Monthly Newsletter     Issue 135


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 2020
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 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 is   What Are Soft Skills and How Can Comics Help Develop Them? . In today's world, soft skills like communication skills and emotional intelligence may be one of the most needed things in determining employment capability. 85% of one's job success comes from having well developed soft and technical skills, whereas knowledge takes up the remaining 15%. It is no surprise then that a lot of schools are now putting in more effort in developing these soft skills in young children to prepare them for their future.

While some teachers may still be hesitant to use comic strips n their education process, there is no denying that comics are a fun and engaging way to form a lot of behaviors in kids that they need to build a strong EQ (Emotional quotient).

Guest Blogger Ava T. Jones is best known for her contributions to translation and writing. She is currently working as a contributor at writing services review sites such as PickTheWriter and WritingJudge. She entered the writing world to explore her passion for contrastive linguistics, adaptation, and lexicography. Ava also enjoys skiing, social media management, and vegan parties.

  Things To Celebrate This Month
July brings National Ice Cream Month, National Picnic Month, Fourth of July, 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 Online Practice Quizzes Made Available in AUGUST

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.

Here is a list of the newest quizzes by grade.

 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.

New Printables Worksheets Made Available in AUGUST

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.

Here is a list of the newest worksheet sets by grade:

New - Answer Keys

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:

Here is a list of the newest answer key sets by grade:

  App Of The Month
Every month we are going to feature a different iPad/iPod/iPhone educational application. Visit our ever-changing app page. (

The App of the Month for July is Getty Unshuttered By J Paul Getty Trust ( iOS / Android ).

Quick and easy photo tips and challenges help you get inspired and = grow as an artist. Share with our community and get recognized by = the Getty Museum.

Produced by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Getty Unshuttered = is a positive community for teen photographers like you to share your = unique view of the world, grow your skills, and build your portfolio. = It's free to use and ad-free, too.


Artists are activists. Artists are powerful. A force to be reckoned = with. It's a simple equation: more art, better world.

Getty Unshuttered is a free photo sharing app from the Getty Museum. = It's built to be a positive community for teen artists to raise their = voices for social good. To inspire each other. To grow as artists.

What are you passionate about? What do you want to change? Snap it. = Share it. Energize others to act. That's a virtuous cycle, right?


We did. Why? Because we believe everyone is an artist and we wanted a = place where they could gather, share, and learn. Is it going to = compete with big social media apps? No. It's not meant to. Were they = built for artists? No, they weren't. Unshuttered is different. It's = supportive and free.


Our new skill tree offers dozens of quick and easy photo tips to = get your creativity going. As you complete skills you'll earn points = and level up. Be one of the top photographers on Unshuttered. Share = your photos and inspire other photographers with your images. Every = post helps you get noticed. How far can you grow as an artist? = Challenge yourself.


Like and follow other photographers to help them grow, too. The = Unshuttered team at the Getty Museum is always on the lookout for = great work and new artists to celebrate. Every accolade helps you = level up. Your work could be a "Getty Pick" or sport a "Picture of = the Day" badge.


Getty Unshuttered is produced by the J. Paul Getty Museum and is an = official app of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. Getty = Unshuttered is inspired by Genesis Motor America and its commitment = to education through the arts.

Getty Unshuttered is available for Apple and Android devices. Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 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.

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: Online Practice for ACT Test and SAT Test Resources.  I4C now offers SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a 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.


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 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 SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a 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 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. 


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  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: Getty Unshuttered: A New Photo Community for Teens to Build Photography Skills and Tell Their Stories, Their Way
Do you have any students who are passionate about taking photos, or are all about curating the perfect Instagram feed? Photography is such a great medium for young people to express their creativity, whether it's for the yearbook, social media, or a personal project. And now, the Getty Museum has a platform for supporting kids in expressing themselves. Learn more in the article found: HERE.

Tech Tip #2: How to Use Getty Unshuttered to Spark Creativity & ELA Connections
In our increasingly visual world, images are everywhere: photos, emojis, infographics, memes, GIFs, videos, and more. Our brains are hard-wired to process images, and they always have been, even before smartphones and Snapchat. Just like our prehistoric ancestors who once etched petroglyphs into towering rocks, we are visual creatures who use images to tell stories worth remembering. Visuals are not only art but human communication: how we express ourselves and make sense of the world around us. This kind of self-expression and communication is more important now than ever, as many of us feel isolated and restless stuck inside our homes. While we may be physically apart, we need to stay curious, connected, and creative, because that's what makes us human. Thankfully, there's an app for that: Getty Unshuttered. Learn more by visiting: HERE.

Tech Tip #3: How to Use the Getty Unshuttered App in Your Classroom
Looking for new ways to bring perspective-taking activities into your classroom, especially those that integrate new tech? Cue, Getty Unshuttered. Jenna Cooper got the idea to incorporate photography into her creative writing class when she was reminiscing with her class about her favorite high school elective, photography. Incorporating visuals is something that is common in ELA and creative arts classes. In her class, they use images for creative writing prompts, storytelling, project-based learning, and much more. So why not add a new level of creative thinking by putting students in the driver seat? You can find out more: HERE. is an 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 email us and we will help you find resources to fit your needs.
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