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July Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

July Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


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 Teachers Can Use Pinterest in the Classroom

How Teachers Can Use Pinterest in the Classroom


This month's blog is How Teachers Can Use Pinterest in the Classroom.

Pinterest is a social media platform that's hugely popular with educators. But not every teacher knows how to make the most of it, which is why USC Rossier's online MAT program created The Guide to Pinterest for Educators. This guide helps teachers and administrators learn how to navigate and use Pinterest as a powerful learning tool. Here is an overview of the guide, with a link to help you dig in on your own.

Guest blogger Caroline Linne is a Marketing Coordinator and supports community outreach for 2U Inc.'s K-12 Education and mental health programs.



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 Frog Dissection By Emantras Inc. ( iOS and Android ).

Winner of PeTA's Mark Twain Ethical Science Award

Winner of IEAR, Best Science App Award 2010

Featured in The Sunday Times- List of Top 500 Apps across all devices

Featured by Apple "New and Noteworthy" & "What's Hot"

Frog Dissection from Punflay, is a greener alternative for teaching dissection in the classroom. This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning about organs and organ systems as part of their life science curriculum. Students can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess of course! Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, the app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog's organs are exposed for further study. Vivid 3D images will help students visualize the internal organs very effectively. For enhanced learning experience, the app also has information on the different types of frogs, frogs' life cycle, anatomical comparison of frogs with humans, an interactive quiz and detailed descriptions of the organs.

Key Features:

  • Vivid 3D imaging
  • Step by step instructions with voice over
  • Accurate simulation of the wet lab dissection procedure
  • Content validation by subject matter experts
  • Anatomical comparison of humans with frogs
  • Comprehensive information on frogs' organs
  • Classification, lifecycle and organ functions of frogs
  • Interactive quiz on frogs
  • Information on types of frogs


Frog Dissection has received accolades from top review sites and educators who have found this to be an excellent teaching tool in the classroom. The app has been featured in schools that are exploring alternatives to real dissection.

Frog Dissection is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later on Apple devices and Android version 2.3 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 Online Practice Quizzes Made Available in AUGUST!

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 AUGUST!

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 AUGUST!

      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. 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. 20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers:
        Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through engaging video content. To this end, here's a list of 20 of the best and most popular YouTube channels for math teachers. These channels provide a wide variety of videos, tutorials and animated courses covering different mathematical concepts from algebra to geometry.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop:
        Like any tool we use every day, our laptops accumulate dust, grime, oils from our skin and who knows what else. Yours is probably due for a cleaning, and here’s how to do it right.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. Tips for Strong, Secure Passwords & Other Authentication Tools:
        A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Connect Safely provides a great list of tips for chosing and then carefully using a strong password. A short two minute video is also provided which summarizes the tips.

        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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