INFOhio's digital tools and resources for teachers and students in grades 6-12 support the Ohio Learning Standards, provide a foundation for the inquiry process that connects classroom learning with real-world applications, and transform students into educators, researchers, and advocates. Choose to complete individual classes in this INFOhio Learning Pathway, or complete the full 6-12 Digital Content Learning Pathway to earn up to 20 contact hours.
INFOhio's quality resources and tools for children ages 3-5 and the adults who lead them support Ohio Learning Standards. They also provide a foundation of learning using a variety of media and prepare learners for future success. Choose to complete individual classes in this INFOhio Learning Pathway, or complete the full Ages 3-5 Digital Content Learning Pathway to earn up to 10 contact hours.
BLUEcloud is SirsiDynix's next-generation library services platform that brings the best library user experience in a cloud-based environment. Through INFOhio, the following BLUEcloud products can be accessed such as BLUEcloud Circulation, BLUEcloud Cataloging, MobileStaff, and ISearch. BLUEcloud Circulation manages check-ins, checkouts, holds, and more, from any supported device with an internet connection. BLUEcloud Cataloging brings copy cataloging to the cloud, to work smarter and faster. With MobileStaff, take circulation out from behind the circulation desk, conduct inventory, and create a self-checkout station. ISearch, INFOhio's discovery search interface, allows users to search nearly all INFOhio resources along with the contents of school libraries making it easier for you to find the right resource when needed. Choose to complete individual classes in this INFOhio Learning Pathway, or complete the full BLUEcloud Learning Pathway to earn up to 18.5 contact hours.
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.
For nearly 20 years INFOhio has made high-quality, age-appropriate, standards-aligned digital content freely accessible to Ohio's PreK-12 students and educators. Learn how you can build or supplement your curriculum using the Open Educational Resources (OER) available from INFOhio. Choose to complete individual classes in this INFOhio Learning Pathway, or complete the full Building Your Digital Curriculum with INFOhio OER Learning Pathway to earn up to 15 contact hours.
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 more than 70,000 teacher-approved lesson plans, best practices, and other instructional materials from the Knovation Content Collection 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.
Learn about the importance of promoting your school library and develop a plan to help raise awareness of the services and support available. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.
Learn more about BLUEcloud Cataloging, SirsiDynix's next-generation, browser-based, cataloging software. This class will train school library staff on how to use and incorporate BLUEcloud Cataloging into their own unique library environment. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.
Learn about BLUEcloud Circulation, SirsiDynix's next-generation, browser-based, circulation software. School library staff will learn about the many benefits of using BLUEcloud Circulation. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for three contact hours.
BLUEcloud Course Lists is a resource list management tool enabling librarians and teachers to work together to build lists of library and online resources relevant to what students are studying. Course Lists is a great way to promote your library’s resources, incorporate teacher vetted materials, and link to safe, quality digital resources.
Learn more about Scholastic BookFlix, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. This literacy resource for students in grades PreK-3 includes over 140 pairs of fiction and nonfiction eBooks. This class will help educators learn how to use the resource and integrate BookFlix into classroom instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.