Infohio News

Ohio’s parents and educators now have access to the INFOhio Early Learning Portal. The Early Learning Portal includes links to websites and apps to help little learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures.

Book Lovers

  • Teen Reading Challenge - sponsored by Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Library Consortium - The challenge goes on from Feb 1st to March 31st. Any books you log must be read inside that time frame! To create a team, you need at least 3 total members and you must pick a team name, then contact Deanna Pina with your team name and the number of members in your team.She will then create a LibraryThing account for your team and send you a username, password, and a short video detailing how to log books into the competition. Prizes this year include a Kano Pixel Kit, Paper Circuits, and VR cardboards. To win, you have to have the greatest average number of pages read between all the team members. However, our favorite point of this challenge is that it encourages everyone to read YA and buffs up our teen reader's advisory. This is for adults and teens and is not limited to school.

Just Elementary

  • WriteReader, allows elementary students as young as Kindergarten to create and share books. Students will hear letters and the sounds they make as they author their own books. The process allows them to become authors while learning to read by writing.

Just English

  • Hemingway app - Write directly on the app or copy and paste your material. The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.

Just Science

  • Nature Sound Map - enjoyable and interactive way to explore the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds.
  • Skype a Scientist (K-12) matches over 1900 scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists will skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist.

Project Based Learning

  • PBL Tools - rubrics, checklists, task management charts, learning logs and other documents that will help your PBL planning and delivery.

Teacher Tools

  • Practical Ed. Tech Tips - YouTube videos - from Richard Byrne - Directions, tips, and tricks for using popular ed tech apps and sites.

Website Evaluation

  • Facticious - This game challenges you to evaluate whether a news article is reliable or not.