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, National Dyslexia Awareness Month, Child Health Day, World Space Week, Fire Prevention Week, Columbus Day, Character Counts Week, National Chemistry Week, Halloween, and much more.
October Blog: 5 Ways to Build Strong Teacher-Student Relationships with Teens
This month's blog is 5 Ways to Build Strong Teacher-Student Relationships with Teens .
The teacher-student relationship is an essential component of learning. A good relationship gives teachers the atmosphere they need to deliver instructions to learners effectively, while it allows students to see a teacher as someone they trust and don't want to let down. However, the trust between an educator and a learner does not always exist. In many cases, a teacher must strive to build trust and establish a healthy relationship, especially when dealing with teens. This blog discusses five ways to build a strong teacher-student bond.
Guest Blogger Joanne Elliot is a content developer and is eager to share her insights. In addition, Joanne loves to play and listen to music.
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 Arduino Science Journal (formerly Science Journal, an initiative by Google) is free and allows you to gather data about the world around you by harnessing the sensors in your smartphone as well as sensors connected to Arduino. The Science Journal transforms smartphones and tablets into science notebooks that encourage students to explore their world.
The Arduino Science Journal app is recommended for students from 10 to 18 years of age.
About Arduino Science Journal
With the Arduino Science Journal, you can learn interactively, conduct experiments and iterate on findings.
With built-in device sensors as well as external hardware, you can measure light, sound, movement, and much more. You can also compare results, and even set triggers.
- Enhance your existing lesson plans: use the Science Journal with activities and assignments you have already prepared
- Classroom & home-school friendly: you don’t have to be in a classroom setting to start exploring. The Arduino Science Journal can be used to run experiments straight away, as long as you have your smartphone or tablet with you!
- Move learning outside: the use of mobile devices along with the types of experiments we offer encourage students to get out of their seats and open their eyes to the world around them through the power of science
- Science and data have no secrets: you can easily record your observations, store your data sensors in real-time and analyse them, just as a proper scientist!
- Connect the digital and the physical world from your pocket: go through a series of simple tutorials and start having fun with science
Together with the external hardware, (not included with the app), students are enabled to conduct more complex experiments, and advance in their scientific studies. As long as the external sensors are compatible with a Bluetooth-connecting device such as a microcontroller, there is no end to what experiments the students can make. Some popular sensors that the app can work with are: light, conductivity, temperature, force, gas, heart rate, respiration, radiation, pressure, magnetism, and many more.
The app is classroom-friendly, since students can sign in on any device and access their experiments to continue exploring the world, wherever they are!
If you’re an educator with a Google Classroom account, you can also subscribe to the Teacher Plan, which allows you to integrate the app with Google Classroom and share this integration with your students. You can then create assignments, templates, and experiments in the app and import existing classes from Google Classroom.
- Bluetooth: needed to scan for Bluetooth sensor devices.
- Camera: needed to take pictures to document experiments and for the brightness sensor.
- Photo Library: needed to store pictures taken to document experiments and for adding existing photos from your library to experiments.
- Microphone: needed for sound intensity sensor.
- Push notifications: needed to inform you of recording status when backgrounding the app.
Benefits of using the Arduino Science Journal
- It’s free and simple to use
- Easy setup: download the app and start exploring with your phone’s built-in sensors
- Cross-platform support
- Portable: enhance your home learning or bring your device outside to study the world around you
- Safe for children to use: COPPA Compliance underway
- Fully compatible with Arduino hardware: keep experimenting with the Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab, as well as the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense board
- Google Drive integration, as well as local download
Terms and Conditions: https://www.arduino.cc/en/sj-terms-conditions
Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.1 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 5.0 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 (10/3)
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 "Women 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 (10/9-10/15)
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. 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 (10/10)
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 (10/16-10/22)
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 (10/16-10/22)
National Chemistry Week's theme for 2021 is "Fast or Slow...Chemistry Makes It Go!" Here are some great resources about "Fast or Slow...Chemistry Makes It Go!" 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 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- How to Use Arduino Science Journal in Your Class:
The Arduino Science Journal, formerly the Google Science Journal, is a science lab that you can fit into your pocket! This is an application that you can download and use on your smartphone which allows you to gather data in the world around you while creating experiments and organizing observations. There are various ways to add observations into your experiment including text notes, sensor recordings, and photographs.
Learn more in the article found: HERE
- Bring Scientific Discovery Outside the Classroom with Arduino Science Journal:
Take full advantage of the sophisticated sensors found in mobile devices alongside the free Arduino Science Journal app and take scientific investigation outside the classroom. This app was previously known as the Google Science Journal but has now been taken over by Arduino. The compact form of mobile devices and the ease of use of this app will give students a sense of freedom to explore the world around them.
Learn more by visiting: HERE.
- Adding External Sensors to Arduino Science Journal:
Expand the range of what you can test by adding external sensors to the Arduino Science Journal app. This lesson from Arduino Science Journal covers a basic knowledge of Bluetooth and how to use it with experiments. You will also gain the knowledge on how to connect external sensors to your phone or tablet, so that you can create even more experiments!
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.