Monthly Newsletter     Issue 139


National Aviation Month, 
Native American Heritage Month, 
Child Safety and Protection Month, 
National Author's Day - 11/1, 
Daylight Savings Fall Back - 11/1, 
Election Day - 11/3, 
Young Readers Day - 11/10, 
Veterans Day - 11/11, 
Gettysburg Address - 11/19, 
Thanksgiving - 11/26

November 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  



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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog is   Tips for Students Doing Homework During Distant Learning . Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, many schools all over the world were forced to close down, and students ended up studying remotely.

In this article, you shall learn ways to help any child up to the 7th-grade level complete their homework while studying remotely.

Guest Blogger Jonathan Brown is a part-time teacher and a custom writing professional. He enjoys doing research and teaching young students.

  Things To Celebrate This Month
November brings Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started:

National Aviation Month
Celebrate aviation this month in your classroom. Learn about the history of aviation, famous firsts in aviation, and visit the Aviation History Online Museum. Check out lesson plans and resource guides from the National Museum of the US Air Force and some fun airplane crafts.


Native American Heritage Month
Celebrate the significant contributions Native Americans have made to the United States this month. Find lesson plans, classroom activities, and other teacher resources from the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress, and the National Education Association


Child Safety and Protection Month
It's always important to keep the safety of children in mind. Take a quiz about childhood safety and learn about food safety with lesson plans, activites, and other resources. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources and activities on our safety page for Kindergartners, fire safety page, internet safety page, and personal safety page


National Author's Day (11/1)
Celebrate and learn about children's authors. Your students can be authors today too. Learn about author's purpose with worksheets and interactive websites. Find story writing resources and check out our elementary writing resources. We also have Essay Writing: Narrative, Persuasive, and Expository lessons, interactives, and prompts.


Daylight Savings Fall Back (11/1)
Did you remember to set your clocks back an hour today? Learn about why we set our clocks back and other interesting facts about Daylight Savings Time.


Election Day (11/3)
We want to recognize the value of being able to vote in the U.S. Here are some great sites that explain the election process - including how someone gets elected to become the president, what it means to register to vote, and the campaigning process. Visit our I4C site to get information on past presidents, explore presidential libraries, and even view historic campaign commercials.


Young Readers Day (11/10)
Promote the importance of reading. I4C 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.


Veterans Day (11/11)
Honor our veterans today. Learn about Veterans Day, find Veterans Day themed activities and projects, and send a thank you letter to our troops on I4C's Veterans Day page.


Gettysburg Address (11/19)
Read President Lincoln's speech, test your knowledge on the Gettysburg Address, learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg, and find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here.


Thanksgiving (11/26)
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Find fun crafts, the history of the holiday, and Thanksgiving themed activities on I4C's Thanksgiving page.


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 November is Merlin Bird ID By Cornell University ( iOS / Android ).

What's that bird? Answer 5 questions or upload a photo and Merlin Bird ID will help you solve the mystery.

Merlin is more than just a field assistant to help you identify birds, Merlin is a customizable field guide for birds around the world. Get identification help and discover what birds to look for near you with Merlin Bird ID.

First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, Merlin reveals a list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird! Merlin is fun and easy to use—whether you're curious about a bird you've seen once or you're hoping to identify every bird that comes to your feeder. The answers are waiting for you with this free field guide app from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

If you have a photo of a bird, Merlin can help. Take a photo, choose from your camera roll, or snap a photo of the viewfinder on your camera, and Merlin's powerful AI will suggest an identification almost instantly.


  • Created for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts of every level.

  • Intelligent results. No more scanning through hundreds of possibilities! Merlin shows the birds near you that match your description.

  • Merlin can identify a bird in a photo using powerful deep learning algorithms. Snap a photo and you'll see a short list of suggested birds to explore.

  • Customized location and date tools generate best answers for your neighborhood or wherever you are for any time of year.

