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INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Explora for Grades PreK-5

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Explora for Grades PreK-5, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Educator Tools

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Educator Tools, INFOhio's repository of high-quality, standards-aligned OER. Learn how to use Educator Tools to find resources to support all subjects and all grade levels. Upon successful completion of this class, participants will earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: OER and the 5 P's

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class will help you develop a plan your district, school, or department can use to build or supplement curriculum with Open Educational Resources (OER) and other no-cost digital resources from INFOhio. Upon successful completion of this class, earn a certificate for four contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Kids

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to World Book Kids, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: BookFlix

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Scholastic BookFlix, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio. 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.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: Kids InfoBits

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to Gale's Kids InfoBits, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

INFOhio Learning Pathways Class: World Book Student and Advanced

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This free, self-paced INFOhio Learning Pathways class introduces participants to World Book Student and World Book Advanced, provided at no cost to Ohio schools by INFOhio and Libraries Connect Ohio. Learn how to navigate the resource to find the best content to integrate into instruction. After successfully completing the final quiz, earn a certificate for two contact hours.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: INFOhio

Build Your Own Standards-Aligned Digital Curriculum . . . for Free!

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Presentation delivered at OETC20. 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.

Material Type: Reading

Author: INFOhio

Get to Know INFOhio OETC 2020

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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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio

Grow Readers and Cultivate Literacy with INFOhio’s Digital Text

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Do your students comprehend, analyze, and synthesize when they read from a screen? Learn how you can harness the power of digital resources to engage young learners with INFOhio! This session will help K-5 educators investigate best practices for digital reading and implement how to model them in the classroom using INFOhio's quality eBooks and digital text available at no cost to Ohio schools.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio

Build Problem Solvers and Critical Thinkers with INFOhio's Inquiry Framework

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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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: INFOhio

Copy of Amp Up Research with INFOhio & Google Apps

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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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Lori Lee