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March Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

March Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


March 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

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.

March Blog: How To Improve Writing Skills For Kids: 10 Easy Tips

How To Improve Writing Skills For Kids: 10 Easy Tips

This month's blog is How To Improve Writing Skills For Kids: 10 Easy Tips .

Improving writing skills is not an easy task. This process may be frustrating and challenging if you have trouble converting thoughts into words. In addition, the need to understand the rules can prevent you from discovering the magic and uniqueness of the written word. Although writing is challenging, it is an effective way to share stories and secrets, witticisms and jokes, state troubling teenage thoughts, play, convince people, and make things up. All this opens the door for you to love this excellent process. And in this article, you will find ten practical tips on making friends with written words.

Guest Blogger Lafond Wanda is a professional content writer, copywriter, content strategist, and communications consultant.



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 Word To Word by MochiBits, LLC ( iOS and Android ).


Word to Word, the original and popular word association game is now on the App Store! Created by fellow word-game-loving people like you.

Use your knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, crossword puzzle clues and answers, fun trivia facts, idioms, riddles, popular sayings, history, movies, hangman, word search, and more!

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Simple puzzles

  • No time limit

  • Offline play

  • Fun for the whole family

  • 1000s of puzzles!

Word to Word®: Fun Brain Games, Offline Puzzle Game spells fun for the whole family. Play with your kids, play with your parents, play with your siblings and friends. The more you have gathered around you, the more you can solve our cool puzzles.

Learn connections you may have forgotten, search for words that are hidden, unscramble letters to find the answer! Teach students euphemisms or etymology. Show your brain power with this fun word and brain game. Play, learn, and teach at your own pace.

SIMPLE PUZZLES

No complicated gameplay, just a simple interface so you won’t have to waste any brain cells or precious time figuring out how to play the game.

NO TIME LIMIT

Our games are made to test your brain, but not rush you. Take as much time as you want. Ask your family! Ask your friends. Ask your enemies!

OFFLINE PLAY

Once you download our game, you can access all unlocked puzzles anytime you want. Play it on the road, on the plane, on the subway, or on the way to the moon!

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Word to Word® has a simple set of clues to work so family fun and group play is easy. Enjoy puzzles that stretch back to your childhood memories and nursery rhymes. Feel nostalgic as you go through clues about your favorite cartoon characters, fictional heroes, fantasy books, television shows, and many more!

1000s OF PUZZLES

You can unlock hundreds more puzzles as you complete the free packs.

GAMES INCLUDED:

  • Word to Word

  • Spell n Link

  • Definitionado

  • 4 Words

  • Word Link

  • Word to Word Themes

  • Word to Word Seasons

Your feedback and suggestions are welcome. We improve and change our puzzles based on great input from fellow wordsmiths like you.

We’ll be adding more kinds of word games soon.

Download and start exercising your brain now!

Privacy Policy - http://www.mochibits.com/privacy-policy

Email us hello@mochibits.com for any questions.

Word To Word is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 9 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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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 2021, and other resources from the National Women’s History Alliance.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.



  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.


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 August

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 August

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 August

      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. 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.

      2. Spring brings unpredictable weather. Explore these Elementary Science tools.

      3. 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.

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

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

      6. Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.

      PARENT RESOURCES


      1. 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.

      2. 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.

      3. 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.

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

      5. 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.

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


      TECHNOLOGY TIPS


      1. 10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary:
        Drawing on research-based principles of vocabulary instruction and multimedia learning, this article presents 10 strategies that use free digital tools and Internet resources to engage students in vocabulary learning. The strategies are designed to support the teaching of words and word learning strategies, promote students' strategic use of on-demand web-based vocabulary tools, and increase students' volume of reading and incidental word learning.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. 6 Ways Technology Can Help You Improve Your Grammar:
        Technology can be a great help when it comes to improving your grammar. This blog post discusses ways that technology can assist you in becoming a better writer. It covers reading and writing tools, typing tips, and even some helpful websites that can improve your grammar skills.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. 9 Writer’s Workshop Apps and Websites:
        Are you teaching writer’s workshop or looking for resources for your ELA classroom? Integrating technology tools into writing is important for so many reasons. Technology tools can energize your writer’s workshop and prepare students for the digital world. From interactive concept maps to online publishing tools, there are a handful of fantastic websites and mobile apps for writing teachers.

        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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