Educational Resources

As a part of our RttT and Title I initiative we have spent time putting together a list of resources that can be accessed here on our web site. The list below represent some of the best resources that we have found.

InfOhio is a virtual K-12 library that transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology. It is a statewide cooperative school library and information network, supports and enriches teaching and learning by providing equitable access to quality resources for Ohio's PreK-12 community of students, educators and parents. INFOhio's components include electronic resources for schools, instructional development for teachers, and school library automation -- all promoting information literacy and media literacy through the use of technology.

INFOhio 21st Century Learning Commons is an online resource for all educators to explore. It is designed to: enhance 21st century learning; provide a technologically-advanced method to utilize INFOhio electronic resources; foster a sense of global community through a variety of technology and learning methods. The Learning Commons provides an array of resources to help educators understand how learning has changed, adapt teaching methods and discover new ways to inspire students to think critically, solve problems, collaborate, innovate and create.

Curriculet is revolutionizing the way kids read, and how teachers create, share, and teach with a simple yet dynamic digital reading platform. Curriculet enables teachers to deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum and lesson materials. Curriculet also allows school districts nationwide to purchase ebooks at a lower cost, expanding their library and enabling teachers to broaden their reading lists, making reading more enjoyable for all students.

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Curriki Find free to use learning and teaching content from diverse content providers and educators from around the world.

Edutopia is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators. this site is committed to empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact. Discover the resources, research, experts, and fellow Edutopia members who are changing our schools. Join us in reinventing the learning process!

EOL (Encyclopedia of Life) is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

Instructional Management System is the vehicle for communicating State Board adopted model curricula.

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes: texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.

Kahn Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

LearnZillion  is an online learning platform that helps teachers and parents meet the educational needs of every student. We provide teachers and parents with high quality video lessons and teaching materials--produced by top teachers from around the country. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard and can be assigned directly to students or used to plan high quality lessons. LearnZillion for students allows students to complete assignments on their iPhone or iPad. Students can also manage their classes, search through the entire video library, and review their scores on past assignments.

Ohio Resource Center enhances teaching and learning by promoting standards-based best practices in mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies for Ohio schools and universities. ORC serves as a trusted source of easily accessible, peer-reviewed, high-quality, and effective resources.

The Common Core  is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English / language arts (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core.

Ohio's Academic Content Standards  provide the basis for the Ohio’s Next Generation of computer-based tests in 2014-2015. This landing page reflects the transition from current state tests to the new state tests.

Molecular Expressions Welcome to the Molecular Expressions website featuring our acclaimed photo galleries that explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy. We are going where no microscope has gone before by offering one of the Web's largest collections of color photographs taken through an optical microscope (commonly referred to as "photo-micro-graphs"). Visit our Photo Gallery for an introductory selection of images covering just about everything from beer and ice cream to integrated circuits and ceramic superconductors. These photographs are available for licensing to commercial, private, and non-profit institutions.

Molecular Expressions Virtual Microscopy Welcome to the Molecular Expressions Virtual Microscopy website. We invite you to visit the interactive Java-powered virtual microscopes that we have constructed. These virtual microscopes explore specimen focus, illumination intensity, magnification, and translation---operating essentially in a manner that is identical to real-life microscopes.

Introduction to Optical Microscopy, Digital Imaging, and Photomicrography

Basic Concepts in Optical Microscopy

Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources

Kent State Library This site identifies when it is appropriate to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style of documentation – literature, arts, humanities – and the APA (American Psychological Association) style of documentation – psychology, education, and other social sciences. There is also other style manual and writing guide information.

KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources. The service is provided free of charge by the college, and is available to members both within and outside of the Calvin community.