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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 58 


Black History Month, Presidents' Day,
Valentine's Day, Assessment & Testing
February 2014
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What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
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Egads, a Snow Day!
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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 will feature 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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Internet4Classrooms now offers printables, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice worksheets tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays. 

Check out  our Common Core Mathematics Printables. More grades and subjects coming soon.
  Common Core State Standards

Check out our  Common Core English Language Arts 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. Click on your Grade Level to find English Language Arts Standard Resources and learning tools.


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 February is SkyView Free. Explore the Universe just like Galileo Galilei! Point your iPhone, iPad, or iPod at the sky to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more. Use Augmented Reality to view objects in the night sky, follow the daily sky tracks for the Sun and Moon, and view what the night sky looked like on any day in the past or future!
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
  Things To Celebrate This Month
February brings Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started.

Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month in your classroom! I4C has a "Guess Who" quiz about famous African Americans with one question for every day of the month! Also check out our Black History Month page for lesson plans, activities, interactives, and other resources you can use in your classroom.

American Heart Month
It's a new year and a great reason to rethink your lifestyle. Reinforce good habits using our Health page full of tools for teaching students about their bodies and our Nutrition page for resources about having a healthy diet. We also have Physical Education resources for the classroom

American History Month

Groundhog Day (2/2)
Find out why we celebrate Groundhog Day on our Groundhog Day page. We also have fun activities, crafts, and games for you to use in your classroom!

National Weather Service Established (2/9)
Valentine's Day (2/14)
Celebrate love today! Learn about the history of Valentine's Day. I4C has a Valentine's Day resource page with tons of activities, art projects and games to do today.
Galileo Galilei's Birthday (2/15/1584)

Presidents' Day (2/17)
Did you know that the third Monday of this month was originally designated to honor George Washington, who was born in February? Honor Washington, Abe Lincoln (whose birthday is also in February), and all of our presidents today! I4C has games, lesson plans, and projects for you to use in your classroom on our Presidents' Day page.

        **             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.  


Celebrate Black History Month in your classroom! Also check out our Black History Month page for lesson plans, activities, interactives, and other resources you and your students can use. I4C also has a "Guess Who" quiz about famous African Americans and their contributions to society - your students can learn about a certain person every day of the month!


Be sure to check out the resource pages for February holidays like Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day. These pages are full of classroom resources, games, and activities for you and your students!


Assessments are approaching! Internet4Classrooms has tons of resources for you to share with your students. Be sure to look at our Assessment Test Help page for assessment resources covering a variety of topics. We have pages for Close Reading, Common Core State Standards Assessment Tasks, and Writing Assessments. Also check out our printables and Grade Level Skill Builders for more practice for your students.


I4C now has Common Core State Standards Teacher Resources for individual grade levels! Check them out 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.


Celebrate love on Valentine's Day! Instead of your child giving valentines with candy this year, here are some great ideas for candy-free valentines! Share your love through these great family activities! Also check out I4C's Valentinte's Day page for great games, art projects, activities to do with your child.


Teach your children about Black History Month! I4C has a Black History Month page with crafts, activities, interactives, and other resources you can use this month.


State Assessments are coming up! Help your child prep with I4C's Assessment Test Help page. Remember that you can also check out our printables and Grade Level Skill Builders to focus on certain topics.


Family bonding is important - it improves communication between family members, helps kids do better in school, and many other advantages. Plan a family bonding activity this month! Here are some great ideas for a family game night. Engage your teenagers and bond with them with these tips.




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: Check if a Website is up: Sometimes a browser won't show a website or the website itself may be down. Go to this site and type in the URL you are trying to access. It will tell you if the site is down or if you are having browser issues.


Tech Tip #2: Back up your Computer:  Always make sure to back up the files on your computer. If you want to save your files to a cloud, check out these free options. You can also use the Windows Backup Function. To use it, click on the Start button, go to the Control Panel, click on 'Backup and Restore', and then click on 'Backup Now'.


Tech Tip #3: Find a Phrase on a Webpage: Search for a certain phrase on a webpage with the keyboard shortcut CTRL+F. On some browsers, all of the results on a webpage will be highlighted! Find more internet keyboard shortcuts here.

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Egads, a Snow Day!  Don't let your child waste their snow days! We have great ideas and activities to keep your child engaged on their day off! 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