Physical Fitness Month,
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month,
National Children's Book Week,
National Weather Observer's Day,
Cinco de Mayo,
Teacher Appreciation Week,
Lewis and Clark Expedition Begins,
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This month's blog is
5 Ideas to Bring Digital Learning into Your Classroom
Digital learning is gradually replacing traditional teaching methods -
a change we have to embrace. The Internet and high-tech devices like
smartphones are just some of the tools we use to broaden our knowledge
and understanding of the world. But using technology in the learning
environment takes more than just knowing how to use these tools.
The Common Core State Standards now require digital learning in
classrooms, and scientific research supports it. It only makes sense
to include it in a teacher's curriculum.
This blog post contains ideas on how to introduce digital learning
into your classroom, all of which are proven to help boost student
Carol Duke is very keen on teaching students new, effective ways of
learning. When not freelancing and blogging on education-related
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Things To Celebrate This Month
May brings Physical Fitness Month, Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:
Physical Fitness Month
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
National Children's Book Week (4/19-5/5)
National Weather Observer's Day (5/4)
Cinco de Mayo (5/5)
Teacher Appreciation Week (5/6-5/10)
Mother's Day (5/12)
Celebrate your mom and show her how much you care and appreciate her today. I4C has a Mother's Day resource page, filled with crafts, activities, and printables you can incorporate into your lesson plans or use at home.
Lewis and Clark Expedition Begins (5/14/1804)
Biographer's Day (5/16)
Memorial Day (5/27)
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 May is Seesaw: The Learning Journal By Seesaw Learning ( iOS / Android ).
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that inspires your
students do their best work and saves you time.
- Any device, shared or one-to-on
- Always free for teachers
- Used in over 200,000 classrooms and 1 out of 2 schools in the US
- 2018 Top Pick for Learning by Common Sense Education
- Best Website of 2016 by American Association of School Librarians
- Richard Byrne's Free Tech for Teachers
- Featured by Apple as "Perfect for Every Classroom"
How Does Seesaw Help Teachers?
Seesaw's creative tools encourage student engagement
- Students express themselves, reflect on their learning and create
a portfolio they're proud to show others.
Get ideas and save prep time
- Browse thousands of great activities ready to use in your =
- Collect student responses digitally and lug home fewer papers.
Focus even more on your students
- Seesaw helps you see and hear what each student knows so you can
better understand their progress
- Give more differentiated support through comments and feedback.
How Does Seesaw Work?
- Teachers find or create activities to share with students.
- Students take pics, draw, record videos and more to capture and
reflect on learning in a portfolio.
- Families see their child's work and leave comments and
Other Seesaw Features
Seesaw: The Learning Journal
- Compatible with 100s of other apps, including Apple and Google
- Multiple sign in options, including QR sign in options for younger
learners or shared device classrooms.
- Teachers control who can see what, and whether students and
families can add likes or comments.
- Translate notes, comments and captions into 50+ languages,
including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and more.
- Class blogs, with the option to connect to other classes.
- Getting started tips and professional development resources at
- Follow @Seesaw on Twitter or join our Seesaw Teachers Facebook
group to give feedback and connect with other inspiring educators.
- Seesaw is COPPA, FERPA and GDPR compliant. Learn more at
is available for Apple
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple iPad and Android version 4.4 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.
Teach your students the importance of staying active this month. We have great Physical Education resources about the muscular system, strength training, team sports, and more. Also visit our
Health and Nutrition and Wellness pages for information about living a healthy lifestyle.
Celebrate Children's Book Week in your classroom. Here are some great book lists for all ages and lesson plans from Scholastic. 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.
Check out our Mother's Day page to find crafts you can make with your students to take home and show mom, as well as fun activities and printables.
Memorial Day is a great day to relax before the end of the school year but remember those who have died for our country. Teach your students about why we have the day off and the meaning behind the holiday. Find lesson plans, crafts, and activities on our Memorial Day page.
Did you know that teachers typically spend 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer? Help your students retain what they learned this school year by telling them about our Free Summer Learning Program.
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.
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Tech Tip #1: 4 Tips for Incorporating Safe, Engaging, Tech-Rich Material into Early Elementary Ed
Victoria Mendoza loves incorporating technology into her curriculum
and introducing it to students in meaningful ways. She notes that
teaching them to use technology isn't difficult, "My kindergartners
can navigate iPads better than I can. The challenge is incorporating
tech-rich material in a way that's meaningful and relevant to what
we're learning and that doesn't take away from their learning
experiences." In this article she shares a few ways to successfully
introduce technology and resources that are safe, engaging, and
Learn more in the article found: HERE
Tech Tip #2: 8 Email Tips and Tricks to Make Managing Your Inbox Much Easier
While the proliferation of tools like Slack have made it easier to
chat with colleagues in real-time, there's a good chance email is
still very much a part of your daily routine. It can be difficult
to manage your inbox - especially if you're in meetings or focusing
on a deadline-driven project. With this in mind, major email providers
like Google and Microsoft have added several new time-saving features
over the years that can help you get your inbox under control. Here's
a look at some easy tips that can help prevent your inbox from
Learn more by visiting: HERE
Tech Tip #3: What is Excel Camera Tool and How to Use It?
For all those who think working with Excel is boring, here is your
answer to them - Excel Camera Tool. Now, don't get all excited.
It's is not about a fancy DSLR and lens. It's just another feature
with a cool name.
You can find out more: HERE
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