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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 70


Black History Month, 
Groundhog Day, 
National Inventor's Day
February 2015
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
We Need Your Help
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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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Online Practice

Internet4Classrooms now offers Online Practice Tests and Interactives, covering Kindergarten to Sixth Grade Common Core Mathematics. Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of practice quizzes tied to the Common Core State Standards, School Subjects, Activities, and Holidays. 

Check out our Online Practice Quizzes More grades and subjects coming soon.

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.

NEW! We now have answer guides for our Printables. 
  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 KnowBullying ( iOS / Android). Research has shown that talking to children at least 15 minutes a day can help strengthen relationships, develop resilience to peer pressure, and help prevent bullying. The app has tips about bullying for specific age groups, as well as how to recognize the warning signs.


Compatibility: The app requires Android 2.2 or higher, and iOS 6.1 or higher. 

  Things To Celebrate This Month
February brings Black History Month, Groundhog Day, National Inventor's 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- Visit our Black History page. Find lesson plans, Black History activities and projects, timelines, quizzes, and tons of information. Some resources include Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, MLK, the role of African Americans in music, the Dred Scott Case, African flags, and an entire African American Odyssey exhibit exploring civil rights and slavery. Also find a  Black History month lesson plan for every day in February  by exploring our Who Is It list. Find other  Famous African American Firsts here.


Groundhog Day (2/2) - You can find out why we celebrate Groundhog Day and why the groundhog was chosen to be the face of the holiday.


National Inventor's Day (2/11) - Did you know that National Inventor's Day is in honor of Thomas Edison's birthday? Learn about Thomas Edisonother famous inventors, and famous inventions. You can also check out our  Inventors page to find lesson plans and other activities.


Valentine's Day (2/14) - I4C has a great page of Valentine's Day lessons, crafts, online games and Valentine's printables. Have your students write a story using the phrases of 5 or 6 heart candy message pieces. Get creative!


President's Day (2/16) - Celebrate two presidents that have February birthdays- Abraham Lincoln (2/12) and George Washington (2/22). Find lesson plans, history, timelines, reading exercises, and quizzes on both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Celebrate Presidents Day with these puzzles, printable fact cards, printable biographies and prompts, coloring pages, web quests, and more.


Chinese New Year (2/19) - Did you know that this year is the Year of the Sheep? Check out our Chinese New Year page for resources you to use in your classroom!


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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.  


Many historical events happened this month which you can cover in your classroom. Check out I4C's History page for lesson plans, videos, activities, and other resources to supplement your lessons!



We have tons of resources about the Chinese New Year for you to use in your classroom! Check out our Chinese New Year page for games and activities and our Chinese Language page for flashcards and other language resources.




Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps! 



I4C has tons of handwriting resources for you to use in your classroom! We have a page for kindergarteners with tons of handwriting worksheetshelp for uppercase and lowercase lettersresources for your students to practice manuscript and cursive, and handwriting help for students with ADHD.



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.



For Chinese New Year, we have tons of resources to use with your child! Our Chinese New Year page has games and activities and our Chinese Language page has English to Chinese dictionaries, flashcards, and other language resources.



Be sure to check out I4C's collection of free educational iPhone and iPad apps for you and your child!


Don't forget our Technology Tutorial section in case you need refresher courses in your computer skills.




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:Self-Check Quiz Templates Using Google Spreadsheets 
Here's an easy way to get your grading done quickly, use the templates on  this site to set up an online quiz for your class that will grade itself.



Tech Tip #2: How to Print onto Sticky Notes 

Sticky notes are an easy way to help students remember what steps they need to follow for an assignment without having to pull out another handout. Getting started is as easy as opening up a Google Presentation or PowerPoint. In the Page Setup area, change the size of the slide to 7.5 x 7.5, add any design or content to the slide and duplicate the slide so there is a total of four identical slides. Print the slides as a handout, Put 4 blank sticky notes on the printout over the slides, and load the sticky note page into the printer to print again. 


Tech Tip #3: How to make Newspaper Clippings that look authentic 

First to create your own article go to's newspaper generator. Fill in the fields for: Name of the Newspaper, Date, Headline, and your News Story. Click on the "Generate" button at the bottom of the page- you can do this as often as you like to see what the finished product will look like. To share your article click the "Click here to save your newspaper" link to save your clipping as a .jpg or print the page and cut out the article.



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 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:   Teaching with the Cloud  Guest Blogger Sam Bowling discusses what the "Cloud" is, how it can be used in the classroom to make lesson planning easier, and how it can be used to enrich the learning experience of students around the globe. 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