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July Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

July Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

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 Black Music Month, Child Vision Awareness Month, Flag Day, Father's Day, the First Day of Summer, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.

July Blog: What are Soft Skills and how can Comics help develop them?

What are Soft Skills and how can Comics help develop them?

This month's blog is What are Soft Skills and how can Comics help develop them?.

In today's world, soft skills like communication skills and emotional intelligence may be one of the most needed things in determining employment capability. 85% of one's job success comes from having well developed soft and technical skills, whereas knowledge takes up the remaining 15%. It is no surprise then that a lot of schools are now putting in more effort in developing these soft skills in young children to prepare them for their future.

While some teachers may still be hesitant to use comic strips n their education process, there is no denying that comics are a fun and engaging way to form a lot of behaviors in kids that they need to build a strong EQ (Emotional quotient).

Guest Blogger Ava T. Jones is best known for her contributions to translation and writing. She is currently working as a contributor at writing services review sites such as PickTheWriter and WritingJudge. She entered the writing world to explore her passion for contrastive linguistics, adaptation, and lexicography. Ava also enjoys skiing, social media management, and vegan parties.

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 Getty Unshuttered by J Paul Getty Trust ( iOS and Android ).

Quick and easy photo tips and challenges help you get inspired and grow as an artist. Share with our community and get recognized by the Getty Museum.

Produced by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Getty Unshuttered is a positive community for teen photographers like you to share your unique view of the world, grow your skills, and build your portfolio. It's free to use and ad-free, too.


Artists are activists. Artists are powerful. A force to be reckoned with. It's a simple equation: more art, better world.

Getty Unshuttered is a free photo sharing app from the Getty Museum. It's built to be a positive community for teen artists to raise their voices for social good. To inspire each other. To grow as artists.

What are you passionate about? What do you want to change? Snap it. Share it. Energize others to act. That's a virtuous cycle, right?


We did. Why? Because we believe everyone is an artist and we wanted a place where they could gather, share, and learn. Is it going to compete with big social media apps? No. It's not meant to. Were they built for artists? No, they weren't. Unshuttered is different. It's supportive and free.


Our new skill tree offers dozens of quick and easy photo tips to get your creativity going. As you complete skills you'll earn points and level up. Be one of the top photographers on Unshuttered. Share your photos and inspire other photographers with your images. Every post helps you get noticed. How far can you grow as an artist? Challenge yourself!


Like and follow other photographers to help them grow, too. The Unshuttered team at the Getty Museum is always on the lookout for great work and new artists to celebrate. Every accolade helps you level up. Your work could be a "Getty Pick" or sport a "Picture of the Day" badge.


Getty Unshuttered is produced by the J. Paul Getty Museum and is an official app of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. Getty Unshuttered is inspired by Genesis Motor America and its commitment to education through the arts.

Getty Unshuttered is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 4.1 and up on your Android device.


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.


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 July

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.


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 July

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 July

      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.


      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. Use your summer vacation for professional development! Find out more about workshops, seminar series, online courses, and technology based learning concepts.

      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.


      1. 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.

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

      3. 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!

      4. 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.

      5. 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).

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

      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.


      1. Getty Unshuttered: A New Photo Community for Teens to Build Photography Skills and Tell Their Stories, Their Way:
        Do you have any students who are passionate about taking photos, or are all about curating the perfect Instagram feed? Photography is such a great medium for young people to express their creativity, whether it’s for the yearbook, social media, or a personal project. And now, the Getty Museum has a platform for supporting kids in expressing themselves.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. How to Use Getty Unshuttered to Spark Creativity & ELA Connections:
        In our increasingly visual world, images are everywhere: photos, emojis, infographics, memes, GIFs, videos, and more. Our brains are hard-wired to process images, and they always have been, even before smartphones and Snapchat. Just like our prehistoric ancestors who once etched petroglyphs into towering rocks, we are visual creatures who use images to tell stories worth remembering. Visuals are not only art but human communication: how we express ourselves and make sense of the world around us.

        This kind of self-expression and communication is more important now than ever, as many of us feel isolated and restless stuck inside our homes. While we may be physically apart, we need to stay curious, connected, and creative, because that’s what makes us human. Thankfully, there’s an app for that: Getty Unshuttered.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. How to Use the Getty Unshuttered App in Your Classroom:
        Looking for new ways to bring perspective-taking activities into your classroom, especially those that integrate new tech? Cue, Getty Unshuttered. Jenna Cooper got the idea to incorporate photography into her creative writing class when she was reminiscing with her class about her favorite high school elective, photography. Incorporating visuals is something that is common in ELA and creative arts classes. In her class, they use images for creative writing prompts, storytelling, project-based learning, and much more. So why not add a new level of creative thinking by putting students in the driver seat?

        You can find out more: HERE.

      We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.


      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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