

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. From the suffragettes who fought for women's rights, to performing arts at the Paris Opera, to NASA's archive of stunning images, discover stories about our cultural heritage. It's your doorway to explore the art, history, people and wonders of our world.

Highlights:

  • Art Transfer – Take a photo and transform it with classic artworks

  • Art Selfie – Discover portraits that look like you

  • Color Palette – Find art by using the colors of your photo

  • Art Projector – See how artworks look in real size

  • Pocket Gallery – Wander through immersive galleries and get up close to art

  • Art Camera – Explore high-definition artworks

  • 360° videos – Experience culture in 360 degrees

  • Virtual reality tours – Step inside world-class museums

  • Street View – Tour famous sites and landmarks

  • Explore by time and color – Travel through time and see the rainbow through art

  • Art Recogniser – Point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums only)

More features:

  • Exhibits – Take guided tours curated by experts

  • Favorites – Save and group your favorite artworks into galleries to share with friends or students

  • Nearby – Find museums and exhibitions near you

  • Notifications – Subscribe to receive weekly highlights or favorite content updates

  • Translate – Use the translate button to read about exhibits from around the world in your language

Permissions notice:

  • Location: used to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location

  • Camera: used to recognize artworks and provide related information about them


Google Arts and Culture is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 5.0 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 (2/15)

    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. Google Arts & Culture turns 10:
        On 2/1/2011, the Google Arts & Culture team began a project and to take the first step toward making more art and culture more accessible. Together, with 17 cultural institutions from 11 countries, they took a leap into the unknown without quite knowing where this journey would lead them. Today, millions of people from across the world have come to Google Arts & Culture to learn more about our shared history as humanity. To this day, over 2,000 museums, archives, world heritage sites and local communities have come together on Google Arts & Culture to share, curate and contextualize their treasures in a way that was unimaginable 10 years ago. Google Arts & Culture features an expertly curated reservoir of culture that also shows the paradigm shift in how people can access culture online.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. Google Arts and Culture – GTP124:
        Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives that have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute. The Google Arts & Culture mission is to preserve and bring the world's art and culture online so it's accessible to anyone, anywhere. Matt Miller and Kasey Bell go through the latest aspects of the Google Arts and Culture app in one of their latest Google Teacher Podcasts.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. Hidden Worlds of the National Parks by Google Arts & Culture:
        Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go in stunning 360° vid. This link is an excellent example of the range of activities available using Google Arts and Culture.

        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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