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: 8 Books To Inspire Kids To Love Maths And Science
This month's blog is 8 Books To Inspire Kids To Love Maths And Science.
Whether it's because of uninspiring teachers or complicated material, many of us have memories of dreading our math and science homework. Yet, as these are such important subjects for developing new technologies and better understanding of our universe, it's becoming more and more essential to inspire young learners to be interested in maths and science.
Luckily, children's books authors understand that the way to get kids to learn is to treat their imaginations, so there are a whole host of books out there that work maths and science into their plots, or that feature characters that love the subjects.
Guest Blogger Beatrix is an educational writer at Research Paper Writers and Oxessays writing services. Beatrix writes about children's education and parenting, in particular with relation to STEM subjects.
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.
More than 1.5M Downloads. No LiDAR required.
Qlone, the all-in-one tool for 3D scanning and AR. We have made it easy and fast to 3D scan real objects, modify them in-app, export the result into many 3D file formats, platforms and 3D printers and even magically bring them to life with animations. A perfect tool for AR/VR (Augmented Reality) content creation, 3D Printing, STEM Education, eCommerce showcase and many other uses.
Scanning real objects has never been easier. Print the included AR mat, place your object in the middle of the mat and let the Augmented Reality dome guide you through the scanning process. 3D scan the object from two different angles and it will be auto merged for better and more complete 3D results.
With Qlone, there is no waiting time, all processing is done live on your phone in seconds.
Print the mat directly from the app with AirPrint or send it as a mail and print out.
With the integrated tools in the app so you can optimize and modify your 3D model without needing to export them.
Texture - Change the Brightness, Saturation and Sharpness of the 3D model. Pick colors from the scanned object and apply them by painting directly on the 3D model. Blur areas or transitions for smoother results.
Clean - Improve the quality of the model by erasing unwanted areas or smoothing the surface.
Sculpt - Improve or alter the shape of your object by pressing or pulling a selected area and adjust the transition.
Shape- Enhance the mesh details or set the scale size of your model for 3D printing, simplify the mesh for lower file size export.
Art - Turn your object into scaled cubes or meshed objects of art, ready to be printed.
AR View + ANIMATION (Premium feature):
You can beam your 3D models back to reality and bring them to life with automatic rigging and animation.
EXPORTING and IMPORTING:
xport your model directly to platforms like SketchFab, i.materialise, Lens Studio, Shapeways and CGTrader. Models can be exported in a variety of formats for use in other 3D tools – OBJ, STL, FBX, USDZ, GLB (Binary glTF) which includes animation, PLY, X3D.
Share your models with friends as an image, video or GIF through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Email and iMessage.
You can import any 3D model into Qlone. Import in any 3D format (40+ formats) to view, modify or bring it to life in AR with our automatic animation.
Scanning in 4K, AR view and exports require an upgrade to Premium.
When you buy premium, all models in your gallery and future models will be unlocked for unlimited exports in any format and it will work across all your Apple devices. You will also enjoy scanning in 4K resolution and AR with Automatic Animation.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 7.0 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:
- 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!
- 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!
- Labor Day (9/6)
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.
- 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.
- National Grandparents Day (9/12)
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
- Do you need Assistive Technology resources? Find links offering tools for the hearing impaired, physically disabled, vision impaired, and other accessibility resources.
- 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.
- 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!
- This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks twenty 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. Also, I4C has a September 11th page, filled with guides and activities to help your students understand the significance of the day.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Are you having a hard time getting the kids to simply sit down and read? Our Reading Help page has helpful links.
- 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!
- 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.
- This September 11th, we remember those who died during the terrorist attacks twenty 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.
- 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.
- Best 3D Printers for Schools & Education:
3D printers for schools and colleges have made learning fun as it helps students to learn with live examples, while enhancing the imaginative brain. Everyone who landed on this space probably knows the principles of 3D printing, but still, if you have no idea don’t panic as going through this article will surely enlighten you about 3D printers for school.
Learn more in the article found: HERE
- Matching the Right Design (CAD) Software to Your 3D Printing Classroom:
The new school season has started and, along with it, more growth in 3D modeling classes in schools nationwide. 3D modeling classes develop engineering and artistic skills and definitely bring excitement to a classroom. When it comes to 3D modeling classes, you can find a really long list of different 3D editors to use. How to choose the best one for your 3D modeling classes?
Learn more by visiting: HERE.
- Rob's Tinkercad Classroom: On your marks, get set...:
Bookmarks make for a fun and functional 3D print to design, and they lend themselves to collaborations with libraries or reading events. Students will enjoy applying creativity to make an item they can use every day. Teachers will appreciate that this project, whether involving Codeblocks skills or the standard 3D editor, will let students design with negative space, and it will result in a file that's quick to print.
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.