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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 52 


August 2013
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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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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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  Common Core State Standards

NEW: 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. Click on your Grade Level to find English Language Arts Standard Resources and learning tools.

UPDATED: Also, check out our Common Core Math Standards. 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 for August is Super Stretch Yoga HD. This is a fun and educational yoga app created for kids but can be used for all ages and skill levels. Using animated flashcards and music, kids can learn 12 yoga poses and breathing exercises that are beneficial to their health and fitness! Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
School is back in session! Can you believe Summer is over? I4C has everything educators need to get prepared for the year. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!

National Immunization Awareness Month

Francis Scott Key's Birthday (8-1-1779)
Today is the birthday of the writer of our national anthem! Read about Francis Scott Key and learn about the flag the national anthem was written about.
International Left-Hander's Day (8-13)
Did you know that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all left handed? Find out about other famous left handers and tips for teaching left handed children here!


Nationa Aviation Day (8-19)
Celebrate the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and other aviation pioneers today! Look at a great timeline about aviation and find crafts and activities here.
MLK Gave His Famous "I Have A Dream" Speech (8-28-1963)
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Learn about Dr. King, read his speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.

        **             We Want Your Input!            **

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.  
Check out our Pinterest and especially our Back to School board to find fun classroom tips for the new school year!

Here are a few quick links to get you started:

Looking for fun printables, ice breaking activities, and back to school tips? Check out Classroom Collective's Back to School section to make the first day of school great!

Are you a first time teacher this fall? Scholastic has a "survival guide" page for new teachers with tips and resources to help make your first year of teaching a success!

Looking for a great book to read to your classroom on the first day of school? Find a great back to school themed list here!


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.
It's that time - time to get our kids motivated to hit the books. Visit our Back to School Help Page and Parent Zone. Learn how to get involved at your child's school. Find tips for getting your house back into a routine. Stay informed with our bullying and character education resources. Here are a few disciplining techniques to help along the way.

August is National Immunization Month! Make sure your children are up to date on their shots before the school year starts! Find a Parent's Guide to Immunization here!

Nutrition is an important factor in academic performance! Find tips for healthy eating and check out our Nutrition page!



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 a New Tab: Need to quickly open a new tab in a browser? Use CTRL+T! Find more keyboard shortcuts here..


Tech Tip #2: Narrow Your Search by File Type: On internet searches, you're able to narrow your search by a specific file type. For example, if you were looking for results that were PDFs, you would put fileType:pdf after your search terms. More search engine tips here.


Tech Tip #3: Restore Unsaved Documents: Did Word, Excel, or Powerpoint shut down before you could save your document? Microsoft Office 2010 will preserve the last automated backup and will let you open int. Click File->Recent->Recover Unsaved Documents and choose the document! Find more Office tutorials here.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  "What's Wrong with Education" doesn't apply to your classroom.  As the school year begins, reflect on the challenges of being an educator. 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