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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 48


Autism,  Math, Geography, History, 
Health Education, & Earth Day
APRIL 2013
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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 Autism Awareness Month we're featuring Autism Apps. This free app offers a comprehensive list of applications designed specifically for Autism Spectrum Disorders. You can search, list favorites, and see all price ranges. Compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad OS 4.3 or later. 
  Things To Celebrate This Month
We can't believe it is already April. This month honors Autism Awareness, Math, Geography, History and Earth Day. We've got a lot to cover so let's begin.

Math Education Month

Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day on 4-2
Current statistics estimate 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism. I4C has a department designated for Autism Teaching Resources. We have links for autism classroom tools, parent resources and autism guides, hygiene and home routine techniques and charts, and support for those transitioning into adult life while having an Autism Spectrum Disorder .

National Read A Road Map Day (4-5)
My what we would do without GPS in this day and age. Our Geography section has printable maps, landforms, interactive maps, countries and continents, and states and capitols all in one place. Brush up on your latitude and longitude skills too.
World Health Day (4-7)
Obesity numbers are rising and controversial food additives continue to cause harm. Reinforce good habits using our Health resources page, discussing everything from breakfast basics and food pyramids to daily hygiene, drug and alcohol abuse, and heart health.  We also have links to physical education and nutrition and wellness too.

Civil Rights Act Was Signed by President Johnson (4-11-1964)

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (4-13-1743)
Fact: Thomas Jefferson was a talented violinist. Another Fact: His tombstone does not mention that he was President of the United States! Visit our Presidential Library section to read about Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments, along with other past leaders.

Paul Revere Rides and Revolutionary War Begins (4-18/19-1775)
Earth Day (4-22)
Don't just make a commitment to honor mother earth on Earth Day, show her all year long. Find Earth Day projects, word games, crafts, and more to celebrate our environment.

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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.  


Math Education covers an enormous amount of topics. If you can't find what you're looking for, make sure you visit our site map for easy searching. Here are just a few of the common topics you'll need lessons on: Measurement, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, and Word Problems. Money, counting coins, and economics sections offer teaching tools and interactive games. Check out our math worksheet generators for customizing lesson plans.


Of course practice makes perfect, so make sure you have students reinforce their Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies skills, while they think they are playing, with these online interactive subject quizzes.


If you're in need of guidance counselor resources, we have them. Find tools for teaching and reinforcing life skills, self esteem, feelings/emotions, and diversity


April is Autism Awareness Month, and we know it's becoming more recognized in our children and classrooms. Browse our Autism Classroom resources as well as parent guides.  Our Exceptional Children area also combines teacher tools for ADHD, Dyslexia, Gifted, and other learning and behavior disorders


Project Based Learning is a great way to implement collaborative learning. I4C has a section dedicated to project sites, data sources, and topic-based resources with lesson ideas.




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.

Math Education month offers an excuse to bring more practice into homework time. Our printable math worksheets allow you to customize math assignments to your students' level.  Elementary Math and Middle/High School Math allows you to get to the general menu of topics.

Autism Awareness month reminds us of how common and widespread these disorders are. You are not alone. Take advantage of our autism resources pages.

Make sure your kids ace geography. Enjoy these interactive maps and map quizzes that make learning the 50 states and capitals easy.
Earth Day is April 22nd. Show your children why we celebrate Earth Day. Get them involved in recycling. Check out earth day projects you can do at home.

As usual you can always find tutorials, lessons, and online games in every school subject and topic among our grade level help page.

If you can't find something you're looking for, make sure you use our search box. It's located in the right upper corner. Type in the words you prefer. We also have a site map to easy clicking.


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:  Clear Your History: Delete your internet browsing history and cookies quickly by using this shortcut method: Ctrl + Shift + Delete  More tech tips


Tech Tip #2:  Quickly Change Font Size in Word: Save time when trying to change the font size of your document. Highlight the text and hit Ctrl + ] to make it bigger and Ctrl+ [ to make the text smaller.  More Word help


Tech Tip #3:  Name That Button:  We're guessing you don't ever use the button on the right side of your keyboard between the Alt and the Ctrl. It's an image with an arrow pointer. This is a menu shortcut! If you have text highlighted or a new folder created, hitting this button will give you the menu box you'd find up in the toolbar or by right clicking. It's the same function.  More tech tips 

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: The Value of Noncognitive Skills using guest author Alan Boyle's research and findings. 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