Meet Early Bird!
Ohio’s parents and educators now have access to the INFOhio Early Learning Portal. The Early Learning Portal includes links to websites and apps to help little learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures.
Each resource in the Early Learning Portal supports the Ohio Early Learning Standards and helps preschool children:
- Learn letters, numbers, and basic knowledge
- Interact with other children and adults
- Engage in meaningful play
- Develop focus and problem-solving skills
Parents and educators also will find tips on appropriately integrating technology into a preschool child’s learning. Adults are encouraged to use the digital resources with children, helping them navigate the Early Learning Portal with guidance and support.
Infographics are powerful visuals that communicate information, data, or knowledge. They’ve been around forever, but infographics are a rising medium used in education and across all industries to present information visually to a wide range of audiences. In Grab 'Em with Infographics! How to Make Infographics with Your Students you'll learn how using infographics in education helps students build their visual and data literacy skills.
As you prepare to watch the Learn With INFOhio webinar, Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom and Beyond: Leading the Next-Generation Digital Citizens to Multiple Perspectives and Reliable Resources, we thought you might want a refresher on inquiry—what it is and how several INFOhio tools have used the Dimensions of Inquiry as their foundation. Read the latest Teach With INFOhio blog post, Inquiry and INFOhio. This is the first in a series of several Teach With INFOhio blog posts about the inquiry process and the Dimensions of Inquiry.
Find all Teach With INFOhio blog posts at www.infohio.org/blog.
Have you been in the education field for five or more years? Do you attend at least three meetings a week? Have you read at least two required professional books in the past three years and found best practices you wanted to try, but never found the time? Have you been so busy you can't remember the last time you went to the bathroom? Have you ever been determined to try some tips you learned from a speaker who shared inspiring stories of greatness in the classroom, but saw the pile of papers to grade, IEPs to finish, discipline referrals to sign, or list of parents to call and felt overwhelmed?
If you answered "yes" to three or more of these questions, you are at risk of becoming a “Yeah, But…” Educator. In the newest Teach With INFOhio blog post, Get Your “But” Out of the Way with INFOhio, learn how you can recover from being a “Yeah, But…” Educator and transform into an Intentional Educator. Find all Teach With INFOhio blog posts at www.infohio.org/blog.
Encouraging students to think about "the big questions" is an important part of developing inquiry and building critical thinking skills. In Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom and Beyond: Leading the Next-Generation Digital Citizens to Multiple Perspectives and Reliable Resources you'll learn about C3, a powerful inquiry model that provides a framework for rigor and prepares students for college, career, and civic life.