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 Monthly Newsletter    Issue 76


National Back to School Month, 
National Aviation Day, 
Dream Day
August 2015
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What's Happening
Teacher Resources
Parent Resources
Technology Tips
Quick Links 
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Read Our Blog

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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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 This Month's Blog

If you're unsure of what a blended classroom is or how to implement it into your lesson plan, this month's blog is for you. Guest blogger Ashley Sanford offers an explanation of the term and gives five tips and pieces of advice on transitioning it into your classroom to aid in the learning process. What better way to welcome a new school year than with an update to your teaching repertoire.


  Things To Celebrate This Month
August brings National Back to School Month, National Aviation Day, Dream Day, and much more. You never know what wonderful resources you can find to enrich your classroom experience. Let's get started!



National Back to School Month- The summer has flown by, and it's time to head back to school! Whether you're a teacher getting ready to meet your new students, or a parent preparing to send your child(ren) back to school we have resources to help transition back into the swing of the school year. Check out our Teacher resource page and our Parent resource page.

Natural Immunization Awareness Month - August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Find resources, vaccination schedules, and a parents' guide. Make sure to explain to your kids why shots are important!

Francis Scott Key's Birthday (8/1/1779) - Today is the birthday of the writer of our national anthem! Read about Francis Scott Key and learn about the flag the national anthem was written about. Check out these great lesson plans about Francis Scott Key, Ft. McHenry, and the War of 1812.

Dollar Day (8/8) - Did you know that the US dollar bill was created in 1786? Learn about the current $1 bill and the history of currency in the United States. Check out I4C's pages on how to introduce money counting skills to your students or child(ren).

International Left-Hander's Day (8/13) - Did you know that Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all left handed? Roughly 10-15% of Americans are left handed. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left handed. 4 out of the last 5 presidents have been left handed. You can find all sorts of fun, yet, conflicting, left-handed trivia online/ But one thing is for sure, there are quite a few famous left-handers! 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.

National 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.

Dream Day (8/28) - On this day in in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King stood at the Lincoln Memorial and said his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Learn about Dr. King, read his speech, and learn about the Civil Rights Movement.


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 August is TrelloThe beginning of the school year can be a bit hectic, Trello can help you keep organized and stay on task. You can create checklists to keep track of to-dos and make project boards. You can even share your list with other teachers to assign tasks and share updates of how the project is progressing. You'll know exactly what needs to get done, who's going to do it, and what's coming up next. Updates to projects and checklist are synced and saved instantly to the cloud so all of your devices are always up to date.


Available for both Apple and Android devices.


Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later for Apple devices, and Android 4.0.3 and 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!





Back to School we go! Check out all of our great resources - including Classroom OrganizationClassroom ManagementLesson Planning, and Making the Most Out of Technology.



Our Teacher Resource page has everything from Exceptional Children needs, to Project Ideas, Character Education, Lesson Plans, Instructional Information, Reference Sites, and all of our Teacher Tools. Please take advantage of these FREE services!



Here are a few quick links to get you started: 
Lesson Plans page
Elementary and Middle School Lessons
High School Lessons
Classroom and workstation set up by grade
Planning Tools
Bulletin Board Ideas
Classroom Forms
Discipline Techniques and Classroom Management
Grade Level Help
Resources by School Subject
Guidance Resources



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!


Remember to visit our Teacher Tools section ! This homepage contains all the topics you may need to use during the school year.



Go to our grade level help for lesson plans, activities, instructionals, and tools organized by grade and subject.






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.



It's that time - time to get our kids motivated to hit the books. Visit our Back to School Guide for Parents 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.


Homework is always a struggle, isn't it? Browse these links for homework help ideas.


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.



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. 


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  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: Computer Lab Integration


If you're a computer lab teacher, our integration sites offer wonderful computer lessons, activities, and custom worksheets for all grades.



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. 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