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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 36 


Autism, Math, Civil and Revolutionary Wars, Easter, Passover, and Earth Day


April 2012
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
Get the Spring Sillies Out!
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!
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, we're featuring Autism Apps by Touch Autism.  This application let's you search a comprehensive list of apps related to Autism and other special needs - sorting by rating, price, and name - to find apps for your iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
April is full of national events like Autism Awareness, Math, Poetry, and School Library Months. There's also Easter, Passover, Earth Day, and pertinent events related to the American Revolution. It's a busy month! 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!

Autism Awareness Month

National School Library Month

National Poetry Month

Math Awareness Month
Math is arguably the most widely used subject in the world! I4C's Math Resources page covers all grades and all subjects.

Passover  4/6/12

Easter  4/8/12

Civil Rights Act was Signed   4/11/1964
Civil War Began   4/12/1861
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday   4/13/1743

Paul Revere's Famous Ride   4/18/1775

Revolutionary War Began   4/19/1775-1783
Explore timelines and events leading up to the Revolutionary War. Understand and recognize causes of conflict while learning about the American Revolution.   
Earth Day  4/22/12

William Shakespeare's Birthday   4/23/1564
The actual birthdate of William Shakespeare is questionable, and it's based off his baptism date of April 26th. Click for a Shakespeare biography in addition to study guides of his works. Number 14 on this page is a complete list of Shakespeare works, including all text, on the web.

        **             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.  

We are beginning to understand more about Autism through research and helpful websites like these that offer Autism teaching methods, Autism communication tools, and other classroom Autism resources.
Math, math, and more math! I4C has many math pages to explore. To steer you in the right direction here are a few categories:

Why was there a Midnight Ride? Watch this great video of how kids describe Paul Revere and the Longfellow Poem "Paul Revere's Ride." (NOTE: There is an advertisement before the video that I4C does not control.) 


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.

Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday and explore Shakespeare's world. Discover how people lived, their fashion, daily activities, what they read, and more.

You can help your kids get ready for TCAP by using these printable released Assessment Tests. There's no such thing as too much preparation!



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: Space Bar and the Internet. Scroll through web pages quick and easy. Hitting the space bar will move the screen down one page at a time. Space bar + SHIFT will scroll back up. Other tutorials.


Tech Tip #2: Double Click to Highlight. A quick way to highlight a word in most programs is to double click. Here are more tutorials and shortcuts.


Tech Tip #3: Google Can Solve Math Problems: Have a quick math problem or equation you need the answer to? Type it in Google's search window for a quick response. You can also convert measurements and currency. More tech help.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Get the Spring Sillies Out! Have you noticed the behavioral shift in your students? Spring has sprung, and our children are raring to go. Try these techniques and tips for creating a calmer classroom. 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