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July Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

July 2017 Picks


Summer Learning Program | July 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

July brings National Ice Cream Month, National Picnic Month, Fourth of July, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.




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, Language Arts, History and more. Our Summer Learning Program will begin in July.


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




July Blog: How to Use Active Voice to Strengthen Your Writing

How to Use Active Voice to Strengthen Your Writing


This month's blog is How to Use Active Voice to Strengthen Your Writing. Out of all different tips we implement when trying to strengthen our writing, there's one recommendation we often neglect: avoid passive voice. It's not grammatically incorrect. Still, passive voice makes us look less confident. It dilutes the clear message and leads to excessive wording. . Guest blogger Susan Saurel is a teacher and writer from Texas.



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 July is Artkive By The Kive Company ( iOS and Android ).

As featured on THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and countless other parenting resources, Artkive is the leading and original app to chronologically store, share and print your child's artwork or schoolwork.

Never again feel guilty about throwing away artwork your kids bring home. Get rid of the clutter and start to enjoy your child's work. Turn your Artkive into a high quality, hard cover book or other great products (like phone cases, blankets, coasters, pillows and more) with little more than the touch of a button!

Your kids will love flipping through their Artkives to see their creations and they make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones.

Artkive is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later on Apple devices and Android 5.0 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the July events that you can celebrate or make note of 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.

  2. National Picnic Month - July is National Picnic Month. Go out and have a picnic with your family! Find creative recipes for breakfast or lunch picnics, 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 outour 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. Don't forget to download the App of the Month for July 2015 for all things NASA related, as well as the App of the Month for July 2016 for Space Images from JPL.

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- 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!



    Answer Keys


      We have thousands of answer keys for our printables worksheets supporting the Common Core Standards.

      Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here: https://i4c.xyz/n89msyv.


      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. 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!

      3. Did you sign up for a CPR class in June after reading our newsletter? Make sure you do if you haven't already, 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.

      4. 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).

      5. Stay safe this summer when visiting the pool, beach, or spending a day at the park! Check out these sun and water safety tips as well as these safety tips for outdoor activities.

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

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

      8. 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. With summer visits to museums, theme parks, and unfamiliar cities 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.

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

      8. 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.

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


      TECHNOLOGY TIPS


      1. How To Dictate Text In MS Office With Dictate By Microsoft: You can use speech recognition in Windows and dictate a document in MS Word, or an email in Outlook. Windows' dictation feature isn't the greatest tool for this purpose. MS Office apps don't have a built-in dictation feature so that's really all you can use. If you're not averse to using add-ons though, give Dictate by Microsoft a try. Dictate by Microsoft is an experimental project just released by the tech giant. It lets you dictate text in MS Office. The speech recognition is pretty good even if you have an accent.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. 13 Microsoft Word Tips You Need to Learn Now: Think you know everything about Microsoft Office and the ubiquitous Word? Think again. Old veteran Word users like yourself probably think there's nothing left to learn. Oh, but there's always room for more knowledge! Here we present 13 functions that aren't hidden, but aren't exactly spelled out either. Click through to uncover little semi-hidden treats that only power user super ninjas know.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE.

      3. Word Keyboard Shortcuts: 15+ Tips to Select Text: Besides entering text, selecting text is probably the most common task for most Word documents. Almost every editing and formatting task begins by selecting something. The most common way to select or highlight text is to click and drag your mouse across the text. But what other keyboard shortcuts and techniques can you use in Word to select text, graphics, tables, and other parts of a Word document?

        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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