This playbook can help a district outline a plan for transforming curriculum and for developing an effective and sustainable digital content portfolio. Updated March 2019.
Discover quality digital resources that provide a foundation for learning using a variety of media to support learners ages 3-5. INFOhio's Early Learning Portal, BookFlix, and World Book Early Learning contain content aligned with Ohio Learning Standards and develop a pathway for future success. We’ll explore strategies and practices for literacy instruction and parent support—all available from INFOhio.
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. Investigate the quality science digital content available from INFOhio to support Ohio’s Learning Standards and keep middle and high school students experimenting, testing, and charting even when they are out of the classroom lab! Our hypothesis is that Science Online, Science Reference Center, Educator Tools, and the Digital Video Collection will yield the results you were hoping for in your research to find great science content!
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. Investigate the quality science digital content available from INFOhio to support Ohio’s Learning Standards and keep primary students experimenting, testing, and charting even when they are out of the classroom lab! Our hypothesis is that World Book Kids, Science Reference Center, Educator Tools, and the Digital Video Collection will yield the results you were hoping for in your research to find great science content!
Discover how you can use ISearch to find the right text for the standard you are teaching. ISearch’s simple single search box will help you find text at all levels to develop content area knowledge and build comprehension. We'll share ways to use ISearch to increase student learning and how to easily save and share the wealth of high-quality text ISearch holds.
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. Dig into IWonder to excavate websites that engage students and lead to questioning for learning. We'll discuss how project-based learning (PBL) and inquiry can work in remote learning environments and share the first steps to setting up PBL in the virtual classroom.
Look at current events from more than one viewpoint and develop students with critical thinking skills and a global perspective—even when the physical classroom is empty. Together, we'll identify online options that have worked when using this powerful database to boost remote learning.
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. Explore the high-quality text, media, and learning activities available to students of all grade levels in the World Book suite of resources. We'll discuss how to integrate the content for maximum mastery in both online instruction and with students who may not have Internet access.
Curious about building critical thinking skills in your students? Interested in inquiry? Inquiry is a student-centered learning approach that focuses on helping students develop skills in three critical areas: questioning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Give your research process a redo with inquiry and INFOhio! This session will support teachers in grades 6-12 learn how INFOhio digital tools and resources can support inquiry-based learning in the classroom.
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Are you using textbooks that are more than 10 years old? Are you spending your weekend scouring the web for free instructional materials? When it comes to supplementing or building curriculum using Open Educational Resources, the challenges are many. With INFOhio, finding teacher-approved digital resources that you can use for free to build or supplement your curriculum is quick and easy. In this session, you'll dig into INFOhio's OER tools and the high-quality digital resources that INFOhio has licensed for all Ohio PreK-12 students, educators, and their parents. Using INFOhio's Educator Tools, which now includes over 70,000 lesson plans, assessments, and other instructional materials curated by education professionals, you will build a personal collection of standards-aligned lessons, labs, and other activities. Then you'll use ISearch to discover a wealth of digital content--including texts, videos, images, and more--that you can upload to your learning management system for student use. Take back your weekend by building your own standards-aligned digital curriculum for free with INFOhio's Open Educational Resources.
Search or browse by subject, grade level, or instructional trend to find articles, videos, lesson plans, best practices, flyers, tip sheets, and more. Educator Tools offers resources to support Ohio's Learning Standards and align inquiry skills with current educational trends and practices.
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. "You had the power all along my dear," the Wizard tells Dorothy. Discover your power to curate standards-based lessons, assessments, learning activities and more with Educator Tools. Powered by INFOhio, Educator Tools includes teacher-approved lesson plans, best practices, and other instructional materials to support blended, flipped, and hybrid teaching and learning. The resources in the collection are teacher tested and approved and many are aligned specifically to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Continue down the path of the Curriculum Building Road with Educator Tools for easy searching, saving, and sharing for all the resources you find! Finding quality digital content is as simple as three clicks with INFOhio!
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. There’s no place like home. Complete your journey on the Curriculum Building Road using ISearch. Your home for digital content, ISearch combines the power of your school library and INFOhio’s digital resources.
Where can you find quality digital text? Use ISearch to find the right text for the standard and topic you are teaching. ISearch’s simple, single, search box will help you find text at all levels to develop content area knowledge and build comprehension. Find a variety of encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles that include read aloud options too.
How can you use it for instruction? Join INFOhio to learn how to save, share, and engage students with digital content that supports your curriculum using ISearch.
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. "You are capable of more than you know," Glinda reminds us. Just as Dorothy and her friends set out on a journey, next school year brings about a journey in teaching and learning as schools rely on technology more than ever before. Setting a path starts by knowing who’s on your team, where you’re going, and why you’re going there. Start by making a plan organized around the purpose, the people, and the process.
Consider your purpose for using digital content, take a look at how it is currently being used, and why you might want to integrate digital content into your instruction. Think about the people who will be doing the work and learn how to become expert curators and creators. Decide on your process for curation and creation to integrate high quality digital content and start your journey on the Curriculum Building Road with INFOhio! Learn how to establish your team, determine your purpose, and select your process for building digital curriculum.
Learn With INFOhio Webinar. The Wizard says, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," but in truth that’s where the information being sought lies. Once you have determined your team, process, and purpose the next step on the Curriculum Building Road is a strong foundation. A critical decision for you, your students, and your district is selecting the platform to host curated learning resources. We will explore INFOhio’s premier curation and creation platform, Open Space. Explore how Google Drive connects with Open Space as its own curriculum building platform. Consider what is needed for choosing a successful curation and creation space with the right applications, tools, and resources that make it easy to collaborate, locate, share, and build digital resources. Explore INFOhio’s platform for content creation and organization and discuss the platforms that you’ve used successfully.
Through the RemotEDx initiative, INFOhio will provide free access to the GenYES student technology leadership platforms and instructional content beginning the 2022-2023 school year. The platform and resources have been acquired through the RemotEDx initiative and accessible through the RemotEDx Exchange website and INFOhio website.
Below is a list detailing consistencies and adjustments to the GenYES Ohio program as it transitions to INFOhio for the 2022-2023 school year.
If you have any additional questions, we're here to help! Please reach out to INFOhio Support at support.infohio.org or your local ITC.
Looking for high-quality digital content and tools for your students to use in the classroom? Searching for lessons and resources to build an engaging learning environment? Then come shake hands with INFOhio and learn how you can utilize the premium content available in Ohio’s PreK-12 Digital Library at no cost to your school. Connect with early literacy tools like Early Bird Learning Portal, foster close reading with Kids InfoBits, encourage inquiry-based learning with IWonder, and develop college and career readiness skills with ISearch—just to name a few! With INFOhio’s updated website, finding what you need has never been easier. Join us to learn how INFOhio supports you with lesson preparation, student engagement, digital learning, and professional development.
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.
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.
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.