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July Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

Summer Learning Program

Did you know that......

  • All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
  • On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.
  • Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.

Free Daily/Weekly Summer Learning Fun for Pre-K through 12th Grade!


Become a free member and log in each day to find Math, Science, Lang Arts, History and more.


How To Directions for signing up to either Summer Learning or/and SAT / ACT test prep.


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!


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!



July Blog: Make the Most of Summer Break

Make the Most of Summer Break

Guest Blogger Mary Lirette gives tips for teachers on how to balance relaxation and prepping for the next school year during their summer break.



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 July App of the Month is Math Planet. Keep your child's math skills up this summer and throughout the year with this app! Kids can practice their math skills through playing various space themed games that cover concepts they learned in their math classes. This game has over a hundred levels that support Common Core State Standards in Math. Parents can track learning progress through the analytic dashboard.

Rated 4+. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.



July 2014 Picks


Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips


Summer is in full swing! July brings the Fourth of July, Canada Day, and more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the July events that you can celebrate this month:

  1. National Ice Cream Month - Stay cool this month with some ice cream! Learn about the history of ice cream and how ice cream is made. Find crafts, activities, and delicious ice cream recipes here.

  2. National Picnic Month - July is National Picnic Month. Go out and have a picnic with your family! Find creative recipes, picnic-themed songs, books, and games for preschoolers, and fun picnic-themed activities. Find tips for planning a picnic here.

  3. Canada Day (7/1) - Happy Canada Day! Today is the anniversary of Canada's creation in 1867. Learn about Canada's history, geography, and people. Celebrate Canada Day with fun crafts, games, printables, and recipes.

  4. Battle of Gettysburg (7/1-7/3) - Today, learn about the battle that was the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about Gettysburg and find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here.

  5. Independence Day (7/4) - Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on this day in 1776? Read the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July and learn about the American Revolution. Find useful resources about the American Revolution here. Check out I4C's Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and printables to help you celebrate!

  6. E.B. White's Birthday (7/11/1899) - Happy Birthday to children's author E.B. White! Learn about his life and his works. Find tons of teacher resources, activities, and printables for one of his most popular books, Charlotte's Web. Be sure to check out our page on Elementary School Stories for more story resources that you can use in your classroom or at home.

  7. Moon Landing (7/20) - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 landed on the moon on this day in 1969. Watch a video of the moon landing and learn about this historical space mission through biographies, fun activities, and books.


    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM! Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more. Teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks of the new school year getting students back on track. We must keep our students thinking and challenged all year long!

    2. Do you know CPR? This skill could be extremely important during an emergency in your classroom. Take a course online or find a class in your local area through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

    3. During your downtime this summer, explore our social media pages. Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with teacher tips, Common Core help, and classroom activities and stay up to date on new features, articles, and links you can use in your classroom on our Twitter (@internet4classr).

    4. Stay safe this summer! Check out these sun and water safety tips as well as these safety tips for outdoor activities.

    5. Visit Teacher tools for all of your classroom needs.

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

    PARENT RESOURCES

    1. Make sure your kids sign up for OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM. Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more.

    2. Celebrate Independence Day with I4C! Check out our Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and games you and your child can do together today.

    3. Be safe on the Fourth of July! Teach your kids about fireworks safety in preparation for the holiday.

    4. Have fun in the sun this summer vacation! Keep you and your kids safe this summer with these tips on sun and water safety. Also check out these summer safety tips for outdoor activities!

    5. It's important that your child understands the difference between a safe stranger and a dangerous stranger as well as what to do in a dangerous situation. Here are some topics about strangers you should cover with your child. Check out this website where kids can learn more about stranger safety.

    6. Explore our social media pages! Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with fun activities you can do with your child and stay up to date on new features and educational articles on our Twitter (@internet4classr).

    7. 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.

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


    TECHNOLOGY TIPS


    1. Undo a Sent Email - Accidentally hit the send button on an email? On Gmail, you can unsend emails! Click on the gear icon in the top right of your Gmail page and then click on Settings. Next, click on Labs on the top menu and then enable 'Undo Send'. Save your changes and then you're all set! You only have about 10 seconds to hit Undo, so click it fast! Find more Google tips here.

    2. Quickly Lock Your Computer - Ever had to walk away from your computer and needed to lock it quickly? Press the Windows Key +L. Your computer is locked until you comeback and put your password in. Find more Windows shortcuts here.

    3. Close Apps on Your iPhone - Is your iPhone running slowly? You may need to close apps you're not using on your phone. First, double click on the home button. If you're using iOS 7 or above, swipe the app up to close it. If you're using an iOS less than 7, tap on the red X to close the app. Not only will your phone run a bit faster but it will also help save your battery. More iPhone tips 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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