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June Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

June Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


June 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

June brings Black Music Month, Child Vision Awareness Month, Flag Day, Father's Day, the First Day of Summer, and much more.

June Blog: How Writing Can Boost Language Skills

How Writing Can Boost Language Skills

This month's blog is How Writing Can Boost Language Skills.

AWriting is an essential part of learning any foreign language. When we learn new words or phrases, we always write them down to remember how they look visually. And due to writing, they remain in memory for a long time as grammar rules. In addition, there are various situations where we need to make up at least a few sentences correctly in our lives. That's why writing in a foreign language is just as important as developing the ability to read, listen and speak.

Guest Blogger Tiffany Porter is a professional writing expert on such topics as digital marketing, blogging, and design.



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 Classcraft by Classcraft Studios Inc. ( iOS and Android ).


The Classcraft mobile app is the perfect way for teachers, students, and parents to manage Classcraft on the go.

This is a companion app for Classcraft. Teachers, students, and parents will need a desktop computer to create their account. Start playing for free by visiting game.classcraft.com.

Teachers:

  • Switch between classes

  • Add/remove points to manage behavior (XP, GP, HP, AP)

  • Monitor class activity and manage students and teams

  • Use Random Events and the Wheel of Destiny

  • Message students and parents

  • Access the game feed and sentences

  • Delay damage (HP loss)

  • Track student behavior over time with Analytics, and more!

Students:

  • Switch between classes

  • View your character and stats (XP, GP, HP, AP)

  • Learn or use powers

  • See the class and teams

  • Upgrade your character and train awesome pets

  • Send messages to your teacher

  • Access the game feed, sentences, and Delayed Damage

  • Embark on epic learning adventures with Quests, and more!

Parents:

  • Switch between classes or students

  • View your child’s progress in class

  • Reward good behavior at home with GP

  • See powers and sentences

  • Send messages to the teacher

  • View game feed entries pertaining to your child, and more!

More about Classcraft:

Classcraft is an Engagement Management System that uses gaming principles to address student motivation. By blending students’ physical and virtual learning, the program reframes their progress in school as a game they play together. Using collaboration and play to build more empathetic and fun classroom culture, the game rewires existing social dynamics and facilitates a supportive environment where students thrive.

Classcraft offers a powerful ecosystem of tools that combine to create a new kind of learning experience, which impacts educational outcomes ranging from:

  • School climate

  • Classroom management

  • Social emotional learning

  • Academic performance

  • Attendance and suspension rates

The program can be used with any grade and subject.

Classcraft is a proud supporter of the Student Privacy Pledge.


Classcraft is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 5.0 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the June events that you can celebrate or make note of 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 (6/5)

    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. Father's Day (6/19)

    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.





  6. 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.



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 February

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 February

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 February

      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, online courses, and technology based learning concepts.

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

      4. 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.

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

      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. 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.

      2. 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.

      3. 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.

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

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

      6. 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.

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


      TECHNOLOGY TIPS


      1. Fun Science Lessons for Students and Parents to do This Summer:
        If you have students whose parents are asking for some things they can do to keep their kids engaged in learning this summer, explore this article to learn about the Young Scientist Lab in which you will find science experiments that students can complete at home with the help of their parents.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. Best Free Virtual Labs:
        This article's list of top virtual lab sites and apps are all free, highly engaging, and informative—and most don’t require registration. Since most browsers no longer support Java or Flash, sites built exclusively with those outdated technologies have been excluded.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. Summer Travel Tech Tips:
        Planning some summer travel? When you’re thinking of all the fun things you’ll be doing, you might not be considering how to keep your tech and data safe. Being away from home increases some risks: devices can be lost or stolen, we may fall victim to hackers or scammers or we may not have the connectivity we expect.

        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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