Research is an important life skill that takes in all the standard shifts including close reading, text complexity, marshaling arguments, and academic vocabulary. Use the tools and resources listed to help your students find the best sources for locating, applying and evaluating their information. 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.
Research 4 Success (R4S) is a blended-learning course that prepares juniors and seniors with the rigorous research skills they need in college and careers. Free to all Ohio schools, R4S is presented in a series of six modules. Each module introduces students to a key research skill; allows them to practice it; and provides tools for formative, interim, and summative assessment.
In this video in the INFOhio DVC collection, students are challenged to approach a writing assignment in a different way. Strategies for organizing information and structuring personal schedules to complete the assignments are depicted. It also includes a link to a Teacher guide. You will need to log in to the INFOhio web site to access.
INFOhio’s IMatrix is designed to help educators practice inquiry-based instruction that aligns to skills embedded within the content standards of the four core curriculum areas, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. By searching the matrix, educators can more easily see how skills are scaffolded for students and find resources that will help them teach those skills, find interdisciplinary connections, and help plan quality instruction.
O! 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.
Creating an environment of inquiry in a classroom requires skill, practice and encouragement. First and foremost teachers must understand and believe in the value of inquiry across all subject areas and be comfortable with the inquiry process. This process can be best taught by the school library media specialist in collaboration with the content area teacher so that the inquiry skills are learned in concert with the content. The IMatrix is designed to give teachers and media specialists easy access to resources which not only help explain inquiry, but also help teach inquiry skills to students.
The six Dimensions of Inquiry were created through an environmental scan of various information inquiry models. From these models, the Dimensions of Inquiry were synthesized. The dimensions sometimes overlap or may cycle back to a previous dimension when a different direction is needed. Which of the Dimensions would you like to explore?
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.
This resource inludes Information on thousands of authors and their works. Includes all types of literature and time periods.
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Literary Reference also includes a link to a Research guide with information that supports research and writing literary papers. Topics include plagairism, step-by-step guide to research and evaluating informaiton sources. From INFOhio. (User name and password may be needed)
Full-text articles from 6,000 magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers adapted to different grade levels. In addition, EBSCOhost offers a read-aloud function and tools to manage the research process. Lexile score included. Recommended grades: PreK-12.
Presents articles supporting multiple sides of current issues from which students can develop persuasive arguments and essays while developing their analytical thinking skills. Most articles include Lexile score. Recommended grades: 9-12
TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. There is no charge for using TRAILS.
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