In my last Tech Tip, I wrote about the 1,200 eBooks that are available through INFOhio for students in grades 3-6. But what about high school students? Exciting news for INFOhio students and educators at the high school level! Licensed through the RemoteEDx initiative, the EBSCO Ebook High School Collection is accessible through the INFOhio website.

This robust collection provides students and educators with full-text eBook coverage that aligns with your school’s curricula. Gain fast and easy access to over 12,000 eBooks that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science, and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials. read more

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I love the holiday season! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or just the winter season, I know that the kiddos get a little, shall we say crazy?, this time of the year. It’s hard to keep their attention on things like math and social studies when it’s almost break. It’s time for you to get creative to engage your kiddos with more than just a series of movies.

I’d like to share with you some holiday-themed activities and tools that will get you in the sprit of the holiday season and hopefully get your students more engaged. read more

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Dr. Jordan Cotten is an Instructional Technology Coach. She created a Google Sheet that organizes educational technology tools like an online tech toolbelt.

You’ll want to bookmark this site and keep it handy.

Dr. Cotten strives to share innovative tech tools that are conducive to student-centered learning. Currently, there are 38 categories from Back Channeling & Polling, Interactive Lessons, Video Creation, Interactive Whiteboards, Formative Assessment, and Website & Portfolio Builder, just to name a few. The Google Sheet is frequently updated listing new tech tools. read more

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We are excited to announce the newest addition to our Northwest Ohio Steam Lab! Meet Indi the latest robot from Sphero. indi joins our lineup as a programmable robot that is so easy to use that a preschooler can use it!

The indi lab made its first visit to one of our schools in early November. Our first school to borrow the lab was North Central Local Elementary school in Williams County. 

I had been in contact with Pre-school & Pre-Kindergarten teacher Amanda Fellers who requested some team taught STEAM for her younger students. Originally we were going to take the Lego WeDo kits to her classroom. Thanks to Northern Buckeye and Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, we were able to order the indi kits which had just become available.  read more

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If you are looking for a fun, new twist on your typical review game, you will want to give Blooket a try. This focuses on the free version of Blooket. There is the option to upgrade to a paid version which gives greater access to analytics of the student work. The free version is very useful for the classroom experience. You and your students will greatly enjoy it.

Sign up is easy. It is only required for the Teacher to have an account. Students are able to play with a simple link and login code. This makes it easier for them to join in the fun. read more

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