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Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects

Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
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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.

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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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College and Career Readiness Symbaloo

College and Career Readiness Symbaloo | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
I really like Symbaloo! A place where you can organize and share your favorite websites. How do you like Symbaloo?
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.

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Amy Gibson's curator insight, August 5, 2013 3:04 PM

Fantastic resource to help support Common Core and PAARC

Kathy Durham Aurigemma's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:30 PM

Great stuff here from our own Gayle G!

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, October 12, 9:00 PM

Links to a wealth of resources for learning about careers and job opportunies

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Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects

Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

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.

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World Book Kids

World Book Kids | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
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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.

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Kids Search (EBSCO)

Kids Search (EBSCO) | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
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EBSCOhost’s Kidsearch makes it easy for 3rd-5th graders to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type--magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

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INFOhio Username and Password Request Form

INFOhio Username and Password Request Form | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it

When you're in your school building, you do not need a username and password, but you do when working from home. It's available from your school librarian or ITC contact. Or you can request it through our automated system.

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Career Development Infusion Database

Career Development Infusion Database | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it

This searchable database of over 900 career related activities and idea starters is copywrited by the Career Education Association for use by Ohio educators.

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This site lets you search by grade level, subject area, interest area, and even season of the year, as well as by academic standard. 

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Learn About Jobs for Kids | Grades K-5 | Kids.gov

Learn About Jobs for Kids | Grades K-5 | Kids.gov | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
Learn About Jobs for Kids | Grades K-5
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

With career interests of elementary school students in mind, this site uses games and videos to introduce young students to dozens of careers--from archeologist to zoo doctor.

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BookFlix

BookFlix | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

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.

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GMSLibrary's curator insight, August 2, 3:28 PM

This resource is free! No subscription or registration required.  It is offered through INFOhio's PreK-12 Digital Library. A username and password is not required if accessed from MCS, however students will need the login information when at home.

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Find Your Library Catalog

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Use your local school catalog to locate resources on careers.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 21, 1:57 PM

Use your local school catalog to locate resources on careers.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 21, 2:57 PM

Use your local school catalog to locate resources on careers.

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Searchasaurus (EBSCO)

Searchasaurus (EBSCO) | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

Another way to start students on the road to college and careers early: EBSCOhost's Searchasaurus. Searchasaurus helps students in K-3 practice reading and searching skills. It supports Lexile level searching, which lets you target articles specifically to the needs of your student.

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Early World of Learning (World Book)

Early World of Learning (World Book) | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library
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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.

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IMatrix

IMatrix | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it
INFOhio Educator Portal - Tools and resources for Ohio educators including Professional Development, Educator Community and teaching/content resources.
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

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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21 Essential Things for 21st Century Success

21 Essential Things for 21st Century Success | Elementary College & Career Readiness Tools | Scoop.it

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.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

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.

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