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May Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

May Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


May 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

May brings Physical Fitness Month, Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and much more.

May Blog: Teaching Coping Skills to Children

Teaching Coping Skills to Children

This month's blog is Teaching Coping Skills to Children.

As we all know, growing up comes with a multitude of new experiences and feelings that we may well lack the skills to cope with. This is particularly true of children in the early phases of development. If you are a parent, or a teacher advising parents, you'll want to do everything you can to help your child deal with the powerful emotions they can expect to come up against throughout their formative years.

Guest Blogger Ella Burgess is a senior content writer at Tutor House, UK tutoring company specialising in 1:1 online tuition. She writes about a range of topics from alternative education to study techniques.



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 May is Immerse by HART Influencers ( iOS and Android ).


Bring science to life!

Immerse is a simple, fun and engaging Augmented Reality education app that makes science learning easy and lets you interact with animals, machines, and landscapes in the palm of your hand using Augmented Reality.

Immerse invokes your audio, visual and physical senses when learning, enabling you to engage with a topic directly. In doing so, Immerse improves memory recall and learning comprehension by connecting with more senses, resulting in a more effective and enjoyable learning experience.

Watch a Blue Jay take flight on your table, or a Red Kangaroo hop around on the grass! With hundreds of detailed 3D models, you can interact with on any surface, Immerse lets you experience Science directly, wherever you are, whenever you want.

Features

  • Interact with 3D animals, machines, and landscapes in your own environment.

  • Learn topics through fact-based trivia activities unlocking more interactions, activities, and avatars.

  • True To-life and adjustable size interaction of the 3D models.

  • Camera functionality allows for photos to be shared.

  • Access Immerse on any device (tablet, smartphone, AR/VR headsets, Laptops.)

  • Access Immerse anywhere (at home, at school, or when traveling) and anytime.

Learn more about Immerse here - https://hartrxr.com/immerse/


Immerse is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 7.0 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the May events that you can celebrate or make note of this month:

  1. Physical Fitness Month

    Exercising is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. Find resources about exercise, physical education, team sports, and more on our Physical Education page. Also check out our pages about Health and Nutrition and Wellness to find more information about living a healthy lifestyle.

  2. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

    Celebrate the contributions that Asian and Pacific Americans have made to society this month! Learn about notable Asian American writers, athletes, and scientists. Find book lists, lesson plans, and student activities from Scholastic. Use primary sources in your lesson plans from the Library of Congress and the National Archives and find teacher resources from the Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art here.

  3. National Children's Book Week (5/2-5/8)

    Celebrate Children's Book Week in your classroom! Here are some great book lists for all ages and lesson plans from Scholastic. I4C also has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources, information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and reading assessment practice.

  4. Teacher Appreciation Week (5/2-5/6)

    Show your appreciation to the teachers in your life this week! Find printables, crafts, and other great ways how to show your thanks on our Teacher and Staff Appreciation page.



  5. National Weather Observer's Day (5/4)

    Learn about the weather in your classroom today. Get involved and learn how to become a National Weather Service Storm Spotter. Or if you are already a Storm Spotter, it never hurts to freshen up with the Weather Spotter Quick Reference Guide. Also check out our Earth Science resource page and Weather page for elementary schoolers for interactives, activities, and more.

  6. Cinco de Mayo (5/5)

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Learn about the history of this holiday and facts and misconceptions about Cinco de Mayo. Find crafts, projects, and printables you can do today.



  7. Mother's Day (5/8)

    Celebrate your mom and show her how much you care and appreciate her today! I4C has a Mother's Day resource page, filled with crafts, activities, and printables you can incorporate into your lesson plans or use at home.



  8. Lewis and Clark Expedition Begins (5/14/1804)

    Learn about the men who explored the Louisiana Purchase territory. Who were Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery? You can find Classroom Resources and Interactive maps from PBS, National Geographic, and the National Archives. Determine the influence of Lewis and Clark's expedition westward with I4C's Lewis and Clark lesson plan page.

  9. Biographer's Day (5/16)

    Today, learn about famous figures through reading their biographies! Find biographies for our Founding Fathers, Nobel Prize Winners, famous authors, and more on our Biography Topics page.



  10. Memorial Day (5/30)

    Enjoy the day off of work and school today but this Memorial Day, remember those who have died for our country. Find lesson plans, crafts, activities, and more on our Memorial Day page.




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. Teach your students the importance of staying active this month. We have great Physical Education resources about the muscular system, strength training, team sports, and more. Also visit ourHealth and Nutrition and Wellness pages to find more information about living a healthy lifestyle.

      2. Celebrate Children's Book Week in your classroom! Here are some great book lists for all ages and lesson plans from Scholastic. I4C also has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources, information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and reading assessment practice.

      3. Check out our Mother's Day page to find crafts you can make with your students to take home and show mom, as well as fun activities and printables.

      4. Memorial Day is a great day to relax before the end of the school year but remember those who have died for our country. Teach your students about why we have the day off and the meaning behind the holiday. Find lesson plans, crafts, and activities on our Memorial Day page.

      5. li>Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps.
      6. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section. This home page contains all the topics you need to use during the school year.

      7. 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 waste time sitting on the couch! Fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Check out our Physical Education page for resources about exercise, team sports, and more. Also visit our pages about Health and Nutrition and Wellness to find more information about living a healthy lifestyle.

      2. Help your kids show their appreciation for their teachers this week. Find printables, crafts, and other great ways how to show your thanks on our Teacher and Staff Appreciation page.

      3. Thank all the mothers and grandmothers in your life this Mothers' Day. I4C has a Mother's Day resource page, filled with crafts for kids, activities, and printables you can incorporate into your Mother's Day celebration.

      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. Quick Ideas for Getting Started with Augmented Reality:
        What augmented reality apps for kids can you use in your classroom? This blog post from Class Tech Tips covers favorite augmented reality apps for students — along with quick ideas for getting started with augmented reality as well as project ideas.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. Augmented Reality (AR) vs. Virtual Reality (VR): What's the Difference?:
        The terms "virtual reality" and "augmented reality" get thrown around a lot. VR headsets, such as the Oculus Quest or Valve Index, and AR apps and games, such as Pokemon Go, are still popular. They sound similar, and as the technologies develop, they bleed into each other a bit. But they're two very different concepts, with characteristics that readily distinguish one from the other.

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. The Science of Augmented Reality:
        It takes some sophisticated technology to create Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. How does Augmented Reality work? It all comes down to location, location, location (and identification, identification, identification).

        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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