Preparing for college and careers starts with mastering the basics in elementary school. With these digital tools, you can be certain your students are creating the foundation they need. For INFOhio resources, you may need a user name and password. You can request it through our automated system at http://www.infohio.org/getpassword.
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:
This College and Career Readiness Symbaloo is a collation of web resources and INFOhio resources that deal with college and career readiness. The blue rows are general websites for CCR, orange rows are INFOhio tools, pink rows are elementary INFOhio resources and brown rows are INFOhio middle and high school resources.
Preparing for college and careers starts with mastering the basics in elementary school. World Book’s Early World of Learning offers students in grades K-3 narrated stories, interactive reading games, leveled reading practice, and an online encyclopedia. A Welcome to Reading section focuses on developing phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. Two other areas on the site--Trek's Travels and Know It--help children develop vocabulary and comprehension.
A self-directed program created for Ohio educators to explore and engage in web 2.0 technologies and 21st Century Learning Skills.
Join us in these 21 simple activities or tutorials. You will learn the tools of the second generation Internet: Web 2.0 collaborative tools that are bringing our students in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites.
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The 21 Essential Things for 21st Century Success is an online study program that helps educators learn to incorporate digital resources in the classroom. For example, Thing 5 addresses RSS feeds while Thing 13 gives you an insider’s knowledge of LearningExpress Library, a key tool to help students master basic skills, assess career interests, and prepare for education and training beyond high school. You can work through as many of The 21 Essential things as you want for your own knowledge or for college credit.
Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books. The combination of read-aloud stories with read-along nonfiction builds a love of reading while improving reading skill. Lexile score included. Recommended grdes: PreK-3.
Help parents help their children with research (without actually doing it for them) by giving them a copy of this flyer with tips for working research skills into everyday activities. Note: This flyer is one of several on the page. You may need to scroll down to see it and download it.
Designed with elementary students in mind, World Book Kids offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources. It's a great first step to helping students become independent researchers.
Start with IMatrix when you're looking to help your students master college and career readiness skills. Imatrix aligns inquiry skills with Ohio’s New Learning Standards, including College & Career Readiness standards that are so much a part of the Common Core. Just search IMatrix by grade level, subject area, and inquiry skill to find articles, digital resources, lesson plans, and cross curricular connections to help students master key life skills such as questioning, finding information, evaluating it, and presenting it professionally.
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