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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 75


National Ice Cream Month, 
National Picnic Month, 
Fourth of July
July 2015
In This Issue
What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
Quick Links 
Join Our Mailing List 
Read Our Blog

 Sign Up for Free ACT & SAT Test Preparation! 



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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Summer Learning Program

Did you know that......

  • All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.
  • On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during the summer months.
  • Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4 to 6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer.
Free Daily/Weekly Summer Learning Fun for Pre-K through 12th Grade!

Become a free member and log in each day to find Math, Science, Language Arts, History and more. Summer Learning Program will begin in June.

How To Directions for signing up to either Summer Learning or/and SAT / ACT test prep.

 This Month's Blog

This month's blog:  


Tools That Will Make Your Studying Easier

While the school year may have come to a close, it's always a good time to improve study habits. This month's blog features guest blogger Amy Cowan, an educator and freelance writer from Australia. Amy shares seven tools that will help make studying easier and more effective for students of all ages. Check out each one and see which tool works best with your learning/studying habits.

  Things To Celebrate This Month
July brings National Ice Cream Month, National Picnic Month, the Fourth of July, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!




National Ice Cream Month - Stay cool this month with some ice cream!  Learn about the history of ice cream and  how ice cream is made.  Find crafts, activities, and delicious ice cream recipes here. 



National Picnic Month - July is National Picnic Month. Go out and have a picnic with your family! Find creative recipes for breakfast or lunch picnicspicnic-themed songs, books, and games for preschoolers, and  fun picnic-themed activitiesFind tips for planning a picnic here. 



Canada Day (7/1)- Happy Canada Day! Today is the anniversary of Canada's creation in 1867. Learn about Canada's history, geography, and people. Celebrate Canada Day with fun crafts, games, printables, and recipes. 



Battle of Gettysburg (7/1-7/3) - Today, learn about the battle that was the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about Gettysburg and  find Civil War activities, printables, and interactive maps here. 



Independence Day (7/4) - Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on this day in 1776?  Read the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July and learn about the American Revolution.Find useful resources about the American Revolution here. Check out I4C's Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and printables to help you celebrate! 



E.B. White's Birthday (7/11/1899) - Happy Birthday to children's author E.B. White! Learn about his life and his works. Find tons of teacher resources, activities, and printables for one of his most popular books, Charlotte's Web. Be sure to check out our page on Elementary School Stories for more story resources that you can use in your classroom or at home.



Moon Landing (7/20) - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 landed on the moon on this day in 1969. Watch a video of the moon landing and learn about this historical space mission through biographies, fun activities, and books. Don't forget to download the App of the Month for July for all things NASA related.




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.
  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 July is the NASA App. If you missed out on going to Space Camp, this app is your hand held access to the world of NASA. Use the app to explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information. The app gives you access to over 14,000 images and over 10,000 on demand NASA Videos from around the agency. You can also keep up with the latest news and NASA mission information. Take advantage of summer break by tracking the International Space Station and see if you can watch it orbit the Earth from your backyard. Available for both Android and Apple devices.



Compatibility: Requires Android 4 and higher. Requires iOS 7 or higher.


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. 
  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!




SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM! Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more. Teachers spend on average 4-6 weeks of the new school year getting students back on track. We must keep our students thinking and challenged all year long!



Did you sign up for a CPR class in June after reading our newsletter? Make sure you do if you haven't already, this skill could be extremely important during an emergency in your classroom. Take a course online or find a class in your local area through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.



During your downtime this summer, explore our social media pages.Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with teacher tips, Common Core help, and classroom activities and stay up to date on new features, articles, and links you can use in your classroom on our Twitter (@internet4classr).



Stay safe this summer when visiting the pool, beach, or spending a day at the park! Check out these sun and water safety tips, as well as these safety tips for outdoor activities.




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.  
  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.


  Focus On:  Parent Resources
In addition to our teachers, parents can take advantage of our online resources as well.


Make sure your kids SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM! Get free summer learning activities, summer reading lists, summer lesson reviews, and more.



Celebrate Independence Day with I4C! Check out our Fourth of July page for crafts, activities, and games you and your child can do together today.



Be safe on the Fourth of July! Teach your kids about fireworks safety in preparation for the holiday.



Have fun in the sun this summer vacation! Keep you and your kids safe this summer with these tips on sun and water safety. Also check out these summer safety tips for outdoor activities!



With summer visits to museums, theme parks, and unfamiliar cities it's important that your child understands the difference between a safe stranger and a dangerous stranger as well as what to do in a dangerous situation. Here are some topics about strangers you should cover with your child. Check out this website where kids can learn more about stranger safety.



Explore our social media pages! Our Pinterest (internet4classr) has tons of boards filled with fun activities you can do with your child and stay up to date on new features and educational articles on our Twitter (@internet4classr).



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

        **             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. 


Write to:  [email protected]

  Technology Tips

Tech Tip #1: Remember to Change Your Passwords


With all the data breaches happening right now, it's important to keep your personal information safe. Don't forget to change your passwords from time to time, especially on online bank accounts and your email! Find more tech help.



Tech Tip #2: Undo a Sent Email


Accidentally hit the send button on an email? On Gmail, you can unsend emails! Click on the gear icon in the top right of your Gmail page; then click on Settings. Next, click on Labs on the top menu and then enable 'Undo Send'. Save your changes and then you're all set! You only have about 10 seconds to hit Undo, so click it fast! Find more Google tips here. 



Tech Tip #3: Quickly Lock Your Computer


Ever had to walk away from your computer and needed to lock it quickly? Press the Windows Key +L. Your computer is locked until you come back and put your password in. Find more Windows shortcuts here. 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