In addition to building on basic skills, middle school students need to start mastering research skills that will carry them through high school and beyond. These digital tools give them a great start. &nbsp; 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.
Find reliable information for your research projects 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. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.
The Career Connections Framework provides an overview to school districts for developing implementation plans for career exploration. A school district Career Connections plan includes strategies across grades K-12 that support the career development of all students.
EBSCO’s Explora for Middle School gives students their first real experience with the power of an online research database. In addition to magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles, and reference book articles, Explora includes primary source documents and media broadcast transcripts. The Lexile-level range search ensures students see only those resources at the appropriate reading level.
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.
Ohio's new College Credit Plus program replaces the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO) and all alternative dual enrollment programs. Any college-ready students, grades 7-12 at any of Ohio's public schools, who qualify for college admission may participate in College Credit Plus. This program allows students to earn secondary and college credit at the same time which may reduce the overall costs of, and the amount of time required for, a college
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:
Great resources for students, teachers, librarians, and parents on College Credit Plus. Includes tools and strategies and choosing the right tools for you.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations—such as carpenters, teachers, and veterinarians. Revised every 2 years, the latest version contains employment projections for the 2012-22 decade.
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:
Looking for information about an occupation? What is the median income? How much education or training is need? The Occupational Outlook Handbook can answer your questions.
GO! Ask, Act Achieve helps 6th-10th graders, students who are just learning research skills, manage a long-term research project. Faced with a large project, students often become overwhelmed and procrastinate. To counteract that tendency, GO! breaks the research process down into three smaller subsections, and then into steps within the subsection. Each step features links to a variety of INFOhio databases and products as well as websites with mind mapping tools, note taking strategies, and presentation ideas.
Science Online contains thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies. Students can peruse the Science in the News listing or the daily feature on the home page.
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.
Ohio's no-cost, career planning system offers comprehensive, career development tools, online training and resources specifically for students, teachers and school counselors.OhioMeansJobs.com allows students to learn more about their career interests and in-demand jobs, build résumés, search for college and training programs, create a budget based on future expenses, and develop meaningful academic and career plans for high school and beyond.
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