INFOhio

Advocate for INFOhio


UPDATE: Good News for 2016-17!

Through the hard work of our parent organization, the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network, INFOhio will be able to fund BookFlix and Storia for the 2016-17 school year!

And through the understanding and strong support of PreK-12 students from our friends at OPLIN (public libraries), OhioLINK (higher education libraries), and the State Library of Ohio, the digital resources we license in partnership with them—including the EBSCO databases, World Book, and Science Online—are safe for this year.

Let us make it clear that INFOhio’s funding has not been officially restored in the biennium budget. Instead, our friends have stepped in because the need for these resources is so great. And who do we have to thank for making that need clear? You! You and all the letters and emails you sent to legislators on INFOhio’s behalf.

And because of your calls and emails, we have much more support in both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate than we did before. You can be certain that we will be working hard to restore our funding in the 2017-18 biennium budget so that next year you won’t have to wonder whether your students will have the digital resources they need to be successful in school and beyond.

Thank you again and again for your staunch support.

How does INFOhio work for you? Let your legislators know!

It's important!  INFOhio is funded in large part by state dollars. State decision makers need to hear how #INFOhioWorks for our students.

It's fast!  Choose one (or more!) of the Topic Starters below, add your own story to personalize it, and email or call your legislators to tell them how #INFOhioWorks for you.

It's easy!  Just enter your ZIP code in the Find My Legislators box to get the email address, street address, and phone number of your state senator and representative.

Topic Starters

  • My school uses ISearch (isearch.infohio.org) for free through INFOhio to find reliable articles for research...
  • My school uses BookFlix (or Early World of Learning or World Book Kids) for free through INFOhio to help students learn to read and love it...
  • My school uses the Digital Video Collection (dvc.infohio.org) for free through INFOhio to find reliable videos for the classroom...
  • My school uses Science Online for free through INFOhio to find diagrams and videos that help explain difficult science concepts visually...
  • My school uses INFOhio’s free digital resources and tools to prepare students with the skills they need to take online tests...
  • My school doesn’t have a librarian, and I rely on INFOhio’s instructional tools to help fill the gap...
  • My school uses INFOhio’s free digital resources to prepare students with the digital skills they need—like online research, problem solving, and evaluation—to succeed in the information economy...
  • My school uses the free lesson plans and activity guides offered through INFOhio to make sure our students meet standards...
  • My school uses the free INFOhio resources in our blended classes...
  • My school uses the Read Article Aloud feature in World Book (or Science Online, etc.) provided for free through INFOhio to help students who struggle to read English...
  • My school uses INFOhio’s free College Credit Plus guide to prepare our students for college-level research...
  • My school uses INFOhio’s free professional development to learn new and better ways to use digital tools to help students...

INFOhio, Ohio’s PreK-12 digital library, provides free access to digital educational content to all Ohio PreK-12 schools—public, private, traditional, online, and home schools—serving 1.9 million students, their families, and their teachers.

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