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INFOhio Discovery Portal for Elementary Students - Research, Discover, Learn!

INFOhio Discovery Portal for Middle School Students - Research, Discover, Learn!

INFOhio Discovery Portal for High School Students - Research, Discover, Learn!


Research is an important life skill that takes in all the standard shifts including close reading, text complexity, marshaling arguments, and academic vocabulary. Use these INFOhio tools and resources listed to help your students find the best sources for locating, applying and evaluating their information.

Practice “simulated research” assignments (based on grade).
Resources -
Elementary - Edutopia article by Mary Beth Hertz: Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level
Baltimore County Public Schools has awesome resources with specific topics and ideas for research:
Elementary -
Middle School -
High School -

Continuing your professional development with archived webinars (these were done several years ago, but still have some very good information:
A Scholarly Celebration: Students Engaged in Research
Everyone loves a celebration… especially when it celebrates student learning! Join us May 9th to learn
about these exciting research based projects that have students thoroughly engaged and teachers celebrating.
Karon Lippincott, Medina High School Librarian, presents “Research with a Purpose.”

Research 4 Success: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Research
If you're looking for a way to help your students develop research skills and use blended learning, then join us to learn
about Research 4 Success. R4S is a brand new, free, online blended-learning course from INFOhio that prepares
juniors and seniors with the rigorous research skills the Common Core demands, the kinds of skills they need in college and careers.

Learn with INFOhio - Curriculum Gymnastics: TRAILS
This was the third webinar in our 2012/13 Learn With INFOhio! webinar series to find out how the school distrcit named
National School Library Program of the Year used TRAILS to measure students information literacy skills.
Join the AASL 2012 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award winner, Hillsdale Township High School District 86.

No Sweat Boot Camp for the Common Core - Session 6 (this recording is missing the beginning)
Research projects can be daunting, especially for students who are just learning the skills they need to work through a
long-term project and for teachers trying to assign the quality research demanded by the Common Core. GO! INFOhio:
Ask! Act! Achieve!, a new website by INFOhio, guides middle and high school students to web tools and databases of
online journal articles and reference books to ...

Kent State University Libraries' website for preparing students for college-level research:
Transitioning to College: Helping You Succeed

Also be sure to consider using the TRAILS assessments, also from Kent State, with your students to evaluate their media literacy skills. It's FREE! See it at: