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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.

Texts that Support Social and Emotional Learning

Written by // Erica Clay Friday, 10 February 2017

With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a great time to talk to your elementary students about all kinds of healthy emotions and feelings, and treating others with kindness and respect. Use the entire week of Valentine's Day to boost your students' social and emotional learning. A recent emphasis on social and emotional learning may be related to language in the Every Student Succeeds Act that makes provisions for schools to count social and emotional growth toward their improvement strategies.

PDFs to put POW! in your Pedagogy!

Written by // Emily Rozmus Monday, 06 February 2017

Using graphics to support learning is a strategy proven to have maximum results for student learning in classrooms. According to the National Council for Teacher Quality in a recent study, Learning about Learning, "Young or old, all of us receive information through two primary pathways - auditory (for the spoken word) and visual (for the written and graphic or pictorial representation). Student learning increases when teachers convey new material through both." Not only should teachers pair words with graphics, they should also provide concrete and tangible examples for abstract ideas. These are two strategies identified as, "proven practices that improve learning for all students." Using PDFs from INFOhio's Explora database is one way to integrate images and concrete examples into your classroom.

Close Reading and Analysis of Digital Text - English Grades 9-12

Written by // Emily Rozmus Friday, 28 October 2016

Ohio's Anchor Standards for College and Career Readiness require students to 

  • Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

Close reading and analysis of text require higher level thinking, patience and focus.

#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."

Calling all 4th Grade Social Studies Teachers!

Written by // Erica Clay Thursday, 25 August 2016

INFOhio has lots of great tools to support blended learning in the 4th grade social studies classroom! Take this content statement from Ohio's Grade 4 Social Studies Standards for example: The order of significant events in Ohio and the United States can be shown on a timeline. Use World Book Timelines to meet this standard.

Use Storia in the Content Area Classroom

Written by // Emily Rozmus Thursday, 11 August 2016

INFOhio offers over 350 fiction and nonfiction eBooks for Ohio’s 4th and 5th graders through Scholastic’s Storia. This reading resource allows teachers to create classes and assign specific titles to groups or individuals based on their reading levels and preferences. Students can also browse the titles and choose books to read on their own. Teachers can check in and monitor the progress made by students, viewing reports on factors such as number of pages and minutes read. The books also offer an end of the book quiz where student knowledge is tested and teachers can check for comprehension.

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!

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.

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