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January Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

January 2015 Picks


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

January brings National Staying Healthy Month, Martin Luther King Day, National Handwriting Day, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.


NEW! ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth 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 NEW Online Practice Quizzes! More grades and subjects coming soon!


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!


Request teacher access for our Printables' answer guides here.


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!



January Blog: Internet Safety for Kids

Internet Safety for Kids

Guest blogger Parker Hansen discusses internet safety for kids covering how to monitor their activity, setting limits for using technology, placement of home computers, web filtering and web blocking techniques, managing social media, cyberbullying, and teaching kids to be aware of viruses and malware in email and attachments.



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 App of the Month for January is Oh No Fractions! The app helps students practice their knowledge of fractions in an interactive game. Students will be challenged to decide whether one fraction is less than, greater than, or equal to another. The app also challenges users to reduce or simplify fractions if possible.

Requires iOS 5.1 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 January events that you can celebrate this month:

  1. National Staying Healthy Month - We're in the midst of cold and flu season - keep your students and yourself healthy! Here are some great tips for you to share to your classroom! Make sure to emphasize the importance of washing your hands and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough!

  2. Betsy Ross' Birthday (1/1/1752)- Did you know that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag of the United States? I4C has printables and other resources to help students learn about the evolution of flag of the United States of America.

  3. Louis Braille's Birthday (1/4/1809) - Did you know that Louis Braille was blinded in a childhood accident and created the braille system when he was fifteen? I4C has resources for the visually impaired, including Braille and audio resources. Be sure to check out I4C's other Assistive Technology resources.

  4. The iPhone Turns Eight (1/9) - On this day in 2007, the iPhone was announced! Find some interesting iPhone and iPad tips from Buzzfeed. Be sure to check out our Educational App page to find free apps to use in your classroom!

  5. Benjamin Franklin's Birthday (1/17/1706) - Did you know that Ben Franklin invented the first American instrument, the glass harmonica? Try virtually playing on the instrument and watch it be played Find out about other things that Franklin invented and contributed to from the Franklin Institute. Check out this great book recommendation for 6th grade about Ben Franklin. Discovery Education has a great Ben Franklin lesson plan for middle schoolers and Scholastic has a ton of Ben Franklin themed resources and lesson plans for all grade levels.

  6. Martin Luther King Day (1/19) - Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in your classroom today! Learn about his life and his accomplishments, read and watch his 'I Have a Dream' speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement on our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. resource page

  7. National Handwriting Day (1/23) - I4C has tons of handwriting resources for you to use in your classroom! We have a page for kindergarteners with tons of handwriting worksheets. Help your students with uppercase and lowercase letters. We also have resources for your students to practice manuscript and cursive and handwriting help for students with ADHD.

  8. Jackson Pollock's Birthday (1/28/1912) - Celebrate Jackson Pollock's birthday in your classroom today1 Watch a short video about Pollock and read his biography. If you have a SMARTboard in your classroom, art resources and lesson plans you can use in your classroom.

  9. National Puzzle Day (1/29) - Work puzzles in your lesson plans today! I4C has word search and crossword puzzle makers and tons of brain teasers!

  10. FDR's Birthday (1/30/1882) - Happy Birthday to President Franklin D. Roosevelt! Did you know he was the only president elected to four terms in office? Find teacher resources like curriculum guides and an interactive timeline from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidental Library and Museum and read and listen to some of his speeches and Fireside Chat radio addresses.


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

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

    4. I4C has tons of handwriting resources for you to use in your classroom! We have a page for kindergarteners with tons of handwriting worksheets, help for uppercase and lowercase letters, resources for your students to practice manuscript and cursive, and handwriting help for students with ADHD.

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

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

    PARENT RESOURCES


    1. Keep your children and yourself healthy this cold and flu season! Here are some great tips .

    2. Work puzzles in to your day! I4C has word search and crossword puzzle makers and tons of brain teasers!

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

    4. 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.

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


    TECHNOLOGY TIPS


    1. Use Guided Access on Your Apple Device - When a child is using an iPad or iPhone, be sure to turn on Guided Access. Guided Access keeps users from errantly clicking and ending up someplace they're not supposed to be or accidentally deleting something. To turn on, go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Guided Access. Turn on this setting and then triple click the home button in whichever app you want to use it on. For more iPhone and iPad tips, check out this page from Buzzfeed.

    2. Make Flash Cards from Google Spreadsheets- Here's how to easily make digital flash cards to help students learn material by using Flippity.net. Follow the on-screen prompts to: make a copy of a provided Google Spreadsheet, and then enter your questions and answers. Publish the spreadsheet and copy the URL. Return to Flippity.net, and paste the URL you copied. Click the Go button. Use the icon in the lower right corner to flip and advance the flash cards. Click the Share button to get the URL and/or a QR code for your published flippity cards.

    3. Do You Use Google Spreadsheets in Your Classroom? There are some great Google Spreadsheet Formatting Tips that can be found 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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