October Features from Internet 4 Classrooms
October 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
October brings National Bullying Prevention Month, Child Health Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.
October Blog: Top Reading Mistakes to Correct During Childhood
This month's blog is Top Reading Mistakes to Correct During Childhood. Research shows that up to 33% of the first fifty words learnt by children can be occasionally misused. What is interesting to note is that they do not realise many times when they mispronounce a word and in fact were surprised that they mispronounced the word they knew well. The most important thing here to make a child aware of the error, and bring his attention to it. This blog provides some steps that literacy experts, teachers and student counselors follow to correct reading mistakes during childhood. Guest blogger Garima is a freelancer and has interest in writing, photography, and cooking. She has been writing articles for the last couple of years and has a keen interest in exploring how the internet works. She wants to make the internet better for everyone through her writing.
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 October is BioDigital Human: 3D Anatomy By BioDigital, Inc. ( iOS and Android ).
BioDigital Human: 3D Anatomy and Disease Visualization
*** “Think: Google Earth meets the human body” - ABC News ***
The BioDigital Human is the most comprehensive set of 3D anatomy and health condition models ever assembled. Choose from thousands of interactive 3D visualizations to build your own custom library of models. Perfect for studying anatomy, teaching or using with patients.
The free app provides access to basic anatomy systems and regions. An in-app purchase provides access to the complete 3D male and female, as well as disease models.
- 6,000+ fully selectable and labeled 3D human anatomy structures
- Anatomy system models include: muscle, skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, reproductive and more
- Regional anatomy models include: head, neck, thorax, upper limb, lower limb and more
- Professional grade complete male and female 3D anatomy models (requires in-app purchase)
- Atlas of health condition models such as cancer, injuries, diabetes, heart disease and more (requires in-app purchase)
- True 3D interaction, to understand anatomy relationships from any view
- Tools to dissect, draw and share models
- Interactive quizzing
- Simulations of key body functions
- Sync and download custom content created from the award-winning web version
- The Human Platform constantly evolves with new models added monthly!
Students/Educators - Your virtual cadaver! Leveraging our BioDigital Human Platform, this app gives students and educators a powerful new tool to teach and learn anatomy using the latest in 3D technology. See why students from over 3,000 schools use the BioDigital Human.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later on Apple devices and Android version 4.4 and up on your Android device.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?
Here are some of the October events that you can celebrate or make note of this month:
- National Bullying Prevention Month - Help create a positive environment in your school by STOMPing Out Bullying! Find anti-bullying activities, lesson plans, and other resources in the Bullying and Cyberbullying section of our website.
- 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.
- Child Health Day (10/2)- 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.
- World Space Week (10/4-10/10) - The theme of this year's World Space Week is "Exploring New Worlds in Space". Find a teacher activity guide with activities for grades K-12 and a collection of science and language arts activities for grades 5-9 based on the book Have Spacesuit - Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein. Explore our elementary school space page for more space themed activities and be sure to check out our Astronomy pages to learn more about our solar system, stars, and our universe.
- Fire Prevention Week (10/8-10/14) - 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.
- Columbus Day (10/9) - Commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World today! He is credited for jump starting exploration, settlement, as well as exploitation of America. Learn about Christopher Columbus and celebrate Columbus Day with fun printables, activities, and crafts on I4C's Columbus Day page.
- Dictionary Day (10/16) - 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.
- Character Counts Week (10/15-21) - 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.
- National Chemistry Week (10/22-10/28) - NCW celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 with the theme "Chemistry Rocks!" Here are some great resources about the chemistry of salts, rocks and mud. Check out I4C's Chemistry page to find activities, experiment simulations, lesson plans, and other resources to use this week!
- 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!
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 SEPTEMBER!
We have released many new online quizzes during the last month 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.
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 SEPTEMBER!
We have released thousands of new printables worksheets during the last month 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.
New- Answer Keys
New Worksheet Answer Keys Made Available in SEPTEMBER!
We have released thousands of new answer keys for our printables worksheets during the last month 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!
- Get all of your assessment assistance needs here sorted by grade and subject.
- Need online interactive games and activities to reinforce the day's lessons? We have it! Kids can practice in the computer labs and at home.
- School may be in full swing but teachers still need organizational help, worksheet ideas, bulletin board inspiration, and lesson plans throughout the year. Our Teacher tools page has it all.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. These guides from Shelby County, Tennessee can probably be mapped to the pacing of your school system if your system doesn't have something similar.
- We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math Printables! Request teacher access here.
- 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.
- Parents need help too. Not only can you browse all the teaching tools, but there's a Parent Zone as well so families can continue the education at home. Every student needs practice outside of the classroom.
- Math and reading seem to be the most challenging when it comes to homework. Check out our math resources page for extensive help. Reading tools develop those language arts skills.
- Vocabulary and math quizzes are typically the dreaded end of the week activity. Give your kids more confidence with our free online vocabulary and math quiz practice. The more they study the more comfortable they will feel, while increasing their knowledge for future ACT and SAT testing.
- Hone in on Internet Safety. Save time and research more effectively online - including the safest online search engines for kids when they're doing homework and projects.
- 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.
- 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.
- Before trick-or-treating this year, be sure to read these Halloween safety tips to have a fun and safe holiday!
- Be sure to teach your children about fire safety! The National Fire Prevention Association provides a fire prevention resource website and has a website for parents to help 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 for Parents. 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.
- 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.
- Manage Your Computer Lab Like A Boss! Classroom Management for Technology Teachers: Whether you’re a technology teacher, or a classroom teacher whose class spends time in the computer lab, your strategies for computer lab management can make or break time spent teaching and learning. Managing instruction, student logins, device checkouts, additional procedures, and behavior can be a lot. Without some forethought and planning, it’s easy to find yourself competing with computers and other devices for your students’ attention. These 10 tips will help you make the most of your lab time while keeping things organized and running smoothly.
Learn more in the article found: HERE
- Green Screen in the Classroom: Getting Started : Green Screen can be used in any classroom. All you need is a few simple things to get started. Anita Goodwin has been using Green Screen in her elementary classroom with her students for more than six years. Her students use iPads and they do everything themselves to make videos using green screen. In four steps, this post will tell you everything you need to know about getting started using Green Screen on iPads in the classroom.
Learn more in the article found: HERE.
- How to Use a Split Screen to Increase Productivity in the Classroom: This blog post discusses browser extensions and keyboard shortcuts across multiple devices and platforms which control window and screen alignment. It then gets covers a couple of examples/scenarios for using splits screens in the classroom.
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
- 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.