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Brrr...Winter is Here!
Issue 9, January, 13, 2010

Thanks so much for using Internet 4 Classrooms with your students and children to find the best educational resources. Our newsletter focuses on sharing tips and ideas and asking for your input in helping make our site grow and meet your individual needs in the classroom, home school setting, and as a parent. 

For many years, we have worked diligently to share the best resources that we have found for a variety of subject areas and grade levels.  We are constantly updating this information on our website, and we are now sharing this information in other ways.  We urge you to visit our blog and follow us on Twitter (internet4classr) to stay up to date with our offerings and our new sources/links for great educational and technology information for both you and your students and children.

We also answer direct questions via email about almost any subject matter.  One of the things that we have learned is that in this Web 2.0 world is that we have the ability to share our answers with anyone who has a similar issue.  We will be posting these questions on our blog in the coming months, and encourage you all to post comments and read other comments to learn from your colleagues.  Our user community is a great resource for information on almost any educational or technology topic.
It's Time for....

More Winter Holidays / Observances!

Now that we are back to school from Winter Break, don't forget these upcoming holidays.  Including the message of cultural diversity from these holidays into your lesson plans with fun and creative projects is a key way to help your students understand the world around them.

Don't forget to check out the Holiday/Seasonal section on Internet 4 Classrooms.  We have resources for:
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Celebrated on the 3rd Monday of January.  This year it is on January 18th.  Find activities, resource sites and the video of his "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Chinese New Year - 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.  Learn more about China's rich history and ways to celebrate it in your classroom through art projects and more!
  • Black History Month - Started in 1926 as a weekly holiday, February is now a month in the U.S. and Canada where we honor and learn about the contributions of people such as Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Dubois.  Learn more about the rich African-American heritage, including history, art and music.
Focus on...

With over 2,000 pages on our site, we've created this monthly section to  highlight material that you may not have seen.  Check out our Featured Picks for Winter 2010:: 
  • Assessment Testing Resources - Don't wait until testing is upon you.  Check out our full testing preparation section with everything from Skills Practice, Printable Sample Tests from many states and ACT/SAT preparation.
  • Our Changing Weather - From Hurricanes to Rainbows, you'll find it here. Lessons on everything from reading weather maps to learning how to spot oncoming storms. Many sites to choose from for all grade levels.
  • Spelling City - a free online educational resource that has hundreds of thousands of teachers and students using it since its launch in 2008. SpellingCity appeals to both teachers and students, is easy to use, and works with most spelling lists.
  • Grades 7-12 Resource Starter Page - While many use our site for elementary resources, we also have a wealth of information for Secondary/High School teachers and students. From ACT/SAT preparation help, Released High School Subject Area Assessment Tests to Lesson Plans and classroom resources for all subject areas, this section is a great starting point or bookmark for the upper grade levels as a quick reference for resources.

Technology Tutorials

We've added some great technology tutorials for you for Microsoft Excel.  Check out the following:
Let us know if you need any additional tutorials or have any technology-related questions.  We answer all of our email and provide assistance on all commonly used software used in the classroom or at home. 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.


Susan Brooks
Myra Gold
In This Issue
More Winter Holidays
Featured Resources
Technology Tutorials
Connect with Students
Quick Links
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"Connect With Students"
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