District/Building INFOhio Coach, Karen Gedeon, from Cuyahoga Falls City Schools created these activities for middle school students to begin exploring ISearch.
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.
INFOhio Users Council member and Ohio school librarian Amy Keister from Louisville City Schools created this activity perfect to get middle school students started in ISearch for exploration and research. Download and print to reproduce.
INFOhio Users Council members created this Jigsaw puzzle about Famous Ohioans. Students use ISearch to find the answers (and cite their sources) to the questions, then work together in groups to solve the Jigsaw Puzzle.
Intro to Library Research is designed to teach students about libraries (specifically the University of Minnesota Libraries) and the basics of academic library research. Students will learn how to pick an appropriate research topic, how to create an efficient search strategy, how to pick the best library databases, and how to evaluate resources. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete and includes an online worksheet students should complete based on their own research topics.
TRAILS (Tool for the Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) freely available as an open educational resource (OER) at TRAILS-archive.org. The newly established site provides access to downloadable PDFs of assessments, a searchable database of TRAILS assessment questions, and teaching resources contributed by users.