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October Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

October 2014 Picks


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

As we get deeper into Fall, October marks Columbus Day, Halloween, and more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details. Below are just a few highlights.


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! We now have answer guides for our Printables! Request teacher access 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!



September Blog: School Trips in the Digital Age

School Trips in the Digital Age Enhance the learning experience to the fullest extent through field trips - both in and out of the classroom. Find tips on our blog this month on how to use technology to plan field trips, during the field trip, or even to facilitate the field trip.



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 October App of the Month is Elements - Periodic Table Quiz. This app is a fun quiz game for all ages to learn about the periodic table. Two game modes are available as well as two difficulty levels. Not only is this app a great learning game but a great study aid for all grade levels learning Chemistry.

Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Rated 4+.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


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

  1. National Bullying Prevention Month - Help create a positive environment in your school this month! Find anti-bullying activities, lesson plans, and other resources in the Bullying and Cyberbullying section of our website.

  2. National Dyslexia Awareness Month - Did you know that 1 in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing, and mixing up similar words? Visit our Dyslexia Teacher Resource page for strategies and tools to assist in working with students that may have dyslexia and our Dyslexia Classroom Resource page for activities, worksheets, and a variety of tools and techniques to use in the classroom. Parents can look at our Dyslexia Parent Resource page for tips and learning aids to help their child. Online audio phonics help, Dyslexia testing information, and audio textbooks can be found in our Other Resources section. Be sure to check out our Exceptional Children section to find more resources for other learning disorders, ADHD, and autism.

  3. Fire Prevention Week (10/5-10/11) - Did you know that Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire? The National Fire Prevention Association has lesson plans and activities for teachers and a website for kids and parents with safety checklists, escape plan worksheets, and other activities. The NFPA also provides a free storybook app and eBook! Be sure to also check out I4C's fire safety page for more lesson plans, games, and activities to help kids learn about the importance of fire safety.

  4. Child Health Day (10/6) - Check out I4C's Nutrition and Health pages to find classroom resources covering heart health, food pyramids, brush charts, adolescent health, drugs and alcohol education, and first aid.

  5. Dictionary Day (10/6) - Although most dictionaries we use are now online, the methodologies of how to use reference materials are still the same. Reinforce good research habits with our links on how to use reference materials like dictionaries and thesauruses.

  6. Columbus Day (10/13) - Commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World today! Learn about Christopher Columbus and celebrate Columbus Day with fun printables, activities, and crafts on I4C's Columbus Day page.

  7. Character Counts Week (10/19-10/25) - Help create a positive school environment and promote kindness, respect, and integrity in your school! Go to I4C's Character Education page to find resources for character building, anger management, bullying, and conflict resolution.

  8. National Chemistry Week (10/19-10/25) - National Chemistry Week encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry. This year's theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy". Here are some great resources about the chemistry of candy. Check out I4C's Chemistry page to find activities, experiment simulations, lesson plans, and other resources to use this week!

  9. Halloween (10/31) - Happy Halloween! Check out I4C's Halloween page to learn about the history of Halloween and to find spooky activities, crafts, recipies, and games to do today!


    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math Printables! Request teacher access here.

    2. This month is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. Internet4Classrooms provides resources specifically geared towards Dyslexia. Visit our Dyslexia Teacher Resource page for strategies and tools to assist in working with students that may have dyslexia and our Dyslexia Classroom Resource page for activities, worksheets, and a variety of tools and techniques to use in the classroom. Also check out our Execeptional Children section to find more resources for other learning disorders, ADHD, and autism.

    3. Plan out your lessons throughout the school year with Common Core pacing guides. Find English Language Arts pacing guides here and Math pacing guides here.

    4. Help create positive bullying-free environment in your school! Find lesson plans, classroom activities, and other resources in the Bullying and Cyberbullying section of our website.

    5. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section! This home page contains all the topics you may 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. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Look at I4C's section devoted to bullying and cyberbullying for activities and resources to help create a positive environment in your child's school and your community.

    2. Find information and tips about dyslexia on our Dyslexia Parent Resource page. Also check out our Exceptional Children section to find more resources for other learning disorders, ADHD, and autism.

    3. Before trick-or-treating this year, be sure to read these Halloween safety tips to have a fun and safe holiday!

    4. Be sure to teach your children about fire safety! The National Fire Prevention Association provides fire safety tips and has a website for kids to learn about fire safety with activities, printables, and games. The NFPA also offers a Home Fire Escape Plan worksheet and a Fire Safety Checklist. Be sure to also check out I4C's fire safety page for more games and activities to help your kids learn about the importance of fire safety.

    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. Lock Your Screen - Remember to keep your computer data and documents safe and lock your screen should you walk away from your desk. Press CTRL+ALT+Delete before you walk away from the keyboard to prompt you to lock the computer. More Windows shortcuts here.

    2. ID Any Image - Did you know that you can look up the source of a picture through Google? Just drag the picture on to the Google homepage and find out where it's from! Find more tech tips here

    3. Switch Tabs Quickly in a Web Browser - Need to switch from one tab to another in a window? Press CTRL+the number of the tab, counting from the left. If you need to switch to the last tab, press CTRL+9. Find more internet keyboard shortcuts 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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