Monthly Newsletter    Issue 93


National Staying Healthy Month, 
Betsy Ross's Birthday, 
Louis Braille's Birthday, 
The iPhone Turns Ten, 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday, 
National Handwriting Day, 
Jackson Pollock's Birthday, 
National Puzzle Day, 
FDR's Birthday
January 2017
In This Issue
What's Happening
New Online Practice
New Worksheets
New Answer Keys
App of the Month
Teacher Resources
Common Core
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
Quick Links 
Join Our Mailing List 
Read Our Blog

 Sign Up for Free ACT & SAT Test Preparation  



Greetings. Thanks so much for using Internet4Classrooms with your students and children. Our mission is to help you find the best educational online resources available to meet your individual needs. Our monthly newsletter focuses on sharing information, tips, and ideas on everything related to schooling inside the classroom and at home. Each month we will feature resources and information on a variety of topics. We are constantly updating information on our site and urge you to visit often.


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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  
Setting up a Makerspace at Your School

This month's blog is   Setting up a Makerspace at Your School . Consider adding a Makerspace to your school or classroom as one of your New Year's Resolutions for 2017. Makerspaces are powerful in that they engage students through practical and exploratory learning. Adding elements of an age appropriate makerspace to any curriculum is easy. Ask for donations from parents and local businesses. Your makerspace activities will keep your students more engaged. And when students are more engaged, the quality of their learning experience skyrockets.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
January brings National Staying Healthy Month, MLK Day, National Puzzle Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:

National Staying Healthy Month - We're in the midst of cold and flu season - keep your students and yourself healthy. Here are some great tips for you to share to your classroom. Make sure to emphasize the importance of washing your hands and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough.


Betsy Ross's Birthday (1/1/1752)- Did you know that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag of the United States? I4C has printables and other resources to help students learn about the evolution of flag of the United States of America.


Louis Braille's Birthday (1/4/1809) - Did you know that Louis Braille was blinded in a childhood accident and created the braille system when he was fifteen? I4C has resources for the visually impaired, including Braille and audio resources. Be sure to check out I4C's other Assistive Technology resources.


The iPhone Turns Ten (1/9) - On this day in 2007, the iPhone was announced. Find some interesting iPhone and iPad tips from Buzzfeed. Be sure to check out our Educational App page to find free apps to use in your classroom.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16) - Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in your classroom today. Learn about his life and his accomplishments, read and watch his 'I Have a Dream' speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement on our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. resource page


Benjamin Franklin's Birthday (1/17/1706) - Did you know that Ben Franklin invented the first American instrument, the glass armonica? Find out about other things that Franklin invented and contributed to from the Franklin Institute. Check out this great book recommendation for 6th grade about Ben Franklin. Lasalle University has a great Ben Franklin lesson plan for middle schoolers and Scholastic has a ton of Ben Franklin themed resources and lesson plans for all grade levels.


National Handwriting Day (1/23) - I4C has tons of handwriting resources for you to use in your classroom. We have a page for kindergartners with tons of handwriting worksheets. Help your students with uppercase and lowercase letters. We also have resources for your students to practice manuscript and cursive and handwriting help for students with ADHD.


Jackson Pollock's Birthday (1/28/1912) - Celebrate Jackson Pollock's birthday in your classroom today. Watch a short video about Pollock and read his biography. If you have a SMARTboard in your classroom, here is a great activity about action painting to do with your students. I4C also has art resources and lesson plans you can use in your classroom.


National Puzzle Day (1/29) - Work puzzles in your lesson plans today. I4C has word search and crossword puzzle makers and tons of brain teasers.


FDR's Birthday (1/30/1882) - Happy Birthday to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did you know he was the only president elected to four terms in office? Find teacher resources like curriculum guides and an interactive timeline from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and read and listen to some of his speeches and Fireside Chat radio addresses.


New - Online Practice

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. 

Check out our Online Practice Quizzes More grades and subjects coming soon.

 New - Printables

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. 

Check out our Common Core Mathematics Printables. More grades and subjects coming soon.

Answer Keys
We have thousands of answer keys for our printables worksheets supporting the Common Core Standards.

Remember that you can sign up for answer key access here:

  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 App of the Month for January is Periodic Table By Royal Society of Chemistry ( iOS / Android ).
This fact-filled, image-rich app is the only periodic table you need.

