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2010-2011

What's New With INFOhio | An Introduction to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons | Cyber Safety With INFOhio | Inquiry and Research: Elementary School | Inquiry and Research: Middle and High School | Differentiated Instruction: Making the INFOhio Connection | Cool Tools for 21st Century Projects - Elementary | Cool Tools for 21st Century Projects - Secondary | Supporting STEM Education in the Elementary Classroom | Supporting STEM Education With Secondary Students | INFOhio's New Discovery Portal | Resources and Practices for the Social Studies - Elementary | Resources and Practices for the Social Studies - Secondary | Millions of Resources at Your Fingertips - Statewide Resource Sharing - OLS: MORE Through INFOhio | Resources and Practices in the Language Arts - Secondary | Go Further! Are You Preparing Your Students to Transition to College and/or Employment?

INFOhio's 2010-2011 Learn With INFOhio! series of free 45-minute webinars was for teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, guidance counselors and technology coordinators. No registration was required, but a computer with Internet access, working speakers or audio headphones was necessary for participation. Sessions were conducted by building/district practitioners and INFOhio and ITC staff. For more information, contact central@infohio.org.

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What's New With INFOhio
September 7, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


Attend this webinar to learn how INFOhio can help you start the school year off right. The session presenter is Dave Ambrose, INFOhio Communications Specialist.
Session Resources from the INFOhio Toolkit

Clip Art page is a great place to get INFOhio logos and images, including new CAT Jr. images.

 

INFOhio's Research Project Calculator offers a project rubric and teacher support materials to provide teachers with easy to use lessons for all aspects of the research process.
 

Slide Library includes an updated back to school PowerPoint Presentation, Fall Update 2010: Building 21st Century Learning Environments With INFOhio.
 

Supply List - The Core Collection flier has been revised for this school year, and other promotional materials are available.
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 43 min.]
 

Webmaster Technical information contains frequently asked questions including what URLs to use when linking to INFOhio Resources from school Web pages.

 

What’s New for the 2010-2011 School Year, a one-stop shop for all of our back to school updates.
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.An Introduction to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons
September 16, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


More than 1,100 educators have joined INFOhio's Learning Commons since it was announced in early February. Discover what all the excitement is about and learn how to become part of this effort to to enhance 21st century learning in our state, provide a technologically-advanced method to utilize INFOhio electronic resources and foster a sense of global community through a variety of technology and learning methods.

The session presenter was Jennifer Schwelik, a lead author for the Learning Commons and PreK-12 Technology and Staff Development Director, WVIZ/PBS & WCPN/NPR ideastream®

Session Resources

INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons introduction page
 

Session PowerPoint [36 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 32 min.]
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Cyber Safety With INFOhio
October 7, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


Do you promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility? Are you effectively promoting cyber safety? This session aligned with Essential Thing #6  in INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons and helped observe Ohio's Cyber Safety Week. The session presenter was Peggy Whyte, SCOCA Curriculum Integration Coordinator.

Session Resources

Cyber Safety - Peggy Whyte's SCOCA Curriculum Integration site
 

Cyber Safety Toolkit - Ohio Attorney General's Office
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 32 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Inquiry and Research: Elementary School
November 4, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


Are you encouraging student success through inquiry and research? This webinar was an introduction to inquiry for elementary school educators and relates to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Things 3, 10, 5 and 17.  The session presenter was Liz Deskins, Library Media Specialist, J.W. Reason Elementary School, Hilliard.

Session Resources

Selected bibliography for “Are You Encouraging Student Success Through Inquiry?” [MS Word OR PDF 2 pgs]
 

Session PowerPoint: Are You Encouraging Student Success Through Inquiry and Research? [PPT 8 slides]
 

Wandering and Wondering in Libraryland. Blog published by Liz Deskins.

 


Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 49 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Inquiry and Research: Middle and High School
November 18, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Are you encouraging student success through inquiry and research? This webinar was an introduction to inquiry for middle and high school educators and relates to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Things 3, 10, 5 and 17.  The session presenters were Garth Holman, Beachwood Middle School, and  Mike Pennington, Chardon Middle School.

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint: INFOhio--Webinar Learning Commons: # 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 21 [PPT 19 slides]
 

Teachers for Tomorrow: Helping Create the 21st Century Educator  - Presenters' website.
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 55 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Differentiated Instruction: Making the INFOhio Connection
December 2, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Can you find resources for all learning levels and styles? This webinar related to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Thing 8. The session presenter was Gayle Schmuhl, Librarian/Media Specialist, Ford Middle School, Berea City Schools.

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint [22 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 50 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Cool Tools for 21st Century Projects - Elementary
January 6, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

This webinar related to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Thing 11. Attendees explored the use of several of INFOhio’s resources as reference tools and learned how to use them with elementary students -- especially Web2.0 tools like Wordle and Glogster -- for creative projects that definitely go beyond reports, tools that get students excited about learning. Examples of elementary research projects were shown.

