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Remote Learning with INFOhio: Grades K-5

Author // Emily Rozmus Friday, 13 March 2020

Equitable Learning Options for Learners in Grades K-5

Keep Calm and Carry On!

Prepare for remote learning with resources, lessons, and more that all Ohio PreK-12 schools can use. Your students can keep calm, carry on, and keep learning with INFOhio!

To help prepare students for virtual learning, teach students and their parents their INFOhio username and password or show them how to find it on their own. While most students won't need to log in manually while at home, knowing their INFOhio username and password can make access easier from mobile devices. Consider printing your INFOhio username and password on these customizable labels and sticking them on papers or devices your students will be using at home.

Need help with your username and password? Contact support.infohio.org.

Ohio’s schools serve different populations of students and parents. INFOhio provides equitable access to high-quality instructional content. In our Remote Learning Blog Series, we will be sharing two ways to deliver our content to students who are not present in the school building: print and digital.

INFOhio provides several resources for early learners which contains content in both print and digital form. Check out the options for several resources below that are perfect with learners in Grades K-5

Print and Digital Resources From INFOhio for Grades K-5

World Book Early Learning 

World Book Early Learning contains eBooks, videos, activities, games, and printable materials. Some content is available in both formats making it easy for you to differentiate based on your students' access to the Internet.

For eBooks and printable books, click For Grown Ups in the top right corner.

  • Choose Guided Reading Program from the menu on the left. The books in this program can be viewed online as eBooks or can be printed by clicking Foldable Book.

  • Each of the titles also has a lesson plan to accompany it. If some students do not have access to a device or to the Internet, send home the printed book and a handout you create using the lesson plans as a guide.
  • Students who have access may use their device to view the eBook and play the videos, games, or interactive activities available in the resource.

World Book Early Learning also has printable and interactive activities.

  • Click the Activities button.
  • Choose the Print and Do circle to see the options of printable connect the dots, mazes, and find the differences.

  • Direct students with Internet access to the Paint by Number and Coloring circles at the top of the page. 

Learn more about World Book Early Learning in the INFOhio Learning Pathways class, available at no cost from INFOhio. 

World Book Kids

World Book Kids is an online encyclopedia for students in grades K-5 that contains informational text, videos, images, and related activities, games, and printables. Some content is available in both digital and print format making it easy for you to differentiate based on your students' access to the Internet.

Each article in the encyclopedia can be read online and has a read-aloud option. Students with a device and Internet access may learn more about a concept using this option. However, each article can be printed as well. 

  • Use the Tools feature in the upper right corner.
  • Choose Print from the drop-down menu.
  • From the new screen that will appear, click Print this Page at the top left. 
  • Print the article using your selected printer. 

World Book Kids also has an activities bar at the bottom of the home page. This menu offers many different options for both online and offline learning. 

  • Choose Activities. 
  • Click on a topic that fits your learning needs or choose For Grownups and browse the lesson plans. 
  • Find the activity you wish to use and print (using the Tools feature) any of the documents, articles, or directions for that activity. 

  • Direct students with a device and Internet access to the correct activity.

World Book Kids has several webquests that can be printed. You can access all of them directly from INFOhio's Educator Tools.

These are a few of the webquests available in World Book Kids:

  • World War II—Print the related article for students without Internet access. 
  • Abraham Lincoln—Print the related article for students without Internet access. 
  • Amphibians—Print the related article for students without Internet access. 
  • Ancient Egypt—Print the related article for students without Internet access. 
  • Using World Book Kids Database—This webquest is most successful with Internet access. 

Learn more about World Book Kids in the INFOhio Learning Pathways class available at no cost from INFOhio. 

World Book Student

World Book Student is a digital encyclopedia for students in grades 5-10 that contains articles, videos, biographies, and current events. 

Each article in the encyclopedia can be read online and has a read-aloud option. Students with a device and Internet access may learn more about a concept using this option. However, each article can be printed as well. 

World Book Student also has a Save and a Share feature so that content can be sent to students via Google Classroom or email. 

There are many webquests available for World Book Student's content as well. You will find all the webquests in INFOhio's Educator Tools.

These are a few of the webquests available from World Book Student:

To learn more about World Book Student, take the INFOhio Learning Pathway class available at no cost from INFOhio. 

Explora for Grades PreK-5

Explora for Grades PreK-5 is a database that includes articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers from publications suitable for students in primary grades. 

All articles in Explora for Grades PreK-5 can be read online and have a read-aloud feature. They can be shared and saved to use via Google Classroom or other LMSs. They can also be printed and sent home with students without Internet access. 

Explora does have some lesson plans ready-to-go to support student learning using their high-quality content. To find those lesson plans, click EBSCO Support Site at the bottom of the Explora for Grades PreK-5 site.

  • Choose Tools and Resources from the menu at the top of the page.
  • Click Training from the drop-down menu.
  • Under Additional Training Resources and Support Tools, choose Lesson Plans and Handouts.
  • Click the very first link: Where can I find plans that integrate EBSCO resources?
  • You will see lesson plans under Explora and Science appropriate for students in grades K-5.

To learn more about Explora for Grades PreK-5, take the INFOhio Learning Pathway class available at no cost from INFOhio.

BookFlix

BookFlix contains over 135 pairs of fiction and nonfiction eBooks. The titles are popular and engaging. Each pair also features a set of games, author information, and a lesson plan. 

While students must have Internet access to view BookFlix's eBooks, the titles featured may be in your classroom or school library already! If a student cannot watch BookFlix, it may be possible for you to locate the print copy for the child to take home.

Learn more about BookFlix in the INFOhio Learning Pathways class available at no cost from INFOhio. 

If you have any questions about how INFOhio's content can provide support for your learners while they are away from the classroom, please contact us at support.infohio.org.

About the Author

Posted by: Emily Rozmus

Emily Rozmus is a Senior Instructional Specialist at INFOhio. She has worked in education for over 25 years, first as a secondary English teacher and district librarian before starting at INFOhio in 2013. Emily has developed district growth plans, integrated technology, created instruction for information literacy, fostered teacher development, and worked on teams to implement curriculum. At INFOhio, she focuses on training educators to use INFOhio resources to improve early learning. She also works to share research and best practices for helping students be better readers of INFOhio's digital text. 

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