March 2015 Picks
Online Practice | Printables | Common Core |
SAT and ACT Test Preparation | March Blog | App of The Month |
What's Happening | Teacher Resources | Parent Resources |
Technology Tips | Other Areas of Interest
March brings Music In Our Schools Month, Daylight Savings Time, Pi Day, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.
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!
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!
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.
March Blog: Positive Coaching in the Classroom and at Home
Coaching in youth sports is being changed for the better – with Positive Coaching. As teachers and parents, we can learn much from the positive coaching phenomenon. A lot of what is being taught in PCA classes applies to the classroom and home as well as on the field.
App of the Month
Every month we are going to feature a different, and hopefully FREE, iPad/iPod/iPhone educational application. Visit our ever-changing app page.
This month we have two Apps of the Month
The Apple compatible App of the Month for March is Dragon Shapes: Geometry Challenge. The app helps students with problem solving and reasoning through use of animal themed geometric puzzles centered on characters from the story. Children will gain the knowledge and vocab for describing shapes and their attributes; as well as a sense for geometric relationships and visualization skills. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
The Android compatible App of the Month for March is Math Run. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 4, this app provides training at various levels in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Math Run poses arithmetic questions at key points to allow the player to advance or earn specific rewards. Math Run includes five playable characters, which determine the difficulty and type of math questions presented during gameplay. Compatibility: Requires Android 2.3 and up.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Here are some of the March events that you can celebrate this month:
- Music in Our Schools Month - Celebrate and enjoy music in your classroom this month. Make your own instruments, play with virtual instruments, and learn about different genres of music with on our Music Resources page. We also have Music and Dance resources for Kindergarten and Pre-K aged children.
- Women's History Month- Did you know that March is National Women's History Month? You can learn about Women in World History and Women in American History. Learn about how March became the month to celebrate the accomplishments and influence of women in history, find a list of honorees for 2015, and other resources from the National Women's History Project.
- Dr. Seuss' Birthday (3/2) - Fun fact: Green Eggs and Ham was written with a mere 50 words. Dr. Seuss is a staple in children's literature. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with lesson plans and activities all correlating with his books. Learn about his life. Find activities for all of Dr. Seuss' books. Here are some Dr. Seuss themed great printables and resources. Also check out our Online Stories page for more classroom reading resources.
- Daylight Savings Time Begins (3/8) - Remember to set your clocks an hour ahead today. Learn about the history of Daylight Savings Time and why we "spring forward" an hour today. Work on time telling skills with these resources for First, Second, and Third Grade.
- Pi Day (3/14) - Happy Pi Day! Learn about the history of Pi. Apply Pi in your math lesson today. Check out these ways these teachers have celebrated Pi Day in their classroom. Learn about Pi through this "irrational" webquest. For high schoolers, try the Pi Day Challenge, a series of logic based puzzles all about Pi.
- St. Patrick's Day (3/17) - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your classroom with I4C! We have St. Patrick's Day history, games, crafts, and activities on our St. Patrick's Day resource page.
- First Walk in Space (3/18/1965) - Learn about space walks and Alexei Leonov's experience outside of the spacecraft. You can also check out our General Astronomy page for other resources on Space.
- First Day of Spring (3/20) - Welcome to Spring! Today, learn about what causes the change of seasons. Also check out these spring themed worksheets and activities and crafts you can use in your classroom.
- First Map of the United States Published (3/31/1784) -Ever wondered what the United States looked like when the nation was first created? Abel Buell's work was the first to be submitted for copyright. Check out our Maps page for more resources on maps of the United States, interactive maps, and printables.
- 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!
- March 14th is Pi Day! Apply Pi in your math lesson today. Check out these ways these teachers have celebrated Pi Day in their classroom and have your students learn about Pi through this "irrational" webquest. Your students can also work on their math skills with our Grade Level Skill Builders and our free Common Core Math Printables for Kindergarten to Sixth Grade.
- Spring brings unpredictable weather. Explore these Elementary Science tools.
- Name that tune! Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month with I4C's music lessons and resources ranging from music sheets and instruments to percussions and opera.
- Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps!
- Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section! This home page contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year.
- Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.
- Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Check out these Spring themed crafts you can do with your child this month. Internet4Classrooms also has Arts and Crafts Resources for Pre-K and Kindergarten aged children.
- Read with your child this month! Here are some great reading resources just for parents. Check out our Elementary School Stories page and prep for upcoming assessments with our Reading Comprehension Practice resources.
- March is Music in Our Schools Month. Enhance your child's music education with Internet4Classrooms. Make your own instruments, play with virtual instruments, and learn about different genres of music with your child on our Music Resources page. We also have Music and Dance resources for Kindergarten and Pre-K aged children.
- Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps for you and your child!
- 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.
- Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.
- Put Screenshots into Word - Did you know you can take a screenshot and input it into Microsoft Word? Check out this great tutorial to find out more.
- Get Organized- Famjama.com offers a wonderful, FREE, online calendar for all of your scheduling needs. You can add family members, share your appointments, make grocery and errand lists, and much more. It's a great site if you need help keeping track of life. We have more organizational tools on our Teaching Resources page.
- Think Before You Open- Remember there are a lot of online scams. Make sure you update your password frequently, and never open emails from senders you do not know or that have questionable links. Check out ourTech tutorials page.
We also have other basic instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007.
OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST
- Resources for Educators - In this section you can find classroom resources for Exceptional Children, Smartboards, Character Education, Web 2.0 Resources and other topics.
- 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.