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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 72


Autism Awareness Month, 
World Health Day, 
Earth Day
April 2015
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
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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 April is WhatsDue. Sometimes students forget to write down all of their assignments and when they're due, WhatsDue is an easy way for teachers to keep students and parents up-to-date about assignments. For parents and students, WhatsDue will make sure you never miss another assignment. Just subscribe to your courses and your assignments automatically appear in your to-do list. When you finish your homework, swipe it off the list! Available for both Apple and Android devices.


Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later for Apple devices, and Android 2.3.3 and up for Android devices. 

  Things To Celebrate This Month
April brings Autism Awareness Month, World Health Day, Earth Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!


Autism Awareness Month - I4C has an Autism Spectrum Disorder page where you can find information and websites. Visit our Autism classroom tools as well as our Autism parent resources. We also have an entire area dedicated to exceptional children, including ADHD, assistive technology, learning disorders, and more.


National School Library Month - Explore our extensive section of Library Resources. Find librarian resourcesphysical libraries,virtual librariespresidential libraries, and museums.


Passover (4/3-11) - Learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover this week! Find Passover history, games, and activities on our Passover resource page.


Easter (4/5) - Happy Easter! Celebrate this holiday with I4C's Easter resource page, filled with tons of fun crafts and projects.


World Health Day (4/7) - Obesity numbers are rising and controversial food additives continue to cause harm. Reinforce good habits using our Health resources page, discussing everything from breakfast basics and food pyramids to daily hygiene, drug and alcohol abuse, and heart health. We also have links to physical education and nutrition and wellness too.


Paul Revere Rides and Revolutionary War Begins (4/18-19/1775) -The famous Longfellow Poem reminds us all of Paul Revere's Ride. Learn about that midnight ride, what it meant, and even see the route he tookExplore the conflicts that led up to the Revolutionary War. Find timelines, lesson plans, and interactives all explaining the cause and effects of the American Revolution.


Earth Day(4/22) - Honor the earth today! Check out our Earth Day page for fun activities, crafts, projects, and lesson plans. We also have Earth Science resources for you to use in your classroom.


Take Your Child to Work Day (4/24) - Today, share your workplace with your child. Teach them about what you do during the workday and how what they're learning in school relates to your career. Here are some helpful planning tips for teachers and parentsFind ideas of what to do in your workplace, whether it be in an office, a university, or at home.


Hubble Telescope launched (4/25/1990) - Learn about what the Hubble Telescope has discoveredview beautiful pictures of the cosmos, and find out how the telescope worksFind Hubble Telescope educational resources hereExplore our Space page for elementary school to find fun activities and 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.  


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!



April is Autism Awareness Month, and we know it's becoming more recognized in our children and classrooms. Browse our Autism Classroom resources as well as parent guides. Our Exceptional Children area also combines teacher tools for ADHD, Dyslexia, Gifted, and other learning and behavior disorders.


Why was there a Midnight Ride? Watch this great video of how kids describe Paul Revere and the Longfellow Poem "Paul Revere's Ride." (NOTE: There may be an advertisement before the video that I4C does not control.) 


This Earth Day, find fun activities, projects, and lesson plans you can use on our Earth Day resource page. We also have great Earth Science resources for you to use in your classroom.




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






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: 
Name That Button 
We're guessing you don't ever use the button on the right side of your keyboard between the Alt and the Ctrl. It's an image with an arrow pointer. This is a menu shortcut! If you have text highlighted or a new folder created, hitting this button will give you the menu box you'd find up in the toolbar or by right clicking. It's the same function. More tech tips.


Tech Tip #2:Review 2 Documents At Once 

Need to edit a document and want to reference another one? You can compare multiple documents in Microsoft Word. Go to the Review section, click on Compare. Using the Compare Documents Box, select the files you want. You have the ability to highlight the comparison settings and to which documents you want the changes shown. Find more online Word tutorials here.



Tech Tip #3: Google Can Solve Math Problems 

Have a quick math problem or equation you need the answer to? Type it in Google's search window for a quick response. You can also convert measurements and currency. More tech help.





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 This Month's Blog

April brings the heaviest part of the standardized test season to most school districts. Natural questions arise: How to best prepare? How to best help students take the stress out of the testing process? Is there a better way than "drill and kill?" In this month's blog we provide a long list of ideas and resources. 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