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ISearch Video Tutorial for Teachers (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using ISearch with this 5 minute video tutorial.

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IWonder

A collection of websites, chosen by Ohio school librarians, for students to use for classroom or personal research.

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IWonder Genius Hour Teacher's Guide

IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! The IWonder Genius Hour activity leads students through the inquiry process, helping to strengthen their research skills.

This Teacher's Guide includes standards covered, lesson planning ideas, the time needed to complete tasks, and suggested assessment rubrics.

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IWonder Genius Hour Worksheet (Editable Version)

IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! The IWonder Genius Hour activity leads students through the inquiry process, helping to strengthen their research skills.

Students can record their progress on this worksheet. Use this .docx version to customize the worksheet for your students.

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IWonder Genius Hour Worksheet (PDF)

IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! The IWonder Genius Hour activity leads students through the inquiry process, helping to strengthen their research skills.

Students can record their progress on this worksheet.

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IWonder Genius Hour Worksheet (Sample)

IWonder is INFOhio’s home for educational and engaging websites for students to explore! The IWonder Genius Hour activity leads students through the inquiry process, helping to strengthen their research skills.

Use this sample version of the worksheet to show students how they might complete their own copy.

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IWonder Video Tutorial (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using IWonder with this 3 minute video tutorial.

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Jobs Financial and Economic Concepts

Sample Lesson: Jobs Financial and Economic Concepts: Career Management/Earning an Income.

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K-12 Online Lesson Alignment to the Principles of Universal Design for Learning: The Khan Academy

The paper highlights the results of a study of Khan Academy lessons, in terms of the lessons’ alignment with UDL principles and guidelines, as well as a discussion on limitations and future research.

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Kansas Common Core ELA: Text Complexity

From the Kansas Department of Education, this site includes a collection of documents and links to text complexity resources, rubrics, text recommendations, and articles.

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L'Encyclopédie Découverte (World Book)

French-language encyclopedia French speakers and  French language learners. Includes maps, images, and activities.

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Labels - U/P Template - Custom Password

Microsoft Word label template with instructions. Template is designed for Avery labels 5160, 30 1" x 2 5/8" labels per sheet. The username and password fields are editable so you can add your school's INFOhio username and password. Print on magnet paper for use at home.

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Launch Your Learning Poster

This color 8 1/2 X 11 poster can be displayed in your classroom or library during parent night, orientation, or open house to let parents and caregivers know how to look up your school's INFOhio username and password at home. Tape it to computer carts to remind classroom teachers and students that "When #ResearchMatters, #INFOhioWorks!"

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Leo Lionni in the Primary Classroom

An article showing the benefits for students when using author studies in classes outside of English Language Arts.

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Lesson Plans (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on lesson plans includes links to site with lesson plans for all grade levels.

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Let's Get Real About Fake News—Teach With INFOhio Blog Post

In this Teach With INFOhio blog post, explore INFOhio resources that you can use to combat fake news.

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Literary Non-Fiction in Grades 6-12: Opening New Worlds for Teachers and Students

In this short video, the presenter explains the purpose and use of literary non-fiction for students.

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Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

Information on thousands of authors and their works. Includes all types of literature and time periods.

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Literary Reference Center Video Tutorial (INFOhio on YouTube)

Learn the basics of using EBSCO's Literary Reference Center with this 5 minute video tutorial.

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Literature Online: American & English Literature

Full-text searchable poetry, drama, and fiction classics. Trouble getting access? Try the alternative method to access Literature Online.

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Literature Online: American & English Literature (Alternative)

Full-text searchable poetry, drama, and fiction classics. This alternative authentication uses a proxy server to access the resource. Your networking staff should be asked to allow access to ezproxy.infohio.org server (66.114.0.16 Ports 2048 through 2248).

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Logo - Power Button B&W - Large

INFOhio power button - black & white - large.

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Main Idea Background Information and Activities

A website with lesson plans and activities that help students explore and understand what the "main idea" is for writing projects.

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Make Inferences Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Grade English Language Arts Standards - Internet4Classrooms

Standard Statement: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.. Strand: Reading-Literacy in History / Social Studies. Subject: English/Language Arts. Grade Level: 6-8. Dimensions of Inquiry: Evaluating

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Makerspaces - Resources (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio's Pinterest board on makerspaces includes links to articles and resources to use to promotes and build makerspaces.

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Making Sense of Evidence

Standard Statement: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.. Strand: Reading-Literacy in History / Social Studies. Subject: English/Language Arts. Grade Level: 6-8. Dimensions of Inquiry: Evaluating

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Map It Out HyperDoc Lesson Plan

This map lesson for sixth grade, which integrates best practices for reading digital text, and supports the Social Studies, Technology, and ELA Reading Informational Text standards, uses the HyperDoc format. HyperDocs are interactive Google Docs that foster student creativity and collaboration in a blended learning environment. They are designed to help students make the most of inquiry-based learning. Find the accompanying Teacher Guide here. December 2017.

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Map It Out HyperDoc Lesson Plan Teacher Guide

This Teacher Guide for the Map It Out HyperDoc Lesson Plan includes standards, teacher tips, previous knowledge and more. The lesson, which integrates best practices for reading digital text, and supports the Social Studies, Technology, and ELA Reading Informational Text standards, uses the HyperDoc format. HyperDocs are interactive Google Docs that foster student creativity and collaboration in a blended learning environment. They are designed to help students make the most of inquiry-based learning. Find the accompanying Student Lesson Plan here. December 2017.

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Map Reading Activities

Map Reading Activities. Membership allows full site access.

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Marshalling Arguments (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio's Pinterest board on marshalling arguments includes articles, websites, tools and instructional strategies for developing arguments.

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Math Class with Marilyn Burns

 Marilyn Burns examines the math standards and includes links to resources, videos and practice materials for teachers.

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Math Forum

A comprehensive resource for learning more about math including problems and puzzles, discussions, lesson plans, and links to more math resources.

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Mathematical Content and Practices (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on mathematics includes activities, lesson plans and other resources to help students understand math.

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Mathematics Assessment Project

Includes tools to design and develop formative and summative assessments along with lessons, task and more for teachers and students.

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Media Literacy (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on media literacy includes links to resources that help users analyze, evaluate, create and participate in all forms of media from print to video to the Internet.

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Multidisciplinary - Using Textual Evidence to Support Arguments

This lesson plan aims to teach middle school students the importance of using evidence to support their inferences, assertions and arguments.

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My Community Book [Lesson Plan]

This lesson plan asked students to use a variety of informational text to explore places in the neighborhood.

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National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Check out the UDL website to find articles, resources and more.

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National Science Digital Library

The NSDL features digital learning resources that address concepts and skills in Math and Science including lesson plans, simulations, and more.

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Neuroscience Drives Universal Design Instruction

Read this article to learn how neuroscience plays a role in learning.

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Non-Fiction Report Writing: Note taking

This site includes links to graphic organizers to use with beginning researchers.

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style

This article discusses ways that writers model specific styles and techniques that demonstrate a command of the written word, connect with and hook readers, and explain and contextualize important concepts.

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Northwest Ordinance (INFOhio on Pinterest)

INFOhio’s Pinterest board on the Northwest Ordinance includes links to information about the ordinance that created the territory that eventually included the state of Ohio.

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Note Taking as Easy as...ABC Lou

The article  from School Library Monthly focuses on the use of the "ABC LOU," a mnemonic device as one way to help students recall the useful strategies in research and note-taking.

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