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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 35


St. Patrick's Day, Women's History Month, Spring, Money, Music & Poetry


March 2012
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
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Read Our Blog
Is It More Than Just Not Following Directions?
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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  Money & Change by YJ Soft. Keeping in theme with our March happening of when paper money was first issued, practice counting coins and dollar bills on your iPhone or iPad. There are 3 levels. Correctly drop the requested amount into the piggy bank.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
March brings Women's History, St. Patrick's Day, Music in our Schools, Spring, and Poetry. 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!

Women's History Month

Music in Our Schools Month

Dr. Seuss' Birthday 3/2/1904

Oreo's Were Sold for the First Time 3/6

First U.S. Paper Money Was Issued 3/10/1862

Daylight Savings 3/11
Don't forget to turn your clocks forward!

St. Patrick's Day 3/17
First Day of Spring 3/20
Children's Poetry Day 3/21

Pencil With Erasers Were Patented 3/30

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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.  

Sharpen money skills with these online coin counting lessons. We have a ton of interactive money lessons and math games for every grade in our Skillbuilders section. Practice making change and comparing decimal amounts.

Do you know why we have Daylight Savings(3/11)? What are time zones? Visit our time resources page for time zones, world clocks, and satellite images.


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.

On March 10, 1862, the first U.S. paper money was issued. How much do your children know about money, savings, and budgeting? Do they get an allowance yet?  I4C's money page has tools for teaching kids how to spend wisely.

March is also National Craft Month. Explore our Pre-K crafts and Kindergarten crafts pages to find projects you can do on rainy days. We also have a Just for Fun section with more online activities and printables.

Do you need Elementary Math help? We have everything from general math resources to online math practice games.

Make sure you visit the Parent Zone to find school subject help by grade, and parenting topics online.

Are you having trouble getting your child to practice their piano or music assignments at home? Check out our music education and resources page. There is a printable keyboard, a few different links to music sheets, instrument information and so much more



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: SUM in Excel:  There is a quick way to SUM rows in a column. Hit ALT and = in the cell just below your last number. It automatically adds the column. You can click and scroll to select individual rows too. Other tutorials.


Tech Tip #2: Opening Hyperlinks:  There's a quicker way to open a website link within a Word document or email than just copying and pasting the URL in a different browser window.  Hover your mouse over the web address and hit CTRL then Click. Here are more Word tutorials and shortcuts.


Tech Tip #3: Opening Programs Straight From Your Desktop: Can't find the Word or Excel icon? If you right click on your desktop, and select "NEW," you will get a domain box of options like opening a new Word or Excel document. More tech help.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Is It More Than Just Not Following Directions? Have you ever asked yourself why a student did an assignment wrong when you know he/she has mastered the information? 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