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Infohio is the state’s “virtual” library and information network for all PreK -12 Ohio schools. It is freely available to all teachers, students and their parents. Here you will be able to access databases, digital videos, research tools, practice tests, encyclopedias, teaching resources and much more.


GETTING STARTED

Logging In

Computers at school will automatically log in.
A username and password are required for home access. This can be acquired in two ways: contact Pam Hopkins in the High School Media Center or you may complete the 'Find My Password' form.

Screencasts

For a quick and easy way to learn more about INFOhio's tools, try the new screencasts! Each screencast is less than four minutes long and gives you the information you need to get started. Find them all on the INFOhio YouTube channel .


STUDENT AND PARENT RESOURCES

Once you are logged in to Infohio, select the grade level of your choice.


Students, if you are doing research, select ISearch.


ISearch
Search all of the INFOhio resources with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level.

Try out the search box below:
ISearch:


Below, you will find brief descriptions of just a few of the other resources available. For a complete list, go to INFOhio.

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BookFlix. For grades PreK-3. Literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books to build a love of reading and learning.

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Literature Online: American & English Literature. For grades 8-12.Full-text searchable works available as part of INFOhio’s Core Collection. Includes poetry, drama and fiction.

TEACHER RESOURCES

Once you are logged in to Infohio, select Educators.

You will find tools and resources for instruction as well as continuing education.

Infohio requests that we do not share passwords on publicly accessible websites.

Continuing Education

INFOhio offers professional development opportunities throughout the year.
  • Learn WIth INFOhio Webinars - Strengthen your professional development and earn CEU credit with INFOhio’s free series of hour long virtual webinars.

Tools and Resources -

INFOhio helps teachers teach! This section links you to resources and information for educators in Ohio's K-12 community.

  • IMatrix - Standards tool that links inquiry skills with the Ohio learning standards and provides assessment and instructional strategy resources.
  • Curriculum Toolbox - Each toolbox contains links to INFOhio resources and websites you need for a smooth transition to Ohio's New Learning Standards.
  • SketchUp Pro - All Ohio public school districts can request free access to Trimble SketchUp Pro, a 3D graphics software program.
  • Internet Safety Curriculum - EasyTech Online Safety Curriculum by Learning.com is freely available for Ohio educators to help Ohio's K-12 students learn appropriate online behavior. Meets E-Rate and CIPA mandates.
  • Infohio Toolkit - This will help you promote the use of INFOhio with students and parents
    • Sample message for school newsletters:
      Combat the Summer Slide with Beach Bags and Virtual Camp INFOhio
      You have a fun way to keep your child’s reading skills sharp this summer with downloadable "Beach Bags" for K-3 and the virtual Camp INFOhio for grades 4-6. Beach Bags feature stories and activities that let children practice reading skills while learning about careers and their environment. Camp INFOhio contains five days of reading, activities, and experiments centered on STEAM topics. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Kids can try their hand at code breaking, conduct science experiments with items they find in the kitchen, learn about roller coasters before designing their own, and create their own musical instruments. The Beach Bags and Camp INFOhio are offered free to all Ohio families and schools by INFOhio and the Ohio Department of Education. Find them all by going to
      www.infohio.org and clicking Stop the Summer Slide! in the What’s New box.
    • Social Media - Stay Connected - INFOhio connects through several social media channels--Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.
      • Sample social media posts
        • Go to STEAM camp in the comfort of your own home with the virtual Camp INFOhio for grades 4-6. http://tinyurl.com/jfhq6xa #INFOhioWorks
        • Connect with your inner mad scientist! Experiment with virtual Camp INFOhio for grades 4-6. http://tinyurl.com/jfhq6xa #INFOhioWorks
        • Stop the summer slide and have fun with INFOhio Beach Bags for grades K-3. http://tinyurl.com/j4ms63b #INFOhioWorks
        • Want to be a police officer? A vet? The PRESIDENT? Learn more with INFOhio Beach Bags for grades K-3. http://tinyurl.com/j4ms63b #INFOhioWorks
    • Would you like to share the Infohio username and password with students and parents? Try these resources below:

Teaching Research Skills

  • ISearch - Infohio has created a search tool for students that is easy to use! No more searching each individual database. It will provide results from journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, biographies...anything available on INFOhio, all reliable.
    • For more information about using ISearch, look through the ISearch Getting Started Guide.
    • You can also download the ISearch widget to use on your school or classroom webpage and students can use it just like Google. If you would like help with embedding a widget, contact Pam Hopkins at the high school.
  • Go! Ask, Act, Achieve - Research guidance for grades 5-12. Includes teacher guide.
  • R4S: Research 4 Success - This online course for grades 11-12 focuses on how to conduct research in order to be successful in college and careers. Can be used to accompany a research project. Includes teacher guide.
  • Research Project Calculator


Research Tools


EBSCO



WORLD BOOK Web -

designed to make reference resources and research tools accessible at all learning levels. Find atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, videos, and more! Students and teachers can create a "My Research" account, FREE. By logging into this account, they can save articles, use and create Timelines and access the online Citation Creator

World Book Academic Edition
World Book Academic Edition
World Book Academic Edition - College level - Research tools, primary sources, e-books, biographies, sounds, videos, images, and timelines. Build and share pathfinders. Create your own account to track and share your research. Hear text read aloud. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.
World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced - High School - Start your school project here. Research tools, primary sources, e-books, biographies, sounds, videos, current events, images, maps, and timelines. Create your own account to track and share your research. Hear text read aloud. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.
World Book Kids
World Book Kids

World Book Student - Upper Elementary/Middle School - Start your school project here. Research tools, biographies, videos, current events, images, maps, and timelines. Create your own account to track and share your research. Hear text read aloud. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.


World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines

World Book Kids - Elementary - Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more. Includes videos, images, maps, games. Hear text read aloud.
World Book Student
World Book Student


World Book TimelinesBuild and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.


Additional World Book Resources:
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Online Spanish language encyclopedia that is appropriate for younger Spanish-speaking students and students just learning the Spanish language.
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica. Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia from World Book Inc. and Hispánica Saber. It is written from a Latin American perspective and the content updated monthly.
L'Encyclopédie Découverte. Online French language encyclopedia that is appropriate for younger French-speaking students and students just learning the French language.