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Build a Better Blended Classroom with Research 4 Success

Written by // Mary Rowland Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Research 4 Success incorporates blended learning approaches to instruction as each module uses videos, digital texts, and interactive learning resources along with print-based options to grow and develop research and inquiry skills.  From dissecting the research question to locating and evaluating information, let's examine how Research 4 Success can be used to build critical thinking skills in students whether you are teaching face-to-face, hybrid, or remote. 

Build a Better Blended Classroom with Research 4 Success

Let's Get Real About Fake News

Written by // INFOhio Staff Friday, 20 November 2020

In the years before the internet became the first place everyone began their research, school and academic librarians spent countless hours teaching students from elementary school through graduate school how to read newspaper articles and magazines critically, looking for bias or political leaning. It's not enough to teach students to read for bias anymore. Even many college students have difficulty determining whether what they're looking at on the screen is a personal website, a newspaper article published by a reputable news source, an opinion piece in an academic journal, or a research study. Now, along with helping students understand the differences between information sources and examining them for bias, we must help students figure out if the information sources they've found online are even real.

Career Planning for Grades 9-12 with INFOhio

Written by // Mary Rowland Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Teachers face many challenges when incorporating meaningful career planning lessons into classroom learning, but the most daunting is time. However, with the right resources, and a creative approach, teachers can incorporate meaningful career planning activities that complement their classroom curriculum and empower students as they enter life after high school.

Career Planning for Grades 9-12 with INFOhio

Create Opportunities for Career Exploration in Grades 6-8 with INFOhio

Written by // Mary Rowland Tuesday, 07 January 2020

Middle school is a prime opportunity to engage students in focused career exploration. Students are empowered with a growing sense of self-awareness, and exposure to a variety of careers is crucial at this time. 

Create Opportunities for Career Exploration in Grades 6-8 with INFOhio

Creative Career Awareness for K-5 Learners

Written by // Mary Rowland Monday, 18 November 2019

What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask any child that question, and you are bound to get a myriad of responses that range from firefighter to teacher to astronaut. And why not? Childhood is a time of wonder, imagination, and discovery, making this an excellent time to begin supporting career awareness through self-awareness. 

Creative Career Awareness for K-5 Learners

INFOhio is Mad About Math

Written by // Erica Clay Tuesday, 09 October 2018

INFOhio + Math = ♥... and other problems you never knew INFOhio could solve.

INFOhio is Mad About Math

Support for STEM and Blended Learning

Written by // Erica Clay Tuesday, 09 August 2016

STEM subjects are well suited for blended learning initiatives. Whether you are a teacher of a traditional STEM subject (science, technology, engineering, and math) or an ELA or Social Studies teacher making cross-curricular connections, INFOhio has the tools to support your STEM instruction and your students' STEM learning. For free STEM lesson plans, use Science Online from INFOhio.

Support for STEM and Blended Learning

Reading on the Screen: Why Supporting Digital Natives Matters!

Written by // Emily Rozmus Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Today's digital natives are primarily "tech comfy." Teens may need to show adults how to use SnapChat, but age and experience help adults know more about how to evaluate the content on this platform and other digital spaces.

In order to create critical thinkers who are able to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate digital content, educators must be intentional in preparing  students for 21st century learning. That includes reading content on the screen from a variety of sources—blogs, social media posts, databases, articles, and forums.

Reading on the Screen: Why Supporting Digital Natives Matters!

Stop the Summer Slide with INFOhio (Updated May 2019)

Written by // Erica Clay Monday, 15 May 2017

The Summer Slide sounds like a fun piece of playground equipment, but it’s something to avoid: “Students in lower-income families who don't read over the summer lose two to three months of learning, according to the National Summer Learning Association, a Baltimore group with ties to Johns Hopkins University” (Wisconsin State Journal). To learn more about the Summer Slide, try a search for “summer slide” or “summer learning loss” in ISearch (use your school or district's INFOhio username and password if prompted).

Scholastic Stuff for Students - Straight to your Desktop!

Written by // Emily Rozmus Friday, 03 March 2017

Do you use Scholastic News in your classroom? What about Scholastic Scope or Scholastic Science? These subscriptions are a popular teaching tool in many schools. Full of informational text and critical thinking activities, Scholastic's classroom magazines offer teachers a wealth of resources that feature popular topics and engaging graphics. You can learn more about these resources, their grade levels, and content at Scholastic's Classroom Magazines site.

Back To School Blitz! Lessons, Tips, and Strategies for the Vacation to Education Transition

Written by // Emily Rozmus Monday, 01 August 2016

Dear Teachers,

It’s August – let’s do this!

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