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November Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

November 2014 Picks


Online Practice | Printables | Common Core |
SAT and ACT Test Preparation | November Blog | App of The Month |
What's Happening | Teacher Resources | Parent Resources |
Technology Tips | Other Areas of Interest

We're almost at the end of Fall but the school year is in high gear! November brings Thanksgiving, Veterans' Day, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.


NEW! ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


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!


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!


Request teacher access for our Printables' answer guides here.


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!



November Blog: Using Incentives to Inspire Excellence

Using Incentives to Inspire Excellence

We all know that practice makes perfect. Step-wise tasks requiring many distinct thoughts become automatic through repetition. So how do you keep repetition from being drudgery? Get some idea in this month's blog.



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.

The November App of the Month is Lumio Farm Factor: Multiply and Divide Basics. This Fall themed app is a fun way for kids to practice their multiplication and division skills this Autumn. Unlock story chapters and more problems as you progress through each level. Farm Factor aligns with Common Core Standards and helps kids to understand the underlying ideas and then build fluency in the concepts.

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the November events that you can celebrate this month:

  1. National Aviation Month - Celebrate National Aviation this month in your classroom! Learn about the history of aviation, famous firsts in aviation, and visit the Aviation History Online Museum. Check out lesson plans and resource guides from the National Museum of the US Air Force and some fun airplane crafts!

  2. Child Safety and Protection Month - It's always important to keep the safety of children in mind! Take a quiz about childhood safety and learn about food safety with lesson plans, activites, and other resources. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources and activities on our safety page for Kindergartners, fire safety page, internet safety page, and personal safety page.

  3. Good Nutrition Month - Eating healthy nutritious meals is such an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has educational resources and interactive games and quizzes to help kids learn about nutrition! Also check out I4C's Nutrition Page for more resources to help children learn about healthy diets.

  4. Native American Heritage Month - Celebrate the significant contributions Native Americans have made to the United States this month! Find lesson plans, classroom activities, and other teacher resources from the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, and the National Education Association.

  5. Daylight Savings Time ends (11/2) - Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour today? Learn about why we set our clocks back and other interesting facts about Daylight Savings Time.

  6. Veterans Day (11/11) - Honor our veterans today! Learn about Veterans Day, find Veterans Day themed activities and projects, and send a thank you letter to our troops on I4C's Veterans Day page

  7. Young Readers Day (11/11) - Promote the importance of reading! I4C 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.

  8. Thanksgiving (11/27) - What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Find fun crafts, the history of the holiday, and thanksgiving themed activities on I4C's Thanksgiving page.


    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. I4C now has an Online Practice section! We currently have online practice quizzes for 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.

    2. November is Child Safety and Protection Month! Teach your students food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.

    3. This Veterans Day, have your students write letters to troops! Find more information on our Veterans Day resource page.

    4. Gobble Gobble! Find Thanksgiving activities, crafts, and other resources to use in your classroom on I4C's Thanksgiving page!

    5. Help your students with their critical thinking skills! Read about critical thinking in education and find out about the issues surrounding it. Teach critical thinking to English language learners with these helpful activities. Math teachers, help your students' critical thinking skills with analyzing charts and graphs. Practice reading charts and use worksheets to analyze bar graphs. Get parents to help too! Share these tips with parents to enhance your students' critical thinking skills.

    6. SAT and ACT season is underway! Make sure your students are prepared for the college entrance exams with I4C's free SAT and ACT Test preparation!

    7. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section! This home page contains all the topics you may 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. November is Child Safety and Protection Month! Teach your kids about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.

    2. Eating healthy and nutrious meals is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Emphasize the importance of a healthy diet to your children! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has educational resources and interactive games and quizzes to help kids learn about nutrition! Also check out I4C's Nutrition Page for more resources to help children learn about healthy diets.

    3. Check out our Thanksgiving page for crafts, activities, and other great Thanksgiving resources! Visit our Holiday page to find resources for celebrations that are coming up, like Hanukkah and Christmas.

    4. Does your child need extra practice to do at home? Check out our NEW Online Practice section. We currently have online practice quizzes for Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Common Core Mathematics. Look for more grade levels and subjects soon!

    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. Quickly Spell Check in Word - Remember to spell check documents before you print or email them! Click F7 while in word to automatically check your spelling throughout the document. Other Microsoft Word tips.

    2. Restore Unsaved Documents - Did Word, Excel, or Powerpoint shut down before you could save your document? Microsoft Office 2010 will preserve the last automated backup and will let you open it. Click File->Recent->Recover Unsaved Documents and choose the document! Find more Office tutorials here.

    3. Zoom In and Out on Webpages - Have you ever opened up a website and the text was either too small or too large to read? There's a keyboard shortcut to fix it! Zoom in by pressing "CTRL" and "+" and zoom out with "CTRL" and "-". More tech tips 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.

 

 

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