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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 51


Fourth of July, Nutrition, Space Exploration, Summer Safety, and Summer Learning
JULY 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 updating information on our site, and urge you to visit often.    
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If you need help, please email us. We answer questions about almost any subject matter/grade level.  We feel that this is a very important part of Internet4Classrooms. Internet4Classrooms is maintained and built for educators, parents, and students and this site is yours.  Comments and suggestions are appreciated and welcomed. Don't be afraid to email and ask.
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  Summer Learning Program

Did you know tests show students lose about 2.5 months of math computation skills during summer break? 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. Math, Science and Language Arts Skills are practiced each day along with great facts and tips about other subject areas. Books are suggested for Summer Reading. Summer learning will keep child learning all through summer in a fun way!

  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. (
The App of the Month is Eat-And-Move-O-Matic. Learn about the foods you eat and how they fuel your body. The app shows you how much exercise you need to do to burn off the food you eat and gives you helpful tips on eating a healthy diet. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
This June we are celebrating fathers, Flag Day, and the start of summer. We've got a lot to cover so let's begin.

National Ice Cream Month
Did you know President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984? Learn about the history of ice cream and how ice cream is made. Find crafts, activities, and delicious ice cream recipes here!

National Picnic Month

Canada Day (7/1)

Battle of Gettysburg (7/1-7/3)
This year is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about Gettysburg and find Civil War activities, printables and interactive maps here.

Fourth of July - Independence Day
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on this day in 1776? Read the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July and learn about the American Revolution. Check out I4C's Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and printables to help you celebrate!

Ramadan (7/9)
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and this period of spiritual reflection and purification lasts an entire month. Learn more about Ramadan and its history and find activities and recipes here.

First Landing on the Moon/Moon Day (7/20)
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 landed on the moon on this day in 1969. Watch a video of the moon landing and learn about this historical space mission through biographies, fun activities, and books.

Beatrix Potter's Birthday (7/28/1866)
Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter! Celebrate the children's author by reading some of her stories and learn about her life.

NASA Formed (7/29)
Did you know that NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration? NASA was created on this day in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Explore our Space page for elementary for fun activities. Also check out our Astronomy pages to learn about our solar system, stars, and our universe.

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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.  


SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM! 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 summer is a time for rest and relaxation, it's also a great time for prepping for the upcoming school year. Visit our Teacher Tools page for lesson plan ideas, classroom strategies, and curriculum resources. 


Teacher to parent communication is so important, not only to a child's education but to the teacher's work performance itself. Read this interesting piece about what teachers really want to tell parents. 


While technology has been extremely helpful in education, there have been some issues that represent the significant constraints on the adoption of technology in the classroom. Read more about them here. 


Stress to your students the importance of dental hygiene... bad teeth can affect their future endeavors! Read more. 


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.




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.

Make sure your kids sign up for our FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM! Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews and more.
Don't let summer turn into a vacation from healthy eating! Visit our Nutrition and Wellness page to teach your kids the importance of a healthy diet through fun activities and delicious and nutritious recipes.  
Prepare for the Fourth of July with I4C! Find Independence Day themed crafts, activities, and printables to use this holiday.
Summer vacation means fun in the sun! Keep you and your kids safe with these tips about sun and water 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:  Remember to Change Your Passwords: Don't forget to change your passwords from time to time to keep your personal information safe, especially on online bank accounts and your email! Find more tech help.


Tech Tip #2:  Refresh Your Page: Quickly refresh your browser page by pressing the F5 on your keyboard! Learn more about keyboard shortcuts.


Tech Tip #3:  Search the Internet Effectively:  Find what you're looking for on your internet search by putting a phrase in parenthesis. The search will look for that phrase specifically. Find more search engine tips here.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog: 5 Ways High School Teachers Can Incorporate Technology Into Student Learning. 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