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For Parents -- Getting Started With INFOhio,

Background information and helpful tips to get the most from INFOhio's Web site. [MS Word OR PDF 1 pg]  

21st Century Tools and Electronic Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents, a Flash video, is now available to stream or download. The 27-minute production introduces the online resources INFOhio provides to Ohio students and teachers. Produced November 2009.

Books and Reading - Links to several sites to encourage readers in your family, including e-books, author sites, practice in reading and writing, reading lists and more.

Homework Help Tools - Suggested resources to help your child successfully complete assignments, using the INFOhio Core Collection and other sites.

Get help from KnowItNow24x7.KnowItNow24x7 is a free, statewide online reference service and is available 24 hours a day, every day. Begin a session to ask librarians for help with assignments and projects.

How to Help With... - Links to a wide range of sites to help your child with specific assignments and tasks such as book reports, posters and science fair projects.

INFOhio Parent Toolkits

Toolkit for Promoting INFOhio Resources to Parents - Compiled for school library staff outreach efforts to parents. Parents are welcome to visit this information, as well.
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INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources by:

Grade Level and Subject Area: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Material Type  - Includes specific suggestions for various materials, such as encyclopedias, magazine articles and Web sites.
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Internet Safety

Be Web Aware "is a public education initiative to raise awareness of online safety issues and to support parents in effectively managing Internet use in the home," sponsored by several Canadian organizations including Media Awareness Network, Microsoft Canada and Bell Canada.

Child Safety on the Information Superhighway - By Lawrence J. Magid, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 2003.

i-SAFE parents page - Tips and links for Internet safety

On Guard - is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

A Safety Net for the Internet: A Parent's Guide - Tips and links from the New York Public Library.

Web Wise Kids - "...a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring child Internet safety by giving tips and advice to parents and children on how to protect themselves from online predators." From site's home page.
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Links for Parents

Internet/Media Use - A Children's Health Topic from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) - Includes information for Families, Academic Content Standards, Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) and more.

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Ohio's Achievement Test site - Includes sample test questions and help to understand test results, resources for families and educators and more.

Ohio Parent Teacher Association
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Q&A About INFOhio's Core Collection

What is the INFOhio Core Collection of Electronic Resources?

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What does the Core Collection cost?
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INFOhio's Parent Resources pages and related materials
have been developed through a grant from the Reinberger Foundation. Special thanks to our Parent Project Team and the efforts of Cathy Burwell, Cathie Cooper, Cathy Kerner and Melissa Higgs-Horwell.
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Last Reviewed on January 24, 2011

By INFOhio Webmaster