Powering up for the Common Core
Rigor, text complexity, research, college and career readiness are just a few of the concepts central to the Common Core. INFOhio offers you thousands of free resources to incorporate them into the classroom. Whether you need video, peer-reviewed journal articles, a framework for teaching research skills, or advice from fellow educators, you’ll find that and more at www.infohio.org. Take five minutes to watch this overview video to learn more about the resources available to all Ohio educators and students.
IMatrix your key to the Common Core
What looks like a Rubik’s cube and helps you find Common Core classroom resources? INFOhio’s IMatrix. The IMatrix (http://imatrix.infohio.org) helps you design inquiry-based instruction that aligns to content standards of the four core curriculum areas: ELA, math, science, and social studies. By searching the matrix by standard or by subject area and grade, you can see how skills are scaffolded for students, find interdisciplinary connections, and link to resources to teach those skills. Grades K-8 are available now. Grades 9-12 will follow later in 2013.
Common Core, blended learning, the Third Grade Guarantee and more
INFOhio’s Toolkit is a great place to start for help meeting the demands of the Common Core, Blended Learning, and the Third Grade Guarantee. Under Common Core, you’ll find specific resources you can start incorporating into your classroom now. And under Bookmarks & Flyers, you’ll find resources you can share with your students to help them with research, online learning, and more. And to keep up with resources available nationally on the Common Core, check out INFOhio’s Symbaloo Gallery.