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

July Blog: How Teachers Build Partnerships with Parents

How Teachers Build Partnerships with Parents

This month's blog is How Teachers Build Partnerships with Parents.

The concept of forming a pedagogical partnership as a way of organizing the pedagogical process is not new. In pedagogy, the theory of collaboration grew out of works and practice. The most important role in the formation of relationships between parents, school, and children both a century ago and at present, is given to the teacher.

Guest Blogger Karen J. Frost studied child psychology and worked in her field early in her career. She is a freelance writer now eager to share her thoughts and ideas.



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 Moose Math by Duck Duck Moose, LLC ( iOS and Android ).


Moose Math takes kids on a mathematical adventure! Through fun multi-level activities, kids will be engaged in counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, and geometry!

Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure and teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and more. While playing 5 multi-level activities in the Moose Juice Store, Puck’s Pet Shop and Lost & Found, kids can earn rewards to help build their own city and decorate buildings. Moose Math introduces a new whimsical group of Duck Duck Moose characters, The Dust Funnies, who help with mastering math skills. Moose Math is aligned with Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten and 1st Grade and includes a Report Card section where parents and teachers can monitor progress and find additional skill-building activities. AGES: 3-7.

CATEGORY: Curriculum

ACTIVITIES

Moose Math features 5 engaging math activities:

  1. MOOSE JUICE: Make smoothies while practicing counting, addition and subtraction

  2. PAINT PET: Match the pets by counting the number of dots

  3. PET BINGO: Solve addition, subtraction and counting problems to get BINGO

  4. LOST & FOUND: Learn and sort through shapes and colors

  5. DOT TO DOT: Help the Dust Funny find his way home by joining the dots
    SKILLS

    Kids will learn the following math skills based on Common Core State Standards:

    NUMBERS:

    • Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities

    • Solve word problems and algebraic thinking

    • Practice number pattern recognition

    COUNTING:

    • Count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

    • Master counting to 100

    ADDITION & SUBTRACTION:

    • Add and subtract by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

    • Add and subtract up to 20

    • Learn to add and subtract with numbers, dice and rekenrek racks

    GEOMETRY:

    • Master geometry at Kindergarten and First Grade levels

    • Learn to identify and recognize shapes

    MEASUREMENT:

    • Understand and compare lengths

    PARENT REPORTING: Includes a Report Card section where parents and teachers can monitor progress for each child and learn about new skill-building activities.

    DEVELOPED WITH EDUCATORS:

    • Developed in conjunction with Stanford University Educator, Jennifer DiBrienza, PhD in Early Elementary Education and former NYC public school teacher (K-Grade 2)

    COMMON CORE STANDARDS: K.CC.1, K.CC.2, K.CC.4, K.CC.6, K.OA.1, K.OA.2, K.OA.5, K.MD.2, K.MD.3, K.G.2, K.G.3, K.G.4, 1.OA.1, 1.OA.2, 1.OA.6

    ABOUT DUCK DUCK MOOSE

    (A wholly-owned subsidiary of Khan Academy)

    Duck Duck Moose, an award-winning creator of educational mobile apps for families, is a passionate team of engineers, artists, designers, and educators. Founded in 2008, the company has created 21 top-selling titles and has received 21 Parents’ Choice Awards, 18 Children’s Technology Review Awards, 12 Tech with Kids’ Best Pick App Awards, and a KAPi award for “Best Children’s App” at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

    Khan Academy is a nonprofit with a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Duck Duck Moose is now part of the Khan Academy family. Like all Khan Academy offerings, all Duck Duck Moose apps are now free, without ads or subscriptions. We rely on our community of volunteers and donors. Get involved today at www.duckduckmoose.com/about.


    Moose Math is available for Apple and Android devices.

    Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch 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 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.

    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 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.


        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. Use your summer vacation for professional development! Find out more about workshops, seminar series, 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.

        PARENT RESOURCES


        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.


        TECHNOLOGY TIPS


        1. What are some tips for using PhET with homework?:
          PhET simulations are free, online interactive simulations for teaching and learning science. The impact of these demonstrations is greatly increased when students are given the opportunity to interact with the simulations. This can be done in two main ways: In class or lab environment, or on their own in homework problems.

          Learn more in the article found: HERE

        2. Using Technology in the Classroom - Three Simple Tools to Start With:
          Do you want to use more technology in the classroom, but you are not sure where to start? Try out these three tech tools that are so simple and easy to learn, you can start using them in your classroom tomorrow!

          Learn more by visiting: HERE.

        3. 10 Mouse Tricks You Need to Know:
          Mouse tricks? Really? Isn't that a little below our technology know-how? Think again! These tech tips and tricks will make your life so much easier! Who knew a few mouse tips could save so much time on the computer!

          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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