The session presenter was Cathie Cooper, Library/Media Specialist, Adena Local Schools.

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint [29 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 48 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Supporting STEM Education in the Elementary Classroom
February 3, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


Have you heard the term STEM Education and aren’t sure what it is? Then come participate in this free INFOhio webinar on STEM Education. We’ll focus on what STEM Education is, why it’s important, and how INFOhio can help! Join us to learn how to use INFOhio to integrate STEM Education into your elementary classroom, boost your students’ interest level and encourage them to use higher-level thinking skills. This webinar relates to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Thing 11, 14, 15, 16 and 20.

The session presenter was Elana Slagle, Educational Consultant and STEM Committee Chair for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA.

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint [19 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 72 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Cool Tools for 21st Century Projects - Secondary
February 10, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

This webinar related to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Thing 11. It xplored the use of several of INFOhio’s resources as reference tools and illustrated how you can use them with your middle and high school students. Attendees learned how to use Web2.0 tools like Wordle, Glogster and BUBBL.us for creative projects that definitely go beyond reports and will get your students excited about learning. Examples of middle and high school research projects were shown.

The session presenter was Cathie Cooper, Library/Media Specialist, Adena Local Schools.

Session Resources

BUBBL.US: Brainstorming, Mind Mapping and Creativity. Web2teachingtools.com.
 

Session PowerPoint [41 slides]

 


Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 47 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Supporting STEM Education With Secondary Students
February 17, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


What is the STEM Initiative and why is it important for you to support it in your classroom? This free INFOhio webinar helped attendees demystify the buzz-words and leverage STEM resources to make lessons more inquiry-based and student-driven. Attendees learned how the tools and resources from INFOhio can help integrate STEM into the curriculum and support the STEM Initiative. This webinar related to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Thing 11, 14, 15, 16 and 20.

The session presenter was Elana Slagle, Educational Consultant and STEM Committee Chair for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA.

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint [17 slides]
   

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 53 min.]
 

Websites discussed during the webinar
 

Digital Video Collection. Hundreds of digital videos that have been made available at no cost to Ohio K-12 districts by the Ohio Area Instructional Media Centers

INFOhio Research Project Calculator. A helpful tool that will assist you in writing an essay or report, creating a PowerPoint® presentation or producing a video. Provide a starting and due date for the project and the Calculator will help organize the assignment step by step, along with lots of helpful information.

ipl2 For Kids. Index to more than 10,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians.

KnowItNow24x7. Free, statewide online reference service, available 24 hours a day, every day. Same service as previously available with HomeworkNow.

Ohio Resource Center. Links to resources that support best practices in Math, Science and Reading.

World Book Advanced (HS and college)
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Visit your school's online catalog - CAT or CAT Jr. - to use INFOhio's new Discovery Portal.INFOhio's New Discovery Portal
February 24, 2010, 3:30-4:15 p.m.


INFOhio's new Discovery Portal, the next generation of SchoolRooms, has cool websites, fun activities and Core Collection searches – all from your school’s online catalog, CAT or CAT Jr. Attendees learned more about the Portal and how it can benefit students and colleagues.

Session presenters were Trish Baker, Media Resources Coordinator at LACA and INFOhio ICoach, and Jean Banks, INFOhio Technical Support and Discovery Portal development team leader.

Session Resources

Help Resources for INFOhio's Discovery Portal
 

Session PowerPoint [16 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 53 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Resources and Practices for the Social Studies - Elementary
March 3, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Revised Ohio Content Standards in Social Studies
are driving instructional practices that engage students in deeper thinking about content. This webinar discussed how INFOhio resources provide critical access  to primary sources, maps and visual images (both still and video), and research content. Specific ideas for design of elementary research projects were included. The session ties to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Things 14, 15 and 16.

The session presenter was Tom Shessler, HCESC Social Studies Specialist and INFOhio ICoach.

Session Resources

INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources
 

Session PowerPoint [12 slides]
 

Storyline, Feelings and Respect. International Storyline Conference, November 6-8, 2000.
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 54 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Resources and Practices for the Social Studies - Secondary
March 17, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Revised Ohio Content Standards in Social Studies
are driving instructional practices that engage students in deeper thinking about content. This webinar illustrated how INFOhio resources provide critical access  to primary sources, maps and visual images (both still and video), and research content. Specific ideas for design of secondary research projects were included. The session ties to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Things 14, 15 and 16.

The session presenter was Tom Shessler, HCESC Social Studies Specialist and INFOhio ICoach

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint [17 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 59 min.]
 

Websites discussed during the webinar (in presentation order)
 

Linking Questions: History and Ways of Knowing. TOKTalk.net article with questions for classroom discussion, December 20, 2009.
 

Teaching With Documents. Developed by Peter Pappas.
 

The History Guide: A Student's Guide to the Study of History. By Steven Kreis.
 

