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Field Days, Talent Shows, and Class Picnics - Oh My! or How to Learn and Have Fun During the Last Weeks of School

Written by // Emily Rozmus Friday, 19 May 2017

The classroom is packed up, with bare walls and stacked-up textbooks. Students are eager to help clean and sort, preparing for the end of the school year. The teacher frantically finds activities to keep the class busy, and when all else fails, turns to a movie, the lights turned off, the room cooler without a fluorescent glare. Tomorrow is Field Day, and the temperature is sure to be high. The next day is the class picnic, and after that, the doors close for good on this school year. 

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).

Summer Reading—Teacher Style

Written by // Emily Rozmus Monday, 10 April 2017

It's amazing to think that it is April, and for many Ohio teachers, there are only 6-8 weeks left of this school year. Most can still remember the smell of the new crayons or the smiling faces of new students. Many will wonder where the school year has gone. Most will cheer and dream of peace, sleeping in, and sunshine. And because it is April, many educators will also begin to wonder what they can do to further their efficacy, effort, and influence in the classroom for the next school year. They will think back about this year, and ask, "How can I engage my students more?" What approach might work better for teaching this concept?" "Should I consider restructuring my reading program?" That's right—the end of the school year often means it's time for some serious professional development. "Summer is the perfect time to recharge," according this to this article from Educational Leadership about ways that being a better student will lead to being a better teacher. Often districts will have prescribed summer PD, but that doesn't mean there aren't easy options for developing your own PD plan—one that will answer your personal questions and build a better educator based on your needs and expectations. INFOhio can help with that. We like to think of it as Summer Reading—Teacher Style. It's free and all you need is time, some mindfulness, and a device with an Internet connection. 

Research Made Easy with ISearch

Thursday, 16 February 2017

EBSCO has created a video for INFOhio called "Research Made Easy with ISearch." Find a link to the video by clicking the blue I button for ISearch on the INFOhio website and on the Educator Guide to ISearch.

#INFOhioWorks for Constitution Day

Written by // Erica Clay Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high School students, when it comes to observing Constitution Day, INFOhio has you covered! September 17th is a day to remember our country's foundations and to help our students at all levels learn more about what it means to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave."

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!

Videos Help Parents Support the Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Have you seen the three new videos to help parents help their children practice reading? Reading on the Go, Reading for a Purpose, and Reading on the Screen, all less than three minutes, give parents concrete, easy tips to help their children become stronger readers and meet the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

What Stays the Same When Everything Else Changes?

Written by // Emily Rozmus Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Six tips to start the school year right from INFOhio ILibrarian, Emily Rozmus. As posted to the OELMA BLOG on Wednesday, 14 October 2015.

INFOhio's Terri Fredericka Named AASL School Library Ambassador

Thursday, 02 April 2015

All of us at INFOhio are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Theresa M. Fredericka, has been named a School Library Ambassador by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). To celebrate the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, AASL is highlighting people (other than school librarians) who are leading advocates for family literacy and the role that school libraries/school librarians play in supporting lifelong learning. Congratulations, Terri! The honor is well deserved!

School Library Ambassador Thersa M. Fredericka

 

SketchUp Pro License Renewed

Monday, 14 April 2014

All Ohio public school districts can request free access to Trimble SketchUp Pro, a 3D graphics software program.

SketchUp Pro License Renewed
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