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INFOhio's Library Services Platform: Web Pages Reimagined

Written by // Sarah Mowery Wednesday, 13 October 2021

INFOhio partners with all Information Technology Centers (ITCs) in the state of Ohio and SirsiDynix to offer an integrated library services platform that provides a suite of products and tools to nearly 2,000 Ohio PreK-12 school libraries.

INFOhio's Library Services Platform: Web Pages Reimagined

Quality Instructional Materials from INFOhio: PebbleGo Next

Written by // Sarah Mowery Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Instructional materials matter and looking closely at the materials you use in your classrooms is important. Every Ohio student deserves the opportunity to learn from high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society (Each Child, Our Future). 

Studies have shown that using high-quality, coherent curriculums and instructional materials lead to student growth in learning and achievement. For over 20 years, INFOhio has been providing Ohio schools and districts with quality supplemental resources available at no cost. INFOhio’s resources provide educators and students with premium, vetted content such as eBooks, videos, lesson plans, instructional web tools, and training and support materials which can be used for teaching and learning. PebbleGo Next from INFOhio offers Ohio parents, educators, and students access to the quality content from Capstone including standards-aligned articles, activities, videos, and games in five unique databases: American Indian History, Biographies, Science, Social Studies, and States.

Quality Instructional Materials from INFOhio: PebbleGo Next

INFOhio Listserv Moves to Open Space Groups

Written by // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 12 October 2021

The INFOhio listserv will be discontinued after December 31, 2021. INFOhio messaging will be shared through Open Space groups. Sign up for the INFOhio Users group in Open Space to stay informed of INFOhio news, updates, and more. 

Inquiry and INFOhio: Evaluating Information

Written by // Mary Rowland Thursday, 07 October 2021

Learning how to effectively evaluate information is not only an inquiry skill—it is a life skill. Whether evaluating an apartment lease contract, selecting the best post-secondary program and school, or deciding which candidate to vote for in an election, students today will need to evaluate messages, media, print, and visual text throughout their adult lives to make informed decisions. 

Inquiry and INFOhio: Evaluating Information

INFOhio's Document Library: Promotional Materials to Share

Written by // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 05 October 2021

The INFOhio Document Library is full of promotional materials including bookmarks, posters, flyers, help guides, screencasts, videos, and pre-made presentations making it easy to share information about INFOhio resources. 

INFOhio's Document Library: Promotional Materials to Share

Quality Instructional Materials from INFOhio: The World Almanac for Kids

Written by // Sarah Mowery Friday, 01 October 2021

Instructional materials matter and looking closely at the materials you use in your classrooms is important. Every Ohio student deserves the opportunity to learn from high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society (Each Child, Our Future). 

Studies have shown that using high-quality, coherent curriculums and instructional materials lead to student growth in learning and achievement. For over 20 years, INFOhio has been providing Ohio schools and districts with quality supplemental resources available at no cost. INFOhio’s resources provide educators and students with premium, vetted content such as eBooks, videos, lesson plans, instructional web tools, and training and support materials which can be used for teaching and learning. The World Almanac for Kids from INFOhio offers Ohio parents, educators, and students access to the quality content from Infobase in digital articles and video format.

 

Quality Instructional Materials from INFOhio: The World Almanac for Kids

Use Storia in the Content Area Classroom

Written by // Emily Rozmus Thursday, 30 September 2021

INFOhio offers over 1200 fiction and nonfiction eBooks for Ohio’s 3rd - 6th graders through Scholastic’s Storia. This reading resource allows teachers to create classes and assign specific titles to groups or individuals based on their reading levels and preferences. Students can also browse the titles and choose books to read on their own. Teachers can check in and monitor the progress made by students, viewing reports with statistics including number of pages and minutes read. The books also have an end of the book quiz where student knowledge is tested and teachers can check for comprehension.

Use Storia in the Content Area Classroom

Curate Your Collection with BLUEcloud Course Lists

Written by // Sarah Mowery Wednesday, 29 September 2021

A new class has been added to the BLUEcloud Learning Pathway. The BLUEcloud Course Lists class, worth 2 contact hours, is a class to learn more about this resource list management tool enabling librarians and teachers to work together to build lists of library and online resources relevant to what students are studying. 

To learn even more about BLUEcloud Course Lists, join us for a Learn With INFOhio webinar on Thursday, October 21 from 3:30-4:30. 

Curate Your Collection with BLUEcloud Course Lists

Finding Educational Resources with Educator Tools and Open Space

Written by // Matt Yauk Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Are you a teacher looking for supplemental resources for a lesson? Are you a curriculum team member looking for more comprehensive instructional materials? Are you an educator looking to help others identify lessons or activities with strong alignment to state standards? You may be starting from a different place or for a different purpose when looking for new resources, but luckily, INFOhio’s web tools have everyone covered when it comes to curriculum and instructional materials!

Lead from the Library: INFOhio Campus Offers Pathways to Empowerment

Written by // Tracy Varner Monday, 27 September 2021

Back to school is a busy time for everyone—especially school librarians! If you are new to this position, learn how INFOhio can help you manage your library, collaborate with teachers, and provide high-quality resources for your students and staff. 

Lead from the Library: INFOhio Campus Offers Pathways to Empowerment

Quality Instructional Materials from INFOhio: Transparent Language Online

Written by // Mary Rowland Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Getting your district or school ready for the 2021-2022 school year begins by looking closely at the materials you use in your classrooms. Every Ohio student deserves the opportunity to learn from high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society (Each Child, Our Future). 

Studies have shown that using high-quality, coherent curriculums and instructional materials lead to student growth in learning and achievement. For over 20 years, INFOhio has been providing Ohio schools and districts with quality supplemental resources available at no cost. INFOhio’s resources provide educators and students with premium, vetted content such as eBooks, videos, lesson plans, instructional web tools, and training and support materials which can be used for teaching and learning. Transparent Language Online is a web-based learning platform with over 100 languages, including English. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities support language learning curriculums as students develop and grow language learning skills while learning about the culture and history of the target language. 

Quality Instructional Materials from INFOhio: Transparent Language Online

Find INFOhio at the 2021 OELMA Conference

Friday, 17 September 2021

INFOhio will be at the Ohio Educational Library Media Association Conference at Westerville Central High School on Saturday, October 9! We hope to see you at the INFOhio booth or at one of the sessions on INFOhio tools and resources presented by the INFOhio team.
Find INFOhio at the 2021 OELMA Conference

Students Helping Students with Schoolhouse.world Now in IWonder

Written by // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Schoolhouse.world has been added to IWonder to support students in developing their math skills. Learn more about this peer tutoring platform in the upcoming Ohio Department of Education's Virtual Meetup on October 7 at 3:30. 

Quality Resources from INFOhio Support Constitution Day Lessons

Written by // Emily Rozmus Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school students, when it comes to observing Constitution Day, INFOhio has quality instructional materials to support learning. September 17th is a day to remember our country's foundations and to help our students at all levels learn more about what it means to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave."

New Titles Added to BookFlix

Written by // Sarah Mowery Monday, 30 August 2021

New BookFlix titles for the 2021-2022 school year are here. Find them in BookFlix, Educator Tools, and ISearch.

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