INFOhio's Core Collection of Electronic Resources
   

Picturing Ourselves: Teaching with Visual Documents. From Copy Paste: Dedicated to Relinquishing Responsibility to the Students. By Peter Pappas, November 12, 2005.
 

How to Read a Primary Source. From Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students, by Patrick Rael, Bowdoin College, July 2004. Section 2.b.
 

DOCS Teach. National Archives.
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Millions of Resources at Your Fingertips - Statewide Resource Sharing - OLS: MORE Through INFOhio
April 7, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Librarians are always striving to expand their library collections to benefit both students and staff. Those who attended this free webinar learned how an INFOhio automated school library can expand its collection of books, DVDs, videos, audio books and other resources with the power of Ohio Libraries Share: MORE (OLS: MORE). Presenters explained how OLS: MORE can help your students, your teachers and even your administrators.

Session presenters were Cherie Pandora, INFOhio Consultant, Suzanne Roberts, Southern Local Schools, and Juanita Markham, INFOhio Technical Services.

Session Resources

INFOhio Web page: Ohio Libraries Share: MORE - Statewide Resource Sharing. Includes links to additional information on the State Library of Ohio's website.
 

Session PowerPoint [19 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 50 min.]
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Resources and Practices in the Language Arts - Secondary
April 28, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.



Are you preparing students for 21st century success? Are you taking advantage of the tools in INFOhio and on the free World Wide Web and using them in the classroom? Webinar participants learned how Karon Lippincott, Librarian, and teachers at Medina High School use 21st century tools from INFOhio and the free Web in language arts. This webinar related to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Things 9, 18 and 19.

The session presenter was Karon Lippincott, Librarian, Medina High School.

Session Resources

BUBBL.US: Brainstorming, Mind Mapping and Creativity. Web2teachingtools.com.
 

Glogster
 

Google Docs
 

Google wonder wheel
 

INFOhio DIALOGUE Model for 21st Century Skills
 

INFOhio Research Project Calculator. A helpful tool that will assist you in writing an essay or report, creating a PowerPoint® presentation or producing a video. Provide a starting and due date for the project and the Calculator will help organize the assignment step by step, along with lots of helpful information.
 

NoodleTools
 

Pagekeeper
 

Prezi presentation: Language Arts, Research and 21st Century Skills
 

TRAILS - The Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
 

Wallwisher
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 53 min.]
 

Weebly
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Click to open a new window for INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons.Go Further! Are You Preparing Your Students to Transition to College and/or Employment?
May 5, 2011, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

This webinar looked at some best practice examples of how librarians and teachers are meeting this challenge. Participants took away some ideas on how to promote the use of LearningExpress Library at their schools and took a look at other Go Further resources and tools for success. This webinar related to INFOhio's 21st Century Learning Commons Essential Things 13, 18 and 19.

The session presenters were Louis Mays, professor and librarian at Southern State Community College and Melissa Higgs-Horwell, INFOhio Consultant.

Session Resources

Session PowerPoint, Part 1 [10 slides]
 

Session PowerPoint, Part 2 [18 slides]
 

Webinar recording [Adobe Flash 55 min.]
 

Websites discussed during the webinar (in presentation order)
 

Transitioning to College: Helping You Succeed. Five videos to ease the transition plus other useful resources. Focus is on college libraries. The site was developed at Kent State University as an initiative funded by the Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE) and a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant.
 

OhioLINK - INFOhio's sister network serving Ohio's academic libraries.  Joint projects are conducted through Libraries Connect Ohio. Some databases from OhioLINK's Digital Media Center are available to Ohio's PreK-12 students and educators without usernames or passwords.

 

E 4 ME
 

OhioLearns: The Gateway to Distance Learning in Ohio. A catalog of distance learning courses offered in Ohio at both the high school and college level.
 

Atomic Learning, Inc.
 

Campus Firewalls: OhioLINK Requirements
 

RefWorks. Online research management, writing and collaboration tool.
 

LearningExpress Library. More than 100 programs to learn, practice and prepare for tests on a variety of subjects in elementary, middle and high school.
 

TRAILS. The Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills helps educators assess their students with a Web-based, free site. Includes pre-tests, post-tests and assessments by information literacy competency categories for grades 3, 6, 9, and 12.
 

Ohio Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs links to Library Guidelines and other resources that are part of ODE's standards-based approach to school library programs.
 

Bloom's Taxonomy. Richard C. Overbaugh and Lynn Schultz, Old Dominion University, n.d.
 

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy [and HOTS]. JISC Regional Support Centres in Scotland, March 12, 2011.
 

INFOhio's Preparing 21st Century Learners for Success
 

A Questioning Toolkit. Jamie McKenzie. From From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3, November-December 1997.
 

Letter to My Seniors. Joyce K. Valenza, VOYA, April 2009.
 

A Transition Checklist for High School Seniors. Patricia Owen, School Library Monthly, Vol. XXVI, No. 8, April 2010, pp. 20-23/ [PDF 5 pgs]
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