Support Digital Learning by Donating to INFOhio
Although INFOhio offers premium digital content at no charge to all PreK-12 schools, it is not free. You can be assured that your tax deductible donation not only relieves local school budgets, but lets us take advantage of the economy of scale available at the statewide level. Your gift goes to support project such as:
- Free access to digital tools for all of Ohio's 1.8 million students, regardless of their family's income. We participate in the Libraries Connect Ohio cooperative to license 26 online research databases critical to help student prepare for college and careers for less than $2 million. If individual districts bought these tools separately, they would spend $44.29 per student, or almost $80 million.
- Literacy tools to help our youngest students meet the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. In addition to the databases, INFOhio also licenses Scholastic BookFlix to provide extra reading practice for PreK-3 students. BookFlix along with World Book's Early World of Learning and EBSCO's Explora interface give early learners practice and their teachers new ways to measure progress.
- Free access to more than 2,000 educational video segments. INFOhio offers free, unlimited access to use the Digital Video Collection (DVC) in PreK-12 classrooms statewide, which reduces or even eliminates an individual district's need to license an online streaming video service. A single science video costs $2,050 for a perpetual license. While expensive, if each district licensed the video separately, they would spend $110,250.
- Professional development statewide. Providing the tools is helpful, but INFOhio goes a step further to ensure teachers and librarians have the skills to make the best use of them. Through a series of free webinars, ICoach program, and staff outreach, we offer many options to help educators incorporate technology into the classroom.
Any contribution – small or large - will make an impact on Ohio's PreK-12 community.
Donate Online using the buttons on the right, or use this Mail-In Donation Form to send your contribution to our office.
No goods and/or services will be received in exchange for donations. Governmental entities such as the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network, which operates the INFOhio program, are not required to receive a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service in order to be recognized as exempt from tax. However, MCOECN/INFOhio has been advised by its legal counsel that it is more likely than not that MCOECN/INFOhio is an entity described in section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that contributions to it generally are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent otherwise deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. If you have any questions regarding whether your contribution to MCOECN/INFOhio is tax deductible, please consult with your tax advisor(s).