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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 42 


Halloween, Chemistry, Science and Space, Columbus Day, and Standards
October 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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Common Core State Standards
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Each Grade Level is full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take control of their own learning by clicking on the page with the standard number, and choosing their own resource to practice that skill!

 It's hard to find sites that have math standards examples that follow the specific criteria, but they're here! Click on your Grade Level to find Math Standard Resources and learning tools.




  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 Dictionary Day on Oct 16th, we are featuring WordWeb Dictionary. There are a lot of dictionary apps, however this app provides spelling suggestions, sentence use, thesaurus, definitions, and pronunciations. It's very comprehensive. One more way to use references. Compatible wtih iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad OS 3.1 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
Wow the year is flying. October welcomes the cold with Columbus Day, Halloween, Space Week, Chemistry Week, and more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!

World Space Week (Oct 4-10)
World Space Week was started back in 1999 to encourage and excite people's minds about a world bigger than we can imagine. It's also a great way to support space programs. This year is especially noteworthy due to Neil Armstrong's recent passing. Explore space, the moon, stars and planets on our Elementary Space page. We also have an entire topics page dedicated to Elementary Science where you can find resources on animals, plants, magnets, electricity, force, and more.

Columbus Day (Oct 8)
Christopher Columbus didn't technically discover America. There were millions of people already there. He wasn't even the first European to claim he found America. He is, however, credited for jump starting exploration, settlement, as well as exploitation of America. Learn about Columbus Day and find Columbus Day classroom ideas.
Dictionary Day (Oct 16)
Do kids these days even know what a real dictionary looks like anymore? Although our ways of inquiring have changed, the methodologies are still the same. Reinforce good research habits with our links on how to use reference materials. School work and studying can only come from utilizing word-referenced materials, dictionaries, and thesauruses.


Chemistry Week (Oct 21-27)
It's the 25th anniversary of National Chemistry Week this year and the headline is Nanotechnology! Nanotechnology analyzes and engineers systems that function on a molecular scale - think nanometer. 1 ant is 5 MILLION nanometers long! Learn more about Nanotechnology and check out these science activities for kids. I4C has an entire section dedicated to High School Science Standards, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Astronomy resources.
iPod Was Revealed (Oct 23, 2001)

Halloween (Oct 31)
Do you know what you'll be dressing up for Halloween? Hard to believe trick-or-treating is already upon us. Have fun with our Halloween activities and crafts page.

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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.  

Do you get our newsletter? It's free and you can subscribe online on almost any page! We have resources and calendar events for teachers every single month.

Don't forget about links for Pre-K - 12th grade. Sometimes we can be searching for too narrow of a topic. I4C offers anchor pages that have links to all kinds of school subjects and topics. Make sure you explore all of your options!

School may be in full swing but teachers still need organizational help, worksheet ideas, bulletin board inspiration, and lesson plans throughout the year. Teacher tools has it all.

We're on Twitter every day. I4C is constantly looking for new teaching ideas and techniques, from articles and videos to websites providing cool resources for your classroom needs.



Each Grade Level is full of resources for every individual standard. Students can take learning in their own control by clicking on the page with the standard number and choosing their own resource to practice that skill!



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.

Parents need help too. Not only can you browse all the teaching tools, but there's a Parent Zone as well so families can continue the education at home. Every student needs practice outside of the classroom.

Math and reading seem to be the most challenging when it comes to homework. Check out our math resources page for extensive help. Reading tools develop those language arts skills.

Vocabulary and math quizzes are typically the dreaded end of the week activity. Give your kids more confidence with our free online vocabulary and math quiz practice. The more they study the more comfortable they will feel, while increasing their knowledge for future ACT and SAT testing.

Hone in on Internet Safety. Save time and research more effectively online - including the safest online search engines for kids when they're doing homework and projects.



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: Restore Previous Versions: You can right click on almost any document and select restore previous version should you accidentally save over or not save your work. Just remember it will replace the current version you have open. Other Office tips


Tech Tip #2: Still Figuring Out Your iPad?  Here's a video showing you some tricks to the iPad keyboard you may not know existMore Web2.0


Tech Tip #3: Lock Your Screen: Remember computer safety and lock your screen should you walk away from your desk. CTRL+ALT+Delete prompts you to log out. Tech tutorials at I4C 

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Give and Take  Teachers making daily sacrifices to educate our kids. 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