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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 39 


July 4th, Ice Cream & Picnic Month, Ramadan, and Summer Resources


July 2012
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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. Visit our ever-changing app page.
In honor of Picnic Month, enjoy this picnic-safe app called MeatTemps. You can look up the appropriate grilling temps for most meats, poultry, and fish. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, 4, iPod Touch, or iPad, iOS 3.2 or later.

And don't forget the bathroom finder! We know how quickly bathroom breaks can pop up at the most inconvenient times. Have2P actually finds you the nearest bathrooms, and their exact locations i.e. what floor they may be located on in a store or building. Compatible with iPhone, iPodTouch, and iPads iOS 3.0 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
Summer is in full swing! We're on our 2nd month of break already. Celebrate July 4th, Ice Cream Month, Picnic Month, and more. We hope you are taking advantage of the Summer Learning Program. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!

National Ice Cream Month

National Picnic Month


July 4th - Adopted the Declaration of Independence 1776
The first public White House, fourth of July celebration, occurred in 1804. We continue to hold parades, picnics, and firework celebrations each year to honor America's independence. Find July 4th crafts, activities, and recipes you can do at home.

Macaroni Day (7-7)

Ramadan Begins (7-20)
Ramadan is observed on the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. Fasting begins at daybreak and ends at sunset, and this spiritual reflection and purification lasts the entire month. Learn more about Ramadan, its history, and traditions.

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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.  
Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more. Teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks of the new school year getting students back on track. We must keep our students thinking and challenged all year long.

While you are hopefully enjoying some much deserved free-time, take a look at our Teacher Tools to refresh and inspire new lesson plan ideas, classroom strategies, and curriculum resources.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter. I4C is always striving to keep you informed in the industry's latest resources, tips, and educational news.


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

Also remember the importance of talking to our children about strangers. "Stranger Danger" doesn't always prove to be the most effective. Find other ways to teach kids about the true issues they may face. Help them understand their rules of safety.



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: Open Word Without Finding the Program: If you right click on your desktop, and highlight "New" you can quickly open a Word document. Other Office tips.


Tech Tip #2: Spellcheck Shortcut in Word: Click F7 while in Word and it will automatically proofread your document. Other Keyboard Shortcuts.


Tech Tip #3: Add Today's Date Quickly in Word: Click CTRL+ ALT+ D to quickly add the date in any Word document. Other Keyboard Shortcuts. 

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Technology Daily  How have you used technology this summer? 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