  • Bird packs contain photos, songs and calls, and identification help for many regions around the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

  • Enjoy more than 40,000 photos of birds, including males, females, and juveniles.

  • Learn ID tips from Cornell Lab of Ornithology experts.

  • Listen to beautiful bird sounds, including 15,000 songs and calls curated by the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Powered by eBird to deliver the most accurate results based on millions of sightings from bird watchers across the world.

  • Identification tips are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, German, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, depending on the range of the species.

Best of all, it's free! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's goal is to help you and millions of others to learn about birds.

Merlin is the most advanced bird guide app available, and is expanding to new regions of the world every month.

••• Bird Packs •••

Merlin Bird ID currently includes bird identification help for the United States with regional packs for the: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Texas and Oklahoma, Alaska, and West Coast. Canada is covered by Eastern Canada and Western Canada packs. Mexico bird identification is available for each region of the country. Central America packs include Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Bird identification help is also available for Europe with a comprehensive Western Palearctic guide, a Britain and Ireland pack, a Western Europe pack, Iberian Peninsula, and a pack covering the Scandinavian countries. Australia packs cover the entire country. Asia bird ID help is available for India, Taiwan, and the areas around Shanghai.

••• About Photo ID •••\

Powered by Visipedia, Merlin Photo ID uses computer vision and deep learning technology to identify birds in photos. Merlin learns to recognize bird species based on training sets of millions of photos from birders at When using Photo ID, enter the date and location where you took the photo; those clues improve Merlin's accuracy by helping it focus on the species you most likely encountered there.

Merlin Bird ID is available for Apple and Android devices. Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android version varies based 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.


November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Teach your students about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.


This Veterans Day, have your students write letters to troops. Find out how on our Veterans Day resource page.


Gobble Gobble. Find Thanksgiving resources to use in your classroom on I4C's Thanksgiving page.


Help your students with their critical thinking skills. Read about critical thinking in education and find out about the issues surrounding it. Teach critical thinking to English language learners with these helpful activities. Math teachers, help your students' critical thinking skills by analyzing charts and graphs. Use worksheets to analyze bar graphs. Get parents to help too. Share these tips with parents to enhance your students' critical thinking skills.


SAT and ACT season is underway. Make sure your students are prepared for the college entrance exams with I4C's free SAT and ACT Test preparation.



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.


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 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.


Homework is increasingly done on computers these days. Have your kids practice their Mouse skills at home with these creative online practice games and quizzes.


Help your kids get over their test-taking nerves with these Assessment Test practice quizzes and methods.


Need quick access to subject help by grade? This is the place to go when you are searching for school topics.


Are you looking for ways to reinforce good behavior? Are you finding the attitude is growing with age? Check out our discipline help and discipline techniques page.


November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Teach your kids about food safety, fire safety, and internet safety. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips for different risks for various ages. I4C also has resources for personal safety and safety for Kindergartners.


Check out our Thanksgiving page for crafts, activities, and other great Thanksgiving resources. Visit our Holiday page to find resources for celebrations that are coming up, like Hanukkah and Christmas.


Enhance your child's critical thinking skills. The Duke TIP program has tips for parents wanting to develop the critical thinking skills of their child.


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: 6 Teacher Tips for a Smooth November
The chaos from all the Halloween festivities is subsiding, but it's 2020 and we know The Holidays are right around the corner. This article from two years ago presents six time that still make sense to make it a smooth November. Learn more in the article found: HERE.

Tech Tip #2: November Student Tech Tip: Get More Out of Google
This contains an infographic with tips and tricks for advanced Google searches. Are you getting the most out of your Google searches? Learn more by visiting: HERE.

Tech Tip #3: Dance Mat Typing - Best Typing Training For Students
Do you have kids or students who want to learn how to type? Dance Mat Typing by the BBC is a good choice. It is interactive, fun, free and easy-to-use for kids; the system is complete with animated animal characters, graphics and sounds. 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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