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A New Look for Explora

Written by // Sarah Mowery Monday, 31 July 2023

The Explora interface has been updated with new usability features to improve the user experience. Updates include a simplified design to reduce distractions, more accessible filters, and text-to-speech for Online full text and PDF versions.  

 

A New Look for Explora

Find the Learning Blade Platform to Support STEM Careers on INFOhio

Written by // Mary Rowland Friday, 21 July 2023

During the 2023–2024 school year, Ohio educators can access Learning Blade®, a resource focused on STEM/CS/CTE and career awareness, at no cost. Access to the Learning Blade platform is provided through the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Ohio educators can find Learning Blade using INFOhio's Open Space, Educator Tools, and the Create, Lead, Empower Ohio toolkit.

 

 

CultureGrams Added Through Funding from Libraries Connect Ohio

Written by // Sarah Mowery Monday, 17 July 2023

CultureGrams is now available to INFOhio users across the state through five-year funding provided in part by a federal IMLS Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant through the State Library of Ohio. Additional funding is provided by Libraries Connect Ohio partners: INFOhio, OhioLINK, and OPLIN.

Included in the CultureGrams package are four editions: World Edition, States Edition, Provinces Edition, Kids Edition

 

New Computer Science Courses from Code.org Added to Open Space

Written by // Matt Yauk Monday, 26 June 2023

Computer Science courses from Code.org have been added to Open Space. These include 222 lesson plans from the Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A courses. 

New Computer Science Courses from Code.org Added to Open Space

INFOhio FY2024 Resource Collection Update

Written by // INFOhio Staff Thursday, 15 June 2023

INFOhio is purchasing and licensing high-quality, digital, teaching and learning content for the 2023-2024 school year that all Ohio PreK-12 students, parents, and teachers can use at school, at home, and on the go. This post will be updated as additional information is available.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Lessons in Open Space

Written by // Matt Yauk Thursday, 15 June 2023

Learn more about topics such as the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and voting rights with lesson plans for grades K-12 from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Lessons in Open Space

Celebrate School Library Month with INFOhio!

Written by // Janah Shumaker Monday, 03 April 2023

Celebrate School Library Month with resources and activities at no cost from INFOhio!

Celebrate School Library Month with INFOhio!

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with World Book Kids

Written by // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 07 March 2023

Instructional materials matter. While securing a coherent curriculum and professional development for teachers is the first step in ensuring equity in Ohio’s classrooms, identifying high-quality supplemental materials at grade level for all learners can be helpful in increasing student engagement, meeting diverse needs, and filling instructional gaps. In this Teach with INFOhio Blog post, learn how to use licensed digital content from World Book Kids to engage, empower, elevate, and extend student learning in elementary classrooms. 

 

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with World Book Kids

Create, Lead, Empower Ohio: A New Toolkit for K-12 Educators

Written by // INFOhio Staff Monday, 06 March 2023

INFOhio’s Create, Lead, Empower Ohio (CLEO) toolkit is a curated collection of resources supporting K-12 students' growth through personalized learning, career exploration, and employability skills practice.

Create, Lead, Empower Ohio: A New Toolkit for K-12 Educators

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with ScienceFlix

Written by // Mary Rowland Monday, 27 February 2023

Instructional materials matter. While securing a coherent curriculum and professional development for teachers is the first step in ensuring equity in Ohio’s classrooms, identifying high-quality supplemental materials at grade level for all learners can be helpful in increasing student engagement, meeting diverse needs, and filling instructional gaps. In this Teach with INFOhio Blog post, learn how to use licensed digital content from ScienceFlix to engage, empower, elevate, and extend student learning in middle-grade classrooms. 

 

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with ScienceFlix

Share Engaging Science Content with ScienceFlix for Grades 6-8

Written by // Sarah Mowery Monday, 13 February 2023

Share engaging science content with ScienceFlix. This digital resource from Scholastic features more than 70 complete units of study on the topics of science, technology, engineering, and math for students in grades 6-8.

Share Engaging Science Content with ScienceFlix for Grades 6-8

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with Financial Literacy eBooks (Gale)

Written by // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 03 January 2023

Instructional materials matter. While securing a coherent curriculum and professional development for teachers is the first step in ensuring learning in Ohio’s classrooms, identifying high-quality supplemental materials at grade level for all learners can be helpful in increasing student engagement, meeting diverse needs, and filling instructional gaps.

When paired with a high-quality curriculum, INFOhio's quality eBooks, videos, lesson plans, instructional web tools, and training and support materials can provide engaging and innovative supplements to scaffold student growth and learning. 

INFOhio purchased Gale’s Financial Literacy eBook collection for high school students with funding from Future Forward Ohio for all Ohio schools. With more than 50 full text, simultaneous and unlimited use eBooks this collection provides students and educators with support for teaching Ohio’s Learning Standards for Financial Literacy which includes topics of financial responsibility and decision-making, planning and money management, informed consumer, investing, credit and debt, and risk management and insurance. 

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with Financial Literacy eBooks (Gale)

Current Biography Illustrated Added to Middle and High School Collection of Resources

Written by // Sarah Mowery Tuesday, 03 January 2023

INFOhio recently added EBSCO's Current Biography Illustrated to the middle and high school resource collections. 

Current Biography Illustrated Added to Middle and High School Collection of Resources

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2022

Written by // Matt Yauk Friday, 02 December 2022

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is December 5-11, 2022 and is an annual event where educators, students, and caregivers can learn about and celebrate the fun and benefits of computer science. Help inspire interest in your learners by introducing a few Computer Science (CS) concepts, ideas, or activities at home and in the classroom.

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2022

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with Capstone Interactive eBooks

Written by // Jill Finnan Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Instructional materials matter. While securing a coherent curriculum and professional development for teachers is the first step in ensuring learning in Ohio’s classrooms, identifying high-quality supplemental materials at grade level for all learners can be helpful in increasing student engagement, meeting diverse needs, and filling instructional gaps.

When paired with a high-quality curriculum, INFOhio's quality eBooks, videos, lesson plans, instructional web tools, and training and support materials can provide engaging and innovative supplements to scaffold student growth and learning. 

INFOhio licenses Scholastic's Capstone Interactive eBooks for all Ohio schools and families. With more than 800 titles to choose from, Capstone provides students and educators with a variety of science and social studies eBooks appropriate for grades 3-6.

 

Simple Strategies to Supplement Instruction with Capstone Interactive eBooks
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