Ideal if you're a student, teacher or just have an interest in the chemical sciences.

Did you know that neodymium is used in microphones? Or europium in Euro bank notes to help stop counterfeiting? These are just two of the absorbing facts in our free, user-friendly and customisable app, based on our popular and well-respected Royal Society of Chemistry Periodic Table website.

  • See elements in their natural state and real-life applications.
  • Check out podcasts and videos.
  • Use our interactive slider to see how elements change state as temperature increases, or explore the discovery of the elements through history.
  • Customise your app to see only what interests you.
  • Use our simple table for quick access to data - like sorting elements in order of increasing density.

Periodic Table is available for both Apple and Android devices. Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and the Android 4.0 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.


In need of project ideas for the second half of the school year? We have them: subject areas, inventors, biographies, middle/high school level projects, and countries and continents.


Keep your students and yourself healthy this cold and flu season. Here are some great tips to share with your students and their parents.


National Handwriting Day-I4C has tons of handwriting resources for you to use in your classroom. We have a page for kindergartners with tons of handwriting worksheets, help for uppercase and lowercase letters, resources for your students to practice manuscript and cursive, and handwriting help for students with ADHD.


Looking for lesson plans to bring in the new year? We have a whole page dedicated to lesson plans by grades and subjects.


Are you using our Site Map? Don't forget it's an easy and quick way to search alphabetically by topic.



We now have answer guides for our Common Core Math PrintablesRequest 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.

Whether you are a newcomer or an old pro, it's easy to get "lost" in everything I4C has to offer. We have subject help by grade level on almost all school topics. Don't forget to click and explore when you are looking for teacher resources. Here are a few main topics to get you started.
Don't Forget: Free Online Practice for ACT Test and SAT Test Resources.  I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free member and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words.Take daily practice math quizzes on over 1000 questions.  Log in to monitor your students' scores - including seeing which vocabulary words or math questions they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.  
Remember: One of our most clicked resources is the teacher tools page. You can access everything teachers need for the school year, including forms, planning, bulletin boards, and worksheets

Another popular section is our Grade Level Help. Click here for Pre-K - 8th grade level help  and here for 7th - 12th grade resources. Find Skill Builders  interactive sites for Language Arts and Math.  
  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 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.


Keep your children and yourself healthy this cold and flu season. Here are some great tips


Work puzzles in to your day. I4C has word search and crossword puzzle makers and tons of brain teasers.


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.


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

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


Find ACT Test and SAT Test Resources to get your children ready for the ACT and SATs. I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free member and log in as much as you'd like. Students can take practice tests on 5000 vocabulary words and practice tests in math with over 1000 questions. As a parent, you can log in to monitor your children's scores - including seeing which words or math problems they missed. Interactive quizzes allow the test taker to retake and study as much as they want.

As always, if you don't see something of interest highlighted this month, we have the Parent Zone which is full of resources. You can find homework help, special needs resources, language tools, reading help, educational games and activities sorted by grade

        **             We Want Your Input            **

I4C already has Free Vocabulary Quizzes and Free 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:

  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: Check iFixIt Before You Recycle
Getting ready to send that old phone, laptop or PC to the recycling center? You might want to check iFixIt before going any further. From their About Us page: "iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device, and anyone can also edit the existing set of manuals to improve them. Our site empowers individuals to share their technical knowledge with the rest of the world." Learn about iFixIt: HERE.

Tech Tip #2: Do You Know These 10 Tech Tips?
Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already - but there's probably at least one you don't. Watch The Tips: HERE.

Tech Tip #3: Tips for Stunning Photos with a Smartphone
Smartphone cameras have seen dramatic improvements, but technology alone won't produce shots that grab attention. That's where the human eye comes in. Here are eight tips to keep in mind when composing that shot, whether of family during the holidays or sights during a vacation. You don't need to own a fancy camera or mess with manual controls. Find the Photo Tips: HERE. is a free educational portal for teachers, parents, homeschoolers and students. Visitors come from around the world to find Internet resources for their educational needs. One can find resources ranging from lesson plans to worksheets, individual grade level resources to templates, and even interactive learning games.  We were very honored when one teacher called the site a "Walmart for Teachers". If you cannot find what you need for instruction on any topic, please feel free to email us and we will help you find resources to fit your needs.
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