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September Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

September 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

It's already September! Everyone should be in the school groove by now. This month brings Labor Day, the start of Fall, National Hispanic Heritage Month, 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!


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: Back to School Night Tips

Back to School Night Tips. Get the school year started right with Back to School Night! We have tips for teachers on how to get parent-teacher communication off to the right start and tips for parents on how to get the most out of this introduction to your child's classroom.



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 September App of the Month is myHomework Student Planner. Add homework, tests, and projects to the app and get alerts when assignments are due. Students can also track their schedule, whether it is a block or period schedule. If your teacher is on Teachers.io, it will also sync to your class!

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


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

  1. Classical Music Month - In 1994, President Clinton proclaimed September as Classical Music Month. Check out I4C's music resource page to learn about different composers and music masterpieces and find musical craft projects here to do this month!

  2. Labor Day (9/1) - Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on a Tuesday, not on a Monday like we now celebrate it? Learn more about the history of Labor Day and enjoy some Labor Day themed crafts and activities.

  3. National Grandparents Day (9/7) - On Grandparents Day, we honor our grandparents and recognize the wonderful contributions they add to our lives. Show your appreciation for your grandparents today by creating cards and crafts for them!

  4. Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) - During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of US citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month through an interactive guide from Scholastic. Find teacher resources and activities and crafts to do this month!

  5. Constitution Day (9/17) - The Constitution of the United States was adopted on this day in 1787. This Constitution Day, read the Constitution and its amendments, learn about the signers, and enjoy Constitution themed activities today.

  6. First Day of Autumn (9/22) - Celebrate the beginning of fall with I4C by checking out our Fall Resource page, full of fun crafts, activities, and recipes!


    TEACHER RESOURCES


    1. Back to School Nights are approaching! Here are some great tips for speaking to your students' parents and how to prep for your Open House!

    2. This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks thirteen years ago. It may be difficult to explain the events to students who were too young to remember or not even born yet but there are many resources available. Pearson's Online Learning Exchange has teacher guides and activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school aged students. Also, I4C has a September 11th page, filled with guides and activities to help your students understand the significance of the day.

    3. Being back in a classroom setting can be a shock to the system for some kids after a summer full of activity. Visit our Character Education page for tips on bully prevention and overall self development and awareness.

    4. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section! This home page contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year. We've got teacher forms, calendars, worksheets, flashcards, assessment tools, bulletin board ideas, lesson plan templates and so much more.

    5. Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.

    PARENT RESOURCES

    1. As the school year begins, keep your kids safe when they do their schoolwork online. Check out I4C's internet safety page for tips and links to keep your children safe online!

    2. Having a hard time getting your kids to sit down and read? Our Reading Help page has helpful links.

    3. Homeschool parents: I4C has helpful resources you can use too! Check out our Common Core resources, math printables, grade level help, and subject help pages.

    4. As we reminded our teachers above, it's never too late to remind our children about respecting others. Visit our character education page for bullying prevention, conflict resolution and character development tools.

    5. This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks thirteen years ago. It may be difficult to explain the events to those were too young to remember or not even born yet but there are many resources available. A guide from the 9/11 Memorial has tips on explaining the day to your children and I4C has a September 11th page, filled with guides and activities to help your child understand the significance of the day.

    6. 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.

    7. Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.


    TECHNOLOGY TIPS


    1. Print Without Opening the Document - Did you know you can print a document without even opening it? Right click on the document's icon, and then click on print! Find more right click tips here.

    2. White Board/SMART Board Ideas - Did you know we have a Interactive Whiteboard and SMART Board section? Find Promethean lessons and interactive sites especially for Whiteboard use.

    3. Don't Forget About Print Preview - Save paper and frustration by remembering to preview your documents before sending them to the printer using Print Preview. Click on File -> Print Preview or the Office Icon -> Print Preview and view exactly what it will look like when printed. More Office 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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