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Get the Most Out of BookFlix with Training Designed Just for You

Written by // Emily Rozmus Wednesday, 07 November 2018

When INFOhio licensed the quality eBooks from Scholastic's BookFlix for all Ohio students, parents and teachers five years ago, we knew we were into something good. With over 130 fiction and nonfiction pairs of popular titles, BookFlix is a resource that engages students, even reluctant readers, and brings them back again and again to read, listen to, and learn from digital text. With a new interface and helpful features, BookFlix is now more user friendly than ever! And INFOhio users sure love the new interface. October 2018 was one of the highest use months BookFlix has had.

Are you feeling excited by the idea of this great digital content available to you at no cost? Intrigued by integrating technology into your reading time, but still not sure how to start? Make sure you make the most of BookFlix by taking training designed just for busy teachers and resource-strapped schools and districts. INFOhio has created the BookFlix Mini Training Module to accommodate both individual teachers and groups of staff members who want to learn BookFlix basics and design instruction around digital content. 

Best Digital Reading Practices for Early Literacy. School Library Journal Webinar Recording Available

Written by // Erica Clay Friday, 12 October 2018

Are your young readers getting the most out of the digital era? Watch the recording of this School Library Journal webinar to hear about best reading practices for early literacy and strategies for teaching PreK-Grade 3 students.

Best Digital Reading Practices for Early Literacy. School Library Journal Webinar Recording Available

INFOhio Presentations in the Ohio Distance Learning Association’s Career Connections Showcase

Written by // Erica Clay Thursday, 18 October 2018

Did you miss INFOhio in the Ohio Distance Learning Association’s Career Connections Showcase? No problem! The recordings are now available.

It's Autumn! Teaching Tips and Topics From INFOhio for Grades PreK-3

Written by // Emily Rozmus Monday, 26 September 2016

It's Autumn—cooler temperatures, shorter days, crisper air, and yes, runnier noses. It's a great time to teach your little learners about the change of seasons and how they affect the world around them. Check out these resources and tips from INFOhio to help teach your PreK-3 students about Autumn.

INFOhio Loves Reading: A Reading Community Creates Digital Literacy

Written by // Emily Rozmus Thursday, 01 February 2018

Using digital text and tools is a way to engage readers in text, as well as empower them with one of the most critical needs for their future—digital literacy. INFOhio is dedicated to providing high-quality digital content, resources, and tools for students and teachers in Ohio that will develop the necessary skills for early literacy, inquiry, and college and career readiness. 

INFOhio Loves Reading: A Reading Community Creates Digital Literacy

Give the Gift of Reading this Season!

Written by // Emily Rozmus Monday, 18 December 2017

Establishing a culture of reading in your home for the holidays can be managable with some free resources, and a little bit of planning. You can start a tradition in your house that promotes the joy of books with these five tips.

Reading on the Screen: Why Supporting Digital Natives Matters!

Written by // Emily Rozmus Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Today's digital natives are primarily "tech comfy." Teens may need to show adults how to use SnapChat, but age and experience help adults know more about how to evaluate the content on this platform and other digital spaces.

In order to create cricital thinkers who are able to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate digital content, educators must be intentional in preparing  students for 21st century learning. That includes reading content on the screen from a variety of sources—blogs, social media posts, databases, articles, and forums.

Stop the Summer Slide with INFOhio

Written by // Erica Clay Monday, 15 May 2017

The Summer Slide sounds like a fun piece of playground equipment but it’s something to be prevented: “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).

Scholastic Stuff for Students - Straight to your Desktop!

Written by // Emily Rozmus Friday, 03 March 2017

Do you use Scholastic News in your classroom? What about Scholastic Scope or Scholastic Science? These subscriptions are a popular teaching tool in many schools. Full of informational text and critical thinking activities, Scholastic's classroom magazines offer teachers a wealth of resources that feature popular topics and engaging graphics. You can learn more about these resources, their grade levels, and content at Scholastic's Classroom Magazines site.

Diverse eBooks for Early Readers

Written by // Emily Rozmus Tuesday, 13 December 2016

It's a snowy day today in much of Ohio, and many teachers and parents will automatically think of a childhood favorite, The Snowy Day by  Ezra Jack Keats. This award-winning book tells the story of Peter and the adventures he has on a snowy day. Readers young and old can imagine the red snow-suited figure of a young boy playing in the wintry city. Many will also remember that Peter is an African-American child, and recognize that childhood delights are not determined by race, location, or gender. Everyone has fun in the snow.

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!

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