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AASL The Future of School Libraries
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School librarians can improve their practice by expanding their interactions to peers from different countries and cultures. This issue explores how school librarians can increase their global competence. Articles address cultural intelligence, international school library guidelines, school library research from around the world, and more.

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21st Century Skills
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Problem-Solving and Communication
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Author:
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
Associate Professor and Director
California State University (CSU) Long Beach
Cultural Adventures Kelly Grogg
Dean of the Library
Doctoral Candidate
Guide & Consultant
Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Lecturer
Lesley S. J. Farmer
Librarian
Michele A. L. Villagran
Nelda Sullivan Middle School Francesca Sanna
Peace Corps Janet Lee
Professional Development Coordinator
Professor
Professor Emerita
Regis University Kate Lechtenberg
School Librarian
The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education Sheila F. Baker
University of Alberta Connie Champlin
University of Alberta Karen Gavigan
University of Houston-Clear Lake Bonnie Alexander
University of Iowa Jeanie Phillips
University of North Texas Barbara Schultz-Jones
University of North Texas Dianne Oberg
University of South Carolina Jennifer L. Branch-Mueller
Date Added:
09/11/2019
ASK! ACT! ACHIEVE! An Introduction to Research for Second Grade
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This lesson is an introduction to the research process using  the Ask. Act. Achieve. process 

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Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Writing
History
Information and Communications Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Janie Kantner
Date Added:
07/24/2019
Are You Ready? INFOhio Supports Student Learning with Robust Infrastructure
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This is one in a series of Teach With INFOhio blog posts which aligns INFOhio's resources and web-based tools with Future Ready's Framework. The series of blog posts for Future Ready will be completed by August 2019.

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21st Century Skills
Accountability
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Emily Rozmus
Date Added:
04/05/2019
Braingle  Brain Teasers
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Brain teasers are a great way to help members develop their thinking skills. These types of activities are a great way to start a club meeting, provide specific content and get everyone thinking.

Subject:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Game
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Career Readiness Skills - Using Teamwork and Deductive Reasoning
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This is a lesson to help enforce the ideas of teamwork and deductive reasoning in school and in the workplace. Students will work together to figure out what a picture that has been cut into peices is without having all the peices. Students will use teamwork and deductive reasoning to try to figure it out.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Life Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Courtney Soraghan
Date Added:
08/18/2019
Classroom Cell Phone Policy
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The goal of this lesson is to give students ownership over classroom policies by asking them to research and support a cell phone policy that they believe should be used in our classroom. Students will discuss and debate the policy after researching and then they will create the policy that we will follow for the first quarter. After the first quarter, we will reevaluate the policy for effectiveness. Students will use research and speaking and listening standards to complete this PBL for an authentic purpose. It is important to actually implement the policy for that particular class, or students will not feel the 

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Personal Management
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Margaret Delgado-Chernick
Date Added:
07/15/2019
The Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
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The focus of the lesson is to review and strengthen understanding of the Pythagorean Thm and the Converse of the Pythagorean Thm.  In addition review and strengthen the students algebra skills regarding square roots.This cover Ohio Standards in geometry:Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; the Pythagorean Theorem proved using triangle similarity. 

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Problem-Solving and Communication
Geometry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Andrew Amstutz
Date Added:
05/26/2019
Elementary STEM Resources List
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This is an annotated bibliography of over 70 elementary STEM resources including lessons, construction materials, robotics, and other integrative resources.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Engineering and Science Technologies
Engineering
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
compiled by Bob Claymier
Date Added:
12/26/2019
Engineering the Future: Grades 4-5  (INFOhio Career Exploration Unit)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Career Exploration Units. Students in grades 4-5 learn about careers in engineering and feats of engineering such as Ferris wheels and bridges.  These units contain multiple lessons that use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards while learning more about career options in engineering fields such as electrical, mechanical, aerospace and in science and  technology fields such as fuel cell technology and robotics.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Date Added:
06/30/2019
Grade 2: Animals and Their Caretakers
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Second grade students learn about careers working with animals while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, math, science, and fine arts in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and reading lists for storytime. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Grade 3: Doctors, Dentists, and Health Helpers!
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Third grade students learn about careers in healthcare and ways to take care of their own health while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, writing, math, science, and physical education in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and reading lists for storytime. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Grade 4-5: Engineering the Future
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Fourth and fifth grade students learn about careers in engineering and feats of engineering such as Ferris wheels and bridges while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, writing, math, science, and fine arts in this INFOhio School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and titles for further reading. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Grade 9-12: Tech Careers, Coding and Beyond
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High school students learn about a variety of technology careers including game development, hacktivism, and web design while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, writing, math, social studies, and fine arts in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and ideas for further study. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Grade K-1: Things That Go!
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Kindergarten and first grade students learn about planes, trains, ships, and other things that go while meeting Ohio Learning Standards in reading, math, social studies, and fine arts in this School Bag for teachers. In addition to four lesson plans and activities, teachers will find assessments, rubrics, graphic organizers, related websites and resources, tech skill practice and differentiation suggestions, and reading lists for storytime. These units can be used in the classroom, as the basis of a substitute plan, or sent home as part of a blizzard bag.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
INFOhio
Date Added:
12/09/2019
How Soon is Too Soon? The Cell Phone Dilemma
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Middle school students will use the InfOhio resource - Points of View Resource Center - to research and create a presentation to report on at least two points of view relating to the issue of children and smartphone usage.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Susan Hartman
Date Added:
06/02/2019
ISearch Bingo for Grades 6-8
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Revised with assistance from INFOhio Users Council members, ISearch BINGO can be broken into 3 separate activities which are listed below. Review the activities, and then download and print the documents you need.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Date Added:
06/10/2019
Introduction to Library Organization - Categorizing and Sorting
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Learning to categorize and sort objects and ideas is a key component to helping primary age students find and use materials in their library. When teaching students in grades 2-3 the Dewey Decimal System, consider this lesson which asks them to categorize recognizable objects into groups based on shared traits. Using concrete objects will help you bridge learning so that the more abstract concept of grouping books by similar topics is attainable for these learners. This lesson uses content from INFOhio's Educator Tools and ISearch.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Problem-Solving and Communication
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Emily Rozmus
Date Added:
02/27/2019
Science Over Everything
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Science Over Everything is a blog dedicated to helping middle and high school students understand current events in science and why they are relevant to their daily lives. Our site is intended to be a resource for teachers, providing each blog post with classroom activities to help the students comprehend what they are reading and fit the articles in a school's curriculum.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Geology
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
08/22/2019
Student Created Rubrics
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This PBL lesson will set writing expectations for the class at the beginning of the year. By creating a rubric for writing, students will examine the language of the standards, identify nunanced differences in criteria for different scores on writing assessments, establish expectations for writing during the school year, and collaborate with peers to engage in creating an authentic product.  

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
Problem-Solving and Communication
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Writing
Social Emotional Development
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Margaret Delgado-Chernick
Date Added:
08/07/2019
What is a Memorial?
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For the final product in a second grade unit on researching American Heros - students are asked to create an original memorial that captures the spirit of the American Hero they researched.  This specific lesson is a blended lesson that introduces students to memorials.

Subject:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Architecture and Design
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Janie Kantner
Date Added:
07/24/2019
Who are the People in Your Neighborhood: A community helper research project for primary students.
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Who are the People in your Neighborhood? Help young students practice their research and presentation skills with this fun, hands-on community helper research and presentation project. 

Subject:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Life Skills
Problem-Solving and Communication
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Helena Day
Date Added:
07/21/2019