National Staying Healthy Month,
Betsy Ross's Birthday,
Louis Braille's Birthday,
National Cocoa Day,
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday,
Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
National Handwriting Day,
Jackson Pollock's Birthday,
National Puzzle Day,
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This month's blog is
Digital Learning: 5 Ways It Changed Education
Digitalization and new technologies have certainly changed the
world, including the way we learn and educate. These changes
have been really good in connecting students and teachers and
helping them find new ways to integrate learning into their
Guest blogger Sherie Raymond works as a business writer and
editor at Academicbrits.com and OriginWritings.com. When she has
free time, Sherie likes to do yoga.
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
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)
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday (1/17/1706)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/21)
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
National Handwriting Day (1/23)
Jackson Pollock's Birthday (1/28/1912)
National Puzzle Day (1/29)
FDR's Birthday (1/30/1882)
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 January is Tynker: Coding Games for Kids By Tynker ( iOS (iPad Only) / Android ).
Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding platform. Over 60 million kids and
thousands of schools use Tynker's award-winning curriculum to learn
Strengthen your child's educational foundation with step-by-step
tutorials that teach kids coding in a way they enjoy. Your child will
learn as they build games and apps, modify Minecraft, program drones,
and even explore STEM.
Whether your child loves Minecraft or Barbie™, Tynker offers coding
courses to teach them key programming skills.
Learn to code with Tynker:
- Parents' Choice Gold Award
- Academics' Choice Award
- Tillywig Brain Child Award
- Selected for Everyone Can Code program by Apple
- Editor's Choice, Children's Technology Review
- Rated 5 stars for Engagement, Common Sense Media
- Featured by Apple in Education, Kids, and Best New Apps
- Rated "Best for 8-14" by USA Today
- Learn to code by playing puzzles and games
- Use block coding to create games, math art, apps, and more
- Use loops, conditional statements, functions, and subroutines to find treasure
- Learn sequencing and pattern recognition while collecting candy
- Animate creatures and code their behaviors
- Switch between block coding and Swift
- Solve coding puzzles using Swift programming
- Learn programming for AR games and apps
CRYSTAL CLASH - NEW
Battle your friends with code. Write code to cast fireballs, avoid
incoming spells, and collect power-ups. Program your hero to victory
and climb the leaderboard in this new multiplayer coding arena game.
- Learn to code drones, minidrones, Sphero, Ollie, LEGO® WeDo, and more
- Program drone flight paths and stunts
- Design Minecraft skins, items, mobs, and blocks - and then launch them.
- Use coding to change mob behaviors and build instant structures
LEARNING WITH BARBIE™
- Explore 6 careers with Barbie™ "You Can Be Anything"
- Use programming to animate characters, create music, and more
- Learn how programming can be used in all parts of life
COMMUNITY CODING EDUCATION
- Learn coding with our library of courses and activities
- Search millions of community-generated coding projects
- Tynker works in conjunction with Apple's Schoolwork app
CODE AT SCHOOL
- Teach with the app used in 80,000+ schools
- Take advantage of coding lesson plans, classroom management,
automatic assessment, and more
- Add coding to any subject with our STEM coding courses
- Great for the Hour of Code.
Tynker's coding games teach kids important lessons and skills. Program
drones, Minecraft mods, games, and more with Tynker.
What is Tynker?
Tynker is a complete learning system that teaches kids to code. Kids
Swift, and Python as they design games, build apps, and make
incredible projects. Over 60 million kids around the world have
started coding with Tynker.
Computer programming is an important 21st century skill that kids can
start learning at any age. While coding with Tynker, kids apply skills
such as critical thinking, pattern recognition, focus, problem
solving, debugging, resilience, sequencing, spatial visualization, and
algorithmic thinking. The Tynker visual language makes it easy for
them to learn and apply concepts like conditional logic, repetition,
variables, and functions - the same coding concepts as any mainstream
is available for Apple
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later on Apple iPad and Android version 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 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.
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: 18 Good Chromebook Apps for Teachers
For those of you using Chromebooks in the classroom, Educators
Technology has put together a strong collection of applications to try
out with your students. These are tools that will enable you to:
create timelines, design educational videos and tutorials, make
beautiful posters for your class, engage students in digital
storytelling activities, and gather students' feedback for formative
assessment purposes and many more. The article features an infographic
and links to the apps are included in a table placed under the visual.
Learn more in the article document found: HERE
Tech Tip #2: Why These 10 Less Popular Apps Rock Your Chromebook Classroom
Teaching is about inspiring, creating geniuses, reaching goals and
engaging students to go higher. There are so many amazing apps for
Chromebooks in the universe of the internet that help you to achieve
this. Almost too many. Lucie Renard make a good selection of 10 of
the lesser known Chromebook apps. Learning apps that will have you
swept off your feet.
Learn more by visiting: HERE
Tech Tip #3: Teaching Kids of All Ages How to Code
What is wonderful about learning to code is that anyone can do it.
You don't even need to be sitting at a computer. The basics of
computer coding rely on patterning and sequencing. These are
excellent critical thinking skills that are the backbone of many
disciplines including science. Learning to code allows us to take a
science and technology skill and create something new.
You can find out more: HERE
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