March 2017 Picks
March Blog | App of The Month | What's Happening |
New- Online Practice | New- Printables | Answer Keys |
Teacher Resources | Parent Resources | Technology Tips |
Other Areas of Interest | Common Core |
SAT and ACT Test Preparation
March brings Music in Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, Daylight Savings Time, Pi Day, St Patricks's Day, First Day of Spring, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.
March Blog: 7 Educational Youtube Channels for Your Primary Students
This month's blog is 7 Educational Youtube Channels for Your Primary Students. Teaching is easier when you have fun tools to supplement your lessons. Videos help learners understand concepts in a very different way than standing in front of the class or even reading books. Use these educational Youtube channels to stimulate your students and help them absorb the day's lessons. Guest blogger Janice Kersh is a former educator, now a freelance writer, working on several projects, Essay Writer Pro being one of them. Apart from writing, Janice loves reading, baking banana pancakes and drinking lots of cocoa.
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 March is Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer By PBS KIDS ( iOS / Android ).
Kids can explore the solar system and visit planets, stars and constellations with Jet and his friends. Ready, Jet, Go, Excelsior!
Go on a galactic journey with Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy and Sunspot from their backyard in Boxwood Terrace through space! Explore, paint, and play, as you learn about planets, stars and constellations.
The Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app allows players to immerse themselves in the world of Jet and his friends as they explore and play in space in endless ways! Incorporating expert curriculum backed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kids are encouraged to not only learn about space, but visualize planets, stars and constellations in the context of the world around them.
About Ready, Jet, Go!
The Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app is based on the PBS KIDS series Ready, Jet, Go! produced by Wind Dancer and designed to extend the series’ STEM curriculum. For more learning adventures with Ready, Jet, Go! visit: http://www.pbskids.org/readyjetgo.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later on Apple devices and Android 4.1 and up on your Android device.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Here are some of the March events that you can celebrate or make note of 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 list of honorees for 2016, 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 (3/12) - 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.
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!
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!
We have thousands of answer keys for our printables worksheets supporting the Common Core Standards.
Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here: https://i4c.xyz/n89msyv.
- 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, our free Online Practice quizzes, and our free Common Core Math Printables for Kindergarten to Eighth 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 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.
- How-To Create an Interactive Word Wall with #ScannableTech: An Interactive word wall can transform spaces in your classroom. They provide a way for students to engage with content in an authentic matter and promote a sense of curiosity among your students. By using QR Codes and Augmented Reality to make the word wall, these technologies will transform everyday practice in your classroom with just a simple scan. Get some ideas for creating an interactive word wall in your classroom found HERE
- 8 Must-Try Coding Websites & Apps: Coding websites and apps place valuable resources in the hands of students. With mobile and web-browser based tools, students of all ages can explore computer science. As you think about your goals for the rest of the school year, how can you incorporate coding into your instruction? Maybe you've decided to carve out a part of the school day or school week for coding. Perhaps you're starting an after school program. If you are ready to bring coding into your classroom these coding websites and apps are worth checking out and can be found HERE.
- 9 Apps for the Low or NO Internet Classroom : Having a "bad internet day" is frustrating when you're trying to stream a Netflix movie or connect to wifi in a coffee shop. It's even worse when there are thirty or so inquiring minds or restless students waiting to start an activity or new lesson. So what do you do if you are in a low or no Internet classroom? Keep these apps at the top of your list when thinking about how students will create and consume content in your classroom. You can find them HERE.
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.
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.