Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection
This collection of 160 titles was selected to support Ohio's Learning Standards for 4th grade. To get started, teachers who work with fourth grade students need to request an access code and add their class as explained in the Getting Started with Storia document (provided by Scholastic, hosted in Dropbox).
Preparing to use Storia for 2017-2018
Accessing Storia for the first time for 2017-2018
What is Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection?
Scholastic's Storia is a collection of eBooks that helps teachers track student's reading and comprehension progress. With a small amount of money from the Ohio Department of Education, INFOhio worked with Scholastic to license a subset of Storia School Edition. The 160 books included in the collection are hand selected to support Ohio's Learning Standards for 4th Grade.
How does Storia help teachers?
How does a teacher get started with Storia?
Why is Storia available only for 4th grade?
INFOhio currently offers BookFlix for grades K-3. The Storia collection is the next step in providing eBooks for Ohio schools. We hope to show a connection between Storia and students' reading comprehension, which will help us make a case for expanding the product into other grades.
Who can use this besides 4th grade teachers?
People within a school who work with 4th graders can request a Storia access code. Literacy coaches and librarians are obvious choices. However, they will want to coordinate Storia access with the fourth grade teachers so that a student does not have more than one Storia account, which would dilute reading improvement data.
All our 4th grade teachers want to share an account so we can collaborate? Can we all use the same account?
Yes! In fact, that's a great way to coordinate a student's reading across the curriculum. One access code lets you create up to 9 classes with up to 45 students each, so if your 4th grade is larger than that, you will need additional access codes.
Can public librarians request an access code?
Our license for Storia covers just teachers who work with 4th grade students. We ask public librarians, however, to please encourage 4th graders in their libraries' after school programs to access their school Storia accounts.
Is there a list of all books included?
Yes. Take a look at the latest Title List. It downloads in Excel format.
What devices can students use to access Storia?
Most desktop computers, either Mac or PC, and Chromebooks run Storia. Mobile devices such as iPads, Android tablets, and Amazon tablets also work. Scholastic does not recommend viewing Storia on Phones or Phablets. For a complete list of supported devices, operating systems, and browsers, see the Storia System Requirements.
How long will Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection be available?
Storia is again being offered at no charge to all Ohio 4th grade classrooms for the 2017-18 school year.
If a teacher moves from district to another, can she keep the same account?
When a teacher moves from one district to another, she will need to use her new email address and request an access code for the new school to create a new account. If a teacher moves from one building to another within the same district, the teacher she is pemitted to keep the same account.
Is there a way to import student data into Storia?
Yes. Teachers can use the template provided by Storia to easily upload a .csv file of their students. Once a class has been created, the teacher will see the option as well as the template.
Storia is also partnering with Clever to make student information loading and student log in even easier. See the Comprehensive Storia Users Guide for more information.
What are the system requirements for Storia?
The System Requirements are available for review from Scholastic.