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June Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

June 2015 Picks


Summer Learning Program | June Blog | App of The Month |
What's Happening | Teacher Resources | Parent Resources |
Technology Tips | Other Areas of Interest | Online Practice |
Printables | Common Core | SAT and ACT Test Preparation

June brings Child Vision Awareness Month, Father's Day, the First Day of Summer, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Don't forget to sign up for our great summer learning program.


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 June.


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




June Blog: Minimize the Summer Learning Loss

Minimize the Summer Learning Loss

Summer is a time for a break from school and hopefully lots of time spent with family and friends - vacations, reunions, travel or just playing together. But make sure to throw a little summer learning into the mix. This blog discusses our weekly/daily checklist of grade appropriate summer activities for grades K-12.



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 June is Quizlet. With the end of the school year approaching quickly this month's app aims to help students make studying for End of Course exams and finals easier. Quizlet makes simple tools that let you study anything, anywhere. You can play games to study, create your own flashcards (or search millions created by others), improve your study habits, or study with images and audio. The app makes studying easy for all learning styles. Download Quizlet for an Apple or an Android device.

Compatibility: Varies with Android device. Requires iOS 7.0 or later and is optimized for iPhone 5 and later.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


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

  1. Black Music Month- Celebrate music and influential African American musicians, from jazz musicians to singers and songwriters.

  2. Child Vision Awareness Month- Did you know that 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems? Make sure to get your child's eyes checked before starting school this fall. Here are some great tips and resources for parents. If your child does have vision problems, I4C also has resources for the visually impaired.

  3. World Environment Day (6/6)- Protect nature and the Earth not only today but every day! Find out about how human activities affect the environment. Learn about conserving resources. Here are some great activities about recycling you can do in the classroom and at home.

  4. Flag Day (6/14)- Did you know that we celebrate Flag Day today because on this day in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted our national flag? Find history about the U.S. flag, lesson plans, crafts, and more on our Flag Day page.

  5. Ramadan Begins (6/18) - Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and this period of spiritual reflection and purification lasts an entire month. Learn more about the holiday and its history and find activities and recipes on our Ramadan resource page.

  6. Father's Day (6/21) - Did you know that Father's Day wasn't an official holiday until 1966? Honor all the fathers in your life today with Father's Day crafts, printables, recipes, and celebration ideas.

  7. First Day of Summer (6/21)- Happy Summer Solstice! Find out what causes the change of seasons. You can find fun and educational summer activities here. Don't forget to sign up for our Free Summer Learning Program to minimize students' learning loss and to keep them engaged all summer.


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

    4. Spend this summer doing some summer reading of your own. Get inspired with this book list or focus on professional development with this list.

    5. Take the time this summer to prep for next year. A great way to do that is to get acquainted with technology you can use in your classroom. Try these great iPad apps that can benefit you in the classroom. Also, learn how social media can be used to your advantage.

    6. Do you know CPR? Here is a list of places that hold classes, recertification and even online CPR courses and certification.

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

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

    9. 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. Don't let your kids stay idle this summer. I4C has great educational activities and tons of ideas on how to have fun this summer.

    3. Celebrate Father's Day with some great activities and crafts you can do at home! Visit our Father's Day resource page to find out more.

    4. Keep your kids reading this summer! Make it fun for them by doing a reading challenge, joining a summer reading book club, or participating in events at your local library. Find book lists, printables, parent resources, and more here.

    5. Summer is a great time to visit museums! Search for museums in your area or even visit a museum from home!

    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. Protect Documents from Edits - Sending out a document and don't want anyone to edit it? On Microsoft Office, you can protect your documents from edits. Go to the Review tab and click on Protect. You can edit what can and can't edit on your document. More Office tips here.

    2. Find and Replace - Don't forget about this quick way to fix your document! CTRL+F will get you the Find/Replace domain box. Type in any error you are looking for and the correction that you need. You can select "replace all" and it will fix everything with one click! Go here for a list of Microsoft help tools.

    3. ID Any Image! - Did you know that you can look up the source of a picture through Google? Just drag the picture on to the Google homepage and find out where it's from! Other tech help.



    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.

    ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


    Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth 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 NEW Online Practice Quizzes! More grades and subjects coming soon!


    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!


    Request teacher access for our Printables' answer guides here.


    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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