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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 64


August 2014
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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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  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.



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.
  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 August App of the Month is Remind 101. Connect instantly with students and parents on this app! Teachers can send or schedule reminders, announcements, photos or documents directly to students' and parents' phones. Interactions are safe because phone numbers are always kept private and messages are one-way only.


Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  Things To Celebrate This Month
Can you believe Summer is over? It's time to get ready to go back to school! 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)


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!

The 19th Amendment was Ratified, Granting Women the Right to Vote (8/18/1920)

The movement for women's rights was elevated to the national level when the 19th Amendment was proposed to Congress in 1878. It took roughly 70 years of suffrage before the Amendment was ratified. Explore lesson plans, and historic information, and classroom resources on Women's Suffrage. 


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.

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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.  

Here are a few quick links to get you started:

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

Be sure to check out our Common Core Math Printables and Common Core State Standards Resources when planning your lessons this year. These are great additional supplements to use in your classroom!

Looking for fun printables, ice breaking activities, learning style quizzes, 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 here. Here are some great ideas to make a healthy school lunch for your kids and be sure 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: Back Up Your Computer: Start the school year off on the right foot by backing up your documents. If you want to save your files to a cloud, check out these great 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 #2: Search Within a Specific Site: Did you know you can narrow your search on Google by a type of site or with a specific site? Start your search with "site:", add the website you want to search, and then the terms you want to search for. You can do the same with .org and .edu sites - to search only .edu sites, type "" and then your search terms. Find more Google search tips here and information about search engines here.


Tech Tip #3: I Saved Over My File!:  Did you know that you can right click on a Word document file, and there's a "restore previous versions" option in case you save over something. Other Office tips

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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  Exam Time - Online Study Tools  The start of the school year means getting back into study mode. Guest Blogger Kelly Fitzsimmons from talks about ways students can study smarter this school year and enhance their learning experience. 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