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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 34


Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Presidents' Day & Black History Month


In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
Quick Links 
Join Our Mailing List 
Read Our Blog
Do We Praise Too Much
Take Our Survey

 Sign Up for Free ACT & SAT Test Preparation! 



Hello! 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'll be featuring resources and information on a variety of topics. We are constantly upating information on our site, and urge you to visit often!
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  App Of The Month
Every month we are going to feature a different, and hopefully FREE, iPad/iPod/iPhone educational application. In addition to our ever-changing apps page. Stay tuned!
This month's featured app is SkyView Free. Point your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to the sky and locate stars, constellations, and satellites. There is a 3D option, horizon and compass feature, and sky paths. There are other star apps out there, but this one isn't just for the iPad, which is rare.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
February is a busy month. Valentine's Day, Black History, Presidents' Day and so much more. Take advantage of these themed lesson plans and activities. We encourage you to take some time to click through our site. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!

Black History Month

American Heart Month
It's a new year and a great reason to rethink your lifestyle. Reinforce good habits using our Health page full of tools for teaching students about their bodies. We also have a Physical Education resources too.

Groundhog Day - 2/2
Valentine's Day - 2/14
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday - 2/12 
Presidents Day - 2/20
George Washington's Birthday - 2/22

        **             We Want Your Input!            **

I4C already has Free Vocabulary Quizzes and Free 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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  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.  
Download this free USA Presidents app. Students can flip through flash cards naming every president, their party affiliation, and their term. You can take quizzes too.

February is also National Dental Health Month. Check out our Kindergarten Science Resources page, and enjoy Crawford the Cat videos about dental hygiene.

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: Free Online Practice for ACT Test and SAT Test Resources .  I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes . Become a free 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.  
  Focus On:  Parent Resources
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.

Are you looking for Valentine's day crafts you can do at home? We have them!

Celebrate Black History month with printables, projects, and crafts you can do with your kids to honor this important month. 

Keep checking our Apps page to find educational games and tools for your iPhones and iPads. Your students can continue practicing math and other topics when outside of class.

Don't forget about our online stories section where kids can read and listen online.



Find ACT Test and SAT Test Resources to get your children ready for the ACT and SATs! I4C now offers free SAT and ACT vocabulary and math quizzes. Become a free 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
  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: CTRL+SHIFT+T Have you ever been working online with a web page(s) open, and all of a sudden your computer freezes and the browser closes? If you push CTRL + SHIFT + T the last web pages you had open will pop back up on the screen. Find other keyboard shortcuts.


Tech Tip #2: Hide YouTube Spam Do you use YouTube videos for education and lessons? Do you notice all the spam and links around the page of your video? You can remove them! Go to the top URL address bar in your browser window. Highlight the section that reads "watch?v=" in the video link. Type the following in its place: /embed/ and hit ENTER. Only your video will appear.




Tech Tip #3: Turn Your Data into a Graphic Chart using Excel You can quickly turn any data entry into a chart in Excel by using F11. Here is a tutorial for Excel 2003 and one for Excel 2007.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Do We Praise Too Much?  When are "GREATJOB" and "WELL DONE" too much in an already praise-dependent society? 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