Read a New Book Month,
Special Education Day,
13th Amendment (Abolishing Slavery),
Hour of Code/Computer Science Education Week,
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,
Emily Dickinson's Birthday,
National Cocoa Day,
Bill of Rights Day,
Ludwig van Beethoven's Birthday,
Boston Tea Party,
First Day of Winter,
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This month's blog is
All You Need To Know About Using Podcasts in Your Classroom
Did you know that Podcasting was first invented by Adam Curry, an
ex-MTV video jockey and Dave Winer a software developer in 2004?
Yes, and afterward, podcasting was talked about by Ben Hammersley
in an article in The Guardian newspaper.
Since then, several developers have improved podcasting and today
podcasts are used by many for information and educational purposes. A
recent study by Edison Research reveals that 91% of young people in
the age of 12-24 years have listened to a podcast in 2019.
This month's blog covers much of what you need to know about using
podcasts in your classroom.
Guest Blogger Scott Mathews is professional freelance writer and
journalist. He has been offering assignment help in
Melbourne for many years now.
Things To Celebrate This Month
December brings Read a New Book Month, Special Education Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:
Read a New Book Month
Special Education Day (12/2)
13th Amendment abolishing slavery, ratified (12/6/1865)
Today, the 13th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. I4C has resources about slavery for elementary schoolers
(plus Here), and middle schoolers and check out this link to find Civil War resources.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (12/7/1941)
Hour of Code/Computer Science Education Week (12/9-15)
Emily Dickinson's Birthday (12/10/1830)
National Cocoa Day (12/13)
Bill of Rights Day (12/15)
Ludwig van Beethoven's Birthday (12/16/1770)
Boston Tea Party (12/16/1773)
First Day of Winter (12/21)
Happy Hanukkah. Check out I4C's Hanukkah page to learn about the holiday and to find games, activities, recipes, and songs to celebrate Hanukkah.
Celebrate Christmas with Interent4Classrooms. Our Christmas page has fun resources like activities, crafts, recipes and even a Santa tracker. Don't forget that you can EMAIL Santa Claus too.
Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice Tests and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth 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.
New Online Practice Quizzes Made Available in AUGUSTWe 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.
Internet4Classrooms now 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.
New Printables Worksheets Made Available in AUGUSTWe 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 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.
Here is a list of the newest answer key sets by grade:
|Every month we are going to feature a different iPad/iPod/iPhone educational application.
Visit our ever-changing app page. (www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/apps_web2_tools.htm)|
The App of the Month for December is codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding By codeSpark ( iOS / Android ).
codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for
kids 4-10! Our award-winning app has introduced over 20 million kids
in 201 countries to the ABCs of computer science
codeSpark Academy uses a patent pending "no words" interface to
the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive
learning activities including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative
projects, game design and offline printables - all of which can be
monitored by parents.
"My 5 year old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very
"My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now
they want to be programmers!"
- Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own
projects in the Game Maker.
- Personalized daily activities based on your child's progress.
- Subscription app with new content every month.
- Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play.
- Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from
MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.
- Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students and kids with reading and
- Supports 3 individual child profiles.
- No collection of your child's private data.
- No advertising or micro-transactions
- No written communication between players or external parties.
- No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time.
PRESS & AWARDS:
codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills - "the ABCs of
coding"- with no reading necessary - NPR
"[codeSpark Academy] is easy to learn, full of playful characters
and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review
"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed
working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards
*** 2016 American Assoc of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching
*** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids ***
*** 2016 KAPi Awards - Best App or Product for Younger Children ***
*** 2015 Parents' Choice - Gold Medal ***
*** Apple Editor's Choice & Top Educational App ***
codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as
Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other
'beginner' programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.
Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They'll
core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem
solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and
Our Game Maker allows kids to put programming concepts to work by
designing and coding video games. Creations can then be played and
remixed by other coders around the globe.
codeSpark Academy: Kids Coding
is available for Apple
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version 4.1 and up on your Android device.
Focus On: Teacher Resources|
Internet4Classrooms offers a wide variety of informative online resources, tips, tools, and tutorials regarding your classroom needs. There is always something you can utilize with your students. Each month we'll feature a few links to useful topics.
Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check out I4C'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.
Are you using our Site Map? Don't forget it's an easy and quick way to search alphabetically by topic.
This month is Read a New Book Month - what a great time to get your students interested in reading. To help your students find a new book, Scholastic has a compilation of book lists ranging over many subjects. Check out this article on how to keep your students reading over Winter Break. I4C also has a collection of stories for elementary students, library resources,
information on physical and virtual libraries, grade level help with reading and literature, and
reading assessment practice.
I4C offers a whole section of Exceptional Children resources, including Special Education for the classroom, teachers, and parents. Take advantage of tools on Autism, ADHD, Gifted, and Learning Disorders.
Be sure to check out I4C's holiday pages to find resources for your classroom. We have Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa pages for you to use.
Looking for lesson plans to bring in the new year? We have a whole page dedicated to lesson plans by grades and subjects.
Want to make sure your class takes home extra help with math? We have online games for every topic from fractions to graphs, money, place value, and measurement. Find it by grade here.
We've got online English games for Language Arts subjects too. I4C also has skill builders for: Contractions, sentence structure, capitalization and punctuation, reading comprehension, and phonics to name a few.
We have great Language Arts resources to help you plan for the 3rd 9 week period. Find writing resources for elementary school, middle school, and high school. We also have resources about comparing and contrasting and story elements
( 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade). Be sure to look at our Grade Level Help page to find more resources to use in your classroom.
Teach your students the wonders of poetry. Find poems about Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter here. I4C also has multiple poetry resources throughout our site: Elementary Poetry, Middle/High School Poetry,
Poetic Overviews and Poetic Devices, Poetic Terms, Analyzing Poetry, and
Rhyme and Rhythm, including Lower School Rhyming.
We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math Printables. Request teacher access here.
Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section
. This homepage contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year.
Common Core State Standards
Check out our Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each Grade Level is 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. Click on your Grade Level to find English Language Arts Standard Resources and learning tools.
Also, check out our Common Core Math Standards. It's hard to find sites that have math standards examples that follow the specific criteria, but they're here. Click on your Grade Level to find Math Standard Resources and learning tools.
| Focus On: Parent Resources|
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.
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 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.
While the kids are at home, have them practice their reading while feeling like they're playing computer games. Our SkillBuilders Language section has online stories, organized by grade.
Make your own worksheets - scroll to the bottom of our teacher tools page. It's a great way to keep the daily lessons fresh in their minds. If you're feeling adventurous we also have crosswords and puzzles you can customize too.
Reinforce great school habits by creating fun awards to hand out at home. This page has a ton of sites that help you create any type of award you can think of.
Get the kids dancing at home with our music resources page. Super fun on a cold winter day.
This month is Read a New Book Month and is a great time to get your kids interested in reading. Here are 10 great tips to help make reading fun and Scholastic has great children's book lists and reading resources for parents.
Teach your children about different winter holidays and find resources for the holidays you celebrate. I4C has Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa pages.
On December 13th, it's National Cocoa Day. We have chocolate themed activities, chocolate recipes, and activities based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for you to do with your child.
Want to reinforce a concept with your child? Check out our Grade Level Skill Help page for tons of resources in math and language arts covering a variety of topics.
Parents, check out I4C's Exceptional Children resources, including a Special Education page as well as resources on Autism, ADHD, Gifted, and Learning Disorders.
I4C already has Vocabulary Quizzes and Math Quizzes in our ACT/SAT Test Preparation Guide.
We're looking for new ideas for quizzes and informational resources that you'd feel are useful to you and your students. Please email us and let us know what you could use to make your teaching experience better.
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech Tip #1: The Best Hour of Code Resources
Schools across the world will participate in an Hour of Code in
December as part of Computer Science Education Week. Interested in
participating or enhancing your lesson plans? Check out these
must-watch inspirational coding videos plus helpful blogs and websites
on teaching coding. No computer? No problem - try out the unplugged
Learn more in the article found: HERE
Tech Tip #2: Coding for Kids: Free and Cheap Websites That Teach Kids Programming
Basic programming has become an essential skill for grown-ups and
children alike. And the benefits of picking up this skill, especially
for kids, are huge: Learning how to build simple websites and games
helps kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities.
It also allows them to express ideas and creativity in unique ways.
There are a number of FREE and low-cost websites that teach children
how to play around with code. This article rounds up a dozen favorites.
Learn more by visiting: HERE
Tech Tip #3: 13 Fun and Free Coding Activities for Hour of Code Week
The Hour of Code is a global movement with students participating in
180 different countries. The Hour of Code takes place each year
during Computer Science Education Week. The purpose of the 'hour of
code' is to get students learning computer science for one hour.
A variety of fun and completely free activities are available for
students to enjoy. The hour of code is all about showing kids that
anyone can code! This article goes through a list of some of the best
hour of code activities currently available on the net. These unique
and engaging games are perfect for your students to play while
learning beginner coder skills like programming, loops, and the
art of debugging.
You can find out more: HERE
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