Monthly Newsletter    Issue 99


National Ice Cream Month, 
National Picnic Month, 
Canada Day - 7/1, 
Battle of Gettysburg - 7/1-7/3, 
Independence Day - 7/4, 
E.B. White's Birthday - 7/11/1899, 
Moon Landing - 7/20
July 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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Summer Learning Program

Did you know that......

  • All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
  • On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.
  • Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.
Free Daily/Weekly Summer Learning Fun for Pre-K through 12th Grade

Become a free member and log in each day to find Math, Science, Language Arts, History and more. Our Summer Learning Program began in June.

How To Directions for signing up to either Summer Learning or/and SAT / ACT test prep.

 This Month's Blog

This month's blog is   How to Use Active Voice to Strengthen Your Writing . Out of all different tips we implement when trying to strengthen our writing, there's one recommendation we often neglect: avoid passive voice. It's not grammatically incorrect. Still, passive voice makes us look less confident. It dilutes the clear message and leads to excessive wording. Guest blogger Susan Saurel is a teacher and writer from Texas.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
June brings Black Music Month, Child Vision Awareness Month, Flag Day, Father's Day, the First Day of Summer, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:

National Ice Cream Month - Stay cool this month with some ice cream.  Learn about the history of ice cream and  how ice cream is made.


National Picnic Month - July is National Picnic Month. Go out and have a picnic with your family. Find creative recipes for breakfast or lunch picnicspicnic-themed songs, books, and games for preschoolers, and  fun picnic-themed activities.  Find tips for planning a picnic here.


Canada Day (7/1)- Happy Canada Day. Today is the anniversary of Canada's creation in 1867. Learn about Canada's history, geography, and people. Celebrate Canada Day with fun crafts, games, printables, and recipes.


Battle of Gettysburg (7/1-7/3) - Today, learn about the battle that was the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about Gettysburg and  find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here.


Independence Day (7/4) - Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on this day in 1776?  Read the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July and  learn about the American Revolution.Find useful resources about the American Revolution here. Check out I4C's Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and printables to help you celebrate.


E.B. White's Birthday (7/11/1899) - Happy Birthday to children's author E.B. White. Learn about his life and his works. Find tons of teacher resources, activities, and printables for one of his most popular books, Charlotte's Web. Be sure to check out our page on Elementary School Stories for more story resources that you can use in your classroom or at home.


Moon Landing (7/20) - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 landed on the moon on this day in 1969. Watch a video of the moon landing and  learn about this historical space mission through biographies, fun activities, and books. Don't forget to download the App of the Month for July 2015 for all things NASA related, as well as the App of the Month for July 2016 for Space Images from JPL.


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 July is Artkive By The Kive Company ( iOS / Android ).

As featured on THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and countless other parenting resources, Artkive is the leading and original app to chronologically store, share and print your child's artwork or schoolwork.

Never again feel guilty about throwing away artwork your kids bring home. Get rid of the clutter and start to enjoy your child's work. Turn your Artkive into a high quality, hard cover book or other great products (like phone cases, blankets, coasters, pillows and more) with little more than the touch of a button.

Your kids will love flipping through their Artkives to see their creations and they make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones.

Artkive is available for Apple and Android devices. Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and the Android 5.0 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.

SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM. Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more. Teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks of the new school year getting students back on track. We must keep our students thinking and challenged all year long.


Did you sign up for a CPR class in June after reading our newsletter? Make sure you do if you haven't already, this skill could be extremely important during an emergency in your classroom. Take a course online or find a class in your local area through the American Heart Association or  the American Red Cross.


During your downtime this summer, explore our social media pages. Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with teacher tips, Common Core help, and classroom activities and stay up to date on new features, articles, and links you can use in your classroom on  our Twitter (@internet4classr).


Stay safe this summer when visiting the pool, beach, or spending a day at the park. Check out these sun and water safety tips, as well as these safety tips for outdoor activities.




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.


Make sure your kids SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM. Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more.


Celebrate Independence Day with I4C. Check out our Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and games you and your child can do together today.


Be safe on the Fourth of July. Teach your kids about fireworks safety in preparation for the holiday.


Have fun in the sun this summer vacation. Keep you and your kids safe this summer with these tips on sun and water safety. Also check out these summer safety tips for outdoor activities.


With summer visits to museums, theme parks, and unfamiliar cities it's important that your child understands the difference between a safe stranger and a dangerous stranger as well as what to do in a dangerous situation. Here are some topics about strangers you should cover with your child. 


Explore our social media pages. Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with fun activities you can do with your child and stay up to date on new features and educational articles on our Twitter (@internet4classr).


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. 


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  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: How To Dictate Text In MS Office With Dictate By Microsoft
You can use speech recognition in Windows and dictate a document in MS Word, or an email in Outlook. Windows' dictation feature isn't the greatest tool for this purpose. MS Office apps don't have a built-in dictation feature so that's really all you can use. If you're not averse to using add-ons though, give Dictate by Microsoft a try. Dictate by Microsoft is an experimental project just released by the tech giant. It lets you dictate text in MS Office. The speech recognition is pretty good even if you have an accent. Learn more in the article found: HERE.

Tech Tip #2: 13 Microsoft Word Tips You Need to Learn Now
Think you know everything about Microsoft Office and the ubiquitous Word? Think again. Old veteran Word users like yourself probably think there's nothing left to learn. Oh, but there's always room for more knowledge. Here we present 13 functions that aren't hidden, but aren't exactly spelled out either. Click through to uncover little semi-hidden treats that only power user super ninjas know. Learn more in the article found: HERE.

Tech Tip #3: Word Keyboard Shortcuts: 15+ Tips to Select Text
Besides entering text, selecting text is probably the most common task for most Word documents. Almost every editing and formatting task begins by selecting something. The most common way to select or highlight text is to click and drag your mouse across the text. But what other keyboard shortcuts and techniques can you use in Word to select text, graphics, tables, and other parts of a Word document? You can find out more: 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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