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February Focus
Issue 10  February, 3, 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  encourage you all to post comments and read other comments to learn from your colleagues.

Also 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 answer direct questions via email about almost any subject matter.  We feel that this is a very important part of Internet4classrooms. If you have a question we would like to give you an answer .  Internet4classrooms is maintained and built for educators, parents and students and this site is yours.  Comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks for your support.
It's Time for....

February Holidays & Observances!

Groundhog Day Update: Most local groundhogs did not see their shadows on Groundhog Day 2010, even though the most famous one of all did.  Punxsutawney Phil's Groundhog Day 2010 prediction was six more weeks of winter, as he did see his shadow.

Don't forget to check out the Holiday/Seasonal section on Internet 4 Classrooms.  We have resources for:
  • 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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Dubois.  Learn more about the rich African-American heritage, including history, art and music.
  • National Dental Month - A tooth care video on how to brush and floss for young students can be found here.  Color sheets come with this activity along with an online book that reinforces these skills.
  • Valentine's Day - Find creative project ideas for all ages to use in the classroom or the home!
  • Chinese New Year - 2010 is The Year of the Tiger.  Learn the history of this holiday and how to celebrate with customs, food, and decorations!
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 February: 
  • Science Fair - Parents, do those two words strike fear in your heart? Need help choosing a project? We are here to help. Browse our many resources for all grade levels for parents, students and teachers. We've pulled the best science fair resources into one place so you don't need to go searching on your own.
  • Testing Resources, by Grade Level - Now is the time when we are all preparing our students for testing. Many teachers over the years have requested that we organize our Assessment Assistance section by Grade Level. Be sure to check out our Released Tests to Print, which is organized by Grade and our Interactive Practice, which is also organized by Grade. We now have all of these resources for you in this new format that we feel will help you find what you need quickly for each Grade 1-12 Subject Area, as you prepare your students for upcoming testing. It is never too early to start planning! If you find that students need extra help in any area, be sure to view our Skillbuilders and Standards Practice Areas, which are also organized by grade level for additional practice.
  • 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.

New Technology Tutorials for Windows & Mac!

Did you know that Internet4Classrooms has online technology tutorials?

If you need some instruction in Microsoft Office, including Word 2007, Excel 2007, Powerpoint 2007, you've come to the right place.

We also have developed extensive resources for Macintosh and Windows troubleshooting and keyboard shortcuts (Mac) (Windows).

Browse this section to find resources, such as Creating Graphic Organizers in Excel, Making a Game Template in Powerpoint and much more!

Birth of the Internet 

We thought you might like to teach your students about the Birth of the Internet.  From the 60s to the present, the Internet has changed jobs, communication, education and more. 

Suitable for Grades 8-12.  Video and text information included.

National Science Foundation 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
February Holidays
Science Fair & Differentiated Instruction
New Technology Tutorials
Birth of the Internet
Quick Diversity Project
Quick Links
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Diversity Lesson
"We are all the same inside".   

See how 1 dozen eggs can be used to teach a powerful lesson. 

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