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September Features from Internet 4 Classrooms

September Features from Internet 4 Classrooms


September 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

September brings Labor Day, 9/11 Attacks, Constitution Day, First Day of Autumn, National Classical Music Month, Library Card Sign-Up Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and much more. Visit our monthly newsletter to see all the details.

September Blog: Help Your Child Focus and Engage During Distance Learning

Help Your Child Focus and Engage During Distance Learning

This month's blog is Help Your Child Focus and Engage During Distance Learning.

When confined to distance learning, children can encounter some challenges. They don't have a dynamic learning environment, they aren't surrounded by like-minded peers, and they mostly have to study on their own.

So, what can you do about it?

You can apply helpful techniques and methods that will make learning more engaging and retain your child's focus. Here are the best tips that can turn distance learning into an effective and even enjoyable experience.

Guest Blogger Erica Sunarjo is a professional writer, translator, and editor with a Master's degree in Marketing and Social Media. She writes thought-provoking articles for publications in a variety of media.



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 September is Cozi by Cozi Inc. ( iOS and Android ).


Cozi Family Organizer is the surprisingly simple way to manage everyday family life. With a shared calendar, reminders, grocery list and more, Cozi is a 3-time Mom’s Choice Award Winner and The TODAY Show "must-have app"" for a better life.

Cozi is free, easy to use, and available from any mobile device or computer.

FAMILY CALENDAR

  • Keep track of everyone’s schedules in one place with a simple color-coded calendar

  • Set reminders for yourself or others in the family so no one misses practice or an important event

  • Send automated daily or weekly agenda emails to any family member

  • Subscribe to other calendars you use like your work calendar, personal calendars, and team schedules.

SHOPPING LISTS & TO DO LISTS

  • Everyone in the family will always know what you need at the grocery store

  • See items added by other family members in real time, and never forget the one thing you really need to make dinner

  • Create to do lists for anything - a shared to do list for the whole family, chore checklists for the kids, a vacation packing checklist.

RECIPE BOX

  • Organize all your recipes in one place that's accessible anytime, anywhere - at home or at the store

  • Add ingredients to your shopping list quickly and schedule meals onto your calendar

  • Cook from your phone with helpful features like the no-dim button that keeps your screen on while you're cooking

MORE ABOUT COZI

  • Your Cozi calendar, shopping lists, to do items, recipe box and family journal are accessible from any mobile device or computer

  • No matter where or how your family signs in to Cozi, everyone will be looking at the same information

  • The whole family shares one account that everyone can access using their own email address (as specified in Settings) and the shared family password

RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT COZI

  • "Cozi is, in short, ridiculously handy. My only regret is that I waited this long to start using it." –PC World

  • "Cozi just works. It looks clean, organized and uncluttered, regardless of hectic schedules." –The Wall Street Journal

  • "This thing is indispensable for busy families" –CNET

  • "Cozi is a FlyLady-approved application." –The FlyLady

All the features listed above are free. Cozi also offers an optional ad-free premium subscription called Cozi Gold which gives you additional features like Contacts, Birthday Tracker, mobile app themes, more reminders, mobile month view, change notifications and more. Cozi Gold is $29.99 USD per year. Price may vary by location.

Cozi privacy policy: www.cozi.com/privacy-policy/

Cozi terms of use: www.cozi.com/terms-of-use/


Cozi is available for Apple and Android devices.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 4.1 and up on your Android device.



WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?


Here are some of the September events that you can celebrate or make note of 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 and activities here to do this month!

  2. Library Card Sign-Up Month

    We cannot encourage reading enough. Even though I4C has a ton of online stories and books, we still want those children in libraries across the world. Remind students to visit their local libraries often!


  3. Labor Day (9/7)

    Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on a Tuesday, not on a Monday like we now celebrate it? In 1882, roughly 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march in honor of the working man's rights, and formed the first Labor Day parade. Learn more aboutthe history of Labor Day and enjoy some Labor Day themed crafts and activities.

  4. September 11 Attacks (9/11/2001)

    No matter where we live, we can all relate and remember where we were and what we were doing on the shocking day forever known as 9/11. We have an entire page devoted to 9/11 resources. Wikipedia has excellent background information as well as detail on the aftermath and effects of the tragic events. For lesson plans, try the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Scholastic, Teaching History, PBS.org, and Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsiblity.

  5. National Grandparents Day (9/13)

    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! You can also learn about the history of Grandparents Day and how it came to be recognized in the United States.

  6. 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!

  7. Constitution Day (9/17)

    The Constitution of the United States was adopted on the 17th of September in 1787. This Constitution Day, read the Constitution and its amendments, learn about the signers, and enjoy Constitution themed activities today.


  8. 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! Cooler weather and sweaters will be here before we know it.


New- ONLINE PRACTICE AT I4C


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 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.

Here is a list of the newest quizzes by grade.

New- 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 Printables Worksheets Made Available in September

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.

Here is a list of the newest worksheet sets by grade.


    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 months supporting the Common Core Standards.

      Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here: https://i4c.xyz/n89msyv.

      Here is a list of the newest answer key sets by grade.


      TEACHER RESOURCES


      1. 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!

      2. Do you need Assistive Technology resources? Find links offering tools for the hearing impaired, physically disabled, vision impaired, and other accessibility resources.

      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. 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!

      5. This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks nineteen 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. Wikipedia has excellent background information as well as detail on the aftermath and effects of the tragic events. For lesson plans, try the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Scholastic, Teaching History, PBS.org, and Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsiblity. 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.

      6. Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps.

      7. Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section. This home page contains all the topics you 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. 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.

      2. Check out our interactive grade level practice. We have Skill Builders that offer online games for almost every school subject and grade. It's a great way to practice at home.

      3. Are you having a hard time getting the kids to simply sit down and read? Our Reading Help page has helpful links.

      4. 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!

      5. 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.

      6. This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks nineteen 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. Wikipedia has excellent background information as well as detail on the aftermath and effects of the tragic events.

      7. Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps for you and your child.

      8. 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.

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


      TECHNOLOGY TIPS


      1. Preparing for the COVID Classroom:
        What are you doing to prepare for COVID teaching this fall? Laura Borger discusses making a plan and how she prepared for the new school year.

        Learn more in the article found: HERE

      2. 5 Technology Routines and Procedures to Teach Your Students this Fall:
        Distance learning has made the need for strong technology routines and procedures more important than ever. Start your year strong by implementing these!

        Learn more by visiting: HERE.

      3. Distance Learning Tips for Parents of High School Students:
        Like much of the rest of the United States parents, you’ve probably been thrust into the position of work-at-home parent or mom, and homeschooling your son or daughter. You may have even hit the jackpot and have multiple children’s education to attend to, but you don’t have to be afraid, you can do this! Follow my distance learning tips for parents of high school students and learn how to get more out of your high school student.

        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


      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.


      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.



 

 

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