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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 45


Thank You Month, Martin Luther King Day,
Writing, and Math Skills 
January 2013
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Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
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Greetings. 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

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 the new year and new resolutions, we're featuring a Pedometer. This app gives you stats on calories burned, distance, speed, and more. It's the quickest and easiest way to start tracking your movement. Compatible wtih iPhone, iPod, and iPad OS 3.0 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
Happy new year and best wishes from I4C. January kicks off National Thank You Month, writing, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, electricity, and more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started.

National Thank You Month
Writing letters and thank you notes are a rarity these days, especially with texting, email, and social networks. In our Language Arts section you'll find writing prompts, friendly letter help, elementary writing resources, writing purpose and audience awareness tools, essays, and story writing too. Don't forget about electronic letters either. Emails can unintentionally offset many different tones. Click on #4 for lessons on email writing. Thank someone on paper this month and express your gratitude.

First iPhone Was Introduced (1-9-2007)

Can you believe the iPhone is 6 years old? My, how far we've come from the original flip phones. Remember our apps page when you're downloading educational apps for your children.

Ben Franklin Was Born (1-17-1706)

Dr. Martin Luther King Day (1-21)

Handwriting Day (1-23)

Backwards Day (1-31)
Backwards day is fun when it comes to rearranging clothes and jackets. But it's not so funny when we get our words and letters mixed up. Sharpen those spelling skills with our online spelling practice games.

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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.  


Did you know we  archive all of our newsletters? If you remember a resource that peaked your interest, you can always go back and find it. We also have our focus pages called Monthly Features archived for quick reference guides. Don't get our newsletter regularly or do you need to tell a friend? They can subscribe for free here.

Word problems and telling time are often easier to understand if students can visualize the assignment. Play interactive math online and solve the equations for all grade levels.

Capitalization and punctuation can seem like constant teaching reminders when students are writing assignments. Browse our language arts online skills for helpful websites so kids can continue to practice at home.



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.

If you're looking for preschool activities to do at home, visit our Kindergarten Zone. It is filled with practice websites and educational learning tools

In honor of Thank You Month, have your kids write letters to family members and friends. They could also write letters to troops. Thank you notes provide a sense of community while teaching children valuable lessons.

School testing can stress a child out, and understandably so. I4C assessment help has practice tests and online skill games so students can feel more prepared when test time comes.

Do you often feel that even YOU can't figure out your child's math homework? Find math games and math resources for both you and the kids. Practice makes perfect. Topics like multiplication, fractions, and measurement are covered. 

These printable math worksheets provide an easy way for you to offer continued education at home.



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: iPhone/Pad Help: There are so many tricks and shortcuts we do with our smartphones. Check out these iPhone tips.


Tech Tip #2: Twitter Hashtags: Hashwhat?? Do you know what a hashtag is on Twitter, or how to utilize them to the fullest? Click for the best educational hashtags.


Tech Tip #3: Follow Free-App Sales: Phone and iPad App prices are always changing. Follow this website to get free-app deals daily on children's educational games.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: Make Your Own Sanitizer In the growing world of do-it-your-selfer's, penny pinchers, and Pinterest, we are starting a crafty classroom tips blog. 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