360 degree panoramic video cameras are another way of creating 3D materials. It has potential for encouraging intense observation of many kinds of phenomena and physical environments. The ability to view it using immersive viewers, or on a flat screen, lends itself to flexible use in classrooms. This workshop describes 360 videos created for STEAM teaching and learning that challenge students to observe and analyze details in the video environments.
Recorded presentations, blog posts, online classes, training programs, slide decks, and more to support educators' professional learning.
Chris Brown, Director of Technology at Fremont County School District #1 in Lander, Wyoming, has been working with his team to prepare for a district-wide shut down. As a small district in a rural state, Fremont #1 faces some unique challenges—fewer wireless providers, limited connectivity—but much of the advice that Chris has to offer is relevant for districts of all sizes across the country as they prepare to support an extended period of mass remote instruction.
Below, Chris provides guidance on the steps that CTOs can take to prepare, and how they can best support teachers, students, and families as they transition to online learning.
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.
They offer a variety of options including a PD Online interactive course catalog, free webinar series, extensive library of videos demonstrating effective teaching practices through their PD Infocus, their My Teach Source provides classroom-focused topic packs with teacher-driven articles, videos, checklists, rubrics, reproducibles, links, and more to begin implementing right away.
Presentation about Ohio's accessibility system, Accessibility Manual from the Ohio Department of Education, accessibility tools, and supports and recommendations for state testing.
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.
Are YOU prepared for almost 100% of your students to have home Internet and a device of their own? In this session, we'll take a look of what may change, what will stay the same, and how YOU can be ready, including a list of 10 tools you will use daily.
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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.
The course is for everyone who is new to Google Apps for Education. This course will guide you step by step through some of the apps, such as Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
In today's world, where we live so much of our lives on the Internet, it's critical that we teach students how to stay safe and make smart choices online. Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum makes it simple for educators to impart important lessons on how to be Smart, Alert,
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.
Get ready to add some personality to your online content! In this session, we will explore how Google Slides can be utilized in conjunction with images to create a unique and engaging way to share content and links with your students. Join us as we go through the process of changing your slide background, adding linked images, incorporating your own Bitmoji, and publishing your slide to the web.
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Book Creator is a free app which provide multi-media tools to create an ebook. Discover how to apply these tools within the writing process. Templates and example books are shared and can be downloaded into your own Book Creator Library and Drive. Choice Boards are also included with examples spanning Elementary to High School.
Get ready to boost your students’ excitement and get them engaged with the content! Explore how resources such as Peardeck, Nearpod, Edpuzzle, Seesaw, Breakout EDU and MORE can get your students excited about the content, and also provide you with meaningful data and feedback! Learn how to get started and take your students to the next level to empower them to be creators of content rather than just consumers.
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The popularity of podcasts is growing by the day, and an increasing number of educators are utilizing podcasts as a source for information, as well as an option for students to showcase their learning. This session will explore different platforms that host podcasts and how to share podcast episodes with students. We will also examine free tech tools that would allow podcasting to be part of the curriculum.
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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.
The steps in building up a physical or offline community are the same in building an online community. In the modern era, physical communities have become disconnected in many ways. Online tactics can be used to bring up the physical community.
Staying connected is the basis of community development. Learn how to stay connected through facilitating conversations and providing information through social media, video and audio podcasts, blogs, newsletters, and other digital platforms. These digital content tools can provide additional avenues to keep the community engaged.
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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.
Coding is quickly becoming one of the biggest buzz words in education. However, teaching students to code can be intimidating. Join us as we discuss techniques for teaching coding concepts such as cause and effect, logic, and problem solving. Then we’ll dive into the CS First Curriculum to explore activities, lesson plans, and more.
Follow the link to access the Student Guides for Class. Guides are customized for operating system and device. Users can choose among macOS, Windows, iPad and Android/Chrome. Student Guides detail the steps for the following student uses of Class.
- Installing Class
- Launching Class
- Joining Class
- Access LMS
- Check Grades
- Raise Hand and Feedback
- Take and Assessment/Quiz/Test
- Take a Poll
The Class support page will take you to resources to help you install and use Class with students and instructors.
Install Guides are provided for macOS, Windows, iPad, and Android/Chrome.
Student Guides are provided for macOS, Windows, iPad, and Android/Chrome
Instructor Guides are provided for macOS and Windows.
A deep dive into course materials, teaching practices, and strategies for continuing to teach Code.org's Introduction to Computer Science for K5.
Over a dozen coding languages are taught in Ohio Schools - but which one is right for YOUR students? Discover the best 3 languages for beginners and the 2 most common mistakes in your K-12 coding curriculum. Beginner or advanced, guaranteed you will learn more about how to teach coding during this session !
Classroom and cultural engagement apps and tips for grades 6-12 teachers of ELLs. English language learners using technology to enhance face-to-face relationships have demonstrated a 50% increase in English literacy over peers not in similar programs (Ferlazzo).
COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR YOUR CLASSROOM: OHIO’S STANDARDS is designed to help teachers in grades K-8 better integrate the learning standards for computer science. Computer science is becoming as essential as math and writing for our future workforce. The project highlights lessons from teachers who are bringing computer science concepts to their students in various innovative ways.
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Have you ever wondered how you can connect your students to a global community without ever leaving your hometown? Google Hangouts allows your students to research effectively, think critically, and communicate successfully, in order to determine the mystery location of the other group. Learn how to find other classrooms to connect with, prepare and assign student roles during the hangout, and complete follow-up activities that will allow your students to build and expand on relationships for future activities.
Teaching writing and the research process can be a daunting task for any teacher. INFOhio is packed with resources, tools and support for teachers and students. Plus, many of these are now integrated with Google Apps. We will explore the INFOhio resources and how to use them with Google Apps, the power of Google Classroom, and Google tools that improve student writing and teacher feedback.
Receive a better understanding about the reverse teaching process and take advantage of student enthusiasm for 21st Century Technology. Delve into several free iPad and Google apps, as well as other Teacher Resources, that will enable you to transform your teaching.
Research demonstrates that positive relationships are linked to student engagement. When students recognize that instruction focuses on them personally, it bonds them to their school, teachers, and peers. Experiencing this bond, students engage positively with their learning. Let's learn how to integrate instructional techniques critical to engaging our students which, in turn, will contribute to their social emotional learning.
Creating a quiz in Google Classroom is a great way to get a temperature check on students. In this session, we will look at how easy it is to build a quiz in Google Classroom using Google